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Event Information

All students must have been selected at their regional swimming carnival to compete at MN Diocesan Swimming Carnival

Tuesday 21st February 2023

9.45 - 2.30 approximately.

NOTE: No students are to enter the pool prior to 9.00am. They must meet their regional team managers at their allocated regional area in the grandstand from 9am.

No spectator entry prior to 9am, this will be enforced by staff. Spectator fee charged by the facility is $3. 

The Forum Aquatics Centre - 130 University Drive, Callaghan

The Forum parking guide Parents are requested to park in the allocated parking bays on this guide. 

Criteria to Nominate

Entries: are on a Regional basis only. Each Region is entitled to 3 entries per event, except for relays (2).

Please note that any child turning 13 in the competing year would be ineligible to be selected in the NSW PSSA team at any PSSA championship.  The child would however be eligible to participate in the respective PSSA event (i.e. eligible to represent Polding).

Multi class swimmers:  All Multi-Class swimmers are to have completed SWD paperwork with Classification and sent to Bernadette Duggan 1 week PRIOR to the Diocesan carnival.  They must be on the National Master Classification List.                                     

Eligibility: For age events a competitor is eligible for that age event for which his/her significant birthday occurs during the year. Age groupings where applicable shall be:

SENIOR 12, 13 years,

11 Years,
JUNIOR 8, 9, 10 Years
except relays & IMs which will be: SENIOR: 11, 12, 13 Years and JUNIOR 8, 9, 10 Years                                                                 
All Multi-Class events- JUNIOR 8,9,10 and SENIOR 11, 12 ,13 Years. This includes 50m freestyle event.


There are qualifying times for the individual medley. For juniors it is 4min 30 sec and for seniors it is 4 mins. For the 13yrs 50m freestyle the qualifying time is 45 secs.


 $15 per student to be paid to your school admin 1 week prior to the diocesan trial.

Please contact your school sport coordinator for any questions & further information.

A copy of the Order of Events will be available under “order or events/rules” 1 day prior to the carnival.

Programs will be available on the day for $2.


Congratulations to the below students who have been selected to represent our Diocese at the Polding Swimming Championships.

Please see your school sport coordinator for the progression/instruction letter.

Registrations close 3rd March.

Girls MN Team

Boys MN Team

Congratulations to the Following Maitland Newcastle students who will represent our diocese in the Polding Swim Team 2023: 

Student Firstname Student Surname School
Kingswood Gill Holy Family, Merewether Beach
Hamish Carmichael Holy Name, Forster
Caleb Hyslop St Aloysius, Chisholm
Mary Taggart St Aloysius, Chisholm
Jonathan Compton St Aloysius, Chisholm
Sienna Compton St Aloysius, Chisholm
Molly Scoular St Catherine's, Singleton
Annabelle Gunn St Catherine's, Singleton
Braxton Belcher St Catherine's, Singleton
Mila Lynch St Catherine's, Singleton
William Ryan St Catherine's, Singleton
Quin Neyland St Catherine's, Singleton
Savannah Sproule St Catherine's, Singleton
Mackinley Griffin St Columba's, Adamstown
Isabel Smith St James', Kotara South
Oliver Petrovic St James', Kotara South
Ellie Prescott St John Baptist, Maitland
AVA KENT St Joseph's, Merewether
Gus Crake St Mary's, Warners Bay
Flynn Rimanoczy St Mary's, Warners Bay
Charlie Bubenicek St Mary's, Warners Bay
Flynn Hearne St Mary's, Warners Bay
Saxon Hayes St Paul's, Rutherford

Please click here  for our code of conduct for parents, carers and other spectators attending school sporting events.