QGSSSA 2020 Swimming Event Information

The 2020 QGSSSA Swimming Carnival is a closed event for QGSSSA Schools and their communities. Over 700 girls will represent their schools in front of more than 3000 spectators from the ten member schools at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler.

Date and Times
Wednesday 4 March, 2020.
2:10pm – doors open. Strictly no admittance for teams or spectators prior to this time.
3:30pm – Competition Commences
7:20pm – Last races (Junior and Open Brockway Cups)
7:45pm – Presentations

Programme of Events
An electronic copy of the full program of events and competitors will be available via the Swimming page on Tuesday 3rd March.

Venue Information and Parking
The Brisbane Aquatic Centre is located on Tilley Road, Chandler.
Spectator entry to the pool is via the upper Aquatic Centre entrance on Sleeman Road. No admittance for spectators via the pool deck or Reception area.
Parking is available in P1, P2 and P3 for spectators, as well as within the Old Velodrome (4wd vehicles only). DO NOT park in signed bus bays or no standing areas. Please take all due care when driving around the venue and car parks, observe speed limits and be vigilant of pedestrians.
Exit for cars: traffic controllers will guide cars to exit via Tilley Road
Exit for buses: traffic controllers will guide buses to exit via Old Cleveland Road
Catering offering food and beverages will be operating at various outlets around the Aquatic Centre.

What is the Brockway Cup?
Dr Brockway was actively involved in all amateur sport.  He was the first Chairman of the Council for the Queensland Amateur Swimming Association established in 1898 until he retired in 1900.

He was elected President of the Club in 1901 and continued in that role for six years. He was active in promoting the first ladies swimming club (The Brisbane Ladies Swimming Club) in 1903 and later the Queensland Ladies’ Amateur Swimming Association.

In 1904 he donated the Brockway Cup for the Annual Brockway Swimming Challenge for competition by any recognised girls’ secondary school in Queensland.  Competitors must be under 18 years of age and the distance was for not more than 200 yards and not less than 100 yards. The first competition in March 1904 was between Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Somerville House.

In 1929, Mrs A B Brockway presented the Junior Brockway Cup for the first time for girls under 15 years of age.

Such was Dr Brockway’s involvement, that in 2007 Jean Stewart of Kenmore Queensland published a book entitled The Life and Times of Dr Brockway and the Brockway Cup.

The Brockway Cup (Open) will be contested for a record 108th time this year, making it one of Queensland’s oldest school sport events.

Somerville House lead the way with an incredible 46 Open Brockway Cup wins, followed by Brisbane State High School (14), Clayfield College (12), St Peters Lutheran College (12), Moreton Bay College (9), Brisbane Girls Grammar School (8), St Margaret’s AGS (7), and St Hilda’s (1) who won their lone Open Brockway Cup in 1994.

The Junior Brockway Cup sees a tie for 18 wins apiece to Somerville House and Brisbane State High School, followed by St Peters Lutheran College (14), St Margaret’s AGS (10) Moreton Bay College (8), Clayfield College (7), St Hilda’s School (3) and Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (2).

Spectators attending QGSSSA events are subject to the QGSSSA Conditions of Entry Policy. Click here for more information.