How Does the GSV Carnival Series Work?
Girls Sport Victoria conducts a series of Swimming and Diving, Cross Country and Track and Field Carnivals in Terms One, Two and Three, respectively.
In the lead up to these Carnivals, schools conduct specific training and may also attend a number of ‘training meets’ with several other GSV schools.
Schools then compete in one of three GSV Preliminary Carnivals. Schools are allocated to a specific Preliminary Carnival based on their result from the previous year, with the aim of having an even spread of strength across each of the Preliminary Carnivals. The winning school from each Preliminary Carnival is automatically allocated into Division One. Based on combined data from all Preliminary Carnivals, the next best five schools are allocated into Division One, with the following eight schools allocated into Division Two and the final eight schools competing in Division Three. While schools may fine-tune their team lists from Preliminary to Championships, in most instances girls represent their school in both Preliminary and Championship Carnivals in the same events.
Once the three Championship Carnivals for Swimming and Diving and Track and Field are held, the GSV office compares the times, heights, distances etc of each competitor (by age group) and the best eight – ten girls are invited to compete in the prestigious GSV Finals Evening.
Cross Country is slightly different because at the Championship Carnival, competitors from all three Divisions run against each other at the same time. Recognition is given on the day to the top ten runners across the line as well as top 10 in each Division.
Preliminary A at 10.00am on Tuesday 16th May 2023
Preliminary B at 12.00pm on Tuesday 16th May 2023
Preliminary C at 2.00pm on Tuesday 16th May 2023
Cross Country Preliminary (A, B & C) Results
Cross Country Preliminary Points
Venue: T.H. Westfield Reserve, Yarra Bend Park , Fairfield (Mel Ref 30 H12). Please note there is very limited parking available.
Preliminary Cross Country Course Map
Championship (Division 1, 2 & 3) 9.30am Friday 26th May 2023
Championship (Division 1, 2 & 3) Cross Country Results
Cross Country Championship Points
Venue: Cruden Farm, Langwarrin (Mel Ref 103 G5). There are no dogs allowed on site (excepting assistance dogs).
Diving & Swimming
Preliminary A at 8.00am on Friday 3rd March 2023
Preliminary B at 12.30pm on Friday 3rd March 2023
Preliminary C at 8.00am on Monday 6th March 2023
Diving Preliminary Points Swimming Preliminary Points Preliminary A Dive Scores Preliminary A Swim Results Preliminary B Dive Scores Preliminary B Swim Results Preliminary C Dive Scores Preliminary C Swim Results
Championship Diving Division Allocation
Championship Swimming Division Allocation
Division 3 at 8.00am on Tuesday 21st March 2023
Division 2 at 12.30pm on Tuesday 21st March 2023
Division 1 at 8.00am on Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Diving Championship Points Swimming Championship Points Division One Dive Scores Division One Swim Results Division Two Dive Scores Division Two Swim Results Division Three Dive Scores Division Three Swim Results
Finals Evening 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm) Tuesday 4th April 2023
2023 GSV Dive & Swim Finals Evening Program
2023 Diving & Swimming Finals Evening Results
Venue: MSAC, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park (Mel Ref 57 G4)
2023 Live Stream links below
2022 GSV Years 5 & 6 Diving and Swimming
Diving AM Results Swimming AM Results Diving PM Results Swimming PM Results
Track & Field
Preliminary A at 8.30am on Tuesday 8th August 2023
Preliminary B at 8.30am on Wednesday 9th August 2023
Preliminary C at 8.30am on Thursday 10th August 2023
Track and Field Preliminary Points
Preliminary A Track & Field Results
Preliminary B Track & Field Results
Preliminary C Track & Field Results
Championship Division 3 at 8.30am on Wednesday 23rd August 2023
Championship Division 2 at 8.30am on Thursday 24th August 2023
Championship Division 1 at 8.30am on Friday 25th August 2023
Track and Field Championship Points
Division Three Track & Field Results
Division Two Track & Field Results
Division One Track & Field Results
Finals Evening 5.00pm Tuesday 5th September 2023
Live Stream – 7 different channels
Track & Field Finals Evening Results
Venue (Finals Evening): Lakeside Stadium, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park (Mel Ref 57 H3)