Australia’s swimming stars are set to return to South Australia early next year to vie for Commonwealth Games team selection.
Swimming Australia announced Adelaide will host two championship meets in 2022.
With two major international benchmark competitions being held next year for both Olympic and Paralympic programs – the Commonwealth Games and respective World Championships – coupled with the Universiade Games, the Australian Swimming Championships will act as a selection event and play a vital part in athlete preparation.
Hundreds of elite and aspiring athletes will descend on the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre with the Australian Swimming Championships taking place between 4-9 April, followed by the Australian Age Swimming Championships which is scheduled for 11-18 April.
The Age Swimming Championships will also allow our emerging stars to battle it out for spots on the Australian World Junior Team.
Swimming Australia’s interim CEO, Eugenie Buckley, said she was delighted to confirm the South Australian location and looked forward to seeing the championships return to Adelaide.
“We’re extremely pleased our sport will return to South Australia and be showcased at the impressive SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre,” Buckley said.
“After an enormous year in swimming the next 12 months is set to be just as busy with two international events on the calendar, not to mention major junior events as well, so our Australian Championships will importantly act as selection meets.
“We’re incredibly grateful and appreciative for the support provided by the South Australian Government and South Australian Tourism Commission who continue to invest in our sport, and thank them for hosting us again. It’s clear this relationship is incredibly strong and continues to prosper year after year.
“We’d also like to thank Swimming SA and the team at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre for their ongoing support, their assistance to get our events up and running is invaluable.”
Next year’s Commonwealth Games will make global sport history by being the first ever major multi-sport event to award more medals to women than men.
There will be 136 medal events for women and 134 for men; at the 2018 Commonwealth Games there were an equal number of medals for women and men.
In addition, the Birmingham Games will host the largest ever integrated Para-sport program, as well as a record number of mixed events.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place from 28 July to 8 August 2022.
For the first time Australian families and fans will be able to access group tickets for all events at the Commonwealth Games, ensuring Australian families and fans can sit together and cheer together, stay together and play together at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tour packages are available for all sports; however numbers are limited.
Packages are available across all 286 sessions, 21 sports, and 11 days of unmissable competition.