Aussie 2022 Commonwealth Games/World C’ships Trials Headed For South Australia

The 2022 Australian Swimming Championships are bound for the city of Adelaide, South Australia, as was announced by the nation’s aquatic governing body this week.

Aussie Olympic and Paralympic athletes will vie for roster spots on the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and World University Games (Summer Universiade) rosters for 2022, with the Australian Swimming Championships representing a key selection competition for all.

The South Australia Aquatic & Leisure Center is where the action will take place, slated for April 4th-9th, with the Australian Age Swimming Championships on the books for April 11th-18th. The SA Aquatic & Leisure Center has become a hotbed for hosting high-profile meets, most recently the 2020 Australian Olympic Trials.

Swimming Australia’s interim CEO, Eugenie Buckley, said of the competition’s plans, “We’re extremely pleased our sport will return to South Australia and be showcased at the impressive SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

“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.”

Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard, added, “On the back of Adelaide having hosted the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic trials earlier this year, it is a huge coup for our state to host both the Australian Swimming Championships and Australian Age Swimming Championships in 2022,” Minister Wingard said.

“While we can’t wait to see our South Australian swimmers – such as Kyle Chalmers and Madison Wilson – take to the pool to compete for international selection, we also look forward to welcoming the thousands of competitors, families, coaches and supporters who will travel from across the country to take part in these events.

“Hosting these events puts Adelaide and South Australia on the map and thanks to the Marshall Government’s more than $400 million investment in sport since 2018 continues to position us as a premiere sporting destination.”

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Torchbearer
1 month ago

Yay- my local pool strikes again.
Amazing the swmming facilities in Australia, that even little Adelaide has a pool of this calibre.

SHRKB8
Reply to  Torchbearer
1 month ago

It is a gem of a competition pool but equally as important is the atmosphere Adelaide has away from the competition, is easy to get around the city and has a great local eat scene. Just wish there was a bit more accommodation for these big events but then it would be another Sydney or Melbourne if that was the case and none of us wish that on you lol!!

Verram
1 month ago

Nothing against Adelaide or Gold Coast but surely there’s other great competition pools around Australia that are now gathering dust with lack of national competitions lately

M d e
1 month ago

Thought the changes to age nationals program were more interesting than location announcements personally.

Pretty drastic change in direction tbh.

Joel
Reply to  M d e
1 month ago

I think that that change was only just announced. Too late for this article. Pity they haven’t been able to have state teams for the last 2 years (a brilliant meet). Looks like they are doing some state relays at age champs. Is that the main change?

Troyy
Reply to  Joel
1 month ago

And 50 strokes.

M d e
Reply to  Joel
1 month ago

State teams is the best meet in Aus age group swimming. I have been fortunate enough to do it once as a swimmer and have had athletes on the current state based COVID substitutes as a coach and it’s just not the same.

50 strokes were added too (IMO poorly implemented but a good idea generally).

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