Published: Mar 18, 2013 04:10:40 PM Updated: Apr 22, 2013 01:42:51 PM
Tickets to the 2013 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships in Adelaide from April 26 to May 3 have gone on sale today, with a host of Olympians and Paralympians set to compete for selection onto teams for the 2013 FINA and IPC World Championships.
With less than 40 days to go until the start of the eight-day selection meet, Olympic and Paralympic medallists Cate Campbell, Ellie Cole, Alicia Coutts, Matthew Cowdrey, Brittany Elmslie, Jacqueline Freney, Brenden Hall, James Magnussen, Melanie Schlanger, Emily Seebohm, Christian Sprenger and more, will all compete for a national title and team selection.
Following on from the success of the event in 2012, where seven of the eight finals sessions were sold out, swimming and sports fans alike in South Australia are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to see Australia’s best in action.
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Leon Bignell, said Adelaide was proud to welcome the nation's best swimmers.
“Our state has built an international reputation as host of world-class events, and we look forward to watching Australia's stars of the pool in action,” Mr Bignell said.
“Adelaide also hosted last year's Swimming Championships, which drew huge crowds and provided plenty of fantastic sporting moments.
“We know competition at the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre is sure to be fierce, and I encourage swimming fans to grab their tickets and savour the excitement.”
Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold said the 2013 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships promises to be another great spectacle in and out of the pool.
“The people of Adelaide and South Australia did such a fantastic job hosting last year’s Olympic Trials and we’re all looking forward to another great event at one of the premier swimming venues in the country,” said Nettlefold.
“We expect around 1000 competitors to vie for team selection with athletes competing to swim for Australia at the World Championships in Barcelona and Montreal, as well selection on the World Juniors team and World University Games team.”
“To hold two events in Adelaide in the space of four weeks is a huge vote of confidence for Swimming in South Australia and the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.”
The 2013 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships will follow the 2013 Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Australian Age Championships in Adelaide from April 8-15 with some 1400 competitors aged 12-18 expected to compete.
Finals sessions for the 2013 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships start from 7.00pm are $30 for Adults, $18 for children and $70 for a family pass (two adults, two children). Heats sessions from 10.00am, $15 for adults, $8 for children and $35 for a family pass.
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