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BNE 2032 Legacy

Swimming Australia is bringing together everyone involved in swimming to deliver on a decade of opportunity as we look towards the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We are undertaking a nation-wide consultation process to help us develop  Swimming Australia’s BNE32 Swimming Legacy Impact Strategy, including an open online survey and roundtables with partners and stakeholders from across the swimming community.

The Legacy Strategy will consider how our home Games can make a real and positive difference to all Australians through swimming.

Swimming Australia has also established a BNE32 Legacy Advisory Committee, chaired by Grant Hackett OAM, with representatives from across the whole of the swimming community.

“Developing a strong and inspiring legacy unequivocally helps support the dreams and aspirations of future generations in swimming.” – Grant Hackett

Swimming Australia plans to deliver the BNE32 Legacy Impact Strategy later in 2023.

“We should be ensuring we strengthen our swimming pathways through the provision of world class facilities, coaches and support. To be successful in 2032 we need a larger talent pool and structured pathways that identify, develop and support athletes throughout their entire journey,” – Kirsten Thomson, CEO, Swimming NSW

The legacy outcomes Swimming Australia is most interested in exploring are:

    • participation growth;
    • high performance pathway and success;
    • long term financial sustainability;
    • governance and organisational reform;
    • profile, commercial development and new revenue generation;
    • physical infrastructure, facilities and equipment;
    • international influence and advocacy;
    • environmental sustainability;
    • social impact, including First Nations, health and wellbeing and diversity and inclusion improvement; and
    • people and building critical skills and capability.

“I want to see future generations growing up in Australia seeing para and able bodied athletes as equal, and that it’s not even a second thought” – Ellie Cole, Paralympian

Swimming Australia has committed to broad community and stakeholder consultation to initiate and progress the development of the Strategy. Ongoing collaboration across our community and stakeholder network will also be critical to successful implementation as we embark on a decade of opportunity on the path to 2032.

The following groups have been invited to participate in the Strategy development process and will be critical to its successful implementation:

    • World Aquatics and Oceania Aquatics
    • Games Partners (AOC, Paralympics Australia and Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee)
    • Swimming Australia Board, Executive and staff
    • Swimming Australia Member Organisations (States, Territory, ASCTA and ASA)
    • Federal Government, including Australian Sports Commission and Office for Sport
    • State Governments, including across venues, sport, tourism, trade and innovation
    • Local Governments
    • National Institute Network
    • Aquatics industry, including ASCTA, AUSTSWIM, ASSA, RLSA and SLSA
    • Aquatic sports, including affiliates of Masters, Diving and High Diving, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming
    • Clubs, schools, and learn to swim centres
    • Venues and swim centres
    • Sponsors, partners and licensees
    • Coaches and swim teachers
    • Technical Officials
    • Current and former Dolphins
    • Competitive and recreational swimmers
    • Swimming parents, volunteers, fans and spectators

“Australia’s history is littered with fantastic First Nations sports stars. If we can equip our communities with facilities and skills, by 2032 we will have a pod of First Nations Dolphins” – Cameron Costello

“We have a lot of pools in this country, so learn to swim is more than a hobby, it’s lifesaving” – Zarin Hakimi, Afghanistan refugee, learn to swim instructor

BNE32 Legacy Advisory Committee Members