2021 Australian Swimming Championships

Date & Time
Wed, 14/04/2021 to Sun, 18/04/2021
Gold Coast Swimming & Aquatic Centre
Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast QLD 4225
Tickets will be on sale Friday 26th March from 10am AEDT

Event Details

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The 2021 Australian Swimming Championships will see Australian titles awarded to open and top age athletes. Heats will be swum combined with three finals per event, with the youngest age swum first.

In a point of difference to recent program schedules, finals will be swum in the morning and heats in the evening, replicating and preparing athletes for what they will experience in Tokyo.


Swimming Australia has been monitoring how swimmers’ have been progressing due to COVID-19 over the summer.
We are pleased to advise that we have revised the QT’s which can be found under the competitors tab below which will allow more swimmers’ to qualify given the difficult year it has been across our community.


Swimming Australia will be delivering this event in accordance with the Swimming Pool and Aquatics Centre Industry COVID safe plan.


There are limited tickets left for the Australian Championships. To purchase tickets please click here: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/events/27058


We're planning full steam ahead for our April events on the Gold Coast. In addition, we have been working with every Member Organisation to ensure if there is one or more border closures for swimmers’, coaches and their families, that we have commenced planning of what may be possible for swimmers in their home state.


We recently signed a partnership with Amazon Prime Video, and our two April events will be the first opportunity for Australians and people around the world to watch Australian swimming via Amazon Prime Video.


Pre-meet training

Tuesday 13 April 2021

9:00am – 12:00pm

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday 14 April 2021

9:00am – 12:00pm


Wednesday 14 April – Sunday 18 April 2021

(warm-up commences 2 hours prior to the session start time)

Heats: 6:00PM

Finals: 10:00AM

Qualifying time must be achieved after 1 January 2019.

The minimum age for open events is 13 years for females and 14 years for males as at the first day of competition.

Age is taken as at 14 April 2021.

Medal ceremonies for this meet will be delivered in a condensed format throughout each morning session.

Please see the competitors tab below for the program of events and qualifying times.


Swimming Australia notes that the information provided is correct at the time of publishing, however, is subject to change without prior notice. 

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  • Accommodation
  • Destination Gold Coast’s Accommodation


    See the below two accommodation options for a special discount for attending the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships:

    AVANI Broadbeach

    AVANI Broadbeach Residences

    Live large on the beautiful Gold Coast, taking in the promise of sun, sand and surf. Whether in town for business or play, at the brand new Avani Broadbeach Residences, you’re only a skip and a hop from all the action. Wake up to dazzling Pacific Ocean views. Laze in the cool pool peeking through to the bustling street life below. Avani Broadbeach Residences hits the spot… with a location long favoured by locals for its 17 km stretch of beach, epic surf, and upscale dining and entertainment options. You’re only a few minutes’ walk from the G:link tram that takes you up and down the coast, to Surfers Paradise, Southport and beyond.


    OAKS Gold Coast

    Oaks Gold Coast Hotel

    When you’re ready for a Gold Coast getaway where you can take a stroll along the beach or shop til’ you drop at Pacific Fair, the perfect place to call your Gold Coast home is Oaks Gold Coast Hotel .  Only steps away from our spectacular surf beaches, casinos and Cavill Avenue, you can walk or take a tram, which stops at our doorstep. Feel like being a little more adventurous? Jump in the car and head to our world-famous theme parks or visit the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland for a hike. With stylish hotel rooms, spacious studios or one and two  bedroom apartments, there’s space for everyone at Oaks Gold Coast Hotel.

  • Destination Gold Coast
  • 100 of the best things to do on the Gold Coast

    100 of the Best Things to Do on the Gold Coast in 2021


    There are so many ways to enjoy Australia’s Favourite Playground here on the Gold Coast, but if you’re finding it hard to work out where to start, we’ve put together 100 ideas to help you get your 2021 planning underway. We’ve included places to forage for great local food, beaches that are home to pumping surf breaks, and a few little surprises across our neighbourhoods and in our hinterland too. It’s time to play on the Gold Coast.

    So, here’s our round-up of the best things to do on the Gold Coast in 2021.


    Fun filled weekend

    How to spend a fun-filled weekend on the Gold Coast


    A lot of interesting things can happen in a short amount of time. A LOT. Which is perfect, because we’ve made you something should you find yourself with a weekend to spare and decide a trip to the Gold Coast is the best way to spend it (it is).


    Without further ado, here’s an array of new local activities, and eateries (obviously), that will fill those hours and see you living your very best life for the entire time. Click here to search for more

    Things to do under $100

    Things to do for under $100


    When you think of the Gold Coast, you might also imagine you’ll need a pocket full of cash to enjoy it? Not so! For under $100 you can enjoy a day out on the Gold Coast and sample the spoils of Australia’s Favourite Playground.

    Here are our top things to do under $100 worth adding to your itinerary to get your savvy holiday started.



    Gold Coast Shopping

    Gold Coast shopping guide


    If shopping is your poison, pastime, sport or therapy, you’re about to meet your dream match on the Gold Coast. And it won’t matter whether you prefer to live large and lavish dripping in the latest designer threads, or scour one-off boutiques and markets for that exquisite vintage find. From the sporty to the savvy, the frugal to the fashionista – you won’t go home without adding to your wardrobe on the Gold Coast.

    Read on to find out what kind of shopping outlet suits you.

    Gold Coast Play Guide

    Gold Coast play guide


    Celebrated for our picture-perfect mix of long sandy beaches, surf breaks and theme park thrills, explore our laidback ocean-front neighbourhoods and you’ll discover a vibrant food and drink scene. Wander off the beaten track and into the greenery of ancient rainforest, welcoming wildlife sanctuaries and hidden walking trails.

    It’s all here waiting, so come and play!


  • Merchandise
  • Due to unforeseen logistical challenges, arena cannot offer pre-order sales for event merchandise for the upcoming 2021 Australian Age Swimming Championships and Australian Swimming Championships.

    Event merchandise will be available for sale at the event only via the arena pop up marquee, which will be open from 10am on Sunday 4 April. To ensure no one misses out, more stock will be on hand at the event to fulfill orders. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

  • Dolphin alumni - ticket offer
  • Swimming Australia is pleased to be able to offer Swimmer Pin Holders the opportunity to order a limited number of tickets for the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships in line with the Swimmer Pin Holder Ticketing Policy. 


    Where possible, tickets will be emailed prior to the event. Where this option is not practical, tickets will be available for collection from the Ticket Box Office under your name.


    For the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships Swimmer Pin Holders are entitled to one (1) complimentary double pass to each heat session and one (1) complimentary double pass to one (1) finals session of their choice.

    Swimmer Pin Holders competing at an event will not be eligible to apply for Swimmer Pin Tickets for that event. All competitors will be allocated an accreditation pass for the event which provides sufficient access to all areas of the venue while they are competing.


    Please click the following link for ticket requests: https://form.jotform.com/210951344759057  


    Please ensure this form is completed by Friday 9 April 5pm AEDT

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