2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships

Date & Time
Mon, 11/04/2022 to Wed, 20/04/2022
SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre
443 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park, SA, 5046
From $10 plus booking fees
Listed as Days 3 to 10

Event Details

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Thanks to the South Australian Government, the Australian Age Championships are returning to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in April 2022.


Please find below all the key event documentation including Program of Events, Qualifying Times, and Information Book.


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  • Competition
  • State Relay Entry Process
  • When entering State Relays, please note:

    - Relevant coaching staff of each State Swimming Association are able to enter one (1) team in each state relay event

    - For fairness across gender and age brackets, events 189-192 Mixed 4 x 50 Medley State Relays must be formed with 2 female and 2 male swimmers from the relevant age band.

    For eg. Event 189 Mixed 13/14 years State Medley Relay must consist of 2 x 13 year old female swimmers and 2 x 14 year old male swimmers. This ensures that each of the four age groups of each gender will be involved.

    - Forms must be submitted prior to the start of the finals session in which the relay is being contested

    - The relay form can have up to 4 reserves listed

    - Final team names must be confirmed prior to the start of:

              *Event 111 girls 14yrs 200 fly on day 5

              *Event 179 girls 13yrs 100 breast on day 8

    - There are no entry fees for state relays

    - Medals will be awarded

    - Any swimmers that not competing in individual events at the meet (ie relay only swimmers) must provide their details to events@swimming.org.au to receive the payment link to ensure they receive accreditation, paying the relevant fee of $20. Swimmers who fail to pay before the event will not be given entry into the venue.

  • Changes to 2022 Australian Age Championships
  • Swimming Australia would like to advise of changes to the program of events and qualifying times for the 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships.

    Providing high calibre racing opportunities for the largest number of youth athletes, Age Champs is truly the lifeblood of our sport and one of the most popular events on the swimming calendar. Therefore, in the spirit of continual improvement to ensure the meet is catering for development and performance needs – as well as the impact of COVID-19 – modifications have been made for competitors.

    Within the changes consideration has been given to balancing the implications across event delivery, technical official workload and the overall opportunities and experience the event offers.

    Key Changes include:

    • The Program of Events has been restructured to better align with the development and performance needs of age groups across the six days of competition. This includes each event in the program starting with the girls age group, immediately followed by the corresponding boys age group (e.g., Girls 13 years 100m Freestyle, Boys 14 years 100m Freestyle).
    • 50m form strokes have been added for all ages to support our sprinting depth as well as proving an opportunity to qualify at the Australian Swimming Championships without the training load for those impacted by COVID lockdowns.
    • Consideration has been given to ensure no double-ups or clashes, particularly in distance events for ages and strokes.
    • B-Finals have been added for all ages in 50m and 100m events. This doubles the number of athletes having high level heats and finals racing, without impacting the timeline in an excessive way.
    • Relays have been reviewed, with removal of the 4x200m events due to minimal numbers nominated as well as this event being favorable to the larger clubs. The mixed relays have also been removed, however will be picked up in State Relays as noted below.
    • Instead, the addition of 4x50m State Relays will involve more athletes where the prestige of representing your state and development can be achieved at high velocity without being detrimental to the timeline.
    • The 4x50m Freestyle State Relay will be gender based and 4x50m Medley State Relay will be mixed to align with the Olympic program offering.
    • QTs have been adjusted slightly to be consistent as compared to benchmark times and slight softening for the younger age bands (girls 13 years and boys 14 years) to accommodate the COVID impact of minimal training. Short course times (2% conversion) have been added for this same purpose as well and is important that we are providing all swimmers the opportunity to compete.
    • The changes for multi-class swimmers will see revised QTs as well the allowance of the 2% conversion, and the alignment of age groups to the development needs, with 12 years being the minimum age.

    Swimming Australia’s GM Performance Pathway, Jamie Salter, said this was a terrific outcome for young athletes.

    “We know the past 12 months have continued to be challenging for swimmers, especially those younger athletes who are forging their path in our sport,” Salter said.

    “We’ve undertaken a lot of work in this area to ensure we are delivering a meet that caters for athlete development and performance and we think these changes to the program of events and qualifying times will be highly beneficial and in the best interest of the competition as we lead into Brisbane 2032.”

    If you require any further information, please contact events@swimming.org.au


  • Western Australia Swimmers Entry Processs
  • All swimmers who are registered with a WA Swim Club, please CLICK HERE to enter.

  • Spectator Tickets
  • Tickets are now available via Ticketek

    Please note the Australian Para Championships are listed as Day 1 to 4 of the event. The Australian Age Championships are listed as Days 3 to 10.

    Wheelchair and Easy access seating in the venue must be booked through Ticketek’s customer solutions team with the below forum



    Alternatively, visit Ticketek at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre between 11am and 4pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am and 4pm Thursday and Friday.

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