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  • No of participating athletes:             155
  • Representing:                                      ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Proposed Programme*

Day 1 - Tuesday, 21 October

9.00am - 2.30pm
4x50m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay, Pool Open Water event
Presentations following each event

Day 2 - Wednesday, 22 October

9.00am - 4.00pm
400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 4x100 freestyle relay
Presentations following each event

Day 3 - Thursday, 23 October

9.00am - 4.00pm
800m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 4x50m medley relay
Presentations following each event

*This is a proposed schedule only, and timings are subject to change. Please check with Head Coaches and the Games website for any updates.

Competition Venue

Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre - 1 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park 3206

Heated to 27°, the Indoor 50m Pool has 10 lanes and grand stand seating capacity of 1800, making it ideal place for competitions and carnivals

Special Olympics Aquatics Facts & Rules

Special Olympics aquatics and swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes. Aquatics covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer events and relays.