Queensland To Host 2014 Swimming Championships
By Community | May 11, 2012
Queensland will host the 2014 Pan Pacific swimming championships Swimming Australia said today.
Although it has been confirmed the event will be held in the northeast Australian state, a specific venue has not yet been determined.
The championships, which are held every four years, are one of the most high profile events in international swimming and are contested by Australia, USA, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and Japan.
The Queensland event, the 12th edition, will take place in August 2014.
The 2014 championships is the second major sporting competition awarded to Queensland in the last six months. Last November, it was announced Gold Coast, Queensland’s second most populous city, won its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
State Minister Jann Stuckley said: “Swimming is a key Commonwealth Games sport and securing a major international swimming event in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gives us a chance to reiterate Queensland’s expertise in delivering world class events and is an important step in our preparations for the Games.”