National Aquatics Center to host its first swimming competition after Beijing 2022

By Zhu Bochen
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An undated photo of the venue's Olympic Competition Hall [Photo courtesy of the  of the National Aquatics Center]

The 2022 Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Swimming Open Tournament and the Beijing All-people Swimming Competition will kick off at the National Aquatics Center on Aug. 20. This two-day event is the first water sports competition hosted by the dual Olympic venue since the 2022 Winter Games.

The competition, which has been held annually since 2014, is currently the largest indoor mass sports swim event in China.

The competition consists of 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke, 50m and 100m breaststroke, 50m and 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley (for children), and 4x50m freestyle relay. Competitors will also be divided into different age groups.

More than 1,300 people and a total of 75 local swimming clubs have signed up for the competition this year. Competitors will be able to apply for relevant swimming certificates should their competition results meet the city's "swimming exercise standards."

The competition is expected to help further carry out the national fitness strategy, promote healthy lifestyles, and facilitate the high-quality development of swimming and fitness programs.

The National Aquatics Center has long been deeply involved in the competition's preparation, organization, and support work. After successfully hosting the curling events of Beijing 2022, the venue will ramp up efforts to ensure the smooth and safe running of competitions and relevant volunteering services.

In accordance with the city's epidemic prevention and control requirements, no group tickets will be sold, whereas individual visitors can purchase visiting passes via the venue's official WeChat account. During the competition, the venue will also provide livestream services and real-time updates of competition results.

This year's competition is jointly held by the Beijing Social Sports Management Center, local swimming associations in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei, and the National Aquatics Center.

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