The Dolphins are back in action and vying for team selection in their first big hit out on Australian shores since the Olympics.
With team selection for the upcoming FINA World Championships and Commonwealth Games up for grabs, Australia’s best swimmers are ready to race over five days and nights at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

Catch all the action in and out of the pool these holidays in Adelaide.

Event dates and times: Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 May 2022

Event Location: Competition Pool/Water Polo/Dive Pool

Information is available below for the event as well as member and regular visitor information for car parking, group fitness, lap swimming, swimming lessons, creche and more

  • About the Centre

    On the back of Adelaide hosting the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic trials in 2021, and the recent Australian Swimming Para and Age Championships in April 2022, it is a huge achievement for our great state to host the Australian Swimming Championships.

    Over the past ten years, the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre has attracted national and international events contributing approximately $100 million of economic benefit to South Australia.

    The Centre’s facilities and associated managers, trainers and staff have been significant contributors to the success of South Australian swimming athletes. Sixty-two medals have been awarded at events such as the Olympic Games, Paralympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships.

    Not to mention records galore - the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials, held at the Centre, oversaw three World records, four Commonwealth Records and 11 Australian Records being set at this event alone.

    The array of swimming talent that has performed and grown here is vast. Athletes have trained countless hours to realise their dreams with this been the chosen Centre for our heroes to battle it out as their last stop before Olympics, Paralympics, World Junior Championships, Commonwealth Games and more.

    We are genuinely proud to have such a fantastic world-class Centre that showcases, supports and develops our grassroots athletes, elite athletes and economy.

  • Event information

    Event Dates: Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 May 2022

    With team selection for the upcoming FINA World Championships and Commonwealth Games up for grabs, Australia’s best swimmers are ready to race over five days and nights at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

    See swimming stars such as Ariarne Titmus, Cody Simpson, Mack Horton, Madi Wilson, Zac Stubblety-Cook, Kyle Chalmers, Kaylee Mckeown, Cate Campbell, Emily Seebohm, Bronte Campbell, Cameron McEVoy and Alexander Gramam take to the pool.

    On competition days, heats and final sessions will run from 9 am to 9 pm.


    Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek. The program of events can be accessed via the Swimming Australia website at The Para and Age Championships will also be live-streamed nationally and internationally by Amazon Prime Video.


    Food and beverages are available at the event from a kiosk on the concourse level.

    Lane 10 will be open for the evenings of 18–22 May (bar available). Please see Centre signage for specific times.

  • Members, Swimming Lessons and regular visitor information

    Every effort has been made to host this event in a COVID-Safe way and to ensure minimal Centre disruption to members' regular activities.

    An updated Group Fitness Timetable will be available during the event, and the Centre's online booking system will reflect available times and pool space for lap swimming.

    Given the need to setup event infrastructure ahead of time, some areas or services may be restricted before the event begins.

    We thank all members and regular visitors to the Centre for their patience while we host high-profile events that develop our local and national talent while bringing significant financial benefit to South Australia.

    From 16 to 22 May visitor traffic entry to the multi-level car park will be one directional from Morphett Road only and will exit to Milham Street. Security guards will assist with traffic flow and members will be given priority. Additional parking space has been arranged at Westfield to accommodate event spectators and athletes. The car park is expected to be busy. Please plan your trip by leaving enough time to find a park

    Deep-water lane space will be limited to unavailable from 18 to 22 May. The online booking system will reflect available times and pool space for lap swimming. Please visit Lap Swimming on our website for details. We have worked hard to provide minimal disruption to your lap swimming and have outlined some options below.

    Shallow-water lap swimming
    For shallow-water lap swimming in the Program Pool availability and times please visit Lap Swimming on our website

    Unley Swimming Centre
    Alternative pool space for lap swimming is available for Members and Multi-Visit Pass holders at Unley Swimming Centre from Wednesday 18 May to Sunday 22 May. Please ensure you refer to lane availability on the Unley Swimming Centre website as events may be in effect.

    The Gym and Strength & Conditioning Studio will operate as normal during the event.
    There will be some adjustments to Aqua deep water classes, the Group Fitness Studio as well as the Wellness Room Timetable with some time changes and room shuffles where possible. Please refer to the event temporary timetable for classes from 16 to 22 May 2022.

    Download Temporary Timetable: 16 - 22 May [PDF]

    The Creche service will not be available from Monday 16 to Friday 20 May 2022. The Creche will re-open on Monday 23 May 2022.

    Lessons in the Learner Pool, Leisure Pool and Program Pool will continue as normal. Lessons that usually take place in the Water Polo / Dive pool will be moved to the leisure area and emails will be sent to respective families informing them where lessons will take place. Teachers will be available on the pool deck to help families locate their lesson space on lesson days. All lessons will be available during these events. Please also allow extra time before classes to find a park.

    Training times and schedules for all squad training has been communicated by Coaches News email to all families. Reminders will be placed on squad Facebook pages and are displayed on the noticeboard in the diving concourse.

    The Exercise Physiology service will continue as normal. Please enter and exit the Centre through the main entry.

    Marion Sports Physio is open as per normal throughout the Championships.

    The Retail Store will be open 8am–6pm everyday from 16–22 May.

    For more information including how to best utilise your membership during this time please call our friendly reception staff on 8198 0198 or visit the friendly customer service team at the front desk.

    Lap Swimming
    Group Fitness Timetable
    Swimming Trials session times & tickets
    Watch the live swimming events on Amazon Prime Video