- The Philippines will be hosting the 2020 Asian Swimming Championships
- The event will be held at the New Clark City Athletics and Aquatics Center, the same location where some SEA Games water sports events took place
- In 2020 Asian Swimming Championships, delegates from 50 different countries will be competing in swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming
After the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Philippines will again be hosting another international sports competition, in particular to the swimming category.
Sports officials were excited to announce that the Philippines will officially be hosting the 11th Asian Swimming Championships in November 2020.
This is the first time that the country will handle an ASC event that happens every four years.
The international sports competition is going to be held at the New Clark City Athletics and Aquatics Center; the same location where previous SEA Games water sports events took place.
“We see this as an opportunity to not only maximize the use of the world-class facilities here at the New Clark City, but also to strengthen the local community, promote tourism, and showcase our hospitality to our foreign delegates,” said Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PSI) president Maria Lailani Velasco.
Delegates from 50 different countries are about to compete in five separate divisions such as swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming.
According to a report from CNN, the Asian Swimming Federation (ASF) were initially choosing between Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines to host the event.
In the end, they chose the Philippines because of its outstanding aquatic facilities in the New Clark City.