Thu 09 Aug 2018
Location: Tobruk Memorial Pool, Cairns
Cost: Free entry
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The Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships (Para Pan Pacs) is hosted every 4 years by Australia, Japan, Canada and the US. Historically, the event attracts up to 19 countries and runs a Paralympic swimming program of events over five (5) days. Events are run as multi class heats and single or combined class finals. The last event was held in August 2014 in Pasadena, California, USA.
Swimming Australia and Cairns Regional Council are excited to be welcoming some of swimming’s best para athletes to the Tobruk Memorial Pool in Cairns for the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, 9 to 13 August.
Coming off the success of the Commonwealth Games with seven gold medals and 21 medals in total, the Dolphins Team will comprise 35 athletes led by Paralympic gold medallists; Lakeisha Patterson, Brenden Hall, Ellie Cole, Tim Disken, Rachael Watson and Blake Cochrane, as well as four-time Paralympians Matt Levy and Rick Pendleton, and Cairns local, Grant Patterson.
17 Queenslanders will be competing on home soil in this milestone event that paves the way in their preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Other visiting nations include New Zealand, Singapore, Costa Rica and South Africa. Entry is open to the general public and free.
Heats commence at 10am and finals from 5pm.
Come and witness swimming history and get behind the Dolphins in Cairns!Add to my calendar