The Philippines is set to host another prestigious world-class sporting event after the success of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The Asian Swimming Federation (ASF) anointed the country as the venue of the 11th Asian Swimming Championships (ASC) which will be held from November 7 to November 17, 2020, at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.
Taha Bin Silaiman Al Kishry, secretary-general of the Asian Swimming Federation said the Philippines was chosen due to the New Clark City’s facilities, the first sports facility in the country to receive a Class 1 certification from international athletics governing body World Athletics IAAF and meets the standards of the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), the international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming.
The Asian Swimming Championships is held every four years with the last edition of the championships hosted by Tokyo, Japan in 2016.
The ASC next year would feature five disciplines: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming.
About 1,500 athletes and officials are expected to come to the country for the championships with top-caliber swimmers from Japan, China, and Korea participating in the competition.