Swimming Australia has sprung it’s 2020 Australia Swims campaign, meant at heartening the public to obligate to a distance they plan to swim in January for a national challenge around Olympic 2020. Olympic fans from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Aquatics fans can book Olympic Aquatics Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on cheap prices.
The enterprise, now in its third year, will spot the Olympic 2020 year by leading a virtual race between conditions and lands to Tokyo. The virtual race will start off the coast of Brisbane, with each promise from a swimmer helping their region towards the total distance of 7,154 kilometers to the Olympic host city.
A live map and leaderboard have been set up on the Australia Swims website, which will allow people to track who is achieving the most kilometers and which state is in the lead. The state which completes the total distance first will be satisfied, with two participants winning an exclusive travel package to Australia’s team selection event in Adelaide. Six areas will feature in the virtual race.
Leigh Russell said, “I’m really excited to launch this year’s Australia Swims campaign which takes on an Olympic and Paralympic element in 2020, as states and territories race to Tokyo”.
“This initiative is all about inspiring people of all ages and abilities to get in the water, so it doesn’t matter if you pledge 50 meters or 25 kilometers, every distance adds to your state’s grand total and edges your region closer to the goal of 7,154km. Swimming is such a unique sport and recreational activity.”
Whether you’re four years old and learning to swim, or 65 and swim each morning, there are no boundaries to who can hop in the water, and the positive impact it has on your physical and mental health is well documented.
I did also encourage everyone who participates in the challenge to download Swimming Australia’s free iSwim app, so they track the distance they swim, commit their meters and keep up to date with open-water events happening near them.