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New Clark City’s Aquatics Center to host swimming tourney

The New Clark City Aquatics Center in Tarlac has been chosen by the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) as the host venue for the 11th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships to be held in November next year.

The competition will include four aquatic disciplines, namely, swimming, diving, water polo and artistic swimming.

It is slated to be the first international competition in New Clark City since the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019.

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will be the organizer of the event, with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) serving as a partner for the venue.

“It was in December 2019 when we decided to host the Asian Age Group Swimming Championship here in New Clark City, after the success of the SEA Games. Today, we announce the one year countdown of the championship, which will happen in November 2023,” AASF Secretary General Taha Al Kishry said.

To formalize the event hosting in New Clark City, the AASF Secretary General and the POC President signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA), as witnessed by BCDA Senior Vice President for Corporate Services Arrey Perez.

The MOA signing also marks the one-year countdown to the competition, which will happen in November 2023.

“This is truly an opportunity for us to show our facilities and homegrown talents. Thank you to AASF for choosing the Philippines to host this great event,” Tolentino said.