The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games just got a step closer with confirmation of the full event schedule for next summer's marquee Games, when there will be aquatics action across every session of the multi-sport competition - as well as information on registering for tickets.
Mixed 3m Synchro and Mixed 10m Synchro diving will make their Commonwealth debuts at the brand-new Sandwell Aquatics Centre, with those two events bringing the curtain down on the aquatics schedule on Monday 8th August 2022, the final day of the Games.
By the end of that session, 198 medals will have been awarded across the swimming, para-swimming and diving programmes, beginning on Friday 29th July, when finals include the Women's 200m Freestyle, the Men's S9 100m Backstroke and the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay.
Adam Peaty will look to clinch a third Commonwealth Men's 100m Breaststroke title on Sunday 31st July, eight years on from another British-based Games that launched him on to the international stage, while Maisie Summers-Newton could be among the Team England stars looking to make history in the Women's SB6 100m Breaststroke the following day, as that event makes its Commonwealth debut.
A trio of relays - the Mixed 34pt, Men's and Women's 4x100m Medley Relays - are the finale to the swimming programmes on Wednesday 3rd August 2022, before the diving gets underway with the Women's 10m Platform and Men's 1m Springboard on Thursday 4th August. Grace Reid and Jack Laugher - who won a trio of golds on the Gold Coast in 2018 - are among those with diving crowns to defend.
This will be the first major multi-sport event where more medals are awarded to women than men.
With limited opportunities to attend live sports events in recent months, a huge amount of interest in tickets for the Games is expected, especially as the sports programme is the biggest in Commonwealth history. From today, Birmingham 2022 ticket accounts can now be set up. To view the event schedule for the Games and find out how to set up your ticketing account, please visit www.birmingham2022.com. Once you have created your account, you will be able to enter a ballot to apply for tickets.
The main ticket ballot will open to everyone in September. Before that, a West Midlands ballot will open in mid-July, with an early release of tickets available for residents of the host region.
The ‘Games for everyone’ will have tickets starting from just £8 for under 16s and from £15 for adults. Every single session will have tickets available for £22, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and all medal sessions.