The 2017 World Masters Games takes place from 21 – 30 April 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand is the world’s largest master’s multi-sport competition, featuring around 25,000 athletes.
The event will bring together 28 sports across 45 competition venues, including swimming, para-swimming and open water events, delivered in conjunction with Swimming New Zealand, and water polo.
The newly completed Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium will be home to the pool events, while open water swimmers will head to the white sandy beaches of Takapuna.
Reflecting on the size and scale of the event, Jennah Wootten, Chief Executive of the World Masters Games 2017 Organising Committee, said:
“We hope people will get behind the Games, and start registering their interest – either as participants, officials or perhaps volunteers. We’ll be welcoming athletes from 100 countries to our country for the World Masters Games.
“We know New Zealanders will welcome these visitors in true kiwi style, and no doubt put up some stiff competition to keep the Games interesting.”