Over 2.9 million people reportedly watched the Championships on television, with the event also included the introduction of the legends relays and medal ceremony interviews.

At the venue, fans could watch poolside or head to the Centre Lane Precinct, which offered a range of gourmet food trucks, an arena pop-up-shop, Optus fan zone, entertainment and meet athletes or retired legends like Dawn Fraser and Ian Thorpe.

Attendance figures for the Championships were recorded at 12,000, while 230 children were able to attend swimming clinics with Olympians.

The Australian Age Championships were the largest in the event’s history with over 1,850 competitors and 304 total clubs participating in the meet.

The Championships featured next generation of swimmers as they seek to begin their potential journeys to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with coverage having been broadcast from the Brisbane Aquatic Centre live on Network Seven.

Michael Pavitt | Inside the Games