The Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) has announced Puerto Rico as the new host for the 2021 staging of the prestigious event.
The event was slated to be hosted by Panama, but that country declared last year that due to their COVID-19 situation they will not be able to host the event.
The new venue is the San Juan Aquatic Complex, and the meet will be held June 23rd – 27th. The San Juan Aquatic Complex features a 50m Olympic-sized pool and separate diving well.
It is unknown if Bermuda will be able to field a full team in all Divisions, as under the current Government restrictions persons under a certain age are ineligible to be vaccinated, and therefore would need to quarantine at their parent's expense for two weeks after having represented the country!
CCCAN released the event's summons recently and noticeably absent are two key disciplines — water polo and artistic swimming. Only swimming and open water swimming will be contested.
The competition venue for swimming is Natatorio de San Juan, while for open water swimming it will be Laguna Del Condado.
The Puerto Rican Swimming Federation will oversee the organization of the championships and will assist CCCAN in the preparation and development of the competitions.