FINA announces Time Standards and Qualifying Procedure for the Budapest 2017 World Championships

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As done for previous FINA World Championships, a qualifying procedure with “A” and “B” standard times will be implemented for Budapest 2017.

1. FINA “A” & “B” SWIMMING QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS

Men’s Standard Women’s Standard
A – 2 Entries B – 1 Entry A – 2 Entries B – 1 Entry
00.22,47 00.23,26 50 m Freestyle 00.25,18 00.26,06
00.48,93 00.50.64 100 m Freestyle 00.54,90 00.56,82
01.47,73 01.51,50 200 m Freestyle 01.58,68 02.02,83
03.48,15 03.56,14 400 m Freestyle 04.10,57 04.19,34
07.54,31 08.10,91 800 m Freestyle 08.38,56 08.56,71
15.12,79 15.44,74 1500 m Freestyle 16.32,04 17.06,76
00.25,29 00.26,18 50 m Backstroke 00.28,52 00.29,52
00.54,06 00.55,95 100 m Backstroke 01.00,61 01.02,73
01.58,55 02.02,70 200 m Backstroke 02.11,53 02.16,13
00.27,51 00.28,47 50 m Breaststroke 00.31,22 00.32,31
01.00,35 01.02,46 100 m Breaststroke 01.07,58 01.09,95
02.11,11 02.15,70 200 m Breaststroke 02.25,91 02.31,02
00.23,67 00.24,50 50 m Butterfly 00.26,49 00.27,42
00.52,29 00.54,12 100 m Butterfly 00.58,48 01.00,53
01.57,28 02.01,38 200 m Butterfly 02.09,77 02.14,31
02.00,22 02.04,43 200 m Ind. Medley 02.13,41 02.18,08
04.17,90 04.26,93 400 m Ind. Medley 04.43,06 04.52,97
1 Team 4 x 100 m Freestyle 1 Team
1 Team 4 x 200 m Freestyle 1 Team
1 Team 4 x 100 m Medley 1 Team
4 x 100 m Freestyle Mixed – 1 Team
4 x 100 m Medley Mixed – 1 Team

If a National Federation enters only one (1) swimmer per event, all swimmers entered must meet the qualifying “B” standard time.

If two (2) swimmers are entered in the same event, both of them must meet the qualifying “A” standard time.

Federations may enter swimmers regardless of standard time as follows:

  • having no swimmer qualified: two (2) men and two (2) women;
  • having one (1) or two (2) swimmers qualified, additional swimmers up to a maximum of four (4) swimmers (two (2) men and two (2) women);
  • having three (3) swimmers qualified, one (1) additional swimmer provided that both gender are represented.

Swimmers entered without qualifying time must have participated in the National Championships of the Federation or in a FINA approved qualifying event. These swimmers will be allowed to enter in two (2) different events each, but they cannot swim in the same event, p.a. 50m Freestyle.

Gender Relays: 4x100m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Medley – Men & Women – One (1) Relay per Federation

Mixed Relays: 4×100 m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley – One (1) Relay per Federation

2. QUALIFYING PERIOD

The swimming qualifying time standards must be obtained at any of the competitions specified below during the following period:

Qualification period: 1 March 2016 – 13 July 2017

3. QUALIFYING EVENTS:

  • Continental Championships 2016 and 2017
  • International Competitions, to be approved in advance by FINA
  • National Competitions, to be approved in advance by FINA

FINA will only accept entry times which have been achieved at competitions officially approved by FINA. Please refer also to FINA Rule BL 12.

See MEMO_QUALIF_TIMES_EVENTS_BUD2017_02052016

See also fina.org

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