FINA announces Time Standards and Qualifying Procedure for the Fukuoka 2021 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 Fukuoka 2021.

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

WOMEN MEN
B – 1 Entry A – 2 Entries A – 2 Entries B – 1 Entry
00:25.92 00:25.04 50 m Freestyle 00:22.18 00:22.96
00:56.15 00:54.25 100 m Freestyle 00:48.77 00:50.48
02:02.81 01:58.66 200 m Freestyle 01:47.06 01:50.81
04:19.34 04:10.57 400 m Freestyle 03:48.15 03:56.14
08:56.03 08:37.90 800 m Freestyle 07:53.11 08:09.67
17:24.20 16:29.57 1500 m Freestyle 15:04.64 15:36.30
00:29.21 00:28.22 50 m Backstroke 00:25.17 00:26.05
01:02.71 01:00.59 100 m Backstroke 00:54.03 00:55.92
02:15.67 02:11.08 200 m Backstroke 01:58.07 02:02.20
00:32.31 00:31.22 50 m Breaststroke 00:27.33 00:28.29
01:09.79 01:07.43 100 m Breaststroke 00:59.75 01:01.84
02:31.02 02:25.91 200 m Breaststroke 02:10.32 02:14.88
00:27.24 00:26.32 50 m Butterfly 00:23.63 00:24.46
01:00.37 00:58.33 100 m Butterfly 00:51.96 00:53.78
02:13.73 02:09.21 200 m Butterfly 01:56.71 02:00.79
02:17.63 02:12.98 200 m Ind. Medley 01:59.76 02:03.95
04:52.97 04:43.06 400 m Ind. Medley 04:17.48 04:26.49
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 times if they meet the following criteria (as per FINA Rule BL 9.3.6.2) https://www.fina.org/content/fina-rules:

  • No swimmer qualified: two (2) men and two (2) women;
  • One (1) or two (2) swimmers qualified, additional swimmers up to a maximum of four (4) swimmers (two (2) men and two (2) women);
  • Three (3) swimmers qualified one (1) additional swimmer provided that both genders 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. 50 m Freestyle;

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 2020 – 4 July 2021

3. QUALIFYING EVENTS:

  • Continental Championships 2020 and 2021
  • 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.

FINA will only accept entry times achieved at competitions officially approved by FINA. Please refer also to FINA Rule BL 12 https://www.fina.org/content/fina-rules.

Please kindly note that all events approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games between 1st March and 29th June 2020 are automatically approved as qualifying events for the FINA World Championships Fukuoka 2021. The NF does not need to resubmit the application.

Please check the official FINA memo for specific details:
https://www.fina.org/sites/default/files/memo_qual_events_fukuoka_2021_sw_qualification_procedure_13012020.pdf

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