FINA Announces Qualifying Standards for 2015 World Championships

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 27. RECENTLY, FINA released the qualifying standards for the 2015 World Championships being held in Kazan, Russia. The qualifying window for the events is between May 1, 2014 and July 20, 2015.

Here’s the information:

–ENTRY LIMITS–

-A nation may enter up to 2 swimmers per individual event, and 1 relay per relay event.

-For a nation to enter 2 swimmers in an individual event, both swimmers must meet the A time standard in the event.

-If a nation wishes to enter 1 swimmer per individual event, a swimmer need only have the B time standard in the event.

-A nation with 3 swimmers with qualifying times may enter a fourth swimmer without qualifying times, provided that with the addition the nation has both male and female swimmers entered.

-A nation with 2 or less swimmers with qualifying times may enter up to a total of 4 swimmers, provided that no more than 2 are male and 2 are female.

-A swimmer entered without qualifying times must have swam at their nation’s national championships or an approved qualifying meet.

-A swimmer entered without qualifying times will be allowed to enter up to 2 events each, but cannot be entered in the same event as another swimmer from their nation.

–QUALIFYING TIMES–
[All long course meters (50m). "A" times for 2 per event; "B" times for 1 per event.]

MEN A standard B standard

50 free 22.25 23.03
100 free 49.39 51.12
200 free 1:48.37 1:52.16
400 free 3:50.87 3:58.95
800 free 7:57.69 8:14.41
1500 free 15:13.98 15:45.97

50 back 25.52 26.41
100 back 54.72 56.64
200 back 1:59.19 2:03.36

50 breast 27.58 28.55
100 breast 1:00.44 1:02.56
200 breast 2:11.71 2:16.32

50 fly 23.53 24.35
100 fly 52.52 54.36
200 fly 1:57.37 2:01.48

200 I.M. 1:59.99 2:04.19
400 I.M. 4:19.21 4:28.28

WOMEN

50 free 25.23 26.11
100 free 55.05 56.98
200 free 1:58.93 2:03.09
400 free 4:12.47 4:21.31
800 free 8:35.99 8:54.05
1500 free 16:33.61 17:08.39

50 back 28.60 29.60
100 back 1:01.25 1:03.39
200 back 2:12.14 2:16.76

50 breast 31.50 32.60
100 breast 1:08.36 1:10.75
200 breast 2:28.12 2:33.30

50 fly 26.54 27.47
100 fly 59.18 1:01.25
200 fly 2:11.14 2:15.73

200 I.M. 2:13.98 2:18.67
400 I.M. 4:44.50 4:54.46

Note: The relay events do not have time standards. The relay events are: 400 Free Relay (male, female, mixed), 400 Medley Relay (male, female, mixed), and 800 Free Relay (male, female).

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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