FINA World Junior Records Can Begin Being Set Today

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1. FINA has solidified its World Junior Records process, and explained to Swimming World that today is the first day that these WJRs can begin being set.

This means that Mack Horton already set a WJR in Australia with a 3:44.60 in the men’s 400-meter freestyle at the Australian Nationals.

Here’s an internal memo with more details regarding the process:

WORLD JUNIOR RECORDS

For establishing the World Junior Records, the “Championships Records” from the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships shall be regarded as “Junior World Best Times”. Please refer to table attached.

· The “World Junior Records” can be established by breaking these times at all swimming competitions (juniors, seniors and open) after 1st April 2014.

· For establishing a “World Junior Record” the swimmer does not need to be the winner of the race.

· Until the FINA Extraordinary Congress takes place in Doha (QAT) in November 2014, the present FINA Rule SW 12 will apply, except for SW 12.2, as only Junior Records in 50m pools will be
established.

· Doping control tests are mandatory.

· The age should be determined by 31st December in the year of competition.

Girls – 14, 15, 16 and 17 years of age by 31st December
Boys – 15, 16, 17, and 18 years of age by 31st December

· Mixed Relays in both 4 x 100m Freestyle & 4 x 100m Medley should be included in the competition programme.

The reference times, that stand as the times to beat starting today are:

MEN
50m Free 22.11 (SF), Luke Percy (AUS) – August 28, 2013
100m Free 48.97, Caeleb Dressel (USA) – August 31, 2013
200m Free 1:47.55, Mackenzie Horton (AUS) – August 27, 2013
400m Free 3:47.12, Mackenzie Horton (AUS) – August 26, 2013
800m Free 7:45.67, Mackenzie Horton (AUS) – August 28, 2013
1500m Free 14:56.60, Mackenzie Horton (AUS) – August 31, 2013
50m Back 25.44, Grigory Tarasevich (RUS) – August 29, 2013
100m Back 54.87, Apostolos Christou (GRE) – August 27, 2013
200m Back 1:57.92, Luca Mencarini (ITA) – August 31, 2013
50m Breast 27.74 (H), Peter John Stevens (SLO) – August 30, 2013
100m Breast 1:00.88, Ilya Khomenko (RUS) – August 27, 2013
200m Breast 2:10.75, Aleksandr Palatov (RUS) – August 29, 2013
50m Fly 23.61, Daniel Bell (NZL) – July 11, 2008
100m Fly 52.52, Daniel Bell (NZL) – July 9, 2008
200m Fly 1:56.42, Andrew Seliskar (USA) – August 31, 2013
200m IM 1:59.44, Joseph Bentz (USA) – August 27, 2013
400m IM 4:14.97, Joseph Bentz (USA) – August 30, 2013
4x100m free 3:16.96, Australia – August 26, 2013
4x200m free 7:15.36, Great Britain – August 29, 2013
4x100m medley 3:38.13, Japan – August 31, 2013

WOMEN
50m Free 25.02 (SF), Rozaliya Nasretdinova (RUS) – August 30, 2013
100m Free 54.47, Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – August 28, 2013
200m Free 1:58.93, Brittany MacLean (CAN) – August 21, 2011
400m Free 4:06.30, Elena Sokolova (RUS) – July 11, 2008
800m Free 8:32.30, Bonnie Macdonald (AUS) – August 17, 2011
1500m Free 16:18.63, Tjasa Oder (SLO) – August 20, 2011
50m Back 28.14 (H), Gabrielle Fa’Amausili (NZL) – August 29, 2013
100m Back 1:00.59, Daryna Zevina (UKR) – August 17, 2011
200m Back 2:09.74, Kylie Stewart (USA) – August 28, 2013
50m Breast 29.86, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – August 27, 2013
100m Breast 1:06.61, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – August 29, 2013
200m Breast 2:23.12, Viktoriya Solnceva (UKR) – August 31, 2013
50m Fly 26.32, Svetlana Chimrova (RUS) – August 29, 2013
100m Fly 58.34, Svetlana Chimrova (RUS) – August 31, 2013
200m Fly 2:08.10, Natsuki Akiyama (JPN) – July 9, 2008
200m IM 2:12.32, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – August 29, 2013
400m IM 4:40.02, Ella Eastin (USA) – August 26, 2013
4x100m free 3:41.40, Russia – August 30, 2013
4x200m free 7:59.42, USA – August 26, 2013
4x100m medley 4:04.48, Russia – August 31, 2013

MIXED
Mixed 4x100m free 3:28.74, Australia – August 28, 2013
Mixed 4x100m medley 3:48.89, Russia – August 27, 2013

Similar to the most recent addition of eight new relay world records, there’s going to be some time as the official world records recalibrate with the actual fastest times that have occurred in a specific age group. Most notably, Katie Ledecky’s first meters meet is going to have a lot of World Junior Records.

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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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