QUALIFICATION SYSTEM

1. .A・ and .B・ qualifying standard - individuals

FINA Rule BL 6.3.6.1

:...For each individual event at the Olympic Games the FINA Bureau will establish Standard Entry Times on two levels: A and B, of which B shall be easier to achieve. If a National Federation/NOC enters only one swimmer per event all swimmers entered must meet the qualifying B standard time. If two swimmers are entered in the same event, both of them must meet the qualifying A standard time. Standard entry times can only be achieved in competitions approved for that purpose by FINA;.

2. NFs/NOCs without qualified athletes

FINA Rule BL 6.3.6.1

:All National Federations/NOCs having no swimmers qualified for the Olympic Games may enter one man and one woman regardless of time standard in one competition each of their choice provided that the swimmer(s) participated in the 10th FINA World Championships V Barcelona 2003. FINA will decide which swimmers will be invited to take part at the Olympic Games based on their performance;.

NFs/NOCs without qualified entries must submit their applications for entries to FINA for approval by 30 June 2004.

3. Relay teams

FINA Rule BL 6.3.6.2

:Each Member may enter only one team in each relay event. All swimmers entered in individual events can be used in relays. In the Olympic Games, not more than sixteen (16) teams can be entered in each relay competition. The top twelve (12) finishers at the 10th FINA World Championships V Barcelona 2003 shall be qualified based upon the results achieved. The four (4) other teams shall be selected by FINA on the basis of the fastest times achieved in the fifteen-month period before the Olympic Games in competitions approved for that purpose by FINA.

The NFs/NOCs must confirm to FINA the participation of their qualified relay team by no later than 31 May 2004.

Each NF/NOC may enter additional swimmers for the relays only, provided that they have achieved the .B・ standard for the stroke and distance.

The following formula shall apply:

One (1) relay    - two (2) extra swimmers

Two (2) relays   - four (4) extra swimmers

Three (3) relays - six (6) extra swimmers

Four (4) relays  - ten (10) extra swimmers

Five (5) relays   - twelve (12) extra swimmers

Six (6) relays    - sixteen (16) extra swimmers

FINA A & B QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS

 

 

 

A - 2 Entries

B - 1 Entry

 

 

M

S

1/100

M

S

1/100

MEN'S STANDARD

50 Freestyle

00

22

51

00

23

64

100 Freestyle

00

49

66

00

52

14

200 Freestyle

01

49

60

01

55

08

400 Freestyle

03

52

01

04

03

61

800 Freestyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1500 Freestyle

15

14

43

16

00

15

100 Backstroke

00

55

63

00

58

41

200 Backstroke

02

00

20

02

06

21

100 Breaststroke

01

01

92

01

05

02

200 Breaststroke

02

14

20

02

20

91

100 Butterfly

00

53

49

00

56

16

200 Butterfly

01

58

63

02

04

56

200 I. M.

02

02

54

02

08

67

400 I. M.

04

20

17

04

33

18

WOMEN'S STANDARD

50 Freestyle

00

25

64

00

26

92

100 Freestyle

00

55

58

00

58

36

200 Freestyle

02

00

07

02

06

07

400 Freestyle

04

11

60

04

24

18

800 Freestyle

08

36

94

09

02

79

1500 Freestyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Backstroke

01

02

42

01

05

54

200 Backstroke

02

13

58

02

20

26

100 Breaststroke

01

09

85

01

13

34

200 Breaststroke

02

28

21

02

35

62

100 Butterfly

00

59

67

01

02

65

200 Butterfly

02

11

20

02

17

76

200 I. M.

02

15

27

02

22

03

400 I. M.

04

46

42

05

00

74

Qualification period

The qualifying time standards must be obtained at any of the specified competitions held in the period 1 April 2003 to 21 July 2004.