FINA releases 2021 World Championships Qualifying Times


From Gwangju, South Korea, the world championships is going to Fukuoka, Japan which is set to host the 19th FINA World Championships from July 16 to August 1, 2021.

Swimming events, which is usually run for eight days, will most likely be scheduled from July 25 to August 1, 2021.

The qualifying “A” standards for the 2021 Worlds are the 16th place times of the 2019 World Championships or the 2019 “A” qualifying time standards; whichever is fastest.

With this criteria, ten (10) QTA’s of the Women’s event in 2021 World Champs are the same as the 2019 “A” time standards; while seven (7) of the 2020 “A” time standards were the 16th place time from the 2019 Worlds.

In the Men’s division, five (5) of the 2021 “A” time standards were the same as the 2019 “A” time standards, and twelve (12) of the 2021 “A” time standards were the 16th place time from the 2019 Worlds.

All “B” time standards were derived by multiplying the 2021 “A” time standards by 3.5%.

Below are the 19th FINA World Championships’ qualifying times for swimming events :

Looking at Philippine Swimming’s results at the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Philippines’ could possibly see ten or more swimmers who are capable of hitting the 2021 World’s Qualifying B Standards, since six of our swimmers have already breached the QTB times while several swimmers are quite close to hitting the “B” standards.

From the 2019 SEA Games results, Remedy Rule’s times in 50m Free, 100m Free, 200m Free and 200m Fly have already hit the 2021 QTBs; while Jasmine Alkhaldi has also breached the QTBs of the 50m Free, 100m Free and 50m Fly events.

Luke Gebbie’s times in 50m Free, 100m Free and 50m Fly are also faster than the 2021 Worlds’ QTBs.

James Deiparine, Jaden Christian Olson and Nicole Oliva have one QTB each, in 100m Breast, 50m Back and 200m Free respectively.

Qualifying for the 2021 World Championships has not started yet though.

Qualifying period would most likely start this March or April 2020. Will keep everyone posted once the qualifying period is about to start.

Most likely, the 2nd Philippine National Open will be a 2021 World Championship Qualifying event, while at the same time the final selection event for the 2020 Asian Swimming Championships that we will be hosting.

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