Good news everyone! Apart from qualifying via SCM times, swimmers can now qualify at the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (SCM) 2020 this December via their times achieved at any LCM meets sanctioned by FINA.
All Tokyo Olympic qualifying meets, as well as 2021 World Championships qualifying meets are considered qualifying meets for the 2020 SC World Championships this December 15-20, 2020 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE; plus FINA sacntioned Continental Championships, International Competitions and National Competitions held within the qualifying window of this year’s SCM World Championships.
Qualifying window using the LCM times is March 1, 2020 up to December 1, 2020; while qualifying window using SCM times is December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2020.
Below are the LCM Qualifying Times :
Again, LCM qualifying times should only be registered at any FINA sanctioned meets between March 1, 2020 up to December 1, 2020.
Interestingly, the LCM Qualifying times are the same Qualifying Times to be used for the 2021 FINA Long Course Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan next year. Thus, if a swimmer hits any of the above qualifying times, they will automatically qualify in both 2020 SC World Champs and 2021 LC World Champs.
Below are the SCM Qualifying Times :
Again, SCM qualifying times should only be registered at any FINA sanctioned meets between December 1, 2019 up to December 1, 2020.
National Federations can enter two (2) swimmers in an event if both swimmers have achieved the QTA standards.
Only one (1) swimmer can be entered in an event if swimmers have only achieved the QTB standards.
With no swimmers who have achieved the “A” or “B” Standard Entry Time; National Federations may enter up to four (4) swimmers, two (2) men and two (2) women.
With one (1) swimmer who has achieved the “A” or “B” Standard Entry Time, the National Federations may add three (3) more swimmers, provided that both genders are represented two (2) men and two (2) women.
With two QTA/QTB swimmers, an additional of 2 swimmers may be entered; while with three QTA/QTB swimmers, an additional of 1 swimmer maybe entered.
The swimmers who have not achieved either Standard Entry Time will only be permitted to enter up to two (2) individual events each; while they can only be entered in an event where no other swimmer from the National Federation has been entered.
There is no limit for the number of delegation a National Federation can send to the 2020 SC World Championships, provided that swimmers have met the QTA or QTB standards (2 swimmers per event for QTA swimmers; while 1 swimmer per event for QTB swimmers).
CLICK HERE for the full Qualifying Guidelines of the 2020 FINA SC World Swimming Championships.