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Sydney Olympic Standards

May 28, 1998


Received from FINA

For each individual event at the Olympic Games the FINA Bureau will establish Standard Entry Times on two levels: A and B. If a Federation/NOC enters only one swimmer per event, all swimmers entered must meet the B standard times. If two swimmers are enetered in the same event, both of them must meet the A standard.

All Federation/NOC having no qualified swimmers may eneter one male and one female regardless of time standards in one event each of their choice with evidence of participation in national and international competition.

FINA A & B QUALIFYING TIME STANDARD
Olympic Games 2000, Sydney (AUS)
Individual Events Men A Men B Women A Women B
2 Entries 1 Entry 2 Entries 1 Entry
50 Freestyle 22.75 23.89 25.97 27.2
100 Freestyle 50.09 52.59 56.03 58.83
200 Freestyle 1:49.83 1:55.32 2:01.02 2:07.07
400 Freestyle 3:54.10 4:04.81 4:13.81 4:26.50
800 Freestyle 8:40.31 9:06.33
1500 Freestyle 15:26.05 16:12.35
100 Backstroke 55.91 58.71 1:03.25 1:06.41
200 Backstroke 2:01.21 2:07.27 2:14.52 2:21.25
100 Breaststroke 1:02.51 1:05.64 1:10.21 1:13.72
200 Breaststroke 2:15.36 2:22.13 2:29.91 2:37.41
100 Butterfly 53.90 56.60 1:00.71 1:03.71
200 Butterfly 1:59.72 2:05.71 2:13.05 2:19.70
200 Ind.Medley 2:03.14 2:09.30 2:16.75 2:23.59
400 Ind.Medley 4:22.82 4:35.86 4:47.55 5:01.93
Relays 1 Team / Nation 1 Team / Nation
4x100 Freestyle 3:25.24 3:50.33
4x200 Freestyle 7:32.97 8:21.55
4x100 Medley 3:46.96 4:15.69

Qualification Procedure

These qualifying times standards must be obtained at any of the following competitions held in the 12 months prior to the entry deadline for the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000:
1. Continental Championships
2. National Olympic Trials, recognized in advance by FINA
3. International Competitions, to be approved by FINA

Only times achieved at FINA recognized competitions can be accepted as entry times for the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000.

Federations/NOC can enter swimmers without qualifying standards, one male and one female, by presenting to FINA for approval no later than 15 August 2000, evidence of their participation in national and international competition.