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|
|Relays||1 Team / Nation||1 Team / Nation|
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.