Swimming Canada has published its selection process for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and also revealed the dates for next year’s Olympic trials.
The 2024 Olympic Trials are set for May 13–19, although the date is listed as “TBC” (to be confirmed). If that schedule is maintained, then tests will be held later in the schedule than usual, as Canada’s annual selection competitions are usually held in April.
The Olympic selection process will follow the same guidelines that Swimming Canada has used in previous years, with the top two swimmers in each event earning automatic qualification for the team, as long as they fall below the Olympic qualifying time (OQT).
The top four finishers in the 100 and 200-meter freestyle will also qualify for the relays, while the winners of the 100-meter events will be eligible to join the team for the 4×100 medley relay if they have not already completed. classified.
There will also be room for a swimmer who places in the top two in an event at the Trials but does not achieve the OQT but has done so within the qualification period, to be named to the team.
Swimming Canada can also make discretionary additions to relays.
- Priority 1: Swimmers who finish first and second in Final A and who have reached the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT) (Appendix A) at the 2024 Canadian Swimming Trials will be nominated. All performances will be considered and the swimmers who finish first and second. OQT will be enrolled at the 2024 Canadian Swim Trials.
- Priority 2: For the freestyle relay qualifying for the Olympic Games, the top four (4) swimmers in the 100 m and the top four (4) swimmers in the 200 m freestyle will be selected, according to the qualification system. of tests.
- Priority 3: for men’s and women’s mixed relays that qualified for the Olympic Games according to the qualification system, where there was no swimmer nominated in Priority 1 in the men’s or women’s 100 m backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and/or stroke events. and 2, the top-ranked swimmers in Final A will be nominated for the appropriate relay.
- Priority 4: The Swimming Canada Selection Committee has the discretion to nominate qualified swimmers to improve the relay based on the recommendation of the High-Performance Director.
- Priority 5: When an event has no qualifiers or only one with an OQT (Appendix A) for the 2024 Canadian Trials, a swimmer who achieved the OQT within the qualification period (March 1, 2023-June 23), will be nominated. 2024) and have finished top 2 at the 2024 Canadian Trials, up to a maximum of two OQT swimmers per event.
- Priority 6: In an event that currently has no nominations through Priority 1 to 5, the event winner who has reached the Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) (Appendix A) and receives a time at the 2024 Canadian Swim Trials Whoever is fastest will be provisionally nominated for 1% of their time achieved in the qualification period (March 1, 2023-June 23, 2024). These provisional nominations are subject to approval and invitation by World Aquatics.
Swimming Canada will follow the qualification process implemented by World Aquatics to nominate its open-water team for the 2024 Olympic Games.
The top three swimmers in the 10 km event at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka will qualify for the Open Water Olympic Games, while the top 13 swimmers (excluding those already qualified) at the 2024 World Championships in Doha will also reserve a ticket to Paris.
- Priority 1: Any swimmer who receives a qualifying invitation from World Aquatics to Paris 2024 will be nominated according to the qualification system following the World Aquatics Championships 2023.
- Priority 2: Any swimmer who receives a qualifying invitation from World Aquatics to Paris 2024, according to the qualification system following the 2024 World Aquatics Championships, will be nominated.
The remaining slots will be determined based on World Aquatics’ continental representation allocation