25M Short Course Swim Meet Results: September 24, 2022

The first official swim meet since 2020 was held today at the Charles King Fitness Center, Naval Base Guam. A huge shout out and thank you to the many folks who worked so hard for months to make this event happen, most especially to our host team Guam Typhoonz Swim Club and all the NBG and MWR personnel.

See meet results here.

Athlete Selection Criteria: Base Time Proximity Standard

On August 12, 2022, the GSF unanimously adopted the BASE TIME PROXIMITY STANDARD to calculate the times and ranking of athletes to be selected for attendance at international off-island competitions, with the exception of the Olympic Games. Sometimes called the “Percentage of Time Standard,” the criteria is used by major swim federations to establish a uniform way to compare times and rank athletes across different events. 

The standard compares the difference between a swim athlete’s time in an individual event to the “B” time standard (ie, the “Base Time”) for that same event as established by a competition’s meet organizers. The formula divides the athlete’s time by the Base Time, and the quotient is converted to a percentage. Athletes will be ranked in order of their percentages, with the highest ranking athlete being the one whose swim time is closest to the Base Time (or “1”).

For the Olympic Games, the qualification and selection criteria shall be that as established by FINA. For universality placement, and at GSF, GNOC, and FINA’s discretion, only the male and female athlete who has achieved the highest FINA Points Table score in any individual Olympic event, as achieved at a FINA-approved qualification event during the qualification period, shall be entered.

2023 Pacific Games is a FINA qualifying event for 2024 Doha World Champs & Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The Pacific Games Council has announced that the 2023 Solomon Island games scheduled for November 19 to December 2, 2023, will be recognized by FINA as a qualification event for the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The Games will also be recognized as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Additionally, athlete eligibility for the Solomon Islands will utilize FINA regulations.

FINA announces qualifying times for Fukuoka 50M World Championships

The qualifying time standards for the 20th FINA 50M World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan have been announced. Originally scheduled for 2022, the event was postponed due to Covid and will now be held between July 14 to 30, 2023.

Download the time standards here.

Doha, Qatar to host 21st World Championships (50M) in February 2024

In what should be the last of the Covid reshuffling, FINA has rescheduled the 21st World Championships that was originally scheduled to take pace in Doha, Qatar in July 2023 to February 2 to 18, 2024. The change was necessitated because the 2022 championship event scheduled for Fukuoka, Japan was pushed back to July 2023. Instead of Fukuoka, the 2022 event was moved to Budapest, Hungary.

Melbourne to host FINA short course (25M) World Championships

Melbourne, Australia has replaced Kazan, Russia as the host of the 16th FINA short course (25M) World Championships. The event will be held December 13 to 18, 2022.

Update June 20, 2022: Melbourne qualifying times have been released and can be downloaded here.

2001 to 2012 Swim Meet Results

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2020 Micronesian Swimming Championship

The Guam Swimming Federation is pleased to invite swim teams from throughout Micronesia to the 2020 Micronesian Swimming Championship Meet to be held on May 2-3, 2020.  Click the link below for more information:

2020 Micronesian Swimming Championship Invitation