2023 Micronesian Games rescheduled

New dates have been established for the 10th Micronesian Games to be held in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Instead of July 25 to August 5, 2023, the the multi-sport event was moved up a few days and will now be held between July 22 to August 1, 2023.

Originally scheduled for the summer of 2022, the Micronesian Games was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In July, the Micronesian Games Council announced that Nauru will host the 11th edition in 2026.

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.

GSF 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 have 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.

Two athletes of the same gender entered via Universality are not permitted. An athlete entering through Universality will be limited to a maximum of up to two Olympic Games in his/her career provided the athlete is not older than the age of thirty (30) as of 31st December of the Olympic year.

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.

Short Course Championship Meet CANCELLED

"coach" clip artThe Department of Parks and Recreation has notified us that the Hagatna Pool is closed until further notice and will remain closed over the weekend due to a chlorine problem.  For this reason, we regret to inform you that the Short Course Championship Meet scheduled for this weekend (12/2/2017) is cancelled.  We will provide updates through this website and through your coaches as we learn more about the status of the pool.  Si Yu’os Ma’ase.

Rick Powers to Offer Swimming, Coaching, and Officiating Clinics

FINA Rep and coach,  Rick Powers

Rick Powers, an experienced swimming coach who has coached the national teams of six countries and who has given clinics in dozens of other countries, will be conducting a weeks worth of clinics here on Guam from February 12 – 16, 2014.

Rick will be conducting clinics for members of GSF teams at the Hagatna Pool from Feb.12-14, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  All GSF swimmers are welcome, and the cost will be $5.00.

Rick will be conducting classroom training for coaches and officials on the 15th and 16th (venue TBA).