XVI Pacific Games Final Roster and Documents due Friday, May 12, 2023

Athletes who previously turned in documents for the Micronesian Games do not need to resubmit new documents for the Pacific Games, with the exception of the GNOC Power of Attorney for Minors which must be renewed and resubmitted for each Games.

Only those athletes who did not previously submit documents for the Micronesian Games need to turn in completed original hard copy documents by the Friday, May 12 deadline as stated below.

The XVI Pacific Games is scheduled to take place between November 19 to December 2, 2023 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

This competition is open to all swimmers who meet the GNOC residency requirements and the FINA minimum age requirements (14-years old for girls and 15-years old for boys as of December 31 of the year of the event).

It is the personal responsibility of each athlete and swim club to learn the requirements and to make sure that their nominations and documents are submitted in time.

In order to ensure timely processing, all documents must be turned into GSF by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Documents and forms required to be completed and turned in to GSF for each participant by FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 are:
1. GNOC Athlete Nomination Form;
2. GNOC Eligibility Code of Conduct/Waiver;
3. GNOC Residency Guidelines & Information Sheet on Residency Matters;
4. GNOC 2023 Handbook;
5. Copy of U.S. Passport (must be valid through June 30, 2024);
6. A high resolution digital photo in *.jpg format at 300kb-500b. No facial expressions (i.e.: smiling, teeth showing, etc.); no obstructions on face, head, and neck area (i.e.: prescription glasses, sunglasses, hats, scarves, etc.); and must have a light-colored background (white/off-white). Non-compliant photos will be returned.
7. Police Clearance;
8. Court Clearance;
9. GNOC Physical/Medical Clearance Form; and
10. ORADO TUE Form: For athletes taking medication(s) containing prohibited substances for an illness(es)/condition(s).

Regardless of TUE status, it is EVERY ATHLETE’S RESPONSIBILITY to review and understand the WADA Prohibited List. Parents of minor athletes MUST also review and understand the WADA Prohibited List. There is zero tolerance for not abiding by WADA and ORADO requirements/standards. No excuses accepted.

- Parent/Guardian of minor athlete(s) under the age of 18 years old MUST countersign all GNOC documents.

- Additionally, the GNOC Power of Attorney for Minors must be submitted prior to travel. A new Power of Attorney is required to be signed and submitted for each Games regardless of whether a previous POA was submitted.

- All documents must be in the form of hard printed copies with original signatures. This includes documents for Athletes/Team Officials who may be located off-island.

- Digital or email copies, and incomplete or unsigned documents, will NOT be accepted. All non-compliant and/or untimely documents SHALL be returned.

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.

Short Course (25m) Swim Meet to be held at Andersen Air Force Base on October 29, 2022

Update 10/30/2022: View this meet’s results.

The Guam Swimming Federation is pleased to announce that a short course (25m) swim meet will be held at the Andersen Air Force Base swimming pool on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Set up time will be 0730. The meet will begin at 0800 and end at 1100.

All participants attending the swim meet shall abide by the following rules which are subject to change and/or amendment at any time. Any updates and changes will be announced as soon as available.

  1. The meet will be open to all ages.
  2. Swimmers who have not already registered as athletes with Guam Swimming for 2022 must complete and submit the Athlete Registration form and the Liability Indemnification Release form to GSF by Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
  3. Due to strict time and capacity restraints, coaches shall decide the team swim roster depending on the event program that will be announced at a later date. Only those swimmers on the roster will be invited to attend the meet.
  4. Family members (2 parents, siblings, etc.) will be allowed to attend.
  5. Only swimmers, coaches, and officials will be allowed on the pool deck. Families, friends, and everyone else must stay on the grassy area outside the fence that surrounds the pool deck at all times. Canopies and chairs may be set up on the grass.
  6. A map of the team village on the grassy area will be provided before the meet
  7. Participants and families from the local teams of Manhoben, Manukai, and Tsunami who require military base access must fill out the online survey form here by no later than Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
  8. All persons age 18 years and over who require military base access shall submit a photo identification. The following photo identifications are acceptable:
    • U.S. passport;
    • Non-USA passport (FSM, Palau, Japan, etc) with a copy of the Form I-94 from U.S. Customs & Border Protection;
    • A “Real ID” with a star in the top right corner. But if it is a GUAM Real ID, then it MUST be issued after 2018. Anything before 2018 must provide a copy of a birth certificate in addition to the Guam Real ID;
    • Driver’s License with a copy of a birth certificate;
    • Permanent Resident card (Green Card); or
    • Naturalization Certificate.

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.

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.