2023 Pacific Games Qualifying Time Standards

The XVII Pacific Games (Solomons 2023) will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from November 19 to December 2, 2023.

The qualifying time period is January 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023. All qualifying times must be earned at a GSF or GNOC-sanctioned event.

Download qualifying times

Athletes who equal or better the QT in one or more 50-meter individual events* are preliminarily qualified for consideration to participate in the Pacific Games, provided that all other qualification requirements are met. This includes (but is not limited to), the athlete’s rank & times, technical skill, age, maturity, fitness, residency, citizenship, ethics, and behavior.

No one has the right or entitlement to participate in the competition. At all times, and regardless of any athlete or official’s application for nomination to the Pacific Games, the final selection of athletes and officials to the team including event entries is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Guam National Olympic Committee and/or the relevant organizing committee.

All athletes entered in individual events can be used in relays, even if they have not achieved the QT for the corresponding stroke and distance of the relay in which they are entered.

*If no 50-meter times are available, 25-meter times may be submitted to GSF for conversion and possible consideration.

**Qualifying time standards for the Pacific Games, the Micronesian Games, and other GNOC-sanctioned events are guided by the 1991 order of the GNOC Executive Board that qualification to participate shall be minimally based on the times of the third (3rd) place finishers in the finals for each event as achieved during the last edition of the relevant Games (2019 Samoa). With approval, the GSF may allow for minimum times achieved by the last place finisher in the finals for each event, which is typically the 6th or 8th place depending on the competition.