2025 Pacific Mini Games, Palau [25M Short Course], June 29 to July 9, 2025

The 12th Pacific Mini Games will be held in Koror, Palau from June 29 to July 9, 2025.

Only those athletes who achieve the qualifying times in the events set out below are eligible for consideration to attend the Games. Entry times must be achieved at a Guam Aquatics or GNOC-sanctioned event, either in a 25m pool or a 50m pool, within the period November 1, 2023 to February 28, 2025. Times achieved outside this qualifying period will not be accepted.

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2005 South Pacific Mini Games Results

Only entry times from events with distances of 100 meters or more shall be accepted for qualification purposes. If qualified to attend, athletes may swim event distances of 50 meters at the competition.

Athletes who equal or better the posted QT in one or more events are preliminarily qualified for consideration to participate in the Pacific Mini Games, provided that all other qualification and eligibility 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.

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.

No one has the right or entitlement to participate in the competition. There is also no guarantee of selection. At all times, the final selection of athletes and officials to the team, including event entries, is subject to the discretion of Guam Aquatics, the Guam National Olympic Committee, and/or the relevant organizing committee.


**Qualifying times for the Pacific Mini Games are guided by the 1991 order of the GNOC Executive Board that qualification to participate shall be equal to the times of the third (3rd) place finishers in the “A” finals for each event as achieved during the last edition of the relevant Games. Subject to GNOC’s approval, Guam Aquatics may allow for minimum QTs equal to the time achieved by the last place finisher in the “A” finals for each event, which is typically the 6th or 8th place depending on the competition.

International competition calendar and qualifying time standards

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2024 Summer Olympic Games. Paris, France (July 26 to August 11)

2024 World Aquatics Swimming Championships (25m). Budapest, HUN (December 10-15)

2025 Pacific Mini Games. Koror, Palau (June 29 to July 9)

2025 World Aquatics Swimming Championships. Singapore (July 27 to August 3)

2026 Micronesian Games. Nauru (TBA)

2026 Oceania Aquatics Swimming Championships. (TBA)

2026 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Dakar, Senegal (Oct 31 to Nov 13)

2027 World Aquatics Championships. Budapest, Hungary (TBA)

2027 Pacific Games. Tahiti, French Polynesia (July 24 to August 7))

2028 Summer Olympic Games. Los Angeles, USA (July 14 to 30)

2029 World Aquatics Championships. Beijing, China (TBA)

2032 Summer Olympic Games. Brisbane, Australia (TBA)


Selection to international Flag Event competitions is based on qualification. Qualifying times must be achieved a Guam Aquatics or GNOC-sanctioned event, which includes Guam Championship and Pentathlon meets. Qualifying times for the Olympic Games must be achieved at an Olympic qualifying meet.

For competitions with limited athlete entries such as the World Aquatics Championships, and if no athlete has met the established qualifying time standard, then in addition to any other requirements, athlete selection is determined by the Base Time Proximity Standard.

With the exception of the World Championships and the Olympic Games,* qualifying time standards for Flag Events such as the Micronesian Games, Pacific Games, Pacific Mini Games, Oceania Championships and others 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 "A" finals for each event as achieved during the last edition of the relevant Games. With approval, Guam Aquatics may allow for minimum times achieved by the last place finisher in the "A" finals for each event, which is typically the 6th or 8th place depending on the competition.

*World Championships and Olympic qualifying time standards are established by World Aquatics.

*Last update: April 12, 2024.

Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games Qualifying Time Standards

Athletes to Paris 2024 must qualify by meeting the “B” Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) set out below.

All times must be earned in a 50-meter pool at an Olympic qualifying event. Times must be achieved within the qualifying period of 01 March 2023 to 23 June 2024.

“Nobody is entitled as of right to participate in the Olympic Games.“* At all times and regardless of qualification achievement, the decision to permit Guam participation in the Olympic Games rests solely within the exclusive jurisdiction and discretion of the Guam National Olympic Committee.

*Olympic Charter Rule 44(3) (“Any entry is subject to acceptance by the IOC, which may at its discretion, at any time, refuse any entry, without indication of grounds. Nobody is entitled as of right to participate in the Olympic Games.”)

2027 Pacific Games Tahiti [50m], July 24 to August 7, 2027

The XVIII Pacific Games (Pirae 2027) will be held in Pirae, Tahiti from July 24 to August 7, 2027.

Only those athletes who achieve the qualifying times in the events set out below are eligible for consideration to attend the Games. Entry times must be achieved at a Guam Aquatics or GNOC-sanctioned event, either in a 25m or a 50m pool, within the qualifying period of December 1, 2025 to March 30, 2027. Times achieved outside this qualifying period will not be accepted.

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2023 Pacific Games Solomon Islands Results

Only entry times from events with distances of 100 meters or more shall be accepted for qualification purposes. If qualified to attend, athletes may swim event distances of 50 meters at the competition.

Athletes who equal or better the posted QT in one or more events are preliminarily qualified for consideration to participate in the Pacific Games, provided that all other qualification and eligibility 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.

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.

No one has the right or entitlement to participate in the competition. There is also no guarantee of selection. At all times, the final selection of athletes and officials to the team, including event entries, is subject to the discretion of Guam Aquatics, the Guam National Olympic Committee, and/or the relevant organizing committee.


**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 “A” finals for each event as achieved during the last edition of the relevant Games, which was the 2023 Solomon Islands. Subject to GNOC’s approval, Guam Aquatics may allow for minimum QTs equal to the time achieved by the last place finisher in the “A” finals for each event, which is typically the 6th or 8th place depending on the competition.

2024 Micronesian Games Qualifying Time Standards

The 10th Micronesian Games will be held in the Marshall Islands from June 15-24, 2024.

The qualifying time period is January 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. All times must be earned at a GSF or GNOC-sanctioned event.

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2014 Micronesian Games Results, Pool Events

2018 Micronesian Games Results, Open Water Swim

Athletes who equal or better the QT in one or more 25-meter or 25-yard individual events are preliminarily qualified for consideration to participate in the Micronesian 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 Micronesian 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.

*Qualifying time standards for the Micronesian Games, the Pacific 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 (2014 for pool events and 2018 for open water events). 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.

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 Flag Event competitions which limit the number of athletes that may be entered, such as the World Aquatics Championships.

Based upon a mathematical formula and sometimes called the “Highest Ratio” formula or the “Percentage Faster” or “Percentage of Time” Standard, variations of the criteria are used by World Aquatics and major swim federations as a way of establishing a uniform way to compare¬†times and to rank athletes across different individual events. Regardless of which variation of the formula is used, the result is that a fair comparison can be made between differing athlete times and events.

The Base Time Proximity Standard compares the difference between an athlete’s best 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. The resulting percentage represents how much faster or slower the athlete’s time in an event is compared to the “B” time in that same event

The athletes are then ranked in order of their percentages. with the highest ranking athlete being the one whose swim time is closest to the Base Time (or “1.000”).

The Base Time Proximity Standard does not apply to the Olympic Games or to competitions which do not have a limit on the number of entries. For such competitions, athletes must meet the minimum qualifying entry times established for the particular competition, together with any other qualifying criteria.

For the Olympic Games, the qualification and selection criteria is established by World Aquatics. If no athlete achieves the qualifying time, then at the sole and exclusive discretion of World Aquatics and GNOC, and subject to any other applicable criteria, the male and/or female athlete who has achieved the highest World Aquatics Points Table score in an individual 50m Olympic qualifying event during the relevant qualifying period may be invited to the Games/

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.