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Shanghai 2011 - Registration and Qualification of Competitors

6.1 – Swimming
For each individual event, the FINA Bureau will establish Standard Entry Times in two levels: “A” and “B”, of which “B” shall be easier to achieve. Standard Entry Times can only be achieved in competitions approved for that purpose by FINA.

For each individual event, each National Federation may enter a maximum of two (2) competitors. To enter two swimmers in the same event, both of them must have achieved the “A” Standard Entry Time. To enter one swimmer in an event, the competitor must have achieved at least the “B” Standard Entry Time (BL 9.3.6.1).

STANDARD ENTRY TIMES

Men's Standard
Womens's Standard
A
2 Entries
B
1 Entry

A
2 Entries
B
1 Entry
22.35
22.90
50m Freestyle
25.43
26.06
49.23
50.44
100m Freestyle
55.24
56.60
1:48.72
1:51.40
200m Freestyle
1:59.29
2:02.24
3:49.96
3:55.63
400m Freestyle
4:11.26
4:17.64
8:10.26
8:37.52
800m Freestyle
8:35.98
8:48.70
15:13.16
15:35.67
1500m Freestyle
16:41.49
17:10.88
25.34
25.98
50m Backstroke
29.07
29.80
55.14
56.50
100m Backstroke
1:01.70
1:03.22
1:59.72
2:02.67
200m Backstroke
2:12.73
2:16.01
27.63
28.32
50m Breaststroke
31.52
32.31
1:01.57
1:03.08
100m Breaststroke
1:09.01
1:10.72
2:13.69
2:16.99
200m Breaststroke
2:28.21
2:31.87
23.73
24.32
50m Butterfly
26.68
27.35
52.86
54.16
100m Butterfly
59.35
1:00.82
1:57.67
2:00.57
200m Butterfly
2:10.84
2:14.07
2:01.40
2:04.39
200m Ind. Medley
2:15.27
2:18.57
4:18.40
4:24.77
400m Ind. Medley
4:45.08
4:52.11


Relays:
- 4x100m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley – Men & Women
- Each Member Federation may enter only one (1) team in each relay event

6.1.1 - National Federations may enter swimmers who have not achieved either Standard Entry Time as follows:

• With no swimmers who have achieved the “A” or “B” Standard Entry Time: National Federations may enter up to three (3) swimmers, not all of whom are of the same gender
• With only one (1) swimmer who has achieved the “A” or “B” Standard Entry Time: National Federations may enter up to two additional swimmers, as long as all of the swimmers are not of the same gender.l of whom are of the same gender
• The swimmers who have not achieved either Standard Entry Time will only be permitted to enter up to two (2) individual events each (BL 9.3.6.2)

6.1.2 - Each National Federation may enter only one (1) team in each relay. All swimmers entered in individual events can be used in relays, even if they have not achieved the “B” Standard Entry Time for the corresponding stroke and distance of the relay in which they are entered. Each National Federation may enter additional swimmers for relays only, provided that they have achieved the “B” Standard Entry Time for the corresponding stroke and distance of the relay in which they are entered.

The following formula shall apply:

• One (1) Relay    - two (2) additional swimmers
• Two (2) Relays    - four (4) additional swimmers
• Three (3) Relays - six (6) additional swimmers
• Four (4) Relays    - eight (8) additional swimmers
• Five (5) Relays    - ten (10) additional swimmers
• Six (6) Relays    - twelve (12) additional swimmers (BL 9.3.6.3)

6.1.3 - The composition of a relay team may be changed between heats and finals of an event. When preliminaries are swum, medals or diplomas shall be awarded to those swimmers who swam in the heats and the final race (BL 9.3.6.7)

6.1.4 - The names of swimmers actually swimming on a relay must be submitted at least one hour before the start of the session in which the event is to take place, in the order in which they are to swim. The names of the swimmers in medley relay events must be listed for their respective strokes (BL 9.3.6.8)

6.1.5 - Each Member may enter a maximum of 26 men and 26 women swimmers (BL 9.3.6.9)


6.2 – Open Water Swimming
Each member may enter a maximum of two (2) males and two (2) females per individual event. For team events in the World Championships, the member can enter only one (1) team per event. Only swimmers who are entered in individual events at the World Championships can take part in the Team Event (BL 9.3.7.1).

6.2.1 – Team Event (BL 9.3.7.3.2)
5 km Team Event as Time Trial
• A team shall consist of three (3) swimmers, either one (1) man and two (2) women or two (2) men and one (1) woman.
• Every team shall start with all swimmers together sixty (60) seconds after the preceding team.
• The allocation of starting positions shall be taken from automatic random draw. The ranking shall be decided by the individual time achieved by the third swimmer of the team. Only one team per NF is allowed.


6.3 – Diving

6.3.1 - Each Member may enter a maximum of two (2) competitors per event, regardless of standards, for each individual event and one (1) team of two (2) competitors for each synchronised diving event (BL 9.3.8.2)

6.3.2 - Each diver, or diver’s representative, shall deliver to the Referee, or his designated representative, a complete statement of the selected dives on the official form of the event for the preliminary competition and all the following sessions of the competition (D 4.1)


6.4 – Men’s Water Polo

6.4.1 - The competition shall be between a maximum of sixteen (16) teams selected in the following manner (BL 9.3.10.5.1):

a. The four (4) highest ranking teams from the World Cup 2010, two (2) highest ranking teams from the World League 2010, one (1) team from the host country (CHN) and nine (9) teams from the five continents to be selected through a qualifying tournament or continental championship. The nine (9) teams from the continents shall be selected according to the following formula: Europe – 3, Americas – 2, Asia – 2, Africa – 1 and Oceania – 1 (BL 9.3.10.5.2)

b. If any one of the teams qualified from the World League 2010 are in the first four (4) of the World Cup 2010, the next ranked team from that World Cup qualifies (BL 9.3.10.5.3)

c. The highest qualifying team(s) from the continental qualifying tournament or continental championships shall be entitled to represent that continent; if any team does not accept, then the next highest ranking team willing to accept and participate in the World Championships shall qualify. These continental tournaments must be completed by 1 March 2011 (BL 9.3.10.5.4)

d. If the host country is already included in the four (4) highest ranking teams from the World Cup 2010, then the entry position shall be filled by the next highest placed team from that World Cup (BL 9.3.10.5.5)

e. If another of the four (4) highest ranking teams from the World Cup 2010 or one (1) of the two (2) highest ranking teams from the World League 2010 does not enter, then that position shall be filled from the next highest placed team from the World Cup 2010 (BL 9.3.10.5.6)

f. If no team enters from a continent or if there is an unfilled vacancy from among the teams qualifying from the World Cup 2010 or the World League 2010, then each vacancy for the World Championship shall be filled by the next highest placed team(s) from the continental qualification tournament or continental championships with the following rotation: Americas, Europe, host Continent, Asia, Oceania and Africa (BL 9.3.10.5.7)

6.4.2 – Men’s competitions shall be conducted in accordance with FINA Rule BL 9.4.3.2

6.4.3 – The list of players for any game must be in the hands of the referees not less than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. Each player shall retain the same cap number through the whole tournament.

6.4.4 – The tournament scores shall be: 2 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser, and 1 point for each team for a tie.


6.5 – Women’s Water Polo

6.5.1 The competition shall be between a maximum of sixteen (16) teams selected in the following manner (BL 9.3.10.6.1):

a. The four (4) highest ranking teams from the World Cup 2010, two (2) highest ranking teams from the World League 2010, one (1) team from the host country (CHN) and nine (9) teams from the five continents to be selected through a qualification tournament or continental championship. The nine (9) teams from the continents shall be selected according to the following formula: Europe – 3, Americas – 2, Asia – 2, Africa – 1 and Oceania – 1 (BL 9.3.10.6.2)

b. If any one of the teams qualified from the World League 2010 are in the first four (4) of the World Cup 2010, the next ranked team from that World Cup qualifies (BL 9.3.10.6.3)

c. The highest qualifying team(s) from the continental qualifying tournament or continental championship shall be entitled to represent that continent; if any team does not accept, then the next highest ranking team willing to accept and participate in the World Championships shall qualify. These continental tournaments must be completed by 1 March 2011 (BL 9.3.10.6.4)

d. If the host country is already included in the four (4) highest ranking teams from the World Cup 2010, then that entry position shall be filled by the next highest placed team from that World Cup (BL 9.3.10.6.5)

e. If another of the four (4) highest ranking teams from the World Cup 2010 or one (1) of the two (2) highest ranking teams from the World League 2010 does not enter, then that position shall be filled from the next highest placed team from the World Cup 2010 (BL 9.3.10.6.6)

f. If no team enters from a continent or if there is an unfilled vacancy from among the teams qualifying from the World Cup 2010 or the World League 2010, then each vacancy for the World Championship shall be filled by the next highest placed team(s) from the continental qualification tournament or continental championships with the following rotation: Americas, Europe, host Continent, Asia, Oceania and Africa (BL 9.3.10.6.7)

6.5.2 - Women’s competitions shall be conducted in accordance with FINA Rule BL 9.4.3.2

6.5.3 – The list of players for any game must be in the hands of the referees not less than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. Each player shall retain the same cap number through the whole tournament.

6.5.4 – The tournament scores shall be: 2 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser, and 1 point for each team for a tie.


6.6 – Synchronised Swimming

6.6.1 – The total number of swimmers entered by each Federation may not exceed twelve (12) competitors. Team routines shall consist of eight (8) competitors and ten (10) for Combination (BL 9.3.9.1 and SS 6.2.2)

6.6.2 – Each Member may enter one Technical Solo, one Free Solo, one Technical Duet, one Free Duet, one Technical Team, one Free Team and one Combination. A competitor may compete in all seven events (SS 6.1.1)

6.6.3 – The entry shall designate the name of the Technical Solo and the reserve, the name of the Free Solo and the reserve, the names of the Technical Duet competitors and a maximum of one reserve, the names of the Free Duet competitors and a maximum of one reserve, the names of the Technical Team competitors and the two reserves, the names of the Free Team competitors and the two reserves and the names of the athletes in the Combination and the two reserves (SS 6.3.1).