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London 2012 - Qualification System for Swimming Competitions

Please note that only swimming qualifying times achieved at competitions approved by FINA can be accepted as entry times for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Application for qualifying events:

If your Federation will organise an International Competition or a National Qualifying Meet where the swimmers could achieve the Olympic Qualifying Time or the FINA/Olympic Selection Time, please fill out the below “Application Form” and return it to the FINA Office in Lausanne (SUI) no later than 31st December 2011.


NO APPLICATION FOR A NATIONAL OLYMPIC TRIAL AND/OR INTERNATIONAL AND/OR NATIONAL COMPETITION WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER THE DEADLINE.


Please note that competitions taking place after 1st March 2011 and which have been previously approved as qualifying meets for Shanghai 2011 will be automatically considered for the Olympic Qualifying Times and FINA/Olympic Selection Times. There is no need to re-apply.


We would like to draw your attention to the following:


- it is very important to indicate on the “Application Form” the INFORMATION ON THE TIMING SYSTEM to be used at the competitions to be organised by the National Federations where the swimmers could achieve the Qualifying Times.

- FINA will ONLY recognise the swimming competitions where referees and starters included on the FINA Swimming Officials Lists N° 15 and N° 16 are officiating.

- In order for FINA to endorse the Swimming Qualifying Time Standards achieved at approved competitions, the National Federation / Organiser must send to the FINA rankings team ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) the official results in both in pdf and in electronic format (either Lenex or Hy-Tek .cl2) IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE COMPETITION.


- Application form pdf

- Swimming Qualification System for London 2012 pdf