MARATHON SWIMMING

Two (2) events are included in the program of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games for Marathon Swimming: Men's 10km and Women's 10km. 

QUOTA PLACES 

Total quota places for discipline: 

  Qualification Places Host Country places Universality Places Total
Men 21 1 0 22
Women 21 1 0 22
Total 42 2 0 44

Maximum number of athletes per National Olympic Committee (NOC):

  Quota places per NOC
Men 2
Women 2
Total 4

Quota places are allocated to the NOC(s) depending on the qualification event.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY 

Compliance with the Olympic Charter and other relevant rules

All athletes must respect and comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not limited to Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors) and Rule 43 (World Anti-Doping Code and the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions).

Only those athletes who respect and comply with the Olympic Charter, the World Anti-Doping Code and the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, including the conditions of participation established by the IOC, plus the rules of FINA, may participate in the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Additional eligibility criteria/requirements

Only the athletes who are eligible to participate at the official FINA competitions, in accordance with the FINA Rules GR2.5, are entitled to participate in the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

QUALIFICATION PATHWAY 

Men/Women

Number of quota places

Qualification Events

3 athletes per gender

20th FINA World Championships – Fukuoka (JPN) 2022 (held in July 2023)

 

The first three (3) finishers from the 10K event – men and women – will earn a qualification invitation for Paris 2024. In the case of a tie for the 3rd position, all athletes involved in the tie will receive a qualifying invitation for Paris 2024.  (3 Men & 3 Women)

13 athletes per gender (see notes included)

21st FINA World Championships - Doha (QAT) 2024

The thirteen (13) highest placed athletes from the 10K competition, at the 21st FINA World Championships Doha (QAT) 2024 – men and women – will obtain a qualification quota place for their NOC for Paris 2024.

Notes:

- Athletes qualified from point 1 above will count as 1 quota for their respective NOCs. Therefore, in the event of having these athletes within the top thirteen (13) at the 21st FINA World Championships in Doha (QAT) 2024, the next highest placed athlete will receive the qualification quota place for their NOC.

- If the Host Country has already reached its quota from point 1, or 2 above, then the next highest placed athletes from the 21st FINA World Championships Doha 2024 will receive a qualification quota place for their NOC.

5 athletes per gender

Continental Representation

The highest placed eligible athlete in the 10K event from the 21st FINA World Championships in Doha (QAT) 2024– Men and Women – from each of five (5) Continents will qualify a quota place for their respective NOC. Only one (1) athlete per continent shall qualify from this Point. (5 Men & 5 Women).

In the event that an NOC from a specific continent has previously obtained one (1) or two (2) quota places, the selection process will move to the next highest eligible NOC from that continent in the 21st FINA World Championships Doha 2024 to ensure that each continent selects a competitor. (5 Men & 5 Women)

1 athlete per gender

Host Country quota

The host country will automatically qualify one (1) male and one (1) female athlete from the 21st FINA World Championships Doha 2024 only if the host country has not previously qualified an athlete (or athletes) from Points 1, or 2 above. (1 Man & 1 Woman)

The host country will automatically qualify one (1) quota for men and one (1) quota for women, a total of two (2) quotas for their NOC.

CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR QUOTA PLACES

Following the 21st FINA World Championships in Doha (QAT) 2024, FINA will publish the results on its website (www.fina.org) and inform the respective NOCs of their qualified athletes. The NOCs will then have two (2) weeks to confirm if they wish to enter these athletes, as detailed in paragraph H. Qualification Timeline.

CONFIRMATION OF HOST COUNTRY PLACES

Following the 21st FINA World Championships in Doha (QAT) 2024, FINA will publish the results on its website (www.fina.org) and inform the host NOC of their qualified quota position(s). The host NOC will then have two (2) weeks to confirm if they wish to enter these quota places, as detailed in paragraph H. Qualification Timeline.

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUOTA PLACES

If an allocated quota place is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline or is declined by the NOC, the quota place will be reallocated to the next highest placed NOC in the same gender from the 21st FINA World Championships Doha (QAT) 2024 not yet qualified, respecting the maximum number of quota places per NOC, as outlined above.

Unused host country place(s), including in the case of qualification through the process in paragraph D. Qualification Pathway, will be reallocated to the next highest placed NOC in the same gender from the 21st FINA World Championships Doha (QAT) 2024 not yet qualified, respecting the maximum number of quota places per NOC as outlined above.

ADDITIONAL PLACES

In addition to the process above, any Federation with qualified pool athletes who have achieved an Olympic Qualification Time (OQT) in either the 800-meter or 1500-meter freestyle (for both genders) may enter those athletes into the Marathon Swimming Event provided such entries will comply with Federation team limits where no more than two athletes of the same gender per Federation.

QUALIFICATION TIMELINE 

Date Milestone

14-30 July 2023

20th FINA World Championships – Fukuoka (JPN)

2-18 February 2024

21st FINA World Championships Doha 2024

Within five days after the previous step

FINA to inform NOCs/NFs of their qualified athletes

Two weeks after the previous step

The NOCs to confirm to FINA the use of the allocated quota places.

Three weeks after the Olympic Games Qualification event

FINA to reallocate all unused quota places.

8 July 2024

Paris 2024 Sport Entries deadline

TBC

Technical meeting

26 July – 11 August 2024

Olympic Games Paris 2024

 

The qualification system (English Version) can be downloaded in the link below and it is available also on Olympics.com. 

Note: In case of missing information, Olympics.com is the only source of truth as the document available on their platform will prevail.