The Brazilian swimming federation has announced the criteria it will use to select swimmers for the 2015 Junior World Championships in Singapore.
The federation can only bring two athletes per event, but the cut times are the more probable limiter as to who will make the squad. The times are pretty quick across the board, though Brazil generally has some very fast youth swimmers. The qualifying times are based off of the 10th place finishers in each event out of prelims of the 2013 Junior World Championships, meaning Brazil is hoping every swimmer on its roster will have a shot at making an A-final in 2015. Relay times are based off of the 8th-place times from 2013.
The meet is open only to male athletes born between 1997 and 2000 and female athletes born between 1998 and 2001 (rough age ranges of 15-18 for boys and 14-17 for girls). That means swimmers like Junior World Record-holder Matheus Santana will not be eligible.
Swimmers can hit the standards at a number of meets between now and the championships, which take place next September. A list of eligible qualifying meets, per BestSwimming.br:
- Brazilian Junior Championships (Julio de Lamare Trophy) – November 18-22, 2014
- Brazilian Youth Championships (Carlos de Campos SobrinhoTrophy) – November 26-29, 2014
- Brazilian Children’s Championships (Maurico Beckenn Trophy) – December 10-13, 2014
- Brazilian Open – December 16-20, 2014
- Brazilian Nationals (Maria Lenk Trophy) – April 6-11, 2015
The full time standards chart:
|3,24,43||4 × 100 FREE||3,50,99|
|3,44,86||4 × 100 MEDLEY||4,13,03|
|7,30,03||4 × 200 FREE||8,28,33|