England, Scotland and Wales Publish Commonwealth Criteria

England, Scotland and Wales have all published their selection criteria for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which will run from July 23rd to August 3rd.

England

The English team will be selected at the British Gas Long Course Championships which will be held at the Tollcross International Swim Centre in Glasgow from April 10-15th. Details on this meet can be found here

The maximum team size will be 36 with a maximum of three athletes per event.

Swimmers can only qualify in Olympic events, once they have qualified swimmers can then be considered for participation in non-Olympic events.

The complete selection criteria can be found here

Female

Event

Male

24.59

50 freestyle

21.67
54.09

100 freestyle

48.37
1:56.77

200 freestyle

1:46.52
4:04.03

400 freestyle

3:45.85
8:24.63

800 freestyle

1500 freestyle

14:56.60
59.97

100 backstroke

53.73
2:07.96

200 backstroke

1:56.79
1:07.36

100 breaststroke

59.80
2:24.92

200 breaststroke

2:10.61
57.96

100 butterfly

51.91
2:08.53

200 butterfly

1:55.64
2:10.53

200 IM

1:58.35
4:39.37

400 IM

4:13.67

Relays

3:41.95

4 x 100 freestyle

3:19.40
7:57.63

4 x 200 freestyle

7:15.87
4:01.87

4 x 100 medley

3:35.61

 

Scotland

The team will be selected in two phases where the phase one meets will supersede the phase two meet.

Max three swimmer per event in both Olympic and non-Olympic events.

Phase One Competitions:

Scottish National Championships which will be held April 3rd-6th in Glasgow

British Gas Long Course Championships which will be held at the Tollcross International Swim Centre in Glasgow from April 10-15th. Details on this meet can be found here

Phase Two Competitions:

2014 Scottish Selection Meet (May TBC)

Complete selection criteria can be found here

Female

Event

Male

25.83

50 freestyle

22.58
55.53

100 freestyle

49.34
1:59.09

200 freestyle

1:48.48
4:10.38

400 freestyle

3:51.96
8:38.58

800 freestyle

1500 freestyle

15:27.28
29.27

50 backstroke

25.97
1:01.62

100 backstroke

55.09
2:12.08

200 backstroke

1:59.80
32.21

50 breaststroke

28.50
1:09.69

100 breaststroke

1:01.57
2:30.08

200 breaststroke

2:14.09
27.19

50 butterfly

24.31
59.53

100 butterfly

53.09
2:11.81

200 butterfly

1:59.23
2:14.95

200 IM

2:01.36
4:45.44

400 IM

4:20.10

Relays

3:54.83

4 x 100 freestyle

3:27.14
8:08.50

4 x 200 freestyle

7:43.53
4:18.47

4 x 100 medley

3:47.23

 

Wales

The swimming team for individual events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be selected from the following two meets in three stages.

1. Stage 1 World Championships 2013 (28th July to 4th August 2013) or USA Nationals (30th July 2013 to 3rd August 2013)

2. Stage 2 British National Championships 24th – 29th March 2014. Glasgow

3. Stage 3 The Top Up Trials Cardiff International Meet 6th – 8th June 2014

Developmental Qualifying

If after the Stage 3 and Relay Selections are complete the team size is less than 16 then Developmental Selections will be made as follows.

Male Swimmers aged 20 years and under born 1994 or later. Female Swimmers aged 19 years and under born 1995 or later.

Provided they achieve the Developmental Qualifying Times and there are remaining places available for selection after the Stage 3 Trials.

Developmental Times can be achieved in either the Stage 1 or Stage 2 or Stage 3 Meets.

Complete criteria can be found here

Dev

Female

Event

Male

Dev

25.87 25.49

50 freestyle

22.51 22.85
56.07 55.24

100 freestyle

49.09 49.83
1:59.84 1:58.66

200 freestyle

1:48.17 1:49.25
4:12.77 4:10.27

400 freestyle

3:50.87 3:53.18
8:41.37 8:36.21

800 freestyle

1500 freestyle

15:19.39 15:28.58
28.75 28.33

50 backstroke

25.06 25.44
1:01.83 1:00.92

100 backstroke

54.76 55.58
2:12.24 2:10.93

200 backstroke

1:58.86 2:00.05
31.59 31.12

50 breaststroke

27.63 28.04
1:09.57 1:08.51

100 breaststroke

1:01.22 1:02.14
2:31.70 2:30.20

200 breaststroke

2:12.61 2:13.94
26.63 26.24

50 butterfly

23.35 23.70
59.72 58.84

100 butterfly

52.50 53.29
2:11.70 2:20.40

200 butterfly

1:57.45 1:58.62
2:15.14 2:13.80

200 IM

2:00.84 2:02.05
4:45.54 4:42.71

400 IM

4:16.81 4:19.38

 

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petriasfan

WOW! Are the English swimming officials serious? Are they trying to field an Olympic team? Yes, it is good to aim high, but are the standards set aiming too high? With these set standards, I can foresee England sending a relatively small team to the Games.

Gina

@petriasfan they are the times of the 3rd ranked Commonwealth swimmer in each event and they’ll pick the England team on those who either get the time or come within a certain percentage. This, along with the tiny team selected for Euro SC makes me glad I retired from swimming after the 2012 trials. Confusing and demoralising.

SprintDude9000

Couldn’t agree more Gina. In my opinion all these crazy selections policies do is create a culture of chasing times as opposed to a culture of racing. Sure it means that we can get swimmers to go ridiculously fast at trials but once they’ve made it to the big meet itself and have no times to chase then swimmers will usually suffer catastrophic breakdowns in performance at the big meet (check out how few British swimmers improve upon their trials times at major championships compared to those from other countries). In my humble opinion a better approach would be to give the first place finisher in every event automatic qualification (regardless of time) and open up the other 2 places… Read more »

SprintDude9000

England must be throwing at least 10 medals down the drain with this idiotic policy.

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