GBR Olympic Selection Tracking: Day 6 Stats


The full selection policy is linked in the meet outline above. At a high level, the first place finisher of each individual event automatically qualifies for that specific individual event provided he/she swims a time at or below the first qualification time listed by each event in our recaps.

If the first place swimmer does not meet or exceed that qualifying time, then the athlete may be considered for selection as long as he/she falls within 2% of the 2nd time listed by each event. Runners-up also must be within 2% of the 2nd qualification time in order to be considered for selection. You can read more about the policy here.

On the final night of competition at the British Olympic Trials James Guy was the only athlete to swim faster than the Olympic qualifying time.

With the aforementioned applied, here is how things shape up after Day 6 of the 2016 British Championships:

Automatic Qualifiers: 

  • James Guy, 400 freestyle, 200 freestyle
  • Adam Peaty, 100 breaststroke
  • Hannah Miley, 400 IM
  • Max Litchfield, 400 IM
  • Andrew Willis, 200 breaststroke
  • Jazmin Carlin, 400 freestyle
  • Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, 200 IM
  • Ben Proud, 50 freestyle

Possible Consideration (1st or 2nd place and within 2% of consideration standard):

  • Ross Murdoch, 100 breaststroke
  • Stephen Milne, 400 freestyle
  • Aimee Willmott, 400 IM
  • Georgia Davies, 100 back
  • Chloe Tutton, 200 breast
  • Molly Renshaw, 200 breast
  • Fran Halsall, 50 freestyle
  • Craig Benson, 200 breaststroke
  • Timothy Shuttleworth, 1500 freestyle

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8 years ago

Yes they will be able

Martin Vickers
Reply to  Iain
8 years ago

Indeed, Iain – in some ways, that was a major point. Book yourself on the plane, even in one race, and the ‘gala’ opens up for you – which will apply most prominently to Jaz Carlin, who is a very real medal shout for 800m, more so than the actual event she got the time in,

8 years ago

Can anybody tell me if the athletes that are selected for the British Team will be allowed to swim other events in Rio in which they did not meet the British Olympic Team selection criteria but have nonetheless surpassed the FINA A standard?

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