High-Level International Meets For March 2024

The month of March brings us our first wave of Olympic Trials, with nations such as Italy, Japan and Korea holding their national championships as Paris qualification competitions.

This is just the beginning, however, as April, May and June are also packed with selection meets heading into the final stretch for the Games.

In case you missed it, we published the month-by-month Olympic Trials meet per nation here.

As always, let me know in the comments of any meets I may have inadvertently missed.

*Indicates World Aquatics Olympic qualifying event

03/05 – 03/10 Italian Championships (ITA)*
03/06 – 03/09 Pro Swim Series Westmont (USA)*
03/08 – 03/11 South Australian State LC Age Championships (AUS)
03/08 – 03/10 Edinburgh International Swim Meet (GBR)*
03/08 – 03/10 CIJ Meet (LUX)*
03/08 – 03/10 Swedish Grand Prix (SWE)*
03/09 – 03/13 13th African Games (GHA)*
03/09 – 03/11 11th Victorian Metro LC Championships (AUS)
03/09 – 03/10 Winter Games (FIN)*
03/09 – 03/10 Polish Grand Prix (POL)*

03/12 – 03/17 54th Singapore National Age Group Championships (SGP)*
03/15 – 03/17 NSW State Open Championships (AUS)*
03/16 – 03/17 Meeting International FFN – Camille Muffat (FRA)*
03/16 – 03/17 National Prep Meet (AUS)
03/17 – 03/24 Japan Swim (JPN)*

03/19 – 03/20 Meeting Open Mediterranean (FRA)*
03/21 – 03/24 Linkoping Water Games (SWE)*
03/22 – 03/24 Spring Prix of Zilina (SVK)*
03/22 – 03/24 5th International Edirne Cup & Türkiye Youth, Junior, and Open Age National Team Selection Meet (TUR)*
03/22 – 03/27 Korean Swimming Championships (KOR)*
03/23 – 03/24 Giant Open Saint Germain En Laye (FRA)*
03/23 – 03/24 Baltic States Championships (LTU)*

03/28 – 04/03 37th CARIFTA Swimming Championships (BAH)*
03/29 – 03/31 Bulgarian Open Team Championships (BUL)*
03/30 – 04/02 Portuguese Open (POR)*
03/31 – 04/01 Helsinki Swim Meet (FIN)*

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20 days ago

Must be an April article due soon ⌛

1 month ago

NSW Champs entry list is up. Fair to say it’s stacked. Mollie, McKeon, McKeown, Arnie, Cam, Flynn, Kyle, Temple, Lani.

Short the biggest name not there.

Last edited 1 month ago by Daniel
1 month ago

Busier month than expected 😮

1 month ago

Ooooh I’m excited for NSW States. Sometimes get a few stars there and it’s where Kaylee set the 200 WR last year

Reply to  Sub13
1 month ago

Hope we get some potential Olympic swimmers testing the water.

Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

Strongly suspect SPW will come out to play at NSW. In the days of April Trials, it was always the final hit-out and would thus see near Nationals fields. Even with the (long overdue) switch of Trials dates; it will still see fields of around 75% quality in many events.

Reply to  commonwombat
1 month ago

Brisbane and Gold Coast Regional meets to be held on 8-10 of March would probably sweep up majority of remaining high profile swimmers not attending NSW states

Reply to  Majer99
1 month ago

Rackley in particular seems to prefer the Brisbane meet but I hope they’ll do NSW States this year.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Some Rackley swimmers were at Vic titles.

SPW has tended to use NSW as a major pre Nationals hit-out. Griffith will most likely send at least part of their elite squad; almost certainly McKeown will be there.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Looks like Rackley have chosen Bris Metro or maybe they’re doing both (C1 and Kai Taylor are also entered and I’d be surprised if they’re missing NSW States).

Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

Who is “we” to you Robbos? NSW?

Reply to  mds
1 month ago

The fans mds.

1 month ago

This isn’t really an international meet but what about the NCAA’s

Reply to  swimmer
1 month ago

Swimmer — if you count up the number of countries represented on the collegiate squads and the number of quality athletes, it is certainly a superior competition the others in this list; the only drawback for many people reading this string is that it its in SCY, not LCM.

Expert Swimmer
1 month ago

You are missing the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Game in which a short course meters competition will be held.

Reply to  Expert Swimmer
1 month ago

Asian Indoor Games taking place in late Nov 2024 in Bangkok

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