- March 31st – April 3rd
- Riccione – Swimming Stadium
- LCM (50m)
- Olympic Qualification Event
- Individual qualification deadlines
As originally reported on SwimSwam Italia, the 2021 Absolute Italian Championships have been moved by just a few days. Instead of spanning March 27th to March 31st, the new dates are now March 31st to April 3rd. The Italian Swimming Federation attributes the decision to the current coronavirus pandemic situation.
This championship meet serves as an Olympic qualifying opportunity for Italians, with the competition including heats and finals. Last December’s Open Championships consisted of straight-timed finals.
ALREADY QUALIFIED ATHLETES
At the moment 11 athletes have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Gregorio Paltrinieri , Simona Quadarella , Margherita Panziera and Nicolo Martinenghi had already obtained the Olympic time limit during the 2019/2020 season. Benedetta Pilato and Thomas Ceccon have acquired the right to be summoned for swimming the time limit during the Italian Open Championship last December 2020. Martina Rita Caramignoli , Gabriele Detti , Federica Pellegrini , Marco De Tullio and Federico Burdisso have been called up by DT Cesare Butini last fall.