Less Than 75 Days From Rio, Key Qualifying Opportunities Still Remain

Even with the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio now just 74 days away, there are still some final opportunities awaiting swimmers around the world to qualify for their nation’s swimming squad rosters.

Several of the most impactful nations’ line-ups for Rio have been determined, such as Australia, France and Great Britain, but even the United States’  Trials are still yet to take place.

Below is a look at the remaining meets around the world that represent the final qualifying opportunities for some nations’ athletes to score their tickets to Rio.


27‑May‑2016 29‑May‑2016 Championnats d’Afrique Zone 2 Dakar SEN


26‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Campeonato Nacional Absoluto y de Categorias Lima PER
27‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Aquatic Centre International Christchurch BAR
27‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 2016 Neville Alexander Memorial Swim Meet Kingston JAM
26‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 National Open Long Course Championships Port of Spain TRI
2‑Jun‑16 5‑Jun‑16 Campeonato Arubano 2016 Savaneta ARU
23‑Jun‑16 26‑Jun‑16 2016 RBC Bahamas National Swimming Championships Nassau BAH
26‑Jun‑16 3‑Jul‑16 Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA
29‑Jun‑16 2‑Jul‑16 XXI Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships Nassau BAH
30‑Jun‑16 2‑Jul‑16 Evento Selectivo Nacional Lima PER


6‑Jun‑16 9‑Jun‑16 Summer National Swimming Championships 2016 Ganzhou CHN
 18-Jun-16 18‑Jun‑16 Division 1 Age Group Long Course Competition (part 2)  Hong Kong  HKG
 2-Jul-16  3-Jul-16 Division 1 Age Group Long Course Competition (part 3) Hong Kong HKG


25‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Romanian International Swimming Championships Bucharest ROU
26‑May‑16 28‑May‑16 Open Lithuanian Swimming Championships 2016 Kaunas LTU
26‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Polish Championships Szczecin POL
26‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Turkcell Open Swimming Championships Mersin TUR
26‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Open National Championship Slovenia’16 Kranj SLO
27‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Makedonikoi Agones ‘Swimming Competition’ Thessaloniki GRE
27‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Belgian Open National Swimming Championships Antwerp BEL
27‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 Bergen Swim Festival 2016 Bergen NOR
28‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 9th Meeting Coimbra / XXVIII Torneio Internacional Coimbra POR
28‑May‑16 29‑May‑16 VIII Torneio Internacional Madrid ESP
3‑Jun‑16 5‑Jun‑16 VII Trofeo Verano – XI Circuito Open Comunidad de Madrid Prague CZE
4‑Jun‑16 5‑Jun‑16 XXXIV Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo Monaco MON
4‑Jun‑16 5‑Jun‑16 XXXII International Swimming Meeting of Porto Porto POR
8‑Jun‑16 9‑Jun‑16 Mare Nostrum Canet Canet en Roussillon FRA
8‑Jun‑16 11‑Jun‑16 Junior National Championship Hodmezovasarhely HUN
10‑Jun‑16 12‑Jun‑16 National Open Swimming Championships tbc GRE
11‑Jun‑16 12‑Jun‑16 GP Ciutat de Barcelona Barcelona ESP
11‑Jun‑16 12‑Jun‑16 9th International Swim Meet “Banja Luka” Open 2016 Banja Luka BIH
17‑Jun‑16 19‑Jun‑16 Summer National LC Championships Seniors & Juniors Bratislava SVK
17‑Jun‑16 19‑Jun‑16 Estonian Championships Tallinn EST
18‑Jun‑16 19‑Jun‑16 Belgrade Trophy 2016 Belgrade SRB
24‑Jun‑16 26‑Jun‑16 53rd Trofeo Sette Colli Rome ITA
27‑Jun‑16 29‑Jun‑15 92nd Open Latvian Swimming Championship Riga LAT
29‑Jun‑16 2‑Jul‑16 Budapest Championship Budapest HUN
30‑Jun‑16 3‑Jul‑16 National Swimming Championships Sofia BUL
30‑Jun‑16 3‑Jul‑16 Scottish National Open Long Course Championships Glasgow GBR
1‑Jul‑16 3‑Jul‑16 Czech National Swimming Championships Pardubice CZE
1‑Jul‑16 3‑Jul‑16 Summer Swiss National Championships 2016 – Long Course Lancy SUI
2‑Jul‑16 3‑Jul‑16 10e Open de France Vichy FRA
2‑Jul‑16 3‑Jul‑16 Open Luxembourg Nationals Luxembourg LUX


19‑Jun‑16 26‑Jun‑16 Oceania Championships 2016 Suva FIJ



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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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