Only 17 Olympic Qualifying Swim Meets Remain Globally for Paris 2024 Games

While some countries, like the United States and Australia, use “one stop” qualification meets to determine their Olympic Teams, other countries, like Hungary, use a “wherever you can get the cuts” system in determining which swimmers they will take to the Paris 2024 Games.

Still, the Olympic standards must be done at approved World Aquatics qualifying events in order to count. These national-level and international-level meets must have their host federations apply for this special status. The approval process provides a dual purpose – it gives an approximate distribution of qualifying meets around the world, eschewing any kind of a “last chance, time trial, swim the event 8 different times” system; and more importantly, it assures that the meets are held under international standards, though even that doesn’t always prevent shenanigans (see Mexico in 2015, Uzbekistan in 2021).

With the Olympic qualification deadline of June 23 looming, a few swimmers are still chasing those qualification times, but opportunities to do so are running short.

Below is the list of remaining Olympic qualifying meets, including those meets that are closed only to swimmers of a certain region or nationality.t

Remaining Olympic qualifying meets

Americas:

Dates Meet Location Open/Closed?
June 12-16 Colombia National Championships Cartagena, Colombia ?
June 12-15 Paraguay National Championships #2, International Open Asuncion, Paraguay Open
June 15-23 US Olympic Team Trials Indianapolis, USA Closed
June 16-21 36th CCAN Swimming Championships Monterrey, Mexico Closed
June 20-23 Bahamas National Championships Nassau, Bahamas Mixed
June 21-23 Mel Zajac Jr International Vancouver, Canada Open

Asia:

Dates Meet Location Open/Closed?
June 12-15 Singapore National Championships Singapore Open
June 13-17 National Zong Cheng Cup Taichung, Taipei ?
June 15-16 Hong Kong China Olympic Invitational Trial Hong Kong Open

Europe:

Dates Meet Location Open/Closed?
June 13-16 Czech National Championships
Usti nad Labem, Czech
Closed
June 13-16 Dutch National Championships
Amersfoort, Netherlands
?
June 16-21 French Elite Championships Chartres, France Mixed
June 17-23 European Championships Serbia, Belgrade Closed
June 18-22 Spanish Summer Olympic Championships/Trials Spain Open
June 20-22 Lithuanian Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania ?
June 21-23 Sette Colli Trophy Rome, Italy Open

Oceania:

Dates Meet Location Open/Closed?
June 10-15 Australian Olympic & Paralympic Trials Brisbane, Australia Closed

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Swim fan
1 month ago

Does anyone know why Penny Oleksiak is trying to qualify in the 100 free in Rome rather than in Vancouver at the Mel Zajac meet which is so much closer and in her training time zone?

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Swim fan
1 month ago

Maybe she expects a higher level of competition there that will push her?

Skip
Reply to  Swim fan
1 month ago

Penny should have done mare nostrum, she’d have the time already , or aus trials.

Pescatarian
1 month ago

Where’s Santo?

Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

Is China ever going to announce its official team? Maybe there’s still a chance for Sun Yang to drop in a qualifying meet?

hanqihao
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

China usually announces its Olympic squad in early July

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