2022 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 22, 2022
- SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Entry List
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Amazon Prime)
The 2022 Australian Swimming Championships kick off on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Adelaide, Australia. The first prelims session, beginning at 9 AM local time, will begin at 7:30 PM Eastern time. The meet will serve as the qualification meet for the 2022 World Championships this summer, which begins on Friday, June 17.
In order to catch up on how to watch the meet and the key storylines to look out for, check out these articles:
- How And When To Watch The 2022 Australian Swimming Championships
- 2022 Australian Trials Previews: Gap-Filling Needed In Women’s 100 Freestyle
- 2022 Australian Trials Previews: Will McKeown Be The Next Great Back/IM Star?
- 2022 Australian Trials Previews: Missing Stars And Their Impact On Relays
- 2022 Australian Trials Previews: Top 5 Young Guns To Watch
The purpose of this article is to give you a picture of how the qualification for World Championships will take place at this meet. You can read here for Swimming Australia’s official protocol, but it essentially shakes out to be the following:
Individual Olympic Events
- Swimmers who place within the top 2 in the final at Trials who swim faster than the qualifying time.
- If only the winner of the final swims faster than the qualifying time, only they are eligible to be selected for the event.
- If no swimmer in the final swims faster than the qualifying time, a swimmer who qualifies for the team in a different event if they have “met any applicable FINA qualification time(s) for the Relevant Event.”
- The highest and second-highest ranked swimmers in each of the stroke 100s will be eligible for selection to the team in the medley relay.
- Swimming under the qualifying time does not guarantee an athlete selection in a relay event – selection is at the sole discretion of the selection panel.
- First and second place finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyle finals will be selected to the team.
- Third – eighth place finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyles will be consdiered for selection as “relay-only” swimmers.
Non-Olympic Events (Stroke 50s & Mixed 4×100 freestyle)
- The National Head Coach will decide who, if anyone, races in non-Olympic events at World Championships.
Each section of the selection criteria is qualified by the fact that the selection panel has absolute discretion. That means that the aforementioned criteria will most likely be used, but if something unexpected happens, the panel can us their discretion to fill out the team.
There is no automatic selection criteria for the World Championships based on, for example, results at last summer’s Olympic Games.
52.83! OMG O’Callaghan. 26.10/26.73!!
In the heat!!!!
And that backhalf!
Very excited on what she can do in the final, also looking forward to her 200 free.
Was thinking Champion could challenge for the third Comm Games spot in 100 fly but he regressed.
51.79 by Simpson in the heats!!
I guess we’re using this as the prelims thread because there isn’t one?
Interesting to see no Neill in the 400 free. Elijah did well. 9th fastest time in the world this year in the heat. Keen to see what he has in the final. I’m hoping Tokyo was just an aberration and he can fulfill his potential on the world stage.
Great swim from Strauch, but was expecting a little more from Hodges. Hopefully she was deliberately taking it VERY easy…
Simpson did a good PB
Oof I was actually worried for Hodges for a second. Ended up 5th in the heat which was unexpected. I really hope nothing was wrong.
Solid 52.10 for Kyle! Especially considering his lack of prep. Even a small improvement in the final should get him top 3.
Wow Cody Simpson with a huge PB (unless I missed a recent swim of his). I didn’t think he’d be in the running but he’s looking solid.
No Neill in the 400 free!
Any reason why?
Commentators didn’t say. If he’s healthy it seems like a strange decision.
Is the meet on meet mobile? Honestly meet mobile’s UI sucks and it’s really difficult to find meets. I can’t find this one.
It’s not there but sometimes it shows up quite late before the meet starts.
It’s there now.
In what world does it make sense to take top 8 for a free relay? After how the 800 free relay was handled in Tokyo, it’s clear that they should leave themselves room to ride the hot hand.
Well in some cases the 7th place finisher could be the game changer on a relay, Abby wietziel would have made the team, in 2013 karlee bispbo was 7th at US trials and was selected to swim the final of the relay In Budapest.
I don’t think they would ever take 3rd-8th just for relays only. I’m assuming that that gives them some leeway if, for example, a bunch of the swimmers in the top 6 have multiple individual events so they need the 7th or 8th placer to fill a gap in a heat.
One thing is for sure they should never put a relay only swimmer straight into the final like they did in Tokyo.
We are 100% agreed on that. Especially considering Mollie had already improved her trials times earlier that week.
Overconfidence and idiocy.
The qualifying times seem rather slow for world champs selection ?
Those are the FINA A standards rather than arbitrary ones used by a national federation; AUS did however, have extra tough Olympic trials times criteria, I’m surprised they go with the international standard like 🇺🇸 do…funny how AUS and 🇺🇸 will use these and lesser swimming nations like, well you know which ones, have hilarious Q times for the WCs…
They’ve gone back to FINA A times for the next couple of years but depending on how it goes they might go back to tougher QTs for Paris 2024.