World Juniors Dates Set; New Zealand Announces Qualifying Criteria

FINA has finalized the dates of the 2013 Junior World Championships, a delayed process after the meet was moved from Morocco to Dubai, as August 26th-31st, 2013.

With that, we should expect many countries to begin releasing their qualifying criteria for that meet, beginning this week with New Zealand. The Kiwis will have only a single selection meet for World Juniors: the New Zealand Long Course Championships in Auckland from March 17th-22nd.

New Zealand is looking for a serious youth injection after going medalless at the 2011 event.

A maximum of two swimmers per event may be considered for selection.
To be selected for individual events at the 2013 World Junior Championships, Dubai (UAE), athletes are;

1. Record a time equal to or better than the times detailed below at the selection event.

Men  Event  Women
00:23.11 50 Freestyle  00:26.29
00:50.64 100 Freestyle  00:56.78
01:52.21 200 Freestyle  02:02.90
03:57.68 400 Freestyle  04:18.55
15:46.48 1500/800 Freestyle  08:52.33
00:56.34 100 Backstroke  01:03.54
02:02.63 200 Backstroke  02:15.68
01:03.98 100 Breaststroke  01:11.03
02:17.43 200 Breaststroke  02:33.06
00:54.41 100 Butterfly  01:00.95
02:01.13 200 Butterfly  02:13.91
02:04.19 200 Individual Medley  02:19.69
04:28.05 400 Individual Medley  04:54.49

 2. On the 25 March 2013, at the conclusion of the selection events, each qualifying swim will be ranked. The first and second ranked New Zealand athletes in an individual Olympic event will be selected.  

3. Should two or more athletes achieve the same qualifying time at any of the selection events then the athletes second fastest time (and subsequent times should there continue to be a tie) in that event during the qualifying period will be used to determine which athlete is selected. 

4. In the event of a tie under 3. above each athletes FINA point score (2013 FINA Long Course points table) for each athletes second event will determine their position on the team.

5. In the event of a tie on the second event then each athletes third event will determine their position on the team. 

6. Relay and other splits will not be considered for selection for an individual event nor for selection to relays.

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8 years ago

What are the age limits for the junior worlds??

Reply to  Rafael
8 years ago

Last time it was 14 for girls and 15 for boys.

Reply to  TJ
8 years ago

14 with a 23.11 50 free and 50.64 on 100 free??? No Way.. at all..

I think the only guy who EVER could be near this mark was Thorpe.. and JUST HIM!

8 years ago

Age groups:
GIRLS: 14 – 17 years on 31 December 2013 (born 1999, 1998, 1997 and 1996)
BOYS: 15 – 18 years on 31 December 2013 (born 1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995)

Reply to  MG
8 years ago

Some times there are freak fast for these ages.. there will be a B standard so we won´t have races with few swimmers?

8 years ago

boys – 95-…, girls – 96-…

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