Revised Qualification System for Tokyo 2020 now available

UANA has advised that the revised qualification system was recently sent to all member Federations in the Americas. There are some changes from the qualification system that was used for Rio 2016. Coaches and athletes are being urged to read the document carefully and ensure they understand the requirements.

Attention was drawn to the Universality qualification system on page 5 of the document. In the past the only athletes eligible to compete at the Olympic Games were athletes who competed in the FINA World Championships the year before. For Tokyo, due to the pandemic, the Universality athletes invited to compete by the IOC and FINA must be male and female swimmers whose performances in the qualifying period achieves the highest score in the 2021 FINA Points Table.

The principle for FINA is that each National Federation/National Olympic Committee in the Universality classification will nominate their fastest male and female swimmer to participate in Tokyo.

The revised qualification system can be viewed here.