Selection criteria for 2020 Summer Olympics

At its meeting in February, the ASAJ Council ratified the selection criteria for the 2020 Summer Olympics. These are:

  1. Swimmer must be a citizen of Jamaica no less than 12 months prior to the entry deadline of an Olympic Summer Games and must be the holder of a valid Jamaica passport.
  2. Swimmer must be registered with the ASAJ no less than three (3) weeks before a qualifying meet.
  3. Qualifying times must have been achieved at a FINA-sanctioned meet where swimmers can achieve the FINA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Olympic Swimming Qualifying Standard Times.
  4. Olympic Qualifying ‘A’ and Selection ‘B’ Times are determined and published by FINA.
  5. Swimmers who have achieved an OQT or Olympic ‘A’ Standard, will automatically be invited by the IOC/FINA to participate at the Olympic Summer Games.
  6. Universality: Only athletes who have participated in the FINA World Championships in the year prior to the Olympics, and who are approved by FINA to compete, are eligible for Universality Places.
    1. In order to be considered for universality, an athlete must have achieved an OST or Olympic ‘B’ Standard.
    2. Only one (1) Universality place per gender is available to each NOC.
    3. Where more than one swimmer per gender has achieved an OST, highest FINA points for each swimmer’s top qualifying event will determine the selection.
    4. Universality athletes are eligible to compete in only one (1) event.

 The criteria have been placed with other selection criteria in the By-Law Procedures (BLP 16.1.11) on the Resources page.