View Full Version : 2010 Worlds (Sweden) Qualifying Times

March 16th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Does anyone know if short course converted times are valid for qualification purposes? From the meet information, it seems like there's not an issue unless you don't actually swim a qualifying time at Worlds. But I'm not sure about proving a qualified time and I didn't see anything about being able to swim a certain number of events without qualfiying times (like USMS Nationals).

I sent an email to their general Info address about a week ago but haven't gotten a reply so thought I would address this forum.

March 16th, 2010, 10:17 PM
You can use short course converted times to enter Worlds as long as the times are not slower than the qualifying times. It would too much time for the host to check to see if valid times have been entered. Therefore, they just don't list your time in the results if it is slower than the qualifying time.

March 17th, 2010, 03:33 AM
I'm not sure that it's ever happened, but the host can stop a swimmer during his/her race if it's obvious that they will not make the qualifing time.

my guess is it's more common with the 800 and 400 events.