View Full Version : questions on qualifying for FINA World Masters Champs

September 19th, 2005, 05:35 PM
1. How does it work if I change age-groups during the year? Do I have to swim a Q-time after I age-up or if I've swum a Q-time for my current age-group, am I good to go?

2. Can I qualify with a converted SCY time? There are no LCM meets near me. Well, there is the LCM state champs but that is just one week before the FINA meet.


Allen Stark
September 19th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Masters isn't like USA Swimming. You don't have to prove your time and many people submit their best guess. However if your swim at Worlds isn't faster than the qualifing time,you will not have an official time(just as if you were DQ'd.)

September 20th, 2005, 04:17 PM
You don't change age groups in Long Course (US or FINA). Your age is that on December 31, 2005 (or whatever year it is). You are already in the next age group, whenever your birthday will be/already was.

September 20th, 2005, 09:24 PM

I thought it might be like USMS Nationals where you can swim a maximum of three events for which you do not meet the qualifying times.