Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Team Scotland aquatics selection standards published for Birmingham 2022

Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS), in conjunction with Scottish Swimming, has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required in Swimming, Para-Swimming and Diving for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020. The policy for aquatics can be found HERE.

On publication of the selection standards for aquatics, National Coach Alan Lynn said,

“Following our successes in 2018 at Gold Coast we are delighted to publish this selection policy and set course for another exciting challenge a bit closer to home. Competition for places will be fierce and we are looking forward to driving our standards even higher than ever. The Commonwealth Games is an important event for Aquatics in Scotland and making the team is a significant honour every time it is achieved.” 

This means that 14 of the 19 sports on the programme have now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame for competing at Birmingham 2022.

In both Swimming and Diving, athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games may be considered for pre-selection in October 2021. For all other athletes, nomination will be based on achieving nomination times or scores. For Swimming, these times must be achieved at the British Championships in April 2022. For Diving, nomination scores must be achieved at an identified event within the selection window of 1st June 2021 to 30th April 2022.

The Para-Swimming programme incorporates six medal events for men, six for women, and two Mixed Relay events. Participation in Para-Sport events is subject to receiving an invite from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to compete in the Games based on a Commonwealth-adjusted WPS World Ranking list, with the qualification period closing on 31 December 2021.

The overall Team Scotland selection period detailed in the CGS General Selection Policy is 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2022. This policy, along with the detailed selection standards for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in all sports published to date are available to download HERE.