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TEAM TTO QUALIFYING CRITERIA

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National Team criteria, selection and qualification falls under the auspices of the of ASATT; the National Sporting Organization (NSO) for Aquatic sports in Trinidad and Tobago. 

The Association oversees all aquatic activities and sporting disciplines for Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Water Polo, Artistic Swimming, Diving, High Diving (D) and Masters Swimming.

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Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (IOC code: TTO) is the National Olympic Committee representing Trinidad and Tobago. It is also the body responsible for Trinidad and Tobago's representation at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, Caribbean & Central American (CAC) Games and all their respective Youth Games. 

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 CARIFTA AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 

 

The CARIFTA Aquatics Championships is an annual, age-group aquatics championships for the Caribbean. It has been held since 1985 and is similar in form/origin to the track & field/athletics event: the CARIFTA Games. founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) the predecessor to CARICOM (Caribbean Community).

2024 Summons, Qualification Times, Qualification Criteria...COMING SOON​

 ASATT 2023 Swimming Qualification Criteria Guidelines – CARIFTA Championships, Curacao April 2023

The aim of the ASATT selection committee is two fold.

1. To use this meet as a launching pad for the development of elite swimmers

2. To select this best combination of swimmers to MEDAL at the CARIFTA championship.

PREFACE

  • The “A” qualification standard for each event was calculated by using the fastest second placed finals time from the last three editions of the championships

  • The “B” qualification standard for each event was calculated by using the 5th place median time from the last three editions of the championships.

  • The “C” qualification standard for each event was calculated by using the 8th place median time from the last three editions of the championships.

 

TIMELINE

  • 01st June 2022 - Times achieved from this date considered for qualification.

  • 12th February 2023 - Times achieved up to this date considered for qualification.

  • 20th January 2023  - Preliminary entries due for submission to the Carifta OC

  • 06th March 2023 - Deadline for submission of final entries to the Carifta OC

 

CRITERIA

  • Swimmers would be selected in the following order of priority for the fastest two swimmers in each event having achieved the qualifying standard in a long course event:

Swimmers achieving an “A” qualification standard in one or more individual events.

Swimmers achieving a “B” qualification standard in one or more individual events.

11-12 Swimmers achieving a “C” qualification standard in one or more individual events

  • A combination of the fastest 3rd place relay times of the 2018, 2019 & 2022 Carifta Championship applicable to all age groups

 

NOTES

  • Times to be considered must have been achieved at meets sanctioned by A.S.A.T.T. and/or any F.I.N.A. approved body within the period June 01st, 2022 to February 12th 2023. Coaches must be able to provide documented evidence of time achieved.

  • Submission of times for consideration by foreign athletes must be received prior to start of Asatt's final qualifier.

NB. Information sourced by ASATT Qualification Criteria circulated to member Associations. 

CARIFTA Championships 2023 Curacao | TEAM TTO QT
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 CCCAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 

 

The CCCAN Championships are a biennial aquatics championship for countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The name of the event comes from the event's organizers: the Central American & Caribbean Swimming Confederation, whose abbreviated name is CCCAN. In addition to CCCAN members, South American countries which border on the Caribbean have also participated in the championships, including Suriname, Colombia and Venezuela.

  • CCCAN Swimming & Open Water Championships 2024 | Tentative Jul 

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ASATT 2023 Swimming Qualification Criteria Guidelines – CCCAN Championships, El Salvador 30Jul - 03Aug

PREFACE
C.C.C.A.N. is the highest-level regional age group championships and swimmers MUST achieve the designed qualifying standard times to participate. The qualifying standard for each event was calculated by using the 5th placed median final time from the last three editions of the championships.


The aim of the selection committee is three-fold.
•    To use this meet as a launching pad for the development of elite swimmers
•    To select this best combination of swimmers to achieve podium finishes at the CCCAN championship.


TIMELINE

  • 1st June 2022 - Times achieved from this date considered for qualification.

  • 21st May 2023 - Times achieved up to this date considered for qualification

  • T.B.A. - Preliminary entries due for submission to the CCCAN OC

  • T.B.A. - Deadline for submission of final entries to the CCCAN OC

CRITERIA

  • Swimmers would be selected in the following order of priority for the fastest two swimmers in each event having achieved the qualifying standard in a long course event:

    • Swimmers achieving an “A” qualification standard in one or more individual events.

  • A combination of the fastest 3rd place relay times of the last three editions of the CCCAN Championships applicable to all age groups.


NOTE

  • Times to be considered must have been achieved at meets sanctioned by A.S.A.T.T. and/or any F.I.N.A. approved body within the period June 01st 2022 to May 21st, 2023. Coaches must be able to provide documented evidence of time achieved.

  • Times achieved will be considered within the period June 01st 2022 to May 21st 2023 with the exception of CCCAN 2022.

NB. Information sourced by ASATT Qualification Criteria circulated to member Associations. 

 

ASATT 2023 Open Water Qualification Criteria Guidelines – CCCAN Championships, El Salvador 06Aug - 08Aug

TIMELINE

  • 19th March & 07th May 2023 - Times achieved from this date considered for qualification.

  • TBA - Preliminary entries due for submission to the CCCAN OC

  • TBA - Deadline for submission of final entries to the CCCAN OC


CRITERIA

  • The athlete gaining selection must have participated in ASATT 2023 CCCAN 3K, 5K or 10K Open Water Swimming Qualifying Event.

  • Selection priority will be for the top three (3) finishers male and female in the particular age groups. In the event that any one of the top three finishers are unable to participate as a team member, then the fourth-place finisher shall become a member of the team.

  • The athlete gaining selection must finish within 10 minutes of the winner of their age group in the ASATT 2023 CCCAN 3K & 5K and 20 minutes of the winner of their age group in the ASATT 2023 CCCAN 10K Open Water Swimming Qualifying Event.

NOTES
All qualifiers shall be in good financial standing with ASATT and their affiliated club and shall be:

  • citizen of Trinidad and Tobago weather by birth or naturalization, provided that a naturalized citizen shall have lived in Trinidad and Tobago for at least one year prior to the entry deadline for the Championships.

  • A Non-citizen wishing to qualify and represent Trinidad and Tobago as a competitor, must have resided in Trinidad and Tobago for one year prior to the competition deadline and must not have swum for another Country during that period.

NB. Information sourced by ASATT Qualification Criteria circulated to member Associations. 

CCCAN Championships 2023 El Salvador | Team TTO QT
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 GOODWILL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The Goodwill Swimming Championships is an annual, age-group swimming tournament for select countries in South America and the Caribbean. This competition was created with the intention of developing the sport between the Guianas, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname. Over time the competition has grown to include Caribbean nations; Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Grenada and St. Lucia.

  • Goodwill Swimming Championships | St Lucia |16Aug - 18Aug

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 ASATT 2023 Swimming Qualification Criteria Guidelines – 27 Goodwill Swimming Championships, Jamaica 18Aug - 20Aug

PREFACE
Goodwill is a developmental meet and is aimed at swimmers with hardly any international experience. Goodwill is supposed to be the stepping-stone for swimmers to progress to the higher-level meets. Since each age group is restricted to four members, the best utility swimmers in each age group should be selected. These are the swimmers that would generate the most individual points for the team. It should then be the aim of the swimming committee to choose the best combination of swimmers to achieve the previous objective.

  • For the 11 & over age groups, where times have been highlighted, these times were adjusted to equal times of a lower age group, as the average time generated was slower than the younger age group. 

  • Persons who have ever achieved a qualifying time and or participated in the Carifta, CONSANAT, CCCAN and PanAm, or higher championships, in any aquatic discipline, are not eligible for selection to the Goodwill Team.


TIMELINE

  • 1st October 2022 - Times from this date considered for Qualification.

  • 16th July 2023 - Times up to this date would be considered.

  • 18th July 2023 - Selection Meeting and Team Ratification by Council


CRITERIA

  • A competitor needs to be a resident of the country he or she represents for at least 12 months prior to the competition.

  • For the 10 & under age groups, the top four (4) finishers with respect to individual points for Goodwill events will be selected from the National Short Course Age Group Championships 2023.

  • For the 11 & over age groups, swimmers would be selected in the following order of priority taking into consideration that four swimmers per age group will be selected, and only three fastest qualifiers per event would be considered:

  • Swimmers achieving an “A” qualification standard in one or more individual events.

  • Swimmers achieving a “B” qualification standard in one or more events.

  • Where swimmers may qualify in an equal number of events, qualifiers contribution to relays will be considered.

  • Times to be considered must be performed at meets sanctioned by A.S.A.T.T. and/or any F.I.N.A. approved body. Coaches must be able to provide evidence of time achievement.

  • On selection of the team, a swimmer may be selected by the head coach, on the advice of the swimmer’s primary coach, to swim events for which he/she has not qualified provided that he/she does not deny a faster team member in that event an opportunity to participate.
     

NB. Information sourced by ASATT Qualification Criteria circulated to member Associations. 

Goodwill Swimming Championships 2023 Jamaica | Team TTO QT
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World Aquatics, formerly known as FINA (Fédération internationale de natation; is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee for administering international competitions in water sports. in six aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming, water polo, and open water swimming. World Aquatics also oversees "Masters" competition.

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PanAm Aquatics is the governing body for seven disciplines in aquatic sports in North, Central and South America. Those disciplines are artistic swimming, swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, and open water. We also serve aquatics' masters.

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CCCAN (pronounced C-C-Can) is the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation (la Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Natación). It is the body that organizes and overseas aquatic sports competitions in the Caribbean and Central American region.

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