IPC World Championship Qualification
The British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team for the 2013 IPC World Championships will be determined by performances at the BIDSC.
- CLICK HERE to view our list of athletes to have achieved the 'A' qualification time at the British International Disability Swimming Champs 2013.
How do athletes qualify for the British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team competing at the 2013 IPC World Championships?
Selection to the British team will be determined by athletes securing the qualification times as set out in the British Disability Swimming selection policy.
There are two initial places available for the two fastest swimmers to have achieved the A standard of qualification time.
- Qualifying Times for 2013 IPC World Championships - MEN
- Qualifying Times for 2013 IPC World Championships - WOMEN
What if more than two swimmers achieve the qualification time?
According to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) rules, each country are allowed to enter three athletes in each event. Therefore, the third fastest swimmer to achieve the qualification time for a certain event will be eligible for selection by the British Disability Swimming National Performance Director (NPD).
There is also the opportunity for junior (18 or under on 31st December 2013) swimmers to make themselves eligible for selection. If there are not already three swimmers to have achieved the A standard, a junior swimmer will be eligible for selection if they achieve the B standard of qualification time.
What if athletes achieve the qualification standards at different events?
The team for the IPC Worlds will be selected based on performances at the British International Disability Swimming Championships only. This is where athletes wanting to gain selection for the team must achieve the qualification times.
That said, if an athlete is unable to compete at the BIDSC due to illness or injury, their times from the British Gas International Meet may be considered for selection. A further note is that all final selection decisions are at the discretion of the NPD.