2022 Commonwealth Games selection policy released

The nomination policy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released ahead of what is set to be ‘an exciting and inspiring’ home games.

The Team England selection policies have been written with fairness and transparency in mind and have taken into account the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on all aquatics sports.

The selected team will compete against some of the best athletes in the world, looking to maximise podium finishes across all swimming and para-swimming events.

Grant Robins, England Team Leader, said of the policy: “As we head into Tokyo, this is an extremely exciting time in our sport as having a home Commonwealth Games is a one in a generation occurrence and it’s just one year away.

“This policy has been set out with some challenges, yet the consideration times are achievable and we hope this will inspire athletes to aim to represent England in Birmingham next year.

“Some swimmers will be able to qualify from Tokyo, which allows them the convenience to really plan the year ahead to maximise their performance in front of a home crowd.”

Events will not be ‘closed off’ and the majority of selections will come from performances at next year’s British Championships which will be held in April.

Results from the 2022 World Championships will also be considered. This policy will help shape the best team possible to perform with distinction next year.

You can view the full selection policy by clicking this link.

2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, first held in 1930.

A total of 70 teams will take part in the competition, from 53 different nations. England is the second highest achieving team at the event, having topped the medal table seven times.

The 2022 edition of the event will take place from 28 July to 8 August next year, with the aquatics portion of the event being held at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

In 2018, England’s swimming team came second to Australia on the overall medals table, winning a total of 24 medals – nine gold, 10 silver and five bronze.