Aquatics (Swimming)

There will be a total of 35 swimming events in the pool, 17 events for both men and women, and a 4 × 100 metre medley relay mixed.

Qualification process:

The priority order for qualification places will be:

1. All athletes with Olympic Qualifying Times (OQT / “A” Time)

2. Athletes in relays

3. Universality Places

4. Invited athletes who have achieved an Olympic Selection Time (OST / “B” time)

Olympic qualification time:

In the Olympics and World Championships, if the full quota of swimmers to take part in a particular event are not filled by those who crossed the A standard, those who achieved B standard will be called upon to compete.

Men Women
Olympic Qualifying Time - A standardOlympic Selection Time -  B standard


Olympic Qualifying Time -  A standardOlympic Selection Time -  B standard
22.0122.67 50m Freestyle24.7725.51
48.57 50.03 100m Freestyle54.3856.01
1:47.02 1:50.23 200m Freestyle1:57.282:00.80
3:46.783:53.58 400m Freestyle4:07.904:15.34
7:54.318:08.54800m Freestyle8:33.368:48.76
15:00.9915:28.02 1500m Freestyle16:32.0417:01.80
53.85 55.47 100m Backstroke1:00.251:02.06
1:57.502:01.03200m Backstroke2:10.39 2:14.30
59.931:01.73 100m Breaststroke1:07.07 1:09.08
2:10.35 2:14.26 200m Breaststroke2:25.52 2:29.89
51.9653.52100m Butterfly57.9259.66
1:56.481:59.97200m Butterfly2:08.43 2:12.28
1:59.672:03.26200m Individual Medley 2:12.562:16.54
4:15.84 4:21.46400m Individual Medley4:38.53 4:46.89


India watch:

Sajan Prakash became the first Indian to achieve the 'A' standard and a direct qualification in swimming by clocking 1:56:38 seconds in the men's 200m butterfly event at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome.

Srihari Nataraj made it two direct qualifications by securing the 'A' cut in the 100m backstroke with a qualification time of 53.77 (seconds) swam in the time trial at the Sette Colli Trophy.

Maana Patel has been nominated for the universality place on the women’s side.


Water Polo - Indians last participated in Water Polo in 1952

Artistic Swimming : No participation from India till date.


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