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:

Kushagra Rawat has  achieved B standard 2020 Tokyo Olympics clocking 08.07.99 in the 800m freestyle category. 

Advait Page made the B-mark in 800m freestyle for Olympics at the Singapore Championships in June this year with a stupendous 8:00.76.

Sajan Prakash made the OST (B-mark) in the 200m butterfly with a timing of 1:58.45 at the FINA World Championships 2019 in Korea.

Srihari Nataraj clocked the OST in 100m backstroke at the FINA Junior World Championships in August

Indians have never achieved A standard till date.  India sent two athletes in swimming through Universality places quota for 2016 Rio Olympics.


Water Polo - Indians last participated in Water Polo in 1952

Artistic Swimming : No participation from India till date.


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