2017 Selection Criteria Information
National Head Coach Jerry Olszewski has reviewed the International event plan for 2017-2020 and in alignment with his clear philosophy set the direction for 2017 and beyond.
Given our starting point, Jerry identifies the importance of building team New Zealand. His vision for the programme is to promote;
Points to note
2017 FINA World Junior Champs – to be withdrawn. The Commonwealth Youth games will be the pinnacle event for are youth swimmers next year. Jerry would like to declutter the international calendar for youth. In comparison to the FINA World Juniors, the Commonwealth Youth Games provides the opportunity for a large team to compete in a multi games competition thus giving experience in relays and complex games environments.
Relays: clause added into selection criteria
In building a team we are looking at selecting relay teams going through to 2020 with the possibility by 2019 World Champs we will have a team or teams capable of qualifying and being competitive (Top 8 in Tokyo).
With this in mind the decision has been that all swimmers on teams will be expected to compete in relay teams.
Nomination Criteria additional information (updated Jan 2017)
The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games
The 2018 Commonwealth Games criteria is in the final stages with NZOC and should be signed off by February 2017.
Please find below selection criteria for pool swimmers for various events in 2016: ...