In order to assist swimmers in qualifying for the finals at the 2012 Olympic Trials the following initiative has been developed. A selection of eight swimmers aged 16-18 female and 17-18 male (as of August 31), will be made from long course performances swum from March 30 to August 31, 2011. The top two female and male performances based on FINA points will be selected. The next four spots will be filled based on FINA points regardless of gender.
Swimmer/Coach tandems will be awarded $1,000.00 to be used for a high level competitive opportunity, high level training camp or and extended visitation with an international level coach. Plans will be approved by the Provincial Coach.
Swimmers will be ineligible for selection if they are selected for the National Junior team, attend a US university or are ineligible to swim in the finals at Olympic Trials.
Please note that the Youth Junior Olympic Trials Preparation selection criteria has been amended. Eligible swimmers will now be anyone 18&U meeting the posted criteria. Selected swimmers will not be eligible for selection to the BC Team Paul Bergen initiative.