Swimming Canada today released the selection criteria for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (July 24-29 in Glasgow, SCO), 2014 Pan Pacific Championships (Aug. 21-25, in Gold Coast, AUS), and 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships (Aug. 27-Sept. 1) in Kihei, HI.
No longer is there a "win and you're in" approach to team selection, but rather, initial team selection will be based upon performance measures, specifically Top world-ranked swims (PanPacs and CWG) or Swimming Canada's "On-Track Times" (Junior PanPacs).
This change will mean that selections will not be announced as the Trials meet progresses, but rather, the final make up of the senior teams will be announced following the conclusion of the final event of the championships.
SNC High Performance Director, John Atkinson:
All swimmers/coaches should stay for the final session and team announcements, all selected Pan Pacific Championships and Commonwealth Games team members will be required to stay for mandatory team meetings that will take place on the 6th April, details will be circulated.
Selection criteria are spelled out in the following documents, each of which includes appendices that spell out the relevant performance measure for that particular meet: