Events will be swum according to Swimming Canada rules however information contained in this technical package shall supersede Swimming Canada rules where a discrepancy exists.
Able Body swimmers will swim time finals for the Men’s and Women’s 800 and 1500 m freestyle; 5 km open water, and all relays. All other events will include preliminaries, and a “B” final followed by an “A” final.
Paralympic / Special Olympic Events
“PS” designates events for Para-swimmers (classes S/SB/SM1 – S/SB/SM14). These events will be swum according to IPC Swimming Rules and Regulations. The Swimming Canada scratch rule will apply to PS events.
“SOC” designates events for Special Olympics Canada.
PS and SOC swimmers will swim preliminaries and an “A” final only, regardless of the number of entries per event.
There are seven (7) Para-swimming events. Para-swimmers are to enter their sport class event as listed below. The top 8 swimmers from the preliminaries of each of the PS events will advance to finals based on rankings determined by using the Swimming Canada Para-swimming Points Chart.
Order of Events
W 1500m free (time final)
M 800m free (time final)
PS 200m (S1-5, S14) / 400 (S6-13) free
4 x 200m Free Relay (time final)
50m breast (B & A final)
SOC 50m breast
200m fly (B & A final)
400m IM (B & A final)
100m free (B & A final)
PS 100m free (S1-14)
SOC 100m free
4 x 50m freestyle relay (time final)
100m back (B & A final)
PS 50m (S1-5) / 100m (S6-14) back
SOC 100m back
400m free (B & A final)
200m breast (B & A final)
50m fly (B & A final)
PS 50m (S1-7) / 100 (S8-14) fly
4 x 100m free relay (time final)
200m free (B & A final)
100m breast (B & A final)
PS 50m (SB1-3) / 100m (SB4-9, SB11-14) breast
200m back (B & A final)
SOC 50m back
100m fly (B & A final)
4 x 50m medley relay (time final)
M 1500m free (time final)
50m back (B & A final)
PS 50m (S1-14) free
SOC 50m free
W 800m freestyle (time final)
200m IM (B & A final)
PS 150m (SM1-4) / 200m (SM5-14) IM
50m free (B & A final)
4 x 100m Medley Relay (time final)
W 5 km open water (time final)
M 5 km open water (time final)
The 800m (men) and 1500m (women) freestyle events (time final) will be seeded slowest to fastest.
The 800m (women) and 1500m (men) freestyle events (time final) will run the fastest heat being during the finals session. All remaining heats will be run slowest to fastest in the preliminary session.
Relay time finals will be seeded slowest to fastest. Relay events on Day 2, 3, 4 and 5 will swim in the finals session.
The scratch deadline for all preliminary heats on the first day of competition (including time finals) will be 30 minutes following the end of the Technical Meeting.
The scratch deadline for preliminary heats and time finals on days 2 to 5 shall be 30 minutes after the completion of the previous night finals session. This also includes the fastest heat of time final events that will be swum in the final session.
The scratch deadline for finals shall be 30 minutes following the conclusion of the preliminary session.
The scratch deadline for time final relay events (excluding Day 1) will be 30 minutes following the conclusion of the preliminary session on the day that the relays will be swum.
Late Scratches, “No-Shows, “Step-downs” and “Unexcused incomplete swims” will be ranked 27th or lower regardless of whether or not there are 26 swimmers ranked above them.
Swimmers who qualify for the A final will be ranked 1 – 8 in order of finish in the A final. Swimmers who qualify for the B final will be ranked 9 – 16 in order of finish in the B final.
Should a Province/Territory qualify only one (1) swimmer for the A or B final, the swimmer from that Province/Territory with the next fastest time will be ranked 17th – 26th according to their preliminary time.
Should a Province/Territory not qualify any swimmers for the A or B final, the two (2) swimmers with the fastest times will be ranked 17 – 26th according to their preliminary time.
The 3rd and 4th finishers from each Province/Territory from the preliminaries will automatically be ranked 27th through last place according to their preliminary time, regardless of whether or not there are 26 swimmers ranked above them.
The PS ‘A final’ swimmers will be determined by ranking individual preliminary performances 1 – 8 utilizing the Swimming Canada Para-swimming Points Chart.
Swimming Canada Competition Warm-up Safety Procedures (Nov 25, 2014) will apply.