Swimming At The 2007 World Aquatics Championships

Swimming At The 2007 World Aquatics Championships

The Swimming competition at the 12th FINA World Championships was held in Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 March to 1 April 2007. This portion of the 2007 Worlds featured 40 events (20 for males, 20 for females), all swum in a long course (50m) pool:

  • freestyle: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m;
  • backstroke: 50m, 100m and 200m;
  • breaststroke: 50m, 100m and 200m;
  • butterfly: 50m, 100m and 200m;
  • individual medley (I.M.): 200m and 400m; and
  • relays: 4x100m free, 4x200m free, and 4x100m medley.

The 2007 World Championships served in qualifying for the Swimming portion at the 2008 Olympics in two ways:

1) It was the main relay qualifier, with the top-12 finishers in each relay automatically qualifying for the 16-entry field at the 2008 Olympics (the other 4 teams were filled with the 4 fastest remaining nations).
2) Those nations who did not have swimmers who meet the Olympic qualifying times, and wanted a "wildcard" entry into the Olympics, need to have their potential swimmers swim at the 2007 Worlds.

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