Trials for the World Championships are underway in London. As events unfold we’ll be keeping tabs on how the team shapes up based on the British selection policy.
Note this is only our interpretation of how the policy will be applied. Beyond those who make the qualifying times of right, selection is not a hard and fast rule and subject to selector decisions. The final team selected may hence differ for a variety of reasons and is due to be announced on 24th April.
DAY 3 UPDATE: It was reported on Swimvortex that there may be flexibility in the selection process. In the context of the men’s 200IM results, they write that “The cut of 2% suggests that [Dan] Wallace may not get the swim but some close to selector source believe that flexibility is in the works for those who tick a team box somewhere”. Whether that means that British Swimming will relax their stated cut off remains to be seen, and there is an “exceptional circumstances” provison that would allow them to do so, but certainly the policy allows anyone selected to be offered additional swims where spaces remain. In the case of Dan Wallace, he’s in with a good chance in the 400IM and successful qualification there would give him the opportunity of a swim in the shorter medley if he were on the plane to Russia.