Criteria is based on a minimum of 16 years of active participation in the
sport. This involves competing in four age groups. Emphasis is
placed on international and regional performances, dominance in the sport and a
genuine contribution to the sport in general.
Nominee's minimum age for beginning competition is 25 years. FINA's official age groups begin at age 25 years.
All nominees shall have participated for a minimum of 16 years covering at least four different age groups.
All nominees shall be limited to recognition for Masters participation only (not prior accomplishments).
Recognition of accomplishments is based upon:
FINA Masters World Records
Masters World Championships
Masters Regional Championships (LEN, Pa Pacifics, etc.)
Masters National Championships
Masters National Records
An individual's total dominance within an age group.