Competitor registrations will remain open until 30 September for the Open Category events, which will run as part of the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup – Berlin 2023 meet.

A pilot project scheduled to take place from 7-8 October, the Open Category competition programme spotlights 50m and 100m distances across all strokes.

The new Open Category competition has only one requirement: meeting a specified event qualification time over the last ten years.

How and Where to Apply for the Open Category Competitions

Prospective competitors may download the Open Category Registration Form and send their entry to

As a reminder, the deadline to apply is 30 September 2023, 23:59 GMT.