April 20, 2018
Qualifying period will be November 28, 2018 through the entry deadline.
The 2020 Olympic Trials qualifying period will be from November 28, 2018 through the entry deadline in June 2020. As the actual 2020 Trials dates have not yet been finalized, the closing date for qualification will only be announced once the Trials dates are confirmed. Time standards for the 2020 Trials will not be released until late September 2018.
The opening date for qualification (November 28, 2018, the first day of the Winter Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.) is later than past quadrennials, as the Trials organizers would like to be better manage the total number of athletes that qualify for the competition. At both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials there was overcrowding, with over 1750 athletes at each of the competitions. The goal for Trials is to have 1200-1400 athletes in attendance.
Please note that performances from the summer 2018 Nationals and Junior Nationals will not count toward the 2020 Trials qualifying.