Time Standards

Time Standards

Qualification time standards are set by the various governing bodies that come under the umbrella of USA Swimming. Championship meets require swimmers meet or exceed these standards.


Age group time standards are designed to encourage age group swimmers "to step their swimming up to the next level," says USA swimming. Times are listed for groups including B, BB, A, AA, AAA and AAAA. Standards can also be used to offer swimmers a general idea how they match up with other swimmers in their age group and between age-groups.

Just because a swimmer has "AAA" times as a 9- or 10-year-old does not mean that same swimmer will get "AAA" times as a 13- or 14-year-old.

2017 Age Group Gulf Champs

TAGS (Texas Age Group Swimming) Short Course STATE TIME STANDARDS as of 11/4/17  *Updated each year in October

2017 Summer Champs Meet Breakdown

2017 Sectionals Cut Time Standards

2016 Southern Senior Championships

2017 Sectionals Time Standards

2015 NCSA Jr. Nationals

2016-2017 All American Scholastic Program