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Qualifying - Explained

Please note, our goal as a competitive program is for athletes to work toward attaining qualifying times to attend the different qualifying meets.  We have an expectation that athletes will attend the championship meets that they qualify for.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other meets, please contact your squad coach.

 
How to find your swimmer’s best times:
  • PSW Website, your account and swimmer best times should be up to date.  However, as some athletes have recently moved to our program, there is a chance that some best times haven’t yet transferred over. If this is the case for your swimmer, please let me know which meet your swimmer’s PB is from so I can reload those results to our website.
  • For a current PB check, there’s a great website: www.swimrankings.net that allows you to search your swimmer’s best times.  Once you have loaded the website, click on the “ATHLETES” bar on the left side of the screen, choose “SEARCH”, type in your swimmer’s registered name and click on them when their name pops up.  All their short and long course best times are listed, along with the date they swam the race and the location.
  • all time standards are listed on the Swim BC website at http://swimbc.ca/time-standards/
 
QUALIFYING MEETS - EXPLAINED
 
PSWI - Feb 11/12 (Grandview Heights)
  • Swimmers must have a minimum three AAA qualifying times in their respective age group in order to attend this meet.
  • All PSW families and swimmers are encouraged to assist and volunteer during this event to help provide a great experience for the athletes competing.
 
LMR Champs - Feb 18/19 Richmond
  • Swimmers must have a time faster than 4:00 for 200IM.  These time requirements can be achieved either in short course meters or long course meters.
  • If a swimmer has two or more AA standards or faster, they are dequalified from attending this meet.
 
AA - Feb 16-19, Chilliwack
  • Swimmers must have a minimum of two AA standards in their age category as of DAY 1 of the meet. These time requirements can be achieved either in short course meters or long course meters.
  • If a swimmer has three or more AAA standards or faster, they are dequalified from attending this meet.
 
AAA - March 2-5, Victoria
  • Swimmers must have a minimum of three AAA standards in their age category as of DAY 1 of the meet. These time requirements can be achieved either in short course meters of long course meters.
  • Swimmers in the oldest age category (16 and over) are required a minimum of two AAA times to compete at this meet.
 
BC Senior Open - March 11, Guildford Pool
  • This meet is open to any age of athlete.  Swimmers must achieve a minimum of one senior AAA time in short course or long course meters in order to be eligible to compete at this meet.
 
CanAm Trials - March 31-April 2, Windsor
  • This a a para-athlete national meet.  The para athlete must be at minimum provincially classified and achieve a minimum of one CanAm standard in their respective class to attend this meet.
 
Canadian Trials - April 6-9
  • Youth time standards are based on age as of DEC 31, 2017. (Girls birth years 2002, 2003.  Boys birth years 2001, 2002)
  • Open time standards are open to any age of athlete.
  • Swimmers must have a minimum of 1 Trials Standard in either their respective age category or the open category in long course meters only in order to attend this meet.
 
Western Canadian Championships - April 20-23, Calgary
  • Swimmer’s age for this meet is their age as of JULY 26, 2017. Girls aged 13 and over and boys aged 14 and over as of JULY 26, 2017 may qualify to attend this event. 
  • Swimmer’s must achieve a minimum of one Western Time standard in their respective age group in long course meters only to attend this meet.
 
Canadian Junior Championships - Toronto, July 26-31
  • Swimmer’s age for this meet is their age as of July 26, 2017.
  • Girls must be a minimum of 13 as of day one of the meet, boys must be 14 as of day one of the meet as there are no "13 and under" or "14 and under" qualifying times.  The qualifying times are age specific.
  • Swimmers must achieve a minimum of 1 CJC qualifying time in their respective age group in long course meters only to attend this meet.
 
Canadian Summer Championships - Montreal, Aug 4-7 
  • This meet is open to swimmers of all ages.  
  • Swimmers must achieve a minimum of one CSC open time standard in long course meters only to attend this meet.
 
Canada Summer Games
  • Able-body selection meets include Canadian Trials, Canadian Western Championships, and BC Open.
  • Para selection meets include CanAm Trials and BC Open.
  • Able Girls age selection includes birth years 2002 and younger
  • Able Boys age selection includes birth years 2003 and younger
  • Para athletes must meet the SwimBC criteria.
  • Selection Criteria can be found on the SwimBC website.