Time Stds & Records

Time Standards

Some swim meets require that swimmers meet certain time standards in order to compete at an event.  Below you will find regional to national level time standards.

Vancouver Island Regional SC-LC Qualifying Times 2016-2017

Swim BC  Provincial Qualifying Standards 2017-2018

These standards were developed by a sub-committee of Swim BC’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which was composed of four coaches who sit on TAC along with Swim BC’s Program Director and Performance Director.  In setting these standards, we sought to achieve three objectives:

  1. Achieve a closer balance in the sizes of AAA and AA Championships
  2. Create a more meaningful competition for those who attend either meet
  3. Help ensure that these meets can be run in an effective and efficient manner

 To effect that change, the sub-committee arrived at the following to create the standards, as well as their implementation at AA and AAA Championships:

  1. Instead of utilizing the 24th place SCM age-group ranking to blend into past standards to set the AAA time, we integrated the 24th place LCM time.  This resulted in the AAA times getting significantly faster
  2. In keeping with guidance from Swimming Canada, stroke 50’s will not be offered at either the AAA or AA Championships meets.
  3. Swimmers will be need to have 3 qualifying standards to compete at the AAA Championships and two qualifying standards for the AA Championships.
  4. Both SCM & LCM AAA Championship Meets will be 18 & Under.
  5. Para-swimming events will be offered at the Swim BC Open (LCM) in March, as well as Summer AAA Championships; the para swimming events will be an open age category (no upper age limit).


Swim Canada  Trials/Senior & Junior Champs/Westerns  Time Standards 2017-2018


Swim Records

Below you will find Records for all levels of Swimming in both Short Course Meters (25m) and Long Course Meters (50M).  Each organization keeps an updated history of their Records for which you can visit their site(s) directly:

Club Records

  • NRST long course records can be found here.
  • NRST short course records can be found here. 

British Columbia Provincial Records

Canadian and Other Records

  • Click here for Canadian Age Group and Senior records, as well as Commonwealth, World and Olympic records.