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.
Regional SC-LC Qualifying Times
BC Provincial Qualifying
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:
- Achieve a closer balance in the
sizes of AAA and AA Championships
- Create a more meaningful
competition for those who attend either meet
- 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:
- 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
- In keeping with guidance from
Swimming Canada, stroke 50’s will not be offered at either
the AAA or AA Championships meets.
- Swimmers will be need to have 3
qualifying standards to compete at the AAA Championships and two
qualifying standards for the AA Championships.
- Both SCM & LCM AAA
Championship Meets will be 18 & Under.
- 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
you will find Records for all levels of Swimming in both Short
Course Meters (25m) and Long Course Meters (50M).
organization keeps an updated history of their Records for which
you can visit their site(s) directly:
- NRST long course records can be found
- NRST short
course records can be found
British Columbia Provincial
Canadian and Other