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Time Standards 2017 / 2018

Once swimmers have learned all four strokes and choose to participate in competitions, there are numerous Swim Meets of various skill levels available to compete in.

For entry level competitions, all swimmers are welcome to compete. There are no Time Standards needed for entrance. This is where our young ones 'get their feet wet' so to speak.

When the swimmers get familiar with their times for specific events they can then start looking at the Time Standards which are broken up into Region / Province / Nation / International.  There are recognized age categories with the Time Standards that are specific to the cross section of focus group:

New this season are the SwimBC Tier I & Tier II Time Standards which replace the Provincial A, Provincial AA, and Povincial AAA Time Standards of years past.

The first step for competitors to look towards are achieving the VIR Time Standards.  Once swimmers have attained this qualifying time (QT), they will be invited to race at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships held twice per season: January & June.

The next step in Time Standards and achieving QTs is the SwimBC Tier I standard.  This competition is soley for swimmers ages 12yrs & Under (female) / 13yrs & Under (male).  To gain entrance into the competition requires 1 x 200 IM QT + 1 other event.  Once qualified, swimmers will be able to compete in 8 total events at the competition.  This competition is held twice per season: February & June.

Following SwimBC's Tier I Time Standards are the SwimBC Tier II Time Standards.  This competition is focused on swimmers in age categories:

  • Female: 14yrs & Under, 15-18yrs
  • Male: 15yrs & Under, 16-18yrs

Swimmers will only compete in the events that they qualify in.  This competition is held twice per season: March & July.

Following that, the swimmers can then look towards National Qualifying Time Standards:

  • National Time Standards 2017 / 2018
    • ​Western & Eastern Canadian Championships
      • ​Female: 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs, 16&Over
      • Male: 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs, 17&Over
    • Canadian Jr Championships
      • ​Female: 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs, 16-17yrs
      • Male: 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs, 17-18yrs
    • Canadian Swimming Championships
      • ​Female: 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs, 17yrs, Open ages
      • Male: 15yrs, 16yrs, 17yrs, 18yrs, Open ages
    • Canadian Swimming Trials
      • ​Female: Open ages
      • Male: Open ages

For all National competitions, competitors will race only the events they qualify in.  Each of these competitions are held only once per season:

  • Western / Eastern Canadian Championships: April
  • Canadian Jr Nationals: July
  • Canadian Swimming Championships: April
  • Canadian Swimming Trials: July


For Swimmers who have been Classified as an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) also have Time Standards to achieve prior to entrance to the Provincial and National Championships:



Below you will find Records for all levels of Swimming in both Short Course Metre (25m) and Long Course Metre (50M).  You will see the descending list of Records starting with the Duncan Swim Team's own History, then the Vancouver Island Region, BC Provincial Records, Canadian National Records, Olympic Records and finally World Records.

Each organization keeps an updated history of their Records for which you can visit their site(s) directly:

- BC Provincial Records at SwimBC

- Canadian National Records at Swimming Canada Natation (SCN)

- Olympic and World Records at Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA)


DST Records updated 16oct17

Duncan Swim Team Records - compiled since circa 1975:


Vancouver Island Regional Records: updated Feb 2016

Compiling and updating courtesy of Pacific Coast Swimming Association


British Columbia Provincial Records: direct links to - updated regularly


Canadian Records: direct links to - updated regularly


World Records: direct link to - updated regularly


The records above were last reviewed 16oct17 - updates are ongoing as data is compiled. For the most up-to-date records available, you can visit one of our Site Partners listed to the left of this page.