In competitive swimming there are numerous motivational and qualifying time standards at the local, regional, and national levels, and these can be confusing to newcomers. For example, Pacific Swimming (the Local Swimming Committee or LSC to which the Douglas Dolfins belong) has a set of A, B, and C times for each age group that are different from the A, B, and C times used nationally by USA Swimming. Many championship swim meets have their own set of qualifying standards (always read the meet announcement carefully!).
Time standards of interest to Douglas Dolfins members can be found at the following links: