Time Standards or "Cuts"
Each year, USA Swimming establishes time standards, or "Cuts" for each of its major meets, from BB or age group meets through Olympic Trials, swimmers are always striving to make their next cut. In this section, you'll find all the information you need to move up to the next level, whatever that may be.
The standards are in PDF format and you will need to click on the links below to view them.
2021-2024 USA-Swimming Motivational Time Standards (BB-AAAA)
2021 FGC SPRING Junior Olympics
2021 FGC SUMMER LONG COURSE Junior Olympics
2021 FGC Senior Championships
2021 Elite Showcase Classic East - Qualifying Times -
Because of the COVID situation, the qualifying times for 2021 are as follows:
10-12-14 year olds must have minimum of A times and 9-11-13 year olds must have minimum of BB times.
Please use the 2021 thru 2024 Motivational Times List
Southern Zone Sectional Championships (SPRING)
USA Swimming's Scholastic All-America Team page
2021 International Swimming Coaches Association Senior Cup
2016 National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals
2020 Olympic Trials time standards
2021 Olympic Trials time standards - Wave 1 and Wave 2
USA Swimming National Level Meets