Currently on the team website we have links for many Time Standards used in both USA Swimming and Florida Swimming. The USA Swimming Motivational time standards, the Florida Swimming Age Group Championship qualifying time standards, and the Florida Swimming Senior Championship qualifying time standards are the ones that T2 Swimmers will be using the most often. You can check to see what standards you have achieved and how close you are to the next level.
Understanding the times standards in USA Swimming is important, especially if you are new to the sport. The time standards are a tool meant to help swimmers rate and rank times. One of the goals that all swimmers should have is to get better. Get better at something, anything, everything! A swimmers times are one way that we can see who is improving.
Within USA Swimming there are Motivational Times Standards. These times standards start at “B” standards and go all the way to “AAAA” standards for each age group. They can be found above. The USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards use these age groups: 10&Under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. It is sometimes extra challenging (but not impossible!) for 8&Unders to get to the first level of the 10&Under age group – but it is still something that they can shoot for! We have made special time standards for our T2 8&Unders so that they can join in on setting some time standard goals!