Time Standards

2018 Illinois YMCA Swimming Time Standards

2018 National YMCA Swimming Time Standards

2018 Illinois Swimming Time Standards

2017 Winter Junior National Time Standards

2017-2020 National Age Group Motivational Times


YMCA Junior District Time Standards: Time Standards for the Junior District Meet are Disqualifying Times. Swimmers who have achieved the Junior District time, or faster, can not participate in that event at Junior Districts. Swimmers are able to compete at both Junior Districts and the Illini Districts Championships..


YMCA Illini District Championships Time Standards: Swimmers must achieve a District Time Standard to participate in the District Championship Meet. Swimmers are able to compete in a maximum of 3 Individual Events, 2 Relay Events, or 4 combined events.


IL YMCA State Time Standards: The qualifying period for the IL YMCA State Meet begins March 1st of the previous year through the completion of the District meet (March 1st, 2016 for the 2017 Championship). Swimmers must earn State times during that period of time in order to participate in the IL YMCA State Meet.


National YMCA Time Standards: A swimmer may achieve a qualifying time at any meet: IHSA (Sectionals or State), USA-S, or YMCA. To compete in the National YMCA Championships a swimmer must participate in the Illini District Championship. The qualifying period for the YMCA National Championship begins March 1st of the year prior to the current Championship season (March 1st, 2016 for the 2017 Championship)


Illinois Swimming Time Standards: A swimmer may achieve a qualifying time at any meet. For an event in which a qualifying time was achieved outside a USA-S sanctioned meet, proof of time must be submitted at the time of entry. All meets SPY Swimmers compete in throughout the season are USA Swimming Approved meets. Time Standards achieved at High School championship meets will need to have a proof of time submitted


National Age Group Motivation Times: These times are used at various meets for qualifying times or designation for awards. The AAA time standard is the Zone qualifying time for both Senior and Age Group swimming under the USA-S National Governing Body.