Time Standards


Time Standards for Meet Entry
  • This sport is all about striving to achieve faster performance times.
  • Time standards can provide goals for swimmers to work toward daily.
  • Striving to "get to the next level" is what our WAVES culture is designed to support.
  • Meet entry qualifying times are called "time standards," or "cuts."
  • Higher level meets have faster cuts.
  • Some meets have SCY cuts, others SCY, LCM, & SCM cuts, some only LCM cuts.
  • Click on links below to see pdf documents with time standards.
Want to Make the USA National Team? 2017-2018 roster
Want to Make the National Junior Team? 2017-2018 roster - women
Want to Contribute to the Club Excellence Team Goals? 2017 cuts
Want to Make Scholastic All-America? 2017-2018 cuts
2018 Nationals will be a selection meet for: 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, 2018 Junior Pan Pacs, 2019 World Championships, 2019 World University Games, 2019 Pan Am Games.  (Performances from both 2018 Nationals and 2018 Pan Pacs are used for 2019 World Championships Team selection.)
Meet Entry Qualifying Time Standards  
2018 Nationals - Irvine, California  
2018 Junior Nationals - Irvine, California  
2018 Winter Nationals lcm - Greensboro, North Carolina  
2018 Winter Junior Championships - Austin, Texas  
2018 Pro Swim Series - Indianapolis  
2018 summer Illinois championship meet cuts (lcm meets)  
2018 winter Illinois championship meet cuts (scy meets)  
2017-2020 USA Swimming B-AAAA times