Time Standards

Time Standards

Minnesota Swimming hosted swim meets typically have certain time standards governing who can participate. For example, many meets will require that a swimmer has Gold, Silver, or Bronze times to participate. Others will require that a swimmer have "CHAMP" or faster times.

Most of the meets the Piranhas Swim Club attends will be subject to Minnesota Swimming's time standards. Fall/Winter is designated as a Short Course season. Spring/Summer is designated as a Long Course (50m pool) season.  Below are the links to the 2021-2022 MN Swimming Time Standards.

Minnesota Swimming Short Course Yards Time Standards 

Minnesota Swimming Long Course Meters Time Standards 

Swim meets that fall outside of Minnesota Swimming's system of time standards will have alternate time standards published on that meet's event page. 

2021 - 2024 Age-Group Motivational Times (These times are set by USA Swimming)

National Meets

The Piranhas Swim Club strives to help athletes achieve time standards to allow competition against the best athletes in the country.  Each of these meets has their own set of qualifying standards from Speedo sectionals to USA Swimming Junior Nationals and the pinnacle of USA Swimming, Olympic Team Trials.  A list of all potential meets and their qualifying standards are listed below.  Other time standards for various meets not listed below can be found on the USA Swimming website (Time Standards).

Futures Championships - Summer 2022 in Minneapolis, MN

USA Swimming - Summer Junior Nationals - Summer 2022 in Irvine, CA

2022 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals - December 2022 location TBD

2021 Olympic Team Trials