Listed below are time standards for various meets and the Age Group Motivational times.
What is a time standard?
A time standard is the measurement used in swimming to determine a swimmer's eligibility for meets. For many meets, these time standards are done by age and ability. As a swimmer progresses and moves to higher level meets, the age factor is removed and there are time standards by event only (Sectionals, Grand Prix, Junior Nationals, Nationals, etc.).
Age Group Motivational Times
USA Swimming Age Group Motivational Times are based on a statistical analysis of the times all the age groups. These times are meant to be used as motivation to progress from just starting out in that particular age group (B times) to reaching a swimmer's highest potential (AAAA times).
In Texas, these times are the basis for many of our meets. Level 3 meets are for swimmers with B Times or slower. If a swimmer has achieved a BB time in any one particular event, he or she may no longer swim that event in a Level 3 meet. Level 2 meets are for swimmers with BB times or better. If a swimmer has achieved a 15/16 "AA" time in any particular event, he or she may no longer swim that event in a Level 2 or 3 meet.
Please read the meet information to determine what level the meet is and email your coach if you have any questions regarding your child's events.