BAC recognizes swimmers who meet certain competitive time standards with “Time Standard Stars,” also known as “Parka Stars.” (You may have seen some BAC swimmers with these stars sewn on their deck coats.) Time Standard Stars are awarded in the following categories:
- Junior Olympic times -- Small Grey Stars
- Far Western times -- Small Yellow Stars
- Pacific Reportable times – Large Yellow Embroidered Stars
1. Go to Swim Connection to see established time standards for your age group in each category.
2. Stars can be earned under both short course and long course standards. For example, you can earn a star in the 50YD Free as well as the 50M Free. HOWEVER, each time standard must be met in a swim on the specified course (ex: converted times are not eligible for stars).
3. Contact your coach if you think you’ve earned a star!