Here you will find age group time standards designed to encourage age group swimmers to step their swimming up to the next level. These time standards guide you from just starting out in your age group to reaching your highest potential. Start at Level B and work your way up to Level AAAA times. The link below takes you to the Age Group Standards on usaswimming.org.
In order to qualify for USA Swimming's National Meets (including the AT&T Short Course National Championships, Junior National Championships, ConocoPhillips National Championships (LCM), and Junior National Championships (LCM)), swimmers must first post a qualifying time during the qualifying period. These time standards or "cuts" are set before the swim season begins, and can be found in this section. The link below takes you to the National Meet Standards on usaswimming.org.