Time Standards

AAU/USA Time Standards

We use time standards to give the swimmers something to work towards and to achieve.


Swimmers that wish to go to the Junior Olympics this summer in Greensboro, NC should start to compare their times to the AAU time standard to see where they need to work. In order to participate in this meet, a swimmer must be 2022 AAU registered.  Times need to be achieved since August 1, 2021 at any meet.

The meet will be in July 2022 in Greensboro, NC

Click here to see the 2022 AAU Junior Olympic qualifying times 

USA Sailfish

USA 2021-2024 Age Group Motivational Times (LCM/SCM/SCY)

2022 Long Course Time Standards

2022 LCM 10 & Under Age Group Standards- updated to include 8&U- 9/10

2022 LCM 11-14 Age Group Standards

2022 Senior LCM Championships Standards

2022 NE LCM Silvers 14 & Unders Standards

2022 NE LCM Silvers 15-18 Standards 


USA swimmers should compare their times to the time standards listed to see where they stand and where they need to improve to make these meets. This year New England swimming has listed time cuts for the long course championships in SCY (yards), SCM (25m) and LCM (50m) and the times can be used from any USA or USA observed meet since January 1, 2020. Remember to look at the age group the swimmer will be at the time of these meets.

2021/2022 Short Course Time Standards

2021 Senior Meet 

Age Group Cuts for all Age Groups Chart for 2022

Regional Silver Cuts for All Age Groups Chart for 2022

2022 10 & Under Championship

2022 11-12 Age Groups

2022 13-14 Age Groups

2022 15-18 Age Groups

2022 Regionals (SCY/SCM/LCM)

2022 Silvers (SCY/SCM/LCM)

2022 Speedo Eastern Zone Sectionals



Junior Sailfish

Junior Sailfish is where our swimmers learn to compete in all strokes and begin to be aware of trying to go faster each time they swim. There are no meet with time standards for juniors to focus on but they can strive to get better each week in hopes of improving in order to join the full Sailfish or USA Sailfish.

Sailfish and High School Sailfish

Swimmers participating in the full Sailfish program do not necessarily have to make certain times to compete in the Eastern Mass Coastal Swim League (EMCSL) Championship in March but should compare their times to the USA standards if they want to see where they stand. In order to compete in the EMCSL championship, swimmers must compete in a minimum of two dual or league meets. These meets are not for Junior Sailfish.