Time Standards

Time Standards

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

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.


Swimmers that wish to go to the Junior Olympics this summer in Houston, TX 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 2021 AAU registered.  

The meet will be July 29-Aug 1 at the University of Houston.

Click here to see the 2021 AAU Junior Olympic qualifying times 

USA Sailfish

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

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 short course championships in SCY (yards), SCM (25m) and LCM (50m) and the times can be used from any USA or USA observed meet since February 9, 2018. Remember to look at the age group the swimmer will be at the time of these meets.

2019/2020 Short Course Time Standards

2019 Senior Meet 

2020 10 & Under Challenge

2020 11-12 Age Groups

2020 13-14 Age Groups

2020 15-18 Age Groups

2020 Regionals (SCY/SCM/LCM)

2020 Silvers (SCY/SCM/LCM)

2020 Speedo Sectionals

Age Group Cuts for all Age Groups Chart for 2020

Regionals/Silvers Cuts for All Age Groups Chart for 2020


2019 LCM Age Groups (LCM only)

2019 LCM Age Groups (non-conforming times- SCY & SCM too)

2019 LCM Senior Meet

2019 Eastern Zones