2022 Midwestern Championship Qualifying Times 

A - Automatic qualifying times
B - Secondary times - will be used to fill to maximum allowable heats per event
Yellow - times that were updated for 2022 to the NAG minimum BB
 

What are USA Swimming Time Standards?

The letters refer to the time standards that are used to place swimmers in terms of how fast they swim. As you become a better swimmer your times will improve and you'll find yourself shifting from one standard to another.

B TIMES

The B time standard is usually the one you'll reach first. It is a measure of time and competence in the performance of that stroke.  Achieving a 'B' time at a swim meet indicates a correct execution of complicated stroke technique. A 'B' time represents a level equal to  68% of the National Top 16 Reportable Time.

BB TIMES

It is a very big step when you achieve a "BB" time. In addition to the  correct performance of a particular stroke, you have also achieved a  speed only a limited percentage of swimmers can perform. Like "B"
times, each age group has its own list of "BB" times. A 'BB' time represents a level equal to 75% of the National Top 16 Reportable Time.

A TIMES

An 'A' time represents a level equal to 84% of the National Top 16 Reportable Time.

AA TIMES

There is a much smaller gap between "AA" and "A" as compared to the wide one between "B" and "A". You often need an "AA" time to compete in a Trials and Finals format meet. An 'AA' time represents a level
equal to 89% of the National Top 16 Reportable Time.

AAA TIMES

A 'AAA' time represents a level equal to 93% of the National Top 16 Reportable Time.

AAAA TIMES

These are the highest levels in the National Age Group Times progressions. A 'AAAA' time represents a level equal to 97% of the National Top 16 Reportable Time.

TIME STANDARDS:

    2021-2024 National Age Group Motivational Times

    2022 Speedo Sectional Time Standards not released.

    2022 National Time Standards not released