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Alaska Age Group Champs - Age Group Champs is held annually in February and is only open to swimmers 14 and younger.  Qualifying times are Single Age 'B' time standards.  Swimmer need to qualify in all events they wish to compete in.  Finals are swam as the individual age as opposed to the age groups. This meet rotates around the state each year.

AGE GROUP CHAMPS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIES

Alaska Summer Champs - Summer Champs is held at the end of the summer in Long Course Meters.  The meet is an age group meet where swimmers will need to qualify for each event the swimmer wishes to compete in.  Qualifying times are 'B' time standards for the associated age group. 

SUMMER CHAMPS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

Alaska Junior Olympics - Junior Olympics is the largest meet held annually in Alaska.  Swimmers of all ages can compete at this meet and must make the associated time standards to do so.  This is an age group championship meet held in April as a preliminary/ final format.  Qualifying times are 'BB' for the applicable age group.  This meet is held in Anchorage annually.

JUNIOR OLYMPICS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

CAT Long Course Invite - The Corvallis Invite is held in May in Corvallis, Oregon.  This is an age group invite so there are different time standards for each age group. Younger swimmers will have to meet slower qualifying standards comparatively to the older swimmers. Swimmers 13-14 and 15 and older will need to earn B+ LCM Times; Swimmers in the younger age groups will need to earn B LCM Times, 11 B Standards for 11-12, 9 B Standards for 10 and under, and 8 B Standards for 8 and under.  Times can be converted from yards to qualify for this meet.  The meet is held long course and has a separate warm down pool outside.  This is a fun and quick meet for swimmers.  


Alaska Senior Champs - Alaska Senior Champs is typically held at the end of January.  In Olympic years the meet is held in long course meters, otherwise it is held short course.  The meet is held in a different area each year around the state.  Swimmers can qualify for this meet at any age so long as they make a cut for the meet.  Swimmers only need to make one cut for this meet and can supplement the rest of their events as bonus without making the time standards.  The time standards for this meet are USA Swimming NAG 16 'A' times for 13-14 year olds.

ALASKA SENIOR CHAMPS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

Region XII - This meet is held annually in the Portland area and is Oregon Swimming's Senior Championships.  This meet is open to swimmers from Alaska as well as other LSC's in the western zone.  Competition here is typically great.  Swimmers must achieve Oregon 'A' time standards for the 14 year old dividion in all events they wish to compete in.  This meet does not have any age groups and such swimmers can qualify at any age so long as they achieve the time standards.


Northwest Age Group Champs - This meet is held annually in Seattle in March.  This is one of the fastest Age Group meet swimmers can compete in.  Swimmers must qualify for this meet in all events they wish to compete in.  Time standards are based on individual ages not age groups, with the exception of 10 and younger and 15 and older.  


 Zones – This is the highest meet that age group swimmers can qualify for.  Qualification to the zone championships requires swimmers to achieve Zone Time Standards time standards.  Athletes in Junior and Senior group will typically have goals of swimming at this meet.  Swimmers who qualify here compete together as the Alaska All Star team.  Each district fills their roster with all their qualifiers and then competes against the other districts.  This is a very fun and prestigious meet for age group swimmers.  Senior Zones has similar qualifying standards but is open to all age athletes 19 years and younger.

AGE GROUP ZONES TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS
  SENIOR ZONES TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

 Sectional Championship Meet – Sectional Championship meets are the first tier of National level meets with this one being regional level.  This meet has one time standard per event and is not broken down by age, so regardless of their age swimmers can qualify for this meet if they meet the time standard.  This meet is held twice a year, in the summer it is held in long course and the spring it is held as short course.  Districts that compete at this meet are the Western portion of the western zone, including HI, IE, MT, WY, PN, OR, AK, SR.  Qualifying for this meet and higher meets takes considerable dedication and diligent work.  Athletes who qualify for this meet will typically qualify for Finals at the high school state championship meet.

FEDERAL WAY TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS
  FOUR CORNERS TIME STANDARDS

QUALIFIERS


Futures Championships – The Futures Championships is held at three locations throughout the country all held on the same weekend.  Each site is assigned to a specific portion of the country and only USA Swimming members may compete.  This meet is designed to be a bridging gap for swimmers who are close to their Junior National time but are faster than their Sectional time. To qualify swimmers must have swam their qualifying time in a certified pool.  Time standards for this meet are specific to this series.

FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

Pro Swim Series – The pro swim series are a collection of meets held throughout the country over the course of the year.  Qualification to this meet requires winter Junior National qualifying times.  Qualification to the meet requires that the qualifying swim be done in a certified pool.  Swimmers will compete at the six meets held around the country.  Swimmers have a chance at winning prize money based on individual finishes in their races.  As per the name the best swimmers in the nation will be competing at these meets.  All swimmers nationally and internationally may enter and compete in these meets regardless of age and region.  

PRO SWIM TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

Junior National Championships –  Junior Nationals are held once each season.  This is the National championship meet for athletes 18 and younger.  Once again these qualifying standards are not broken down by age but rather there is one standard per event and athletes regardless of age can qualify for this meet.  Summer long course time standards are faster than winter short course time standards.  This is a very prestigious meet for all that qualify and attend.  Clubs from the entire nation compete at this meet over the course of a week’s time.  Qualifying for this meet requires the time be swam in a certified USA Swimming pool.

JUNIOR NATIONALS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

Phillips 66 National Championships – This meet is the same as Junior Nationals except there is no limit on age.  The time standards are faster than Junior Nationals.  At this event athletes will be competing against the best in the nation including those seen on television at the Olympics.  This meet is the highest level of competition swimmers can qualify for in the United States with the Exception of Olympic Trials.  Athletes must swim their qualifying cuts for this meet in a certified USA Swimming pool. 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS

Olympic Trials – This is the top meet held in the United States.  Athletes compete here to qualify for the USA Swimming Olympic Team.  Olympic trials are held once every four years to fill the Olympic roster.  Qualifying times for this meet are the fastest qualifying standards in the country.  Athletes compete here with their club against the rest of the country.      . 

OLYMPIC TRIALS TIME STANDARDS QUALIFIERS