Time Standards

Certain meets require swimmers to achieve qualifying times before they can compete. Swimming Canada publishes time standards for the Junior and Senior Nationals; Swim Ontario posts standards for the Provincial Championship meets; and the Western Region publishes standards for the Regional Championships for CW. Clubs that host meets sometimes place qualifying and de-qualifying standards for their meet. A de-qualifying standard is a time for an event that a swimmer must be below in order to participate. This gives developing swimmers a chance to race for victory.

Swimming Canada

For other national standards, visit swimming.ca

Swim Ontario

* De-qualifying Times for OYJ: 16&Under: 2 or more OSC Standards; 17-18: 1 or more OSC Standard

** Swimmers may attend either OYJ or Festivals but not both.

For other Ontario standards, visit swimontario.com

Western Ontario Region - WOSA


Swimmers participating in the Pointe-Claire Team Travel meet (typically held in December) must achieve Québec AA/AAA time standards posted on fnq.ca.

*** However, the time standards posted on the FNQ website are NOT currently organized by the usual "AA/AAA" divisions this season. Please visit the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Club website for links to their Regional and Provincial time standards. When available, the meet package will list the qualifying time standards for the Pointe-Claire Invitational meet.


We try our best to keep this info current. Please report any broken links and new information to [email protected]