Time Standards

EBSC Move-up Time Standards

Eastern Regional Time Standards

Swimmers qualify for Eastern Ontario Regional Championships by achieving at least three individual event standards. This allows for entry into the meet with a full roster of events

Swim Ontario Time Standards

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Information on the new standards and provincial competition structure

Other Swim Ontario Standards

Canadian National Time Standards

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About Racing Standards

The relative importance of time standards or comparing your swimmer with others: As your swimmer moves into the competitive stream, time standards play an important role in setting goals, not only to qualify for specific meets but to also move up the group ladder. However, time standards should not be leveraged as a measure of a swimmer’s success. Success depends solely on self-improvement and hard work.

How are Time Standards set?

Eastern Region: EBSC is situated within a geographic area of Ontario labelled the Eastern Region by Swim Ontario. Swim Ontario prepares a "map" of time standards based on performance in previous years - Age Group through B, C, D, E - and these times standards remain in place through a quadrennial Olympic cycle (ie. 2012-2016). Qualifying swimmers from clubs in the Eastern Region are invited to meets based on performance in accordance with the Swim Ontario map times.  The Eastern  Region Championships are based on a published standard close to the 'B'-standard and are held in February for the short course season and in June for the Long Course season.  Short Course means that your swimmer swims in lengths of 25 meters and long course indicates events will be in lengths of 50 metres.

Provincial Age Group Championships: Swim Ontario also has specific standards for participation in province-wide meets for swimmers aged 13 and up, which are the AGE GROUP standards on the Swim Ontario time map. Qualifying swimmers from clubs throughout the province are invited to participate.

Swim Ontario Swim Festivals:  Similar to the Provincial Age Group Championships, the Festivals are in place for provincial level meets for swimmers age 13 and younger with their own set of Festival qualifying standards.  Qualifying swimmers from clubs throughout the province are invited to participate.

National-level Meets: Swimming Canada (SNC) sets standards for all SNC designated meets such as Eastern Canadian Championships, Age Group Nationals, Senior National Championships, and all International Games Trials (ie. World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Trials).