Time Standards are used to determine the level of the swimmer and the meets that they attend. KCS invitational meets and several other meets in the region, the province and beyond require that swimmers meet a certain time standard in order to attend, which is normally communicated on the meet information sheet provided in the event listing. Time standards are set for both a Short Course 25m pool (SCM) and a Long Course 50m pool (LCM) for provincial meet qualification and LCM only for national level meet qualification.