Motivational Times

Every four years, USA Swimming establishes “motivational” time standards ranging from B to AAAA times. These standards are intended to motivate swimmers to work their way up from a B time to BB and then to A, AA, AAA, and finally to AAAA. There are 2021-2024 national standards for age groups and also for single ages across the various sizes of competition pools, i.e., long-course meter (LCM) pools, short-course-meter (SCM) pools, and short-course-yard (SCY) pools.