National Age Group Motivational Time Standards (NAG Times)

Within USA Swimming there are Motivational Times Standards. These times standards start at “B” and go all the way to “AAAA” for each age group. The USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards use these age groups:  10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18.

Because we often attend meets with hundreds of swimmers in each age group, it is unrealistic to expect that many of our kids will place in their events (awards are typically given for top eight swimmers). Therefore, time standards can be a good way to give swimmers an idea of how they match up with other swimmers in their age group.

Lake Erie Long Course Championships (July 21 - July 24, 2022 @ CSU)

  • 10 & Under swimmers must achieve NAG B times.
  • Swimmers 11-14 must achieve NAG BB times to qualify.
  • Senior swimmers 15 & Over have no time standards to qualify.

Central Zone 14 & U Championships "Zones" (August 4 - August 7, 2022 @ Elkhart, IN)

  • Swimmers must achieve NAG AAA times to qualify for Zones.

Sectionals (March 31 - April 3, 2022 @ IUPUI)

Futures (July 27 - July 30, 2022 @ TBD)

Junior Nationals (August 8 - August 12, 2022 @ Irvine, CA)

Winter Junior Championships (December 7 - December 10, 2022 @ TBD)

International Team Trials (April 26 - April 30, 2022 @ Greensboro, NC)

Phillips 66 National Championships (August 2 - August 6, 2022 @ Irvine, CA)

2024 Olympic Trials (June 2024 @ Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN)