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 14 & U Junior Olympic Championships (JOs)

Swimmers must achieve BB NAG times to qualify for JOs. Please see the NAG times above.

Central Zone 14 & U Championships (Zones)

Swimmers must achieve AAA NAG times to qualify for Zones. Please see the NAG times above.



Winter Junior Nationals

US Open Championships

Olympic Trials

All Olympic Trials cuts are in Long Course Meters