Montana Swims may be Altitude Adjusted as follows :

Times achieved at an altitude of 3, 000 feet or above may be adjusted by the seconds indicated below:

Event Distance

3000-4250 feet

4251-6500 feet

above 6500 feet


o.5 seconds

1.2 seconds

1.6 seconds

400M or 500Y

2.5 seconds

5 seconds

7 seconds

800 Free Relay

2 seconds

4.8 seconds

6.4 seconds

800M or 1000Y

5 seconds

10 seconds

15 seconds

1500M or 1650Y

11 seconds

23 seconds

32.5 seconds

Cities :


Great Falls








1.      Subtract the time indicated above from the actual time achieved at altitude. This is the time to be used on the entry form and seeding will be based on that time. Information relative to the adjustment accompanying the entry form must include name of swimmer, event, date of performance, elevation location, actual time, corrected time, and signature of coach.

2.      A swimmer or relay may use the above adjustments to meet the national qualifying time standard and seeding will be based upon that time.

Taken from the 2002 USAS Rules Article 207.9.5 (page 80)

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