New England Swimming
Level 1

Time Standards

We use time standards to give the swimmers something to work towards and to achieve.

Junior Sailfish

Junior Sailfish is where our swimmers learn to compete in all strokes and begin to be aware of trying to go faster each time they swim. There are no meet with time standards for juniors to focus on but they can strive to get better each week in hopes of improving in order to join the full Sailfish or USA Sailfish.

Sailfish and High School Sailfish

Swimmers participating in the full Sailfish program do not necessarily have to make certain times to compete in the Eastern Mass Coastal Swim League (EMCSL) Championship in March but should compare their times to the USA standards if they want to see where they stand. In order to compete in the EMCSL championship, swimmers must compete in a minimum of two dual or league meets. These meets are not for Junior Sailfish.


Swimmers that wish to go to the Junior Olympics this summer in Greensboro, NC should start to compare their times to the AAU time standard to see where they need to work. In order to participate in this meet, a swimmer must be 2022 AAU registered. Times must have been achieved since 8/1/2021

Click here to see the 2022 AAU Junior Olympic qualifying times  

USA Sailfish

USA swimmers should compare their times to the time standards listed to see where they stand and where they need to improve to make these meets. This year New England swimming has listed time cuts for the short course championships in SCY (yards), SCM (25m) and LCM (50m) and the times can be used from any USA or USA observed meet since February 9, 2019. Remember to look at the age group the swimmer will be at the time of these meets.

2019 LCM Age Groups (LCM only)

2019 LCM Age Groups (non-conforming times- SCY & SCM too)

2019 LCM Senior Meet

2019 Eastern Zones