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 2023 AAU registered. Times must have been achieved since 8/1/2022

Click here to see the 2023 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, 2021. Remember to look at the age group the swimmer will be at the time of these meets.

2023 NE Senior LCM Championships

2023 NE 10 & Under LCM Championships

2023 NE 11-14 LCM Championships



2022 NE Senior Open Championships

2023 NE Silver Championships

2023 NE 10 & Under Age Group Championships

2023 NE 11-14 Age Group Championships

2023 NE B 11-14 Age Group Championship

2023 NE 15-18 Age Group Championship