Time Standards


Time standards represent goal times for swimmers to achieve for different events at different age groups. They are also used to control the size of swim meets,as each higher or faster level in the standards has fewer swimmers.  When a swimmer achieves qualifying times against certain standards they are often eligible to attend higher level meets.  The following represent time standards used for meets HAST attends.

Niagara Swimming All Time Standards - Full  list of Niagara swimming time standards.

The following table provides rough percentages on the number of swimmers who achieve a given time standard for a specific stroke / distance. 

Time Standard % of Swimmers Achieving
AAAA Top 2%
AAA Top 6%
AA Top 8%
A Top 15%
BB Top 33%
B Top 55%