2013 Florida Swimming Time Standards
Time Standards or "Cuts"
Each year, USA Swimming establishes time standards, or "Cuts" for each of its major meets, from BB or age group meets through Olympic Trials, swimmers are always striving to make their next cut. In this section, you'll find all the information you need to move up to the next level, whatever that may be.
In order to qualify for USA Swimming's National Meets (including the AT&T Short Course National Championships, Junior National Championships, ConocoPhillips National Championships (LCM), and Junior National Championships (LCM)), swimmers must first post a qualifying time during the qualifying period. These time standards or "cuts" are set before the swim season begins, and can be found in this section.
If you have any questions about these time standards, you can email the Times department.
USA Swimming National Meet Time Standards
USA Swimming National Open Water Time Standards
Age Group Swimming
Here you will find age group time standards designed to encourage age group swimmers to step their swimming up to the next level. These time standards guide you from just starting out in your age group to reaching your highest potential. Start at Level B and work your way up to Level AAAA times.
Age Group Time Standards