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What are swimming time standards?

What are swimming time standards?

What are USA Swimming Time Standards? The letters refer to the time standards that are used to place swimmers in terms of how fast they swim. As you become a better swimmer your times will improve and you’ll find yourself shifting from one standard to another. The B time standard is usually the one you’ll reach first.

What do USA Swimming time standards mean?

Time Standards by Percentile AAA 94% This standard means your swimmer is ranked in the top 6% of swimmers their age-group, their same sex, in that stroke and distance. AA 92% This standard means your swimmer is ranked in the top 8% of swimmers their age-group, their same sex, in that stroke and distance.

What is a national cut in swimming?

A (A Cut) Is a time classification for a swimmer or a swim. Known as the National Age Group Time Standard A. A times are faster than the BB time standards and slower than the AA time standards.

How many age group swimmers are there?

USA Swimming has established four unisex age-groups based on chronological age (CA): 10 years & under, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, and 15 years & over. FINA also combined multiple CAs into groups at the 2nd FINA World Youth Swimming Championships: ages 14-17 years for girls and ages 15-18 for boys.

What does slower than B mean in swimming?

Swimmers who have never done an event and do not have a time (NT) are considered a C swimmer, or slower than B. Once a swimmer achieves a B time standard, they qualify for any meet marked as AB or B minimum.

What is difference between SCY SCM and LCM?

Race results from a short course meter pool (SCM) are faster than from a long course meter pool (LCM). The turn makes a difference whether the pool is meters or yards. A short course pool performance will be faster than a long course pool performance at any championship level meet, and at almost all other meets, too.

What is a blue time in swimming?

Example: Girls – 7-10 – 50 Free – White (no time (NT) or slower than Red) Girls – 7-10 – 50 Free – Red (faster than white) Girls – 7-10 – 50 Free – Blue (faster than red)

What is age group swimming?

Age group swimming is swimming which is divided by age group. There are a number of reasons to separate swimmers by age, and this practice is common in facilities which train swimmers as well as at swim meets. Dividing swimmers by age group ensures swimmers are given age appropriate training.

What age should you start competitive swimming?

Most swimmers begin their competitive phase somewhere between the ages of eight and 12 years old. Depending on the opportunities available in your area, even a very young child may be able to compete – if they have the other necessary qualities.

Is it better to swim or run?

Swimming boosts your heart rate, strengthens and tones your upper and lower body muscles, and burns calories, all while remaining a low-impact form of exercise. Running tones your lower body, torches calories and, because it’s considered a weight-bearing workout, helps prevent bone loss, too.

How deep is an Olympic pool?

3 meters
What is the size of the pool? The main pool is 50 meters (164 feet) long and 25 meters (82 feet) wide. And it is 3 meters deep, or about 9.8 feet.

When do the USA Swimming age group standards start?

Age Group motivational standards are calculated on a four year, or “quad”, basis. The current Age Group standards started on 9/1/2016 and run through 8/31/2020. The Age Group motivational standards are based on the previous Quad’s data, using the fastest 25th place time for event, gender, and age group to calculate.

How are times submitted to the USA Swimming database?

Times are submitted to the USA Swimming database (SWIMS) through the LSC (Local Swimming Committee) Times volunteers. Meet hosts are required to submit results to these volunteers and it’s their job to process the data. The national office does not process any times data into SWIMS from LSC-hosted competitions.

What was the fastest age group in swimming in 1965?

From 1965-2006, USA Swimming recognized the fastest 16 swimmers in each age group. In 2000, rather than honor the top 16 in each age group, we chose to recognize the top 10 swimmers per age.

How does USA Swimming work with the times?

The information available from the times section is a member service provided by USA Swimming. When each member competes in a USA Swimming competition data is available to see how you stack up amongst your friends and around the country.