Time Standards

Time standards are the times a swimmer needs in order to advance to the next level in competition. All swimmers start at Age Group State. Click below to see the standards for each level.

Age Group State (also known as AGS) time standards are for 14 and under athletes. They can qualify with a long course meter (LCM) time, a short course yard (SCY) time, or a short course meter (SCM) time.

Senior State (aka SRS or "open time") standards are for 15 and over athletes, though athletes under 15 can also qualify. Swimmers can qualify with a long course meter (LCM) time, a short course yard (SCY) time, or a short course meter (SCM) time.

14 and Under Central Zone time standards are for 14 and under athletes. The AAA Motivational Time Standard is the qualifying time for Central Zones.

Single Age Motivational Time Standards: These are for all of USA Swimming through 2024 and are requirements to enter certain meets. For example, the International Age Group Championship meet requires a AAAA time standard

These are time standards for the Speedo Sectional meet in the spring. Short course yard or long course meter times can be used. Open to any age athlete who has the time standard.

Futures Championship time standards are for the Futures Championship meet. These time standards are more difficult than Speedo Sectionals but not as difficult as Winter Junior Nationals. Any athlete who makes the qualification time may compete.

The Winter Junior National Championships are for 18 and under athletes. This meet is in the winter and the time standards are more challenging than Speedo Sectional times. Any athlete 18 and under who qualifies are able to compete.

The Toyota U.S. Open Time Standards: is a national level meet. Any athlete who has the time standard may compete. (These are 2023 time standards.)

The TYR Pro Series is a national level meet. Any athlete who has the time standard may compete. (These are 2023 time standards.)

Olympic Trial Time Standards: The most difficult of the time standards. These time standards allow the athlete a chance to compete for Team USA at the Olympic Games.

Para Time Standards

Time standards for swimmers listed with a disability.

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Indiana Swimming is the governing body for all competitive swim clubs in Indiana. It's a good resource for information relevant to meets hosted in Indiana or by our LSC (our governing body).

USA Swimming is the national governing body for all competitive swimming in the United States. Your swimmer must join USA Swimming to be part of SCA. You will be prompted at registration when it's time to join.