Where do these time standards come from? By rule, our San Diego ABC time standards are set to equal those published by our large neighbor LSC to the north, Southern California Swimming. They call their time standards Blue-Red-White, but other than that they are identical. These time standards are very stable and rarely change from year to year. Having equivalent time standards makes it easier for swimmers to enter and compete in the other LSC’s swim meets. On the other hand, our Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are crafted to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event based upon the average results in the event over the past 3 – 5 years. These time standards can change annually to reflect changes in the size and performance of various age groups.
Following are the time standards for the 2017 Junior Olympics meets which are held in February and July.
Junior Olympics (JO) meet entry time standards are issued in two formats: short course yards and long course meters. This single set of standards is used for both JO meets. Once a swimmer has a JO cut in one course, he or she may use that time to enter any JO meet. Accordingly, time conversions are not required or allowed.
Historically, San Diego-Imperial Swimming has not used the USA Swimming National Age Group Motivational times for its A-B-C meet entry time standards.
2017 San Diego-Imperial Swimming ABC Time Standards
2016 Senior Time Standards
National Time Standards
- USA Swimming website time standards page
- 2017-2020 National Age Group Motivational Times (note: these are not used as meet entry time standards in SI Swimming)
- 2017 Junior National Championships
- 2017 National Championships
- 2017 Futures Championships
- 2017 US Open
Other Time Standards