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.
NATIONAL MEET STANDARDS
In order to qualify for USA Swimming's National Meets, 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. Learn more...
AGE GROUP TIME STANDARDS
Here you will find age group time standards designed to encourage age group swimmers to step their swimming up to the next level. Starting at Level B and going up to Level AAAA times, this is the place to find cuts that will help make you faster. Learn more....