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islanddancer
October 8th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Is there any standard for gauging one swimmer's level of competence?

for example 27.5s for 50m freestyle(long course)
1:05.00 for 100m freestyle(long course)....

I mean nationally recognized, ie, if you break this time, you are entitled a *** swimmer.

ALM
October 8th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Take a look at the Event Rankings on the USMS web site.

Go to:
www.usms.org >> Competition >> Event Rankings

The direct link is:
http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php

the17thman
October 9th, 2008, 12:01 AM
The only time swim meet with Qualifying Times are the two National USMS Championships http://www.usms.org/comp/nationals.php . Besides that each team may have standards. Check with your local USMS team.

Rykno
October 9th, 2008, 01:02 AM
the only time standards that I have seen are for age groupers 10 & under up to 17-18.

http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/_Rainbow/Documents/b6f5e251-9707-4d80-92c8-c86992c20e00/2008MotivationalTimes-Top16.pdf

But I don't think that there are enough results in all the masters age groups to make it worth the effort to make a chart. otherwise it would be cool to see a time standards for masters.

jnbaker
October 14th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Take a look at the Event Rankings on the USMS web site.
The direct link is:
http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php

Sweet! I didn't know that existed...I just found out that I had a top 52 time last year!! :laugh2:

SaltySwimmer
October 14th, 2008, 09:10 PM
The only time swim meet with Qualifying Times are the two National USMS Championships http://www.usms.org/comp/nationals.php . Besides that each team may have standards. Check with your local USMS team.


So, if you don't meet the qualifying time listed, does that mean you can't enter the event for that meet? Just curious, because when you look at the event results, there are times far slower than the qualifying times for that event.

pwolf66
October 14th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Salty,

No, as a Masters swimmer you can enter any three events you wish regardless of time. But if you want to swim up to three additional events (for a total of 6) you have to have met the QTs for those three bonus events.