good job. looks like the 65-69 AG fall off the cliff compared to the 60-64 AG, which are only a little slower than 55-59. must be medicare and SS
I've wondered about this as well -- thanks so much for putting this together! Like others, I was surprised to see that I fared much better than I thought. Nice to see that (age-adjusted) I AM faster than my 16 year old (at least in freestyle)!
Looks like the AA times are basically the national qualifying times.
One thing worth mentioning is that the national qualifying times have been steadily getting faster the past four years. For me it's been kinda like chasing the dangling bananna.
Track has All American Standards, so it would be cool to have the same for swimming. Here's the track standards. They are fairly tough.
Great idea. I used to pore over these lists as an age grouper!
I love this!
Charts/standards like this motivate me. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks for doing this!
What a good job in putting these up for us. Thanx !
Thanks, I have been looking for something like this for a long time. Much appreciated from across the pond.
Saw the SCY version, grabbed a calculator and then saw the SCM version.
I'm impressed with this, nicely done. I think it is probably as close to acccurate as you can get with us old folks. I swim with a few top 10 guys and the are all AAAA plus, so, to me, your calculations and designations are very accurate.
Wow, this was quite encouraging to see where i fall in on the list. It seems everyone is in agreement on how accurate this is.
Thank you for making these .pdf's.
This is fantastic. I'm getting back in the pool after 15 yrs and the 35-39 yr old times are exactly what I was looking for.
There are some FAST people in this age group out there! I'm surprised the times don't come down more from 18-24. Guess thats a testament to a heck of a lot of hard work and dedication. I'll see where I am 6 months from now.
Thanks for the chart (forgot to include that in my first reply). I wonder if this could form the basis for more-or-less objective handicaps for gridges?
Looked at the USA-S lists for years with my kids so it's fun to have an equivalent for Masters.
USMS really should just take this over and maintain it. They should create a Hy-tek file for use by Hy-tek's Team Manager and Meet Manager software so meet results could tag the times in result listings.
From the Rolling Stones "Mother's Little Helper" - "What a drag it is getting old....."
I agree, these are great to have! Helps to see sets of times that are relevant to a broad range of swimmers. National qualifying times are out of reach for now, but these tables provide a graduated set of goals. Between this and the masters rating calculator (mentioned on a recent thread, developed by Chris Stevenson) I feel like I've been handed some pretty useful tools for self-assessment. Thanks so much for your effort, Steve.