Though still not officially released by the NCAA in any public locale, we have been able to confirm that the Time Standards posted on the results from last weekend’s All-Florida Invite are those that are expected to be in effect for the 2012-2013 season.
Keep in mind that in the new system, athletes who only qualified for the meet on the strength of relay participation will not be able to swim individual events just because they have “B” times. Those who have been invited in individual events can swim other events in which they have B-cuts. This has resulted in many (though not all) of the B-cuts becoming much softer than in past years. Meanwhile, the A-times seem to have become tougher overall – though not by much.
Click here to read an interview that Jenny Wilson did with CSCAA consultant Bob Groseth, who helped push this new qualification system.
|Women A||Women B||Event||Men A||Men B|
|1:29.80||1:30.62||200 Free Relay||1:18.36||1:19.19|
|3:17.27||3:19.49||400 Free Relay||2:53.94||2:55.93|
|7:07.89||7:12.59||800 Free Relay||6:25.90||6:29.48|
|3:35.39||3:37.56||400 Medley Relay||3:10.91||3:12.78|