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2012-2013 NCAA Championship Qualifying Standards

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
22.05 22.99 50 Free 19.30 20.19
48.03 49.99 100 Free 42.45 44.29
1:43.99 1:47.99 200 Free 1:33.63 1:37.99
4:38.13 4:47.79 500 Free 4:15.89 4:24.99
16:01.12 16:30.59 1650 Free 14:47.70 15:30.39
52.13 55.09 100 Back 46.02 48.49
1:53.17 1:59.19 200 Back 1:41.31 1:46.39
59.51 1:02.49 100 Breast 52.60 55.39
2:08.70 2:15.99 200 Breast 1:54.31 1:59.79
52.11 54.49 100 Fly 45.94 48.29
1:54.60 1:59.59 200 Fly 1:42.96 1:47.99
1:55.96 2:01.59 200 IM 1:43.62 1:49.09
4:05.98 4:19.39 400 IM 3:43.88 3:54.49
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
1:38.42 1:39.14 200 Medley 1:26.38 1:27.44
3:35.39 3:37.56 400 Medley Relay 3:10.91 3:12.78

Comments

  1. Confused says:

    400 IM dropped from list of NCAA events?

  2. Huh? says:

    All of the B-Cuts in individual events end in a 9. Is that statistically possible or are they changed arbitrarily to look better?

  3. Matt Tallman says:

    The times have been officially on the NCAA site for some time.

    • Braden Keith Braden Keith says:

      Matt – I think they’ve been on the .org, but the rest of us don’t have access to that anymore. Did you see them on the .com too?

  4. ryan proud says:

    any swimmer with a b cut can go to nationals? or what are the rules?

  5. peter says:

    The girls 100 back is really easy… that is just faster than the YMCA National cut

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