2015-2016 NCAA Division I Time Standards in LCM and SCM

College Invite season is upon us, and because it’s an Olympic year, many of the college meets are being held in a meters format to give athletes further opportunities to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials. While the NCAA allows for athletes to qualify for the championships in LCM and SCM in an Olympic year, they have only publicly announced the conversion factors to be applied to those times.

Below are the NCAA Division I time standards with the converted time standards in LCM and SCM for both men and women. We hope that this aids our audience in following the action across the various course lengths that will be used at this month’s invitational meets:

Division I

  MEN’S A LCM SCM MEN’S B LCM SCM
50 Freestyle 19.18 22.04 21.16 20.19 23.20 22.28
100 Freestyle 42.37 48.53 46.76 44.29 50.73 48.88
200 Freestyle 1:33.34 1:46.67 1:43.02 1:37.99 1:51.98 1:48.15
500 Freestyle 4:13.60 3:47.44 3:39.94 4:24.99 3:57.65 3:49.82
1650 Freestyle 14:46.04 15:08.75 14:34.66 15:30.39 15:54.24 15:18.45
100 Backstroke 45.44 53.77 50.15 48.49 57.38 53.52
200 Backstroke 1:40.33 1:56.79 1:50.73 1:46.39 2:03.85 1:57.42
100 Breaststroke 52.08 1:00.13 57.48 55.39 1:03.96 1:01.13
200 Breaststroke 1:53.07 2:10.26 2:04.80 1:59.79 2:18.00 2:12.21
100 Butterfly 45.85 52.22 50.60 48.29 55.00 53.30
200 Butterfly 1:42.43 1:56.92 1:53.05 1:47.99 2:03.27 1:59.19
200 IM 1:42.51 1:58.23 1:53.14 1:49.09 2:05.82 2:00.40
400 IM 3:41.15 4:12.74 4:04.09 3:54.49 4:27.98 4:18.81
200 Free Relay 1:17.85 1:29.48 1:25.92 1:18.49 1:30.21 1:26.63
400 Free Relay 2:52.82 3:17.96 3:10.75 2:54.20 3:19.54 3:12.27
800 Free Relay 6:21.54 7:15.05 7:01.12 6:25.06 7:19.06 7:05.01
200 Medley Relay 1:25.30 1:38.27 1:34.15 1:26.13 1:39.22 1:35.06
400 Medley Relay 3:08.33 3:37.47 3:27.86 3:10.16 3:39.58 3:29.88

 

  WOMEN’S A LCM SCM WOMEN’S B LCM SCM
50 Freestyle 21.86 24.81 24.12 22.99 26.09 25.37
100 Freestyle 47.79 54.06 52.74 49.99 56.54 55.17
200 Freestyle 1:43.82 1:57.44 1:54.59 1:47.99 2:02.16 1:59.19
500 Freestyle 4:36.30 4:06.25 3:59.63 4:47.79 4:16.49 4:09.60
1650 Freestyle 15:53.50 16:08.02 15:41.26 16:30.59 16:45.67 16:17.87
100 Backstroke 51.51 59.68 56.85 55.09 1:03.83 1:00.80
200 Backstroke 1:51.95 2:09.12 2:03.56 1:59.19 2:17.47 2:11.55
100 Breaststroke 59.04 1:07.09 1:05.16 1:02.49 1:11.01 1:08.97
200 Breaststroke 2:07.42 2:23.49 2:20.64 2:15.99 2:33.14 2:30.09
100 Butterfly 51.56 58.12 56.9 54.49 1:01.43 1:00.14
200 Butterfly 1:54.22 2:08.19 2:06.07 1:59.59 2:14.21 2:11.99
200 IM 1:55.35 2:11.52 2:07.31 2:01.59 2:18.63 2:14.20
400 IM 4:05.37 4:36.94 4:30.82 4:19.39 4:52.76 4:46.30
200 Free Relay 1:29.16 1:41.20 1:38.41 1:29.90 1:42.04 1:39.22
400 Free Relay 3:16.15 3:41.88 3:36.50 3:17.59 3:43.51 3:38.09
800 Free Relay 7:06.77 8:02.77 7:51.04 7:09.96 8:06.38 7:54.56
200 Medley Relay 1:37.46 1:50.87 1:47.57 1:37.96 1:51.44 1:48.12
400 Medley Relay 3:33.89 4:03.61 3:56.08 3:35.31 4:05.22 3:57.64

 

 

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The Grand Inquisitor

The women’s B standards listed for indiv events in SCM and LCM are the same as the men’s.
Fairly certain that’s a mistake.

At least on the women’s side, some of the A cuts would likely make the Olympic team in 2016 and would have made it in 2012. Quite a steep conversion.

Ben Lafferty

These are the qualifying times for 2016 NCAAs? Only 7 men in the world have made the 400 IM LCM time this year.

backstroker

similar with the 200 backstroke. My guess is right now 3-4 people in the country at any age could make 1:56

The yards times are much more reasonable (although still quite challenging). I’m guessing the NCAA did this to discourage teams from trying to qualify in LCM or SCM for simplicity’s sake.

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