The NCAA Division III time standards for the 2018-2019 season are out, though there isn’t much significant change from last season.
36 of the 62 cuts have gotten faster, but most of them only by small margins of a tenth of a second or two. The faster cuts are split perfectly between men and women, with 18 of 31 men’s cuts and 18 of 31 women’s cuts getting faster for 2018-2019.
Only one single cut got slower this season: the women’s 200 IM B cut, which rose from 2:05.78 last year to 2:06.56 this season.
2018-2019 will be the second season with the NCAA’s adjusted selection numbers at the Division III level. Last season, the NCAA amended its selection policies to raise the women’s cap, inviting 319 women to the NCAA Championships.
You can see the full list of time standards below:
|A Standard||B Standard||Event||A Standard||B Standard|
|1:22.44||200 free relay||1:35.63|
|3:03.29||400 free relay||3:29.60|
|6:47.12||800 free relay||7:39.30|
|1:31.17||200 medley relay||1:45.35|
|3:21.21||400 medley relay||3:51.41|
You can also see the NCAA documents here: