Time Standards Released For Junior Nats, Futures & Sectionals

Time standards have been released by USA Swimming for their biggest events in the summer of 2018, including Nationals, Junior Nationals, Futures and Sectionals.

For Junior Nationals, all of the time standards have gotten proportionally faster than last year. The 50 free standard for both men and women is one tenth faster (metres and yards), all 100s are two tenths, 200s four tenths, 400/500s eight tenths, etc.

Junior National Standards (Click Here)

Futures Standards (Click Here)

Sectionals Standards (Click Here)


Additionally, you can find the standards for Nationals here. You can check out all USA Swimming Time Standards from the last two years on their website here.

The various Sectional competitions typically take place throughout July, while Junior Nats and the Futures meet come in August.

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Did the winter juniors cuts change?

Swimming Fan

Bear in mind that the next Winter Junior Nationals is in December of this year so the 2017 standards remain applicable for that meet.

Swimming Fan

Unless USA Swimming has made a big change, I don’t think the listed bonus standards for 2018 Summer Junior Nationals are correct. The cuts listed are the bonus standards for 2017 Winter Junior Nationals. The bonus cuts for Summer Juniors have generally been at or near Winter Juniors cut, while the Winter Juniors bonus cuts have been at or near the Futures cuts.


boy the sectional times are in narrow range. For the central zone men’s 50 free you have to be between 25.69 and 25.29.

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