USA Swimming Announces 2024 Olympic Trials Qualifying Standards

USA Swimming has releases the qualifying standards (and dates) for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

The event will take place from June 15-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana in a new 9-day format.

Only one set of standards has been released, implying that USA Swimming intends to return the meet to its traditional singular event. In order to reduce numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Swimming ran the Tokyo 2020 trials over two waves: a slower Wave I meet, with the top swimmers qualifying forward to race against the faster qualifiers at the Wave II meet.

Women Event Men
25.69 50m Freestyle 22.79
55.79 100m Freestyle 49.99
2:00.89 200m Freestyle 1:49.99
4:15.49 400m Freestyle 3:55.59
8:45.79 800m Freestyle 8:09.69
16:45.69 1500m Freestyle 15:39.89
1:01.89 100m Backstroke 55.69
2:13.59 200m Backstroke 2:01.69
1:10.29 100m Breaststroke 1:02.19
2:31.69 200m Breaststroke 2:15.99
1:00.19 100m Butterfly 53.59
2:13.69 200m Butterfly 2:00.49
2:16.09 200m Individual Medley 2:03.49
4:49.89 400m Individual Medley 4:25.19

The qualifying period will take place Nov. 30, 2022-May 30, 2024.

“Having our Olympic Trials dates and time standards available to our swimmers is a big step towards Indianapolis and Paris 2024,” U.S. National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said. “The drops in time from the 2020 Trials Time Standards are a sign that our sport is continuing to get faster across all events and disciplines. We look forward to seeing our nation’s best swimmers compete in Indianapolis in two years and are excited to name the next U.S. Olympic Team.”

Compared to the time standards for Wave I of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, male events are 1.0% faster on average while the women’s events average out to be 0.8% faster. The 50-meter freestyle saw the biggest drop (1.7%) in men’s events compared to the previous Trials time standards, while the 100m backstroke had the biggest drop (1.3%) among women’s events.

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1 month ago

Do you think the cuts will get much faster for 2028? And if you do, how much faster?

SWIM coach Ohio
1 month ago

Can swimmers use 50 and 100 yard times for qualifying times for the Olympic Swimming Trials or must they be gotten in a 50 m long course pool?

8 months ago

Article sugestion: Take the factors and calculate the according LCM times for the A Cuts and invite times from the 22/23 season, then have a look at which athletes would have met them with their actual end-of-season LCM results. Not thatmany, i´d guess. As a European, those calculations seem a bit hybristic to me, like many other conversions…

1 year ago

im 14 and i can swim a 27.13 in 50 free

Reply to  james
1 year ago

in meters?

Chris amon
1 year ago

I want to qualify for swimming in 2024 in the Olympic trials.

Reply to  Chris amon
1 year ago

Same bro

1 year ago

About time the time standards were more appropriate. Previous years. hasd 1800 qualifiers for 56 spots

1 year ago

OT cuts faster across the board, yet Ledecky’s time in the mile is somehow still 19 seconds faster than the men’s mile OT cut. No other woman comes even close to making a men’s cut in any other event. Insane

Last edited 1 year ago by observer
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Reply to  observer
1 year ago

Katinka Hoszu’s 400 IM WR (4:26.36) is just a second slower than the men’s qualifying time. Ledecky and Titmus are both a second off the men’s 400 free QT as well.

Reply to  observer
1 year ago

Interesting premise. Doing that for all the events (women’s WR/men’s US trial cut)…
50 Free: Sjostrom 23.67 (+3.8%)
100 Free: Sjostrom 51.71 (+3.4%)
200 Free: Pellegrini 1:52.98 (+2.7%)
400 Free: Titmus 3:56.40 (+0.34%)
800 Free: Ledecky 8:04.79 (-1.0%)
1500 Free: Ledecky 15:20.48 (-2.1%)
100 Back: McKeown 57.45 (+3.1%)
200 Back: Smith 2:03.35 (+1.4%)
100 Breast: King 1:04.13 (+3.1%)
200 Breast: Schoenmaker 2:18.95 (+2.2%)
100 Fly: Sjostrom 55.48 (+2.8%)
200 Fly: Liu 2:01.81 (+1.1%)
200 IM: Hosszu 2:06.12 (+2.1%)
400 IM: Hosszu 4:26.36 (+0.44%)

My takeaways:
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How much can CD bench???
1 year ago

Yikes, sub-50 and sub-1:50 to qualify in the 100/200! Just insane how fast the sport has gotten. My former self probably would be eating wake in lane 8 at any club team’s senior group practice if I swam today.

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