USA Swimming Releases 2016-17 Scholastic All-America Standards

Lauren Neidigh
by Lauren Neidigh 9

January 11th, 2017 News

USA Swimming has released its 2016-17 Scholastic All-America Standards. Swimmers who meet the time standards are eligible to apply for Scholastic All-American status. The application will be available on Thursday, June 1st.

To be named a Scholastic All-American, swimmers have to meet the time standards set by USA Swimming, as well as a certain standard of academic success. Swimmers have to have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Below are the list of time standards for both men and women. Swimmers may qualify with either short course yards or long course meters times.

Women’s Time Standards:

  • 50 free- 23.49 (yards)/26.99 (meters)
  • 100 free- 50.99 (yards)/58.39 (meters)
  • 200 free- 1:49.79 (yards)/2:05.39 (meters)
  • 400/500 free- 4:52.09 (yards)/4:23.79 (meters)
  • 800/1000 free- 10:03.59 (yards)/9:03.49 (meters)
  • 1500/1650 free- 16:46.19 (yards)/17:20.49 (meters)
  • 100 back- 56.59 (yards)/1:05.59 (meters)
  • 200 back- 2:01.29 (yards)/2:20.69 (meters)
  • 100 breast- 1:04.29 (yards)/1:14.29 (meters)
  • 200 breast- 2:19.79 (yards)/2:40.09 (meters)
  • 100 fly- 55.99 (yards)/1:03.39 (meters)
  • 200 fly- 2:03.29 (yards)/2:19.59 (meters)
  • 200 IM- 2:03.79 (yards)/2:22.49 (meters)
  • 400 IM- 4:23.69 (yards)/5:01.89 (meters)

Men’s Time Standards:

  • 50 free- 20.99 (yards)/24.39 (meters)
  • 100 free- 45.79 (yards)/52.89 (meters)
  • 200 free- 1:40.29 (yards)/1:56.29 (meters)
  • 400/500 free- 4:32.69 (yards)/4:06.29 (meters)
  • 800/1000 free- 9:25.49 (yards)/8:33.79 (meters)
  • 1500/1650 free- 15:46.99 (yards)/16:14.99 (meters)
  • 100 back- 50.99 (yards)/59.69 (meters)
  • 200 back- 1:50.69 (yards)/2:09.59 (meters)
  • 100 breast- 57.69 (yards)/1:07.59 (meters)
  • 200 breast- 2:05.89 (yards)/2:27.19 (meters)
  • 100  fly- 50.09 (yards)/57.39 (meters)
  • 200 fly- 1:51.59 (yards)/2:08.19 (meters)
  • 200 IM- 1:52.49 (yards)/2:10.49 (meters)
  • 400 IM- 4:00.19 (yards)/4:38.39 (meters)


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My school does it on a 5.0 scale so how would i know if i meet the requirements


Is it 5.0 because of AP classes that allow you to go over 4.0? If that’s the case then you still just need higher than a 3.5 to qualify (I’m pretty sure)


Yea, alright thanks,


I believe USA Swimming verifies your GPA and may recalculate it based on the following from 2015-16: o A=4, B=3, C=2. If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79. o Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point. Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, arts (visual and performing), computer sciences. A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant. Grades for non-academic courses will NOT be calculated – band, choir, health, driver education, physical… Read more »

Historical Swimming Nerd

Does anyone know if historical time standards for this are out there anywhere? Don’t remember this back in my high school days and curious as to how I would’ve fared…


so does the time need to be swam in a high school meet or any USA meet? My sons hs coach says his time doesnt qualify because he got it at winter jr’s and not a high school meet??

rick moore

Your coach is absolutely wrong

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently working on her M.A. in …

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