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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3 years ago

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

Reply to  Boi
3 years ago

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)

Reply to  Sccoach
3 years ago

Yea, alright thanks,

Reply to  Boi
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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…

3 years ago

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
Reply to  lcashell
3 years ago

Your coach is absolutely wrong

About Lauren Neidigh

Lauren Neidigh

Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona (2013-2015) and the University of Florida (2011-2013). While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She's also a high school graduate of The …

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