At the most recent meeting of the Olympic International Operations Committee (OIOC), USA Swimming National Team Director hinted at what the cut times would be for the remaining 5 unannounced stops of the 2013-2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series.
For the next two, which will be in Austin (January) and Orlando (February), Busch said that the cut times will be 2% slower than Junior times, according to the official notes of the meeting. That’s as compared to the 5% slower than Junior times that we saw in Minneapolis. USA Swimming has confirmed those numbers by officially releasing results for both of those meets.
Later in the year, at the last three meets that will be in Mesa in April, Charlotte in May, and Santa Clara in June, the standards would revert to Juniors times. Though those times have not been officially released, Busch commented that the faster standards would be due to the fact that the NCAA season will have ended and more of the country’s top swimmers would be available.
He specified that it would be based on last year’s Juniors times, which can be seen here.
|10:15.69||9:14.39||W 1000y/800m Free||8:44.09*||9:36.89*|
|17:06.39*||17:41.39*||M 1650y/1500m Free||16:34.49||16:05.99|
|3:33.69||4:03.99||400 Free Relay||3:42.89||3:11.89|
|7:50.69||8:45.79||800 Free Relay||8:02.89||7:00.89|
|3:55.79||4:31.19||400 Medley Relay||4:06.09||3:32.99|
*Note that the distance events will be the men’s 1500m free and the women’s 800m free, but swimmers can use any of the distance races listed above to qualify for the meet.