Time Standards

Time standards are used to both motivate a swimmer and measure their ability.

BASA uses the USA Swimming Age Group Motivational Time Standards (see link below). These standards are updated every four years and are calculated from actual times swum by USA swimmers over the four year period. The attached standards document shows age group standards (10 & under, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 & 17/18) for boys and girls for Long Course meters (50m pool), Short Course Yards (25 yard pool) and Short Course Meters (25m pool). The standards are labeled B through AAAA with AAAA being the fastest.

There is also a link below to the meet entry standards (BB time in the 11/12 age group) for the Bermuda National Swimming Championships held every June. This is the only local meet where a swimmer must attain specific times for entry.


Time Standards

2017-2020 National Age Group Motivational Times
2017-2020 Additional 50M Motivational Times (Updated for September 2018)



Old 2013-2016 Time Standards:

2013-2016 National Age Group Motivational Times
2013-2016 Additional 50M Motivational Times
Minimum Qualifying Standards for Bermuda National Championships


Individual Age Standards


Qualifications Standards for Overseas Meets

Qualification standards for BASA sanctioned overseas events that are on the present calendar are available in the individual Selection Policies available from the front page of the BASA website. You will find information on eligibility and the qualifying standards needed.