USA Time Standards Info
For swimmers who's participated in USA meets, you can find your official USA times by going to the link below and searching for your swimmer. With your time, you'll see a Time Standard rating. The time standard is intended to give swimmer a general idea of how they match up with other swimmers in their age group and between age group.
You may have also heard talks about qualifying for Championships. Championship consists of 2 separate meets:
AD Short Course Qualifier Meets (Silver) - best time must be slower than Championship cut-time for your age/event
AD Short Course Championships (Gold) - best time must be faster or equal Championship cut-time for your age/event