|US Masters||The various swimming organizations use time standards to organize competitions (invitationals and championships) to motivate and lead swimmer gradually to faster swimming. This allows kids (or masters) to swim against swimmers similar to themselves in times, age, experience. After they meet the next time standard they move into a faster pond of swimmers. These standards are based upon database of swimmers based upon age, gender, distance and stroke. Below is an example of a time standards chart I use to motivate recreational swimmers forward .|
Find your times, teammates or competitors swim results.
Age Group Short Course
|New swimmers will need some background to get to the RED level if their time is slower than the RED time they are considered a GREEN swimmer in that event. After RED they can set their sights on White, Then Blue etc. Blue level age groupers are tfastest swimmers at the local rec meets here locally approximately 12% of the swimmers.
The GREEN, RED, WHITE and BLUE levels are recreational time standards the SILVER and GOLD are the national time standards of the bigger year-round teams. Any time below a SILVER time is also called a BRONZE TIME.
In short its good to know that there is more to swimming than your personal pond. And that knowledge can help us motivate our swimmers to the next level of their potential. I will be talking to swimmers about time standards and goal setting during our lessons together.
A personal note: Ive coached swimmers who were extremely gifted, skilled and rewarded for their swimming, yet never got close to their potentials. Ive also coached swimmers who rarely placed first, but were very close to being the best that they could be. I feel best about the latter type of swimmer.
Virtual swimmers recieve swim logs and lamentated time standards as part of their lesson engagements.
|Age Group - Long Course|