Age Group Swimming

“Age Group swimming is the program through which USA Swimming provides fair and open competition for its registered swimmers ages 18 years and younger. It is designed to encourage maximum participation, provide an educational experience, enhance physical and mental conditioning, and develop a rich base of swimming talent.”

-- USA-S Rulebook, Section 205.1

This section provides a quantitative analysis of the USA-S age group program. It consists of the following major sections:
  1. Age Group Lifecycle.  Find out what happens to age group athletes.
  2. Qualifying Times. How hard is it to make a qualifying time?  Are they fair?
  3. Trivia Quizzes.  Think you know age group swimming?  Test your knowledge here.