NCAA Releases 2018-19 Division I Qualifying Standards

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The NCAA announced the A and B qualifying standards for the 2018-19 Division I Swimming and Diving Championships that will both be held in Austin, Texas. The NCAA made the A standards quicker for most of the events with the exception of the men’s 200 breast, women’s 500 free and the women’s 1650 free which remained the same.

All of the B standards increased dramatically with the exception of the women’s 1650 which again remained the same.

Some of the most notable drops of the B standards were in the men’s IM events which went from 1:49.09 to 1:46.77 and 3:54.49 to 3:51.46; a huge increase compared to the rest of the men’s events.

The women’s B cuts saw a couple more big drops, the 200 breast being the biggest which went from a 2:15.99 to a 2:13.97. Other big drops, for instance were in the 100 back going from a 55.09 to a 53.76, and the 200 back going from a 1:59.19 to a 1:57.11. Both IM events for the women also had big drops with the 200 going from a 2:01.59 to a 1:59.94 while the 400 was a 4:19.39 to a 4:17.30.

Men’s Cuts (2018-19)

  • 50 free, 19.00, 19.96
  • 100 free, 41.88, 43.80
  • 200 free, 1:32.13, 1:36.32
  • 500 free, 4:12.22, 4:23.34
  • 1650 free, 14:39.56, 15:26.19
  • 100 back, 45.12, 47.77
  • 200 back, 1:39.38, 1:45.04
  • 100 breast, 51.73, 54.27
  • 200 breast, 1:52.94, 1:58.43
  • 100 fly, 45.24, 47.43
  • 200 fly, 1:41.02, 1:46.69
  • 200 IM, 1:41.34, 1:46.77
  • 400 IM, 3:39.37, 3:51.46
  • 200 FR, 1:17.41, 1:18.11
  • 400 FR, 2:51.39, 2:52.72
  • 800 FR, 6:18.46, 6:22.60
  • 200 MR, 1:24.56, 1:25.33
  • 400 MR, 3:06.78, 3:08.33

Women’s Cuts (2018-19)

  • 50 free, 21.74, 22.76
  • 100 free, 47.35, 49.51
  • 200 free, 1:43.17, 1:47.12
  • 500 free, 4:36.30, 4:47.20
  • 1650 free, 15:53.50, 16:30.59
  • 100 back, 50.99, 53.94
  • 200 back, 1:50.50, 1:57.11
  • 100 breast, 58.79, 1:01.84
  • 200 breast, 2:06.94, 2:13.97
  • 100 fly, 51.03, 53.76
  • 200 fly, 1:53.48, 1:59.23
  • 200 IM, 1:54.31, 1:59.94
  • 400 IM, 4:04.16, 4:17.30
  • 200 FR, 1:28.61, 1:29.36
  • 400 FR, 3:14.97, 3:16.82
  • 800 FR, 7:02.52, 7:06.19
  • 200 MR, 1:36.75, 1:37.39
  • 400 MR, 3:32.20, 3:34.35

The full PDF document from the NCAA explaining the selection procedure can be viewed here.

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