Change for JO Qualifiers: Any swimmer with a BB time in any 50-100 yard event or A time in 200+ yard events will swim exhibition in that event. (For the Winter JO Qualifier and at the Last Chance Qualifier.) This has been voted on by Arkansas AAU coaches who attended the meeting this summer (2016-2017) and approved by the National Board. This change should allow more swimmers to qualify for JO. The updated USA Time Standards are below.
First, second, and third place finishers in approved AAU District Swimming Championship Meets in individual events under 400M, will qualify. The approved Winter JO Qualifier will be held in Batesville, AR in November. The approved Summer JO Qualifier are in ElDorado and Texarkana..
In addition, swimmers ages 9-18 who meet or beat the USA Swimming long course “A” minimum time standard for all 200M, 400M and 1500M events and "BB” time standards for events under 200M are eligible to compete in the events where they meet the minimum time standards. Qualification for the 400M and 1500M is time only. The time standard must have been met during a bona fide competition during the period. AGE DIVISIONS: Girls & Boys: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18