HOW DO YOU MAKE THE TOP 100 LIST?
From 1965-2000, USA Swimming recognized the fastest 16 swimmers in each age group. In 2000, rather than honor the top 16 in each age group, we chose to recognize the top 10 swimmers per age.
The All-Time Top 100 is a ranking of the fastest times by age group, event, course and gender throughout competitive swimming. The All Time Top 100 ranking is a listing of times derived from the Top 16 and Top 10 list each year. Therefore, in order to be on the Top 100 ranking, you must be on the Top 16 or Top 10 list.
The All-Time Top 100 age group rankings are updated in November each year after the Top 10 lists are final. If you have any questions please email email@example.com. If you notice any omissions, please submit the time, swimmer, age group, year, and meet name and date. We will do our best to prove and include any missing times.
WHAT EVENTS CAN YOU QUALIFY FOR?
You can qualify for the All-Time Top 100 list in any and all of the events recognized in your age group by USA Swimming. When looking at the archive, you may notice some events only date back to 2000. That is because in 2000, we added the following events for swimmers who were competing in them, even though they are not often offered to these age groups in competition:
800 FR (LCM) / 1000 FR (SCY)
1500 FR (LCM) / 1650 FR (SCY)