Section 207.12 USA Swimming Rules and Regulations states: "USA Swimming Spring Championship and National Championship qualifying time standards will be determined from performances at the respective spring and summer championship meets for all swimmers and may be based on world rankings so that they will be of comparable quality for all events. . . . Time standards shall be designed to allow 900-1000 swimmers in individual events at the USA Swimming spring championship. Time standards shall be designed to allow 1000-1200 swimmers in individual events at the USA Swimming National Championship."
Medical - IOC now requiring pulmonary testing to use asthma inhalers vice merely medical documentation
Summer Nationals 2004 Time Standards
Women - change SCY standards for all events except 8000/1500
Spring Nationals 2004 Time Standards
Will use 2003 Open Standards - expect only 25% of qualified to appear as most colleges and many high school swimmers will be ineleigible; and if make a mistake, can run A/B prelims in Orlando