The distance championships are normally held on the last Tuesday of the month but there may be occasions when we use other days please check the calendar on the website to ensure you don’t miss the championships. It is important that all swimmers come to the distance championships as this is a chance for swimmers who don’t do the two hundred distance to get times on other distances. If you have any queries about this please contact Speth or Craig.
Scoring system – in the past we have used 6,5,4,3,2,1 but this year we are going to use the Fina points system which means that every swimmer will score points not just the top six. The points are given to each swimmer on the basis of how close you are to the world record the faster the time the more points you get. It will mean that swimmers can look at their own personal points system and try band improve the points total from year to year.
“The FINA Points Table allows comparisons of results among different events. The FINA Point Scoring assigns point values to swimming performances, more points for world class performances typically 1000 or more and fewer points for slower performances.”
Source – Fina Points Table
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As the Distance championship for 2014 has now completed, the results can be viewed within the attached file. Please note that for Medley races the FINA points have been doubled, in line with club practice.