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Important - Joining instructions

You can enter by adding swimmers names to the list online using the form that appears on this page when registration is open - from three weeks prior, and up to one week before, Pointscore. Please DO NOT ask Coaches or administrators within the week preceding Pointscore as the programme cannot be amended.

Pointscore Goal and Rules

Object

The object of the competition is for swimmers to compete against their own times on a regular basis, under competition conditions. This allows swimmers to challenge for places in teams, and prepares them for competition. They will be gaining experience of racing. Points are scored for any improvements gained and are aggregated for the purpose of making periodic and annual awards. The competition is open to all members of the Club.

Conditions

  • The competition is split into three groups – bronze, silver and gold.
  • All swimmers start in bronze group.
  • Promotion between groups is gained by achieving three qualifying times in three different events for the group the swimmer is currently in.
  • Once a swimmer is in gold group, they can then go on to achieve gold times. Once gold times have been achieved in the event being swum, 10 points are awarded to a 1.0+ second reduction in time, regardless of event distance.
  • A swimmer may compete in a maximum of three events at any one Pointscore meet.
  • A swimmer must compete in all four strokes in the Pointscore calendar, (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle), an Individual Medley swim will count as one other chosen stroke.
  • A swimmer may only compete in events for their own Pointscore group.
  • Awards will be presented to the swimmer in each Pointscore group who has gained the most points in the previous Pointscore meet.
  • In order to be eligible for such an award, a swimmer must have gained a minimum of 10 points.
  • In the event of a tie, the award will be made to the swimmer who has reduced their Pointscore personal bests by the most time.
  • An annual trophy will be presented to the boy and girl gaining the most points throughout the Pointscore competition year.
  • All Pointscore meets will be run under A.S.A. laws.

Each swimmer competes against his or her Pointscore time and points will be awarded when a swimmer equals or betters his or her previous times.

The Pointscore qualifying time for each event is noted at the top of each event in the programme, on the Club website, and on the Club noticeboard.

Pointscore is an independent competition and only swimmers’ times achieved during Pointscore are noted (a swimmer’s personal best time will not appear in the times unless it was achieved during a Pointscore event).

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Points Awarded25/50m Swims100m Swims200m Swims
2 Awarded when no previous time recorded, or time is up to 0.09 faster
4 0.1-0.49 0.1-0.49 0.1-0.49
6 0.5-0.99 0.5-1.49 0.5-1.99
10 1.0+ 1.5+ 2+

 

Group Qualifying Times
EventBronzeSilverGold
25 Free 19.6  
25 Back 22.1  
25 Breast 24.3  
25 Fly 23    
50 Free 41.4 37.1 33.1
50 Back 46.9 42.7 38.6
50 Breast 52 47.5 43.2
50 Fly 49.8 45.3 41.2
100 Free 1.29.0 1.18.0 1.08.2
100 Back 1.41.3 1.30.2 1.20.2
100 Breast 1.52.9 1.41.1 1.30.2
100 Fly 1.50.9 1.38.0 1.27.1
200 Free 3.12.5 2.44.5 2.21.4
200 Back 3.30.5 3.05.6 2.45.9
200 Breast 3.56.9 3.31.6 3.15.4
200 Fly 3.45.7 3.25.8 3.09.5
100 im 1.50.5 1.38.1 1.27.0
200 im 4.03.7 3.29.7 3.01.4

Pointscore Programme 2018

 

Pointscore EventBronzeSilverGold

Pointscore 1
14th January

25m Backstroke 50m Freestyle 50m Freestyle
25m Butterfly 50m Breaststroke 100m Backstroke
50m Freestyle 100m Butterfly 200m Ind. Medley

 

Pointscore EventBronzeSilverGold

Pointscore 2
25th March

25m Freestyle 50m Backstroke 50m Breaststroke
25m Breaststroke 50m Butterfly 50m Backstroke
50m Butterfly 100m Freestyle 200m Butterfly

 

Pointscore EventBronzeSilverGold

Pointscore 3
22nd April

25m Backstroke 50m Freestyle 50m Butterfly
25m Butterfly 50m Breaststroke 100m Breaststroke
50m Breaststroke 100m Ind. Medley 200m Backstroke

 

Pointscore EventBronzeSilverGold

Pointscore 4
24th June

25m Freestyle 50m Backstroke 50m Freestyle
25m Breaststroke 50m Butterfly 100m Butterfly
100m Ind. Medley 100m Breaststroke 200m Freestyle

 

Pointscore EventBronzeSilverGold

Pointscore 5
14th October

25m Backstroke 50m Freestyle 50m Breaststroke
25m Butterfly 50m Breaststroke 50m Backstroke
50m Freestyle 100m Backstroke 100m Freestyle

 

Pointscore EventBronzeSilverGold

Pointscore 6
25th November

25m Freestyle 50m Backstroke 50m Butterfly
25m Breaststroke 50m Butterfly 100m Ind. Medley
50m Backstroke 100m Freestyle 200m Breaststroke

 

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