How Meets work
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The main reason you will join the team is that you want to swim at Meets.
A few points about how the Meets work
- To enter a Meet use Swim Central - Upcoming Events are on your profile's homepage
- At a standard Meet you can swim up to 5 Events
- Heats are set by seed time, fastest to slowest, and they are mixed
- Results are based on Age Group’s Female / Male [24 & under, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39 and so on]
- Points are awarded for 1st – 10th place in your group [10, 9, 8 …]
- At the end of the Meet, the person with the most points wins the age group
Swimming the maximum allowed events at a Meet is recommended to have a shot at winning. It is possible that you do not swim against your competitor, and you both end up with the same points. Team relays are getting points counting towards the team score, but not to the individual results.
To determine the Swimmer of the Meet, points are allocated to your time based on the current World Record. Hitting the WR time gets you 1000 points; everything slower, fewer points. But this is not important; the age group is.
We hope that explanation helps you to understand how the Meets are run. Now join us to compete as Barbarians. See you at a Meet.
Performance Comparison in Masters Swimming
To compare times between females, males and different age groups, FINA introduced a points system. The current World Record in the age group for distance and stroke is the base with 1000 points. That means, swimming the WR gives you 1000 points. Everything slower gets lower points. With that system, you can compare your performance with any other swimmer.
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