How to Participate?

Any USA Swimming club can compete in a sanctioned or non-sanctioned competition to become eligible for the leaderboard.  During this month-long competition, events must take place between September 7 and October 11.

 

Teams will be allowed to run as many sessions as needed to serve their teams and comply with public health guidelines. Each team may also choose which events to offer at each session. Results should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST Sunday night to ensure the results are included in that week’s leaderboard.

HOW WILL THE SERIES BE SCORED?



All participating clubs will be divided into three divisions based on historical age group rankings and team size. For each of the three divisions, a leaderboard consisting of the top-8 teams will be released every Wednesday. At the conclusion of the series, each division will crown a Series Team Champion.

 

Because many pools are still closed, clubs will not be restricted by course. As some clubs will be swimming SCY, SCM, and LCM, the virtual series will use the FINA Points formula to normalize times across courses. The normalized times will be used to rank and score events 1st through 16th for each division, age group, and gender.

Scoring Breakdown

Every event for each age group, gender, and division will be scored as follows: 

  • 1st: 20 pts
  • 2nd: 17 pts
  • 3rd: 16 pts
  • 4th: 15 pts
  • 5th: 14 pts
  • 6th: 13 pts
  • 7th: 12 pts
  • 8th: 11 pts
  • 9th: 9 pts
  • 10th: 7 pts
  • 11th: 6 pts
  • 12th: 5 pts
  • 13th: 4 pts
  • 14th: 3 pts
  • 15th: 2 pts
  • 16th: 1 pt

Event Schedule

Week 1 (September 7 - 20): IMX/IMR Events (Max 3 Events)
Event  12 & U  11 - 15  Open 
1 50 FL 100 FL 200 FL
2 50 BK 100 BK 200 BK
3 50 BR 100 BR 200 BR
4 50 FR 100 FR 200 FR
5 100 IM 200 IM 400 IM
Week 2 (September 21 - 27): Modified High School (Max 3 Events)
Event  12 & U  Open 
1 100 IM 200 IM
2 50 FR 50 FR
3 50 FL 100 FL
4 200 FR 400/500 FR
5 50 BK 100 BK
6 100 FR 100 FR
7 50 BR 100 BR
8 200 FR
Week 3 (September 28 - October 4): Distance (Max 2 Events)
Event  12 & U  11 - 15  Open 
1 400 / 500 FR 800 / 1000 FR 2000 FR
2 800 / 1000 FR 2000 FR 3000 FR
3 200 IM 400 IM 400 IM
Week 4 (October 5 - October 11): IMX/IMR Events (Max 3 Events)
Event  12 & U  11 - 15  Open 
1 50 FL 100 FL 200 FL
2 50 BK 100 BK 200 BK
3 50 BR 100 BR 200 BR
4 50 FR 100 FR 200 FR
5 100 IM 200 IM 400 IM

FAQs

If an athlete swims more than the maximum number of events, do I have to remove them from the results?
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Is each week scored separately or as a whole?
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What is the Age Group breakdown?
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What happens if an athlete swims the same event twice?
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Can I switch Week 3 and Week 4 Event Schedules?
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What Events will be Scored?
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