Fast Times

Fast Times

How to Use the "Fast Times" web page
Lyle Campbell, SWIMS Chairman

Pacific Northwest Swimming provides its members a look at many aspects of results of local competitions on the “FAST TIMES” page of the Pacific Northwest Swimming Website. The following is a description of the information provided.

Each of the sanctioned, approved, and observed meets have results posted in different formats for the membership. The “PDF” files shows the results in publication order (i.e. all eight and under events, 9-10, 11-12, etc) with all girls events first and then the boys events. The results also show splits for each athlete for events over 100 yards in length when available.

Results are also posted with “CL” file. This file is zipped and may be downloaded. The “CL” file is what teams use to enter the times with splits into the TEAM MANAGER program.

Finally, Results are posted with a “MDB” file. This file is also zipped and downloadable; the “MDB” file is the backup of the meet file and is used with the MEET MANAGER program.

The “SCORE” uses the Hy-Tek Point system which scores each of the individual swims with a point value. The average points for each individual swim range from 1-1000 points. For the challenge meets, the traditional age groups are used: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. Senior competitions use an “OPEN” point system.

PNS also shows the number of swimmers, relays and individual events in each of the meet as well as the host for each of the competitions.

At the top of the page, under “National Rankings”, we posted those individual swimmers who rank in the top 100 of reported times in each of the traditional age groups: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, and Senior. These times are obtained through the USA Swimming SWIMS database. An update is done on a monthly basis. Individuals who place in the top 16 in the USA at the end of each season is awarded a certificate from USA Swimming indicating the accomplishment.

A report for each individual event in single year increments is posted. The report shows all times posted in the SWIMS database. The report includes the individual time, Hy-tek Points, and the meet and date where the time was achieved..

USA Swimming has a program to compare clubs nationally based on relative strength of individuals. Each team individual times for 11-18 year old swimmers are analyzed in single year increments. 11 and 12 year old events include 50-10-200-500 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 i.m. 13 thru 18 year olds use each of the Olympic events. Each team is scored on the top two individuals. Each individual is scored in only four events. The scoring uses the Hy-Tek single year point system.

It is our hope this gives a explanation of each of the files which are available to our membership. If you have any questions, please contact the PNS office, and we will get back to you. We hope that you enjoy the data provided.

Lyle Campbell, Program Development