## Q: Performance Points Calculation Around The World

### Q: Performance Points Calculation Around The World

Hi,

I'd like to know how swimming performances get "rated" around the world.
Are there different ways of comparing performances in, say, Europe and
Australia ? Or are there a worldwide method of giving points for a
performance ?

I'm from Denmark and we use a table (directly translated it's called
"German Table of Points") where the calculation is a function that looks
something like this:

time
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|                                                        .
+--------------------------------------------------------- points

Each event has its own table and the world record is defined to be 1000
pts. So, given todays world records, if you swim 0:50.00 in 100 free you'd
get something like 885 pts which is equivalent with a 2:02.90 in 200 IM.

Does anyone have a clue of what I mean ?

Responses will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Bruno Mikkelsen
Datrix A/S (ICL)
?rhus, Denmark

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