Points shown on meet results
There are many different types of point systems shown on Swimcloud because there are many different point scales used by various swimming governing bodies. In a meet result, Swimcloud will typically score a swim based on one of three point systems:
- USA Swimming's Power Points - These scores are shown for US-based club meets
- FINA Points - These scores are shown for club meets outside of the US
- NISCA Points - These scores are shown for High School meets in the US
You can also tell what point system is being used when you hover your mouse over the column header.
Each of these three point systems has a different scale and also a different base time which makes comparisons between systems confusing.
Points on a Swimcloud swimmer profile
Swimcloud has developed our own proprietary point system. We feel strongly that our system is a fair way to measure and compare swimmers across events, ages, and regions.
As such, Swimcloud's point system for swimmer profiles doesn't match the points shown on a meet result.