Qualifying Times

Qualifying times for approved Auckland Swimming Association meets.

The Competitive Swimming Group have spent the last 4 months reviewingthe ASA Level Competitions and as a result have re-set the qualifying timesand age-groups for both Level 1 and Level 2.The new times are based on FINA Points so as to achieve consistency and the newage-groups reflect the differences in male and female athlete development.These will now provide goals for swimmers and coaches, and also encouragethe all-round development of techniques and skills across a range of distances and disciplines.

By using the FINA points system, qualifying times can be standardised as much as possible and provideparity between different strokes and distances. FINA is the governing body of World Swimming and theirsystem is based on the average of the top 10 all-time best performances in the world over a 12-month period.This base time is assigned 1000 points and a formula is used to calculate the points for a swum time incomparison to the base time.