The FINA Points allow comparisons of results among different events. The FINA Points Table assigns point values to swimming performances, more points for world class performances typically 1000 or more and fewer points for slower performances.
The base times are defined every year. They refer to the latest World Record that was approved by FINA. For short course (SCM) the base times are defined with the cut-off date of August 31st. For long course (LCM) the base times are defined at the end of the year (December 31st).
Thus FINA Point Scoring 2014 literally means: Short course times until 31 Aug 2014, long course times until 31 Dec 2013.
The base times are published on the FINA website within one month after the end of the relevant period.
Fina Points Calculator uses the Points Table (based on World Records) to convert your times into your personal Fina Scoring. Fina Scores is a universal value. It allows you to analyse your performance and follow your evolution as a swimmer through the season year by year.
Remember: the more Fina Points you get for a course, the better swimmer your are!
Enter the course and the stroke into the Points Calculator. Select the pool type: 50 m for long course, 25 m for short course. Enter your result and the year when the couse was run. Be careful: the field Year is supposed to be used as the year of your course and not the year of the base time.
Click the button “Calculate". Your Fina Points will be displayed on the top of the page.
1. Your are a girl. In may 2014 you swam in a long course pool a 200m backstroke in 2 min and 0.88 seconds.
Put 2014 in the field «Year», then select 50m in the field “Course". Leave blank the field “Month".
Your FINA score is 1081 points.
2. You are a man. In May 2014 you swam 200 m IM in a short course pool for 2 minutes and 19.43 seconds.. That’s a good time!
Put 2014 in the field “Year”, write 05 in the field “Month”. Select 25 m in the field “Course".
Your score is 486 FINA points.
Remember: in a 25 meters' pool, despite the fact you swam in 2014, before August 31st 2014 your points were calculated according to the base times of 2013, after August 31st 2014 - according to the base times defined for 2014.