MEET SCORING AND ELIGIBILITY


One of the most common questions we hear is how many events can an athlete swim in a High School meet and how is a High School Meet scored.

An athlete can swim up to two (2) individual events and two (2) relays OR one (1) individual event and up to three (3) relays.

Note that only the Varsity Heat scores in a High School Meet. If there are two heats of an event the Junior Varsity, non scoring heat, is run first.

Additionally, no team can sweep all three relays in an event. If a single team takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in a relay event the fourth place finisher is awarded two points.

Scoring is done by gender and order of finish. In a standard 6 and 8 lane pools the scoring is as follows:

6-LANE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Points

6

 4

 3

 2

 1

 0


6-LANE RELAY EVENTS

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Points

8

4

2

 2

 1

 0


8-LANE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Points

8

6

5

4

3

2

1

 0


8-LANE RELAY EVENTS

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Points

10

5

3

0

0

 0

 0

 0


Scoring is handled differently at Invitational meets. If the invitational scores the top 12 finishers points would be awarded for place 1 through 12 in the following order

INVITATIONAL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

Points

16

 13

 12

 11

 10

 9

 7

 5

 4

 3

 2

 1

 

INVITATIONAL RELAY EVENTS 

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

Points

32

 26

 24

 22

 20

 18

 14

 10

 8

 6

 4

 2