Every swim listed in the USA Swimming STAR Times Database and therefore the Florida Swimming Top 10 Rankings now includes a Hy-Tek Power Point value. Working in collaboration with USA Swimming, Hy-Tek has developed a power point system for each age level that assigns a point value to each swim. This point system allows for comparison of the quality of performances across strokes, distances and events, as well as between age groups.
About Hy-Tek Power Points
The power point scale ranges from 1 to 1100 points with 800 points closely approximating the National Reportable Time Standard. The point system has been created using an algorithm that is adjusted slightly for each age level. Ideally, a 500 point swim at one age level is equal in quality to a 500 point swim at another age level. The point system will not be changed from year to year unless there is a rule change that would create a sudden time change for an event or stroke (example: the rule whereby a swimmer can not swim past 15 meters underwater). Hy-Tek Power Points are independent of any other power point systems currently in use (FINA power points, high school power point tables, etc.)
For More Information on Power Points and Specific USA Swimming Uses for Hy-Tek Power Points, Click Here.