It was a tremendous season this past year for the Girls Southwest Swim & Dive Team.
This week the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association released its national Power Point Team rankings. The National Dual Meet Team Ranking Program uses a system called power points. This point system allows for comparison of the quality of performances across strokes, distances and events.
So how exactly does the power point system work? The power point scale ranges from 1 to 1100 points. It ranks each swim, for example a 50 Freestyle with a time of 30.99 may have a point total of 40 points whereas a 50 free with a time of 25.99 may have a point total of 75.
The faster the time -the higher the points, and the stronger you are as a team. We put forward our best dual meet line up using the best times we had from the season.
This year the program had 376 teams submitting entries. The entries were then divided into gender, school type (public or private), and then school size. Our girls finished 10th overall in class 7.
The results will be posted on the NISCA site within the next month, or so, and will appear in the fall issue of the NISCA journal, and they are now official.
This was a wonderful accomplishment for the girls and I commend all their hard work and efforts. I look forward to this upcoming season and I wish all graduating seniors luck on their future endeavors.
Chris Aarseth, Swim Coach