Welcome to WinterSwim 2012
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WinterSwim is all inclusive, free to enter, available to all abilities, and open to everyone in any location in the world. All you need is a Swimming Pool.
To enter this year's winterswim all you need to do is swim 400m (16 lengths of a 25m pool) as fast as you can. Then register on this website and post your time. ALL ABILITIES ARE WELCOME.
This 400m time will be your 'Base Time' and will be converted to a percentage of the current Olympic record for 400m of that person's gender. We will use that value to score later performances.
You have to submit a 'Base Time' before the round opens. If you miss this deadline you will not be able to take place in that round. However, if you miss the cut-off date for a round then please still submit your 'Base Time', through this website, as you will then be able to complete in the next round.
So... how will the scoring work?
There will be six scoring rounds this winter, each round will last for two weeks and run from Monday to Sunday. Rounds 1-5 will cover the six swimming distances (100m-1500m) and in the final round we'll return to 400m.
Entries will close at midnight on Sunday (UK Time) and the next round will start immediately from that point.
Swimmers are free to submit as many times as they like to each round, with the fastest one to count. Times will be converted to a percentage of the Olympic record for that distance and gender, giving a percentage change from that swimmers best percentage score to date. At the end of each round swimmers will be ranked in order of percentage improvement and points awarded accordingly.
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AND IT IS UP TO THE SWIMMERS THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THEIR RESULTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED CORRECTLY. Failure to submit a time to a specific round will result in no score being awarded. Entries receive after round one has started will not be eligible to score until round two.
A few winterswim rules...
No 'guesses' are allowed - winterswim is about winterswimming so please record your actual times.
Round One - 26th of November to 9th of December - 100m
Round Two - 10th of December to 23rd of December - 200m
Round Three - 24th of December to 6th of January - 400m
Round Four - 7th of January to 20th January - 800m
Round Five - 21st of January to 3rd February - 1,500m
Round Six - 4th February to 17th February - 400m
Hope this all makes sense...
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