The FINA Point Scoring system allows for comparisons of results across different events. The FINA Point
Scoring system assigns values to swimming performances based on tables, more points for world class performances
typically 1000 or more and fewer points for slower performances.
Point values are assigned every four years after the Olympic Games. The tables have one set of
points for Short Course and another for Long Course.
The scoring is named by the year of the Olympic Games, after which the base times were, determined
e.g. 'FINA Point Scoring 2004' after the Games of Athens 2004.

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