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Support for World Para Swimming Points System

Posted: 14 Mar 2017, 10:53
by jakub
World Para Swimming (formerly known as IPC Swimming), the governing body for para swimming, have introduced a new point system on February 28, 2017. The method used to calculate the points for a specific time is the Gompertz function. Currently, this point system is used in the new series of para swimming competition: 2017 World Para-Swimming World Series (https://www.paralympic.org/swimming/world-series-2017). Organizers of other national and international competitions would soon like to use the same point system as well.

I'm afraid that currently, the Splash software does not support the calculation of points using the Gompertz function. Please let me know if I'm wrong and explain how to use this points if currently supported. Otherwise, could you add support for World Para Swimming points (possibly including the base times/parameters as well)?

Regards,
Jakub

Description and Basic Procedure: https://www.paralympic.org/sites/defaul ... System.pdf

Parameters (pdf): https://www.paralympic.org/sites/defaul ... Scores.pdf

Parameters (excel): https://www.paralympic.org/sites/defaul ... _2_18.xlsx

Re: Support for World Para Swimming Points System

Posted: 16 Mar 2017, 11:21
by chk
I will look into that within the next weeks.

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Re: Support for World Para Swimming Points System

Posted: 27 Apr 2017, 14:13
by jakub
Any news on this topic?

We will have National Championships in Poland in mid June (data handling using Splash Meet Manager) and would like to use the new point system.

Re: Support for World Para Swimming Points System

Posted: 29 Apr 2017, 10:46
by chk
It's available in the latest preview build.

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Re: Support for World Para Swimming Points System

Posted: 13 Jun 2017, 14:16
by gorrit.vercauteren
Dear

I found this feature available in the latest version.

Is it possible to manual change the list?
The default list doesn't support S14, S15 and S19 (that are used in some countries).

It would be nice if there was a feature as with the IPC Points table to manually add them under the "Points" directory in the installation folder.
Is this possible? And if so, how should this file look like?

Thanks for your reply.

Kind regards,

Gorrit

Re: Support for World Para Swimming Points System

Posted: 14 Jun 2017, 16:05
by chk
Basically this is possible, however be carefull with the parameters for the Gompertz formula so you don't get overflow errors in calculation.

The format of the file is a bit different. Here are the first rows of the internal file for the World Para 2017
Formula=GOMPERTZ
Id=123
Name=World Para Points Table
Options=HANDICAP
ShortNameVersion=WPP 2017
Version=2017

<BASETIMES>
COURSE;GENDER;RELAYCOUNT;DISTANCE;STROKE;HANDICAP;GOMPERTZA;GOMPERTZB;GOMPERTZC
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S1;1200;6.137220;505.689
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S2;1200;6.137220;456.901
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S3;1200;6.137220;339.935
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S4;1200;6.137220;280.328
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S5;1200;6.137220;253.122
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S6;1200;6.137220;229.867
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S7;1200;6.137220;219.350
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S8;1200;6.137220;207.023
LCM;M;1;50;FREE;S9;1200;6.137220;200.917
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