1st place - 5 team points
2nd place - 3 team points
3rd place - 1 team point

1st place - 7 team points
A team cannot sweep an individual event (i.e., score all 9 Points). If a team sweeps an event it receives 8 points and the other team gets the third place 1 point.  (But the swimmer who actually finished third gets the third place ribbon).

Exhibition races do not count toward team points.

If a swimmer is disqualified (DQ'd) during an event, he or she will not score any team points.

Ribbons are awarded for 1st through 6th place in individual events for swimmers 12 and under; and 1st through 4th place for swimmers 13 and older. Ribbons are awarded for 1st through 3rd place in relays for all swimmers.  If a swimmer is  in a relay that is DQ'd, there are no ribbons awarded to any swimmer.  If a swimmer is in a relay that finishes 4th, 5th or 6th place, there are no ribbons awarded. Exhibition ribbons are awarded for individual events to swimmers 12 and under. If a swimmer is disqualified (DQ'd) from an individual event, a ribbon will not be awarded. Ribbons from the previous swim meet are available for pick up after race 30 at the scorer's table.

*Note: There are special scoring rules for unopposed races and ties.  Talk to a scorer for details (but not during the meets, they are very busy)!

Summer Diving has 4 age groups: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & Over

In diving, there are 5 categories of dives:
  • Front
  • Back
  • Reverse (you walk forward and dive or somersault backwards)
  • Inward (you start on the board backwards but dive or somersault in towards the board)
  • Twist (any dive or somersault with a twist added)
  • *Most dives/somersaults can be done in one of three positions: tuck, pike or straight
  • All divers must do a 101 (front dive) as their first dive in each meet.
  • For meets, divers must do the following:
  • 10 & Under: 101, 2 other dives from 2 different groups (3 dives total)
  • 11-12: 101, 3 other dives from 2 different groups (4 dives total)
  • 13-14: 101, 3 other dives from 2 different groups (4 dives total)
  • 15 & Up: 101, 3 other dives from 3 different groups (4 dives total)
  • For all dual meets, the coaches from each team serve as the judges.
  • Scores are based on a 0-10 point scale.
  • The judges awards are added together, then multiplied by the diveís degree of difficulty to determine the total points earned for that dive.