The GSS Championship Series
The GSS Championship Series is a chance for open water swimmers to experience world-class swimming in some of the most spectacular swimming locations in the world. These events are designed to promote the sport of open water swimming and to increase participation in this healthy, active and adventurous sport.
1) How GSS Points are calculated for Regular Season Races.
– For all Regular Season Races a swimmer can earn up to 100 points per race. 50 points are given for participation and up to 50 points for speed. The swimmer must complete the race to earn the 50 participation points. The speed points are based on the percentile ranking according to speed.
– This is how all races are calculated, regardless of distance, water conditions, number of swimmers, etc.
example: A swimmer swims a 1.5 km race and places 53rd out of 220 swimmers. The swimmer gets 50 participation points for completing the race, plus the speed points which are based on the “percentile placing” ÷ 2. In this case: 75.91 ÷ 2 =37.96 speed points. A total of: 50+37.96 = 87.96 GSS Points are awarded to the swimmer for that race.
2) How to Qualify for a Regional Championships race.
– We want to make sure that for our first year of Championship races everyone can participate and experience the fun and excitement of a premier race! So for the first year, we will allow all swimmers to enter any of the 4 regional races, no qualifying races will be required.
3) How to Qualify for The GSS Global Championship.
– We want to make sure that for our first year of Championship races everyone can participate and experience the fun and excitement of a premier race! So for the first year, we will allow all swimmers to enter world championships, no qualifying races will be required.
5) How to win The GSS Global Championship.
– The fastest swimmer at The GSS Global Championship wins!
– The overall Male and Female winners for each distance will have their names engraved on the GSS Championship Trophy.
– Top age group winners (Male and Female) for each 5 year group will be recognized with an award.
– All swimmers at The GSS Global Championship will also be recognized with a Championship medal.