Age Group Swimmer of the Year (AGSOY) Tabulation
Determining The Age Group Swimmer of the Year involves tabulating all the swimming results for every competitive Pacific Masters swimmer during the SCY, LCM, and SCM seasons for a particular AGSOTY season. The “seasons” are defined below.
The seasonal tabulation involves the calculation of the following:
The data used for AGSOTY tabulation is considered final on the first Monday following March 1st of the following year. For example, the final AGSOTY tabulation for the 2016 AGSOTY season used data that was available on March 6th of 2017. The awards are given at the SCY Pacific Championship meet.
The Calculation of points is as follows:
(limit to best 8 scoring swims for each swimmer by course.)
3. Open Water*: Use accrued Open Water points from the Open Water season.
(i.e. 6 Open Water swims X 6 first places (22 pts.) = accrued Open Water total of 132 pts.)
4. Pacific Masters Records**: 25 points for each record.
5. USMS Records**: 50 points for each record.
Additionally, each swimmer must have swum in at least three Pacific Masters sanctioned meets or open water events to be considered for SOTY, unless waived by a majority vote of the Laura Val Swimmer of the Year Committee.
The SCY, LCM, and SCM seasons are defined by USMS. See the USMS Publication Schedule for the exact details.
A full AGSOTY season begins at the beginning of the SCY season (June 1) and ends at the end of the corresponding SCM season (December 31 of the following year.) For example, the 2016 AGSOTY season began on June 1, 2015 and ended on December 31, 2016.
In the season that a swimmer ages up, his/her SCY points earned in the prior age group will be included, subject to:
Laura Val Swimmer of the Year (LVSOTY)
All and only Age Group Swimmers of the Year are eligible to win the Laura Val Swimmer of the Year (LVSOTY). The LVSOTY award will be determined by the LVSOTY Committee. The LVSOTY Committee will consist of: Laura Val (if not available, then the Committee will choose a replacement), the VP of Pools, the VP of Open Water, 1 past recipient, and 1 volunteer. The winner will be decided by a majority vote of the Committee. The LVSOTY will be presented at the Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championship Meet.
Laura Val Female and Male Swimmer of the Year: $200.00 Gift Certificate each
Age Group Swimmer of the Year: First - $100.00 Gift Certificate, Second - $50.00 Gift Certificate, Third - $25.00 Gift Certificate
Awards denominations may be adjusted by a majority vote of the LVSOTY Committee.
All winners receive a frame-ready certificate of achievement from Pacific Masters Swimming.
*Determination of Open Water season points can be found at: http://www.pacificmasters.org/points/OWPoints/Documentation/rules.html
**In an event, if multiple records are set during a season, only the last record holder will receive AGSOTY points.