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Yankee League All Star Pentathlon Double Qualification Rule

The All Star Pentathlon is the last event of the season that features the best of the best going head to head in all four strokes and the IM.  For more basic information on the Pentathlon please go here: 

http://yankeeswimleague.webs.com/yslpostseason.htm

In order to insure the maximum amount of participants, the Pentathlon uses what is known as the Double Qualification rule to fill all the slots.  This page will explain how the Double Qualification Rule works. 

 

Here are some points to remember about All Stars before we begin:

  • Qualification for All Stars happens at 8 & Under Championships and Yankee League Senior Championships;
  • You cannot qualify for All Stars in a relay;
  • Age Groups for All Stars: 6& Under (Boys and Girls), 7 & 8 (Boys and Girls), 9 & 10 (Boys and Girls), 11& 12 (Boys and Girls), 13 & 14 Girls, 13 & Over Boys, and 15 & Over Girls. 
  • Any swimmer that places in the top 3 of their individual event at Championships automatically qualifies for All Stars.
  • Each Age Group also takes 2 alternates to All Stars. 
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  • You can determine how many athletes in each age group qualify by taking the number of individual events in Championships and multiplying that number by three.  For example, there are 6 individual events for the 9&10 Girls, so 18 9&10 Girls swim at All Stars. 
  • All told, the All Star Pentathlon is designed to have a total of 201 swimmers and 22 Alternates.
  • If a swimmer places in the top 3 of two individual events, the Double Qualification Rule is designed to fill the extra spot.  Let's try to explain how it works, by using a fictitious account of the 9/10 Girls at Championships.  I'm using actual results but have changed the names.    Here we go:

 9/10 Girls:

 100 Free

 50 Fly

 50 Back

 100 IM

 50 Breast

 50 Free

 1. Sue Swimmer

 1. Betty Butterfly

1. Bonnie Backstroker

1. Sue Swimmer

1.   Paula Pull

1. Michele O. 

 2. Katie Kicks

 2. Rita Rapid

2. Tina Turner

2. Betty Butterfly

2. Patty Pullout

2. Sally Splash

 3. Paula Pull

 3. Debbie Dolphinkick

3. Kelly Kicker

3. Patty Pullout

3. Betty F.

3. Shannon Speed

 4. Freda Fast

 4. Sally Streamline

4. Tasha Touchpad

4. Rita Rapid

4. Jackie O.

4. Martha W.

 5. Sally Splash

 5. Shannon Speed

5. Donna Diver

5. Mary Medley

5. Barbara B.

5. Mary Todd L.

  •  You can see by the above results that the swimmers in BLUE have placed in the Top 3 twice, which means there are four open spots that must be filled by swimmers out side the Top 3 (one for Sue, one for Betty, on for Paula, and one for Patty);
  •  The swimmers in GREEN have qualified for All Stars by placing in the Top 3 once. 
  •  To fill open spots, we begin at fourth place in the 100 Free and work left to right, resulting in the swimmers in ORANGE qualifying for All Stars.
  • We skip over Rita (in RED), since she already qualified, and Jackie becomes the fourth and final All Star we take. 
  • Next we need two alternates for the age group, seen in YELLOW

 

100 Free

50 Fly

50 Back

100 IM

50 Breast

50 Free

1. Sue Swimmer

1. Betty Butterfly

1. Bonnie Backstroker

1. Sue Swimmer

1. Paula Pull

1. Michele O.

2. Katie Kicks

2. Rita Rapid

2. Tina Turner

2. Betty Butterfly

2. Patty Pullout

2. Sally Splash

3. Paula Pull

3. Debbie Dolphinkick

3. Kelly Kicker

3. Patty Pullout

3. Betty F.

3. Shannon Speed

4. Freda Fast

4. Sally Streamline

4. Tasha Touchpad

4. Rita Rapid

4. Jackie O.

4. Martha W.

5. Sally Splash

5. Shannon Speed

5. Donna Diver

5. Mary Medley

5. Barbara B.

5. Mary Todd L.

 That gives us the 18 All Stars and 2 Alternates for the 9/10 Girls.   Congratulations.

   We repeat this process for each group. 

  Sometimes, we have a small Age Group that fields less swimmers than All Star Spots, resulting in less than 201 swimmers.