FSG Swimming

FLORIDA SENIOR GAMES PRESENTED BY HUMANA

SWIMMING

Location and Schedule

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Long Center
1501 N. Belcher Road
Clearwater, Florida 33765

SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 1
9 a.m. – Check-in and Warm-ups begin
9 a.m. – Noon – On-site Registration for the 200-yard Freestyle Relay
10 a.m. – Competition begins with events in the following order.

  • 100-yard Butterfly
  • 200-yard Freestyle
  • 50-yard Breaststroke
  • 100-yard Backstroke
  • 400-yard Individual Medley
  • 100-yard Breaststroke
  • 200-yard Backstroke
  • 100-yard Individual Medley
  • 200-yard Freestyle Relay

Sunday, December 2
9 a.m. – Check-in and Warm-ups begin
9 a.m. – Noon – On-site Registration for the 200-yard IM Relay
10 a.m. – Competition begins with events in the following order.

  • 50-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Butterfly
  • 50-yard Backstroke
  • 200-yard Individual Medley
  • 50-yard Butterfly
  • 100-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Breaststroke
  • 500-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Medley Relay

Events

  • 50-yard Backstroke – SW036
    100-yard Backstroke – SW037
    200-yard Backstroke – SW038
    50-yard Breaststroke – SW039
    100-yard Breaststroke – SW040
    200-yard Breaststroke – SW049
    50-yard Butterfly – SW041
    100-yard Butterfly – SW042
    200-yard Butterfly – SW043
    50-yard Freestyle – SW044
    100-yard Freestyle – SW045
    200-yard Freestyle – SW046
    200-yard Freestyle Relay – On-site Only
    500-yard Freestyle – SW048
    100-yard Individual Medley – SW053
    200-yard Individual Medley – SW050
    200-yard Medley Relay – On-site Only
    400yard Individual Medley – SW052

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules

Top 5 in each age group at a Series Qualifier site. Participants that qualify for one Swimming event are eligible for all Swimming events. (Note: qualifying is only applicable to the Florida resident divisions).

Entry Requirements

  1. Swimming entry fee is $25 for the first event and $3 for each additional event Florida residents. Entry fee is $30 for the first event and $5 for each additional event for non-residents. Entry fee includes an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed on-site at designated competition check-in time. A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in. This survey can be found online at www.floridaseniorgames.com, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in.
  2. Relay events are open to all athletes registered for swimming and are not subject to additional entry fees. Relay teams may only register on-site during designated time above.
  3. All mailed entries must be received by November 16, 2018 or register online by November 18, 2018 at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after November 18, 2018 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee.
  4. Entry forms, waiver of liability and entry fee should be made payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). Save a stamp and beat the deadline! Register online at www.floridaseniorgames.com.
  5. Swimmers must note their qualifying time from their Local Senior Games in the section labeled “Other” on the individual entry form. Entries will not be accepted without a qualifying time for each event. Non-residents who have not competed at a Local Senior Games should enter their best time this season in this section.
  6. Swimmers may enter a maximum of six events, not including relays.
  7. Swimmers must provide their own suits, caps, goggles, towels, etc.

Format

        1. All swimming events will be timed finals.
        2. Warm-up time will be available.
        3. Events will be held in a 25-yard heated pool. Warm-up lanes will be provided.
        4. Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sports Rules

  1. This meet will be conducted in accordance with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) rules, except as modified herein. The major points of the rules include:
    a. Starts: The forward start may be taken from the starting blocks, the pool deck or a push from the wall. The Backstroke start is taken from the wall. A false start will result in disqualification.
    b. Turns: The Breaststroke and Butterfly turns must be done with both hands touching the wall simultaneously. The Backstroke and Freestyle events require some part of the body to touch the wall.
    c. Backstroke: There are no rules pertaining to arm or leg movements. The swimmer is allowed to turn over on his/her stomach during the turn prior to touching the wall.
    d. Breaststroke: Appropriate stroke is required. After the start and after each turn, at any time prior to the first breast stroke kick, a single butterfly (dolphin) kick is permitted, following which, all movements of the legs shall be simultaneous and in the same horizontal plane without alternating movement.
    e. Butterfly: The appropriate stroke is required. The whip kick or the dolphin kick may be used exclusively or interchangeably while doing the Butterfly.
    f. Freestyle: Swimmers must touch the wall at each turn and at the finish. Any stroke may be used and swimmers may switch strokes whenever they wish, except that in an individual medley event, freestyle means any stroke other than butterfly, breaststroke or backstroke.
    g. Individual Medley: The order of strokes in the Individual Medley is Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. Rules for the individual strokes govern strokes and turns.
    h. General: Any swimmer who uses improper methods in order to obtain an advantage over his/her competition will be disqualified from that event.
  2. Relay age divisions will be determined by the age of the youngest team member as of December 31 of the competition year.
  3. All swimsuits must conform with USMS Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition.

NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES QUALIFYING RULES

  1. All first through fourth place winners or athletes meeting the minimum performance standards at the 2018 Florida Senior Games will qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games.
  2. Please visit http://nsga.com/national-games for the minimum performance qualifying standards.

 

REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online for 2018 Florida Senior Games Swimming

CLICK HERE to download the registration form and individual waiver to register by mail.

To access the 2018 Florida Senior Games hotel survey, click here.

CONTACTS

FSF STAFF CONTACT
Karissa Pendleton: (850) 298-6628 or kpendleton@flasports.com

STATE DIRECTOR
Ron Collins: (727) 531-7999 or Collins@tampabay.rr.com