Washington State Senior Games

Swimming

Date:
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time:
8:30 am - Warm-up
9:30 am - Competition begins (Event Schedule)
Venue:
Briggs Community YMCA
1530 Yelm Hwy SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Commissioner:
Mel Smith
(360) 923-5581
melcomplynow@msn.com
Events:
(All distances shown in yards)
  • Backstroke - 25, 50, 100, 200
  • Breaststroke - 25, 50, 100, 200
  • Butterfly - 25, 50, 100, 200
  • Freestyle - 25, 50, 100, 200, 500
  • Individual Medley - 100, 200
  • Relays - 200 Freestyle, 100 Medley
Sport Fee:
$9 per person per event
Registration Rules:
  • No on-site registration is authorized.
  • Participants may enter a maximum of 9 events, not including relays.
  • Swimmer's age division for competition will be determined by their age as of December 31, 2015.
  • Swimmers must provide their own suits, caps, goggles, towels, etc.
  • If available, please indicate seed times on your application form. If none are available, seeding will be by age group, oldest to youngest and slow to fast.
Facility:
  • 25 yard, 6-lane competition pool with starting blocks; electronic timing; 81.5 degrees F.
  • A separate warm-up pool is available.
Rules:
  • No diving is allowed during warm-ups except when announced by an official and only in designated sprint lanes.
  • No equipment, i.e. fins, paddles, etc., will be allowed at any time.
  • Participants may start in the pool, dive from the deck, or from the blocks.
  • The meet is recognized by U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) and will be conducted in accordance with the USMS rules as modified by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) rules of competition.
Format:
  • Warm-up time is from 8:30 am to 9:20 am. There will be a mid-meet break and additional warm-up and cool-down time.
  • The 500 yd. freestyle requires an on-deck positive check-in by 9:00 am.
  • The breaststroke and butterfly turns must be done with both hands touching the wall simultaneously.
  • The order of strokes in the individual medley is: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
  • For all events except the 500 yard freestyle, women will swim first, by age division, then men, by age division.
Relays:
  • Relays will be deck seeded.
  • Relays will be organized at poolside from names taken from the registration form. If there are insufficient registrants, volunteers will be solicited.
  • Relays will have aggregate age groups of the combined ages of the relay members (i.e., 200-223, 224-247, etc.).
  • The mixed relay requires two men and two women.
Refreshments:
  • Water and fruit snacks will be provided for athletes.
  • Other snack items will be available for sale to all.