Swimming

Event:  Swimming events

Venue Location:  TBD

Address:   TBD

 

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Note: This page was last updated Aug 21, 2020.

LATEST NEWS: 

On August 19-20, 2020, our Arkansas Senior Olympic Board voted & decided to CANCEL ALL SPORTS events for our 2020 Arkansas Senior Olympic Games.

Their decision was not an easy one, but please know respectfully for YOUR SAFETY and the safety of all athletes and their families, and all volunteers, they decided to forego ALL SPORTS events in 2020.  Many venues here in Arkansas are closed for large gatherings both for indoor and outdoor events, and so between Covid19 and limited venues available for our sports events, the Board voted as majority to have “NO GAMES AT ALL FOR this 2020 year.”

So, we send our best to each of you, and we encourage you to keep moving!   We plan to resume our Arkansas Games in 2021, and we also look forward to seeing you here.   We have already begun planning for our 2021 Games.   On behalf of our Board Members, we wish that you and your family stay SAFE and stay HEALTHY & ACTIVE!!!!

Contact me anytime to tell me about your accomplishments, or to give me your feedback.   As always, I am blessed to know each of you (as you are my friends) and I thank you for the opportunity to be involved with the NSGA and the Arkansas Senior Olympics.

Greg Eberdt
Executive Director
Arkansas Senior Olympics

 

NOTE:   If you have already registered for 2020 Games here in Arkansas, since we now have canceled all events (COVID19), then refunds will be issued back to you, minus a $10 processing fee.   Example:  if you paid say $45, then $35 will be refunded.

Contact Greg Eberdt, Executive Director, if you have questions.  501-321-1441

 

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Competition Date: TBD
Time/Events:
9:00am Swimming Warm Up Begins

10:00am is planned first event start, with other events to follow.
Note: The first event start time is subject to change, so contact us or check in early for updated start time.

Events (order of events below might change, depending on entries):

200Y Breaststroke
200Y Freestyle
100Y Backstroke
50Y Breaststroke
200Y Indiv. Med
50Y Backstroke
100Y Indiv. Med
100Y Freestyle
100Y Butterfly
50Y Freestyle
200Y Backstroke
100Y Breaststroke
50Y Butterfly
500Y Freestyle
400Y Indiv. Med
200Y Butterfly
Athlete Check-In: Athletes may check-in after 8:45am
Food: Water provided.
Equipment: Swimmers must provide their own equipment, like goggles.
Rules: The major points of the rules include:

 

1. All swimming events will be timed finals.   Pool length 25 yards.
2. Warm-up time will be available.
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: The appropriate stroke is required.
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) 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.