Event: Swim Meet
Venue Location: YMCA in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Address: 130 Werner St, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Competion Date: Saturday – NOVEMBER 13th, 2021
Note: This page was last updated Nov 2, 2021.
$50 REGISTRATION For this fee athletes can select to compete in 1, 2, 3 or up to 4 events for this price.
Athletes can select and do more than 4 events, for an added fee of $5 for each additional event.
Questions, issues, or if you help us by volunteering, please contact Greg Eberdt at 501-321-1441.
||Nov 13, 2021
Swimming Warm Up Begins anytime after 10:30am
11:30am is planned first event start, with other events to follow, per list below.
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 (1st event)
200Y Indiv. Med
100Y Indiv. Med
400Y Indiv. Med
200Y Butterfly (final event)
||Athletes may check-in starting 10:30am, and closes at 11:20am.
||Swimmers must provide their own equipment, like goggles.
||The major points of the rules include:
1. All swimming events will be timed finals. Pool length 25 meters, and times will be converted to yards, for the NSGA.
2. Warm-up time for all swimmers will be available prior to the meet.
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.
3. 5-year age groups for all heats are: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.