Event:  Arkansas OPEN Swim Meet

 This in an OPEN SWIM MEET FOR ALL ADULT MEN and WOMEN ages 40 and up. 

LOCATION:   CONWAY, AR at Hendrix College

Date:  July 20, 2024
Time:  11am – 11:45am check-in and swim warmups, and meet starts at 12:00pm 

NOTE:  Check-in before event, at least 30 minutes prior to first heat

Age group are divided every 5 years: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64. etc….

BRING A FRIEND and FAMILY MEMBERS, to participate or to spectate, or both!!!!








DEADLINE to SIGNUP July 13, 2024  

COST:  $50 REGISTRATION fee and athletes can select to compete in 1, 2, 3 4, or up to 5 events for this one price.

Athletes can select and do more than 5 events, for an added fee of $5 for each additional event.
So, as example, if you want to do 7 events the total registration fee would be $60.

Questions, issues, or if you would like to help us by volunteering, please contact Greg Eberdt at 501-321-1441.


Competition Date/Time: July 20, 2024

11am – 11:45am check-in and swim warmups, and meet starts at 12:00pm 


Events follow the 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 Freestyle
100Y Backstroke
50Y Breaststroke
200Y Individual Medley
50Y Backstroke
100Y Individual Medley
100Y Freestyle
100Y Butterfly
50Y Freestyle
200Y Backstroke
100Y Breaststroke
50Y Butterfly
500Y Freestyle
400Y Individual Medley
200Y Butterfly (final event)
Athlete Check-In: Athletes may check-in 30 minutes prior to first event.
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 is in YARDS for 2024.  *Any pools of 25 meters, at those swim meet 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.
4. Your age will be the age you will be as of Dec 31, 2024
5. All NSGA rules apply.