Q7: How do I qualify for the Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana?
A7: Florida residents must qualify at one of over 21 Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers. Series Qualifiers are held January through April and September through November. Athletes residing in Florida must finish in the top five of their age group in their sport to qualify for the Florida Senior Games. Out-of-state athletes are not required to qualify. Senior athletes have the opportunity to compete in 24 sports at the 2019 Florida Senior Games. Certain sports and events require a qualifying performance at a Florida Senior Games Series Qualifier while others have no qualifying standards and are open to all senior athletes wishing to participate.
Archery, Bag Toss, Basketball (3-on-3), Billiards, Dominoes, Powerlifting, Power Walk/Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race 5K, Tai Chi, and Volleyball are open competitions with no qualifying performance required.
Q8: Where have the Games been previous? How many athletes have competed? Who have been the Florida Senior Games Athletes of the Year?
1992: Bradenton/712/Not selected/Not selected
1993: Bradenton/928/Not selected/Not selected
1994*: Bradenton/1,764/Doris Prokopi, Land O’Lakes/Wayne Wakefield, Bradenton
1995: Kissimmee-St. Cloud/1,101/Mary Melehan, Englewood/Leonard Stone, Barefoot Bay
1996*: Kissimmee-St. Cloud/2,041/Hope Fage, Largo/F.L. McFadden, Lakeland
1997: Sarasota/ 1,440/Ethel Lehmann, Largo/Seymour Duckman, Daytona Beach
1998*: Sarasota/2,371/Lucia Schatteleyn, Englewood/Donald Ritenour, Belleview
1999: Kissimmee-St. Cloud/1,216/Patricia Bond, Bradenton/Gordon Johnson, Dundee
2000*: Kissimmee-St. Cloud/1,568/Erika Messner, Clermont/Al Treichel, Spring Hill
2001: Polk County/1,487/Sperry Rademaker, Floral City/Howard Hall, Port Charlotte
2002*: Polk County/2,037/Janice Lathouwers, The Villages/Allen Bjork, Sebring
2003: The Villages/2,387/Madelaine Cazel, The Villages/James Anderson, New Port Richey
2004*: The Villages/2,982/Lillian Webb, Sebring/Harry Carothers, Pinellas Park
2005: The Villages/2,575/Patricia Sargeant, Melbourne/Andy McGuffin, Umatilla
2006*: Lee County/2,062/Sari Kisbany, Redington Shores/Roger Gentilhomme, Dunedin
2007: Lee County/1,664/Claudette Braswell, Lake Wales/Larry Wallen, Jacksonville
2008*: Lee County/2,049/Suzy Nothhouse, Estero/Dean Davis, Fort Myers
2009: Lee County/1,857/Patrice Hirr, The Villages/John Shultz, Inverness
2010*: Lee County/2,239/Avis Vaught, The Villages/Richard Merrill, Lady Lake
2011: Polk County/1,850/Essie Faria, North Miami/Segismundo Pares, Ocala
2012*: Polk County/2,331/Linda Frisch, The Villages/James Richling, Port St. Lucie
2013: Lee County/1,946Nina Hammer, Bonita Springs/Tom Bliss, Merritt Island
2014*: Lee County/2,418/Danuta Kubelik, Crystal River/Walt Deal, St. Petersburg
2015: Clearwater/Pinellas County/2,164/Janet Brown, Lakeland/Rudy Vazmina, Sarasota
2016: Clearwater/Pinellas County/3,012/Kathy Petrillo, Jupiter/John Horwath, The Villages
2017: Clearwater/Pinellas County/1,928/Carol Teel, The Villages/Mike Welter, Cape Coral
2018: Clearwater/Pinellas County/2,831/Deb Harrison, The Villages/Brian Hankerson, Hollywood
*National Senior Games qualifying event in even numbered years – over 50,000 athletes since 1992