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Schedule and Location
Saturday, December 5-Sunday, December 6, 2020

Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center
4800 Tom Warriner Blvd.
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

Click here for a list of 2020 Swimming participants by event

Events
*50-yard Backstroke – SW036
*100-yard Backstroke – SW037
*200-yard Backstroke – SW038
*50-yard Breaststroke – SW039
*100-yard Breaststroke – SW040
*200-yard Breaststroke – SW049
*50-yard Butterfly – SW041
*100-yard Butterfly – SW042
*200-yard Butterfly – SW043
*50-yard Freestyle – SW044
*100-yard Freestyle – SW045
*200-yard Freestyle – SW046
*200-yard Freestyle Relay – On-site Only
*500-yard Freestyle – SW048
*100-yard Individual Medley – SW053
*200-yard Individual Medley – SW050
*200-yard Medley Relay – On-site Only
*400yard Individual Medley – SW052

Order of Events

Saturday, December 5, 2020
9:00 Am check in and warm ups begin
9:00 am – noon onsite registration for the 200 yard free style relay
10:00 a.m.: competition begins
100 yard butterfly
200 yard freestyle
50 yard breaststroke
100 yard backstroke
400 yard IM
100 yard breast stroke
200 yard back stroke
100 yard IM
200 yard freestyle relay

Sunday, December 6, 2020
9:00 Am check in and warm ups begin
9:00 am – noon onsite registration for the 200 yard free style relay
10:00 a.m.: competition begins
50 yard freestyle
200 yard butterfly
50 yard backstroke
200 yard IM
50 yard butterfly
100 yard freestyle
200 yard breast stroke
500 yard Freestyle
200 yard medley relay

*schedule is subject to change

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
OPEN – no qualification performance is necessary.

Entry Requirements
1.  Swimming entry fee is $30 for the first event and $5 for each additional event Florida residents. Entry fee is $35 for the first event and $5 for each additional event for non-residents. Entry fee includes an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed on-site at designated competition check-in time.

2.  Relay events are open to all athletes registered for swimming and are not subject to additional entry fees. Relay teams may only register on-site during designated time above.

3.  All entries must be received by November 20, 2020 at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after November 20, 2020 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee.

4.  Swimmers must note their qualifying time from their Local Senior Games in the section labeled “Other” on the individual entry form. Entries will not be accepted without a qualifying time for each event. Non-residents who have not competed at a Local Senior Games should enter their best time this season in this section.

5.  Swimmers may enter a maximum of six events, not including relays.

6.  Swimmers must provide their own suits, caps, goggles, towels, etc.

Format
All swimming events will be timed finals.

1. Warm-up time will be available.

2.  Events will be held in a 25-yard heated pool. Warm-up lanes will be provided.

3.  Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sports Rules
1.  This meet will be conducted in accordance with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) rules. The major points of the rules include:

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: Standing in or on the gutter, placing the toes above the lip of the gutter, or bending the toes over the lip of the gutter before or after the start is prohibited. During the turn the shoulders may be turned past the vertical toward the breast, after which an immediate continuous single arm pull or an immediate continuous simultaneous double arm pull may be used to initiate the turn. Once the body has left the position on the back, any kick or arm pull must be part of the continuous turning action. The swimmer must have returned to a position on the back upon leaving the wall.

d. Breaststroke: Appropriate stroke is required. After the start and after each turn, at any time prior to the first breast stroke kick, a single butterfly (dolphin) kick is permitted, following which, all movements of the legs shall be simultaneous and in the same horizontal plane without alternating movement.

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. Individual 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.

2.  Relay age divisions will be determined by the age of the youngest team member as of December 31 of the competition year.

3.  All swimsuits must conform with USMS Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition.

Hotel
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Registration

Click here to register for the 2020 Florida Senior Games.

Contacts
FSF Staff Contact
Karissa Pendleton
(850) 577-7211 or kpendleton@playinflorida.com

State Director
Mitzi Kramer
Mitzi.tighe@gmail.com

Media
Nick Gandy
(850) 322-3404 or media@playinflorida.com