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Before registering for the Kansas Senior Games, please read the official rules and policies here. 

 
 
DATE:
Saturday, September 15, 2018
SITE:
Capitol Fedral Natatorium at Hummer Sports Park.
6th and MacVicar. Click here for directions.
TIME:
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Competition: 9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION FEE:
Each participant will pay a one time registraion fee of
$25 before July 1st or $30 after July 1st.
SPORT FEE:
$20 per person. Unlimited number of events.
 
By registering for this event all participants agree to the Kansas Senior Games NO REFUND policy.
REGISTRATION:
Online registration will open May 1st. Online registration is strongly encouraged.
DEADLINE:
Saturday, September 1st. Late entries will not be accepted.
T-SHIRTS:
Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants who register prior to September 1st.
COMMISSIONER:  
Richard Allen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EVENTS
Backstroke: 50, 100, 200 Yards
Breaststroke: 50, 100, 200 Yards
Butterfly: 50, 100, 200 Yards
Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 500 Yards
Individual Medley: 100, 200, 400 Yards
 

COMPETITION FORMAT

  • Swimmers must provide their own suits, caps, goggles, towels, etc.
  • Swimmers are not limited on the number of events they may enter.
  • Kansas Senior Games welcomes all swimmers with disabilities as described in the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, Article 105, to compete at the meet. Disabled swimmers or their coaches are required to provide advance notice in writing to the meet referee/Commissioner to arrange for any needed accommodations including personal assistants required and/or registered service animals by the meet entry date. It is at the discretion of the meet referee/Commissioner to determine whether the needed accommodations can be met by the meet resources. Failure to provide advance notice may limit the Kansas Senior Games’ ability to accommodate all requests.
  • This meet will be conducted in accordance with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) rules, except as modified herein. There will be stroke judges enforcing the USMS rules. Please be sure you are familiar with the requirements of each stroke. Please visit www.usms.org for a copy of these rules.
  • All swimming events will be timed finals and will take place in this order: 200 Free, 100 Fly, 50 Breast, 200 IM, 100 Back, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 200 Breast, 100 IM, 200 Back, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Breast, 50 Back, 400 IM, and 500 Free.
  • Warm-up time will be available. Cool down pool will also be available.
  • The meet will be seeded, women then men, by time—slowest to fastest--and will be scored by age division.
  • This meet will be conducted in accordance with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) rules, except as modified herein. There will be stroke judges enforcing the USMS rules. Please be sure you are familiar with the requirements of each stroke. Please visit www.usms.org for a copy of these rules.
  • The major points of the rules include:
    • 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, if in the meet director’s opinion, it was deliberate.
    • 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.
    • BACKSTROKE: There are no rules pertaining to arm or leg movements. The swimmer is allowed to turn over on his stomach during the turn prior to touching the wall.The swimmer must finish the race while on their back.
    • BREASTSTROKE: The appropriate stroke is required.
    • BUTTERFLY: The appropriate stroke is required. The whip kick or the dolphin kick may be used exclusively or interchangeably while doing the butterfly.
    • 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.
    • MEDLEY: The order of strokes in the individual medley is butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Rules for the individual strokes govern strokes and turns.
    • GENERAL: Any swimmer who uses improper methods to obtain an advantage over his competition will be disqualified from that event.

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