Washington State Senior Games


Sunday, July 22, 2018
8:30 am - Warm-up
9:30 am - Competition begins (Event Schedule)
Briggs Community YMCA
1530 Yelm Hwy SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Mel Smith
(360) 923-5581
(All distances shown in yards)
  • Backstroke - 25, 50, 100, 200
  • Breaststroke - 25, 50, 100, 200
  • Butterfly - 25, 50, 100, 200
  • Freestyle - 25, 50, 100, 200, 500
  • Individual Medley - 100, 200, 400 (deck entries allowed for the 400 IM)
  • Relays - 200 Freestyle, 100 Medley
  • Registraton fee: $35 ($25 if postmarked by May 25th)
  • Event fee: $10 per event
  • More information on fee details
Registration Rules:
  • No on-site registration is authorized.
  • Participants may enter a maximum of 9 events, not including relays.
  • Swimmer's age division for competition will be determined by their age as of December 31, 2018.
  • Swimmers must provide their own suits, caps, goggles, towels, etc.
  • If available, please indicate seed times on your application form. If none are available, seeding will be by age group, oldest to youngest and slow to fast.
  • 25 yard, 6-lane competition pool with starting blocks; electronic timing; 81.5 degrees F.
  • A separate warm-up pool is available.
  • No diving is allowed during warm-ups except when announced by an official and only in designated sprint lanes.
  • No equipment, i.e. fins, paddles, etc., will be allowed at any time.
  • Participants may start in the pool, dive from the deck, or from the blocks.
  • The meet will be conducted in accordance with the USMS rules as modified by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) rules of competition.
  • Recognition status received from USMS, #366-R001
  • Warm-up time is from 8:30 am to 9:20 am. There will be a mid-meet break and additional warm-up and cool-down time.
  • The 500 yd. freestyle requires an on-deck positive check-in by 9:00 am.
  • The breaststroke and butterfly turns must be done with both hands touching the wall simultaneously.
  • The order of strokes in the individual medley is: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
  • For all events except the 500 yard freestyle, women will swim first, by age division, then men, by age division.
  • Relays will be deck seeded.
  • Relays will be organized at poolside from names taken from the registration form. If there are insufficient registrants, volunteers will be solicited.
  • Relays will have aggregate age groups of the combined ages of the relay members (i.e., 200-223, 224-247, etc.).
  • The mixed relay requires two men and two women.
  • Water and fruit snacks will be provided for athletes.
  • Other snack items will be available for sale to all.