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Swimming (Dec/15)

Districts are encouraged to follow the technical information and guidelines found within this manual at all times.  When changes are necessary at the District level, participants who qualify for Ontario 55+ Summer Games must be made aware that the following rules will be in use at Ontario 55+ Summer Games .

FORMAT: 
Three (3) Divisions:

Prediction Event(Single race): Men, Women
55+: Prediction Swim (200m)
65+: Prediction Swim (100m)

 
Open Sprint (one distance)
55+ Sprint (50m): Men, Women
65+ Sprint (25m): Men, Women
75+ Sprint (25m): Men, Women

Four (4) Sprint Competition 
 (4 races): Men, Women
55+: Overall (50m)
65+: Overall (25m)
75+: Overall (25m)
 

Participants may compete in only one division at the Regional Games.

The gold medal winner at the district level is eligible to attend the Ontario 55+ Summer Games ; therefore, each district may send a maximum of sixteen (16) participants.

Any persons not present at the scheduled commencement of play and throughout the competition are in default and are automatically disqualified from the competition.  Competitors are expected to complete competition regardless of their record thus far in the competition.  If a competitor defaults part way through the competition, the results of that competitor (s) will be removed from the standings.
If there are any questions about rulings, the OSGA Summer Games Technical Manual will be considered correct.
 

ELIGIBILITY:

District Games - Any person 55+ living in Ontario

Ontario 55+ Summer Games   - Gold Medal Winners - District competition

NOTE: Previous Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games and Canada Games winners are still eligible to compete at the District and Ontario 55+ Summer Games level.

 

TOURNAMENT SET-UP:
 
Prediction Swim:
 
  1. The competitors in the Prediction Division will have the opportunity to swim 3 different lengths per day.  The different times for these 3 lengths will be added together .  
  2. 25m, 50m, 1200m, 200m, 400m

  3. Suggested timetable 
  4. 55+ AM 25m, 100m, 400m      PM 50m, 200m          

    65+ AM 50m, 200m                 PM 25m, 100m, 400m     

  5. Swimmers predict the time it will take them to swim each particular distance. 
  6. At the provincial level, competitors with swim twice over a two (2) day period (once each day). Competitors` actual times will then be compared to their predicted times .  The differential times for these 6 length will be added together. times. 
Open Sprint 
  1. Each competitor will be allowed to compete in one event using whatever stroke they wish.
  2. Competitors will swim their chosen length once in the morning and once in the afternoon each day.  The best 3 times will be added together to determine placing. 
Four (4) Sprint Competition:
  1. Each competitor will swim a minimum of 3 of the 4 sprint events daily. Sprint events will include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly. Distances will be 50m for 55+, and 25m for 65+ and 75+.
 
Determining the Winners

Prediction Swim
  1. Competitors actual times for the two (2) days will then be compared to their predicted times. Disregarding pluses and minuses, the two differential times will be totaled. The person whose total differential is closest to zero wins.
  2. The swimmer having the smallest difference between the actual time and the predicted time (over or under) is the winner. In the event of a tie, two (2) medals will be awarded (e.g. if there is a tie for first (1st) place then two (2) gold medals will be awarded but no silver medal will be awarded. The next best finisher will receive the bronze medal.)
Open Sprint 
  1. Each event will be timed to determine winners .  In the event of a tie, two(2) medals will be awarded (e.g. if there is a tie for first (1st) place then two (2) gold medals will be awarded but no silver will be awarded.  The next best finisher will receive the bronze medal).
 
Four (4) Sprint Competition
  1. Competitors will take their best time in 3 sprint events over 2 days
  2. The top 3 sprint events will then be added together to get an overall time for medal placement..
AWARDS:
 
Gold (10)
           Women 55+ - Prediction Swim            Men 55+ - Prediction Swim
           Women 65+ - Prediction Swim            Men 65+ - Prediction Swim
           Women 55+  - Open Sprint                  Men 55+ - Open Sprint
           Women 55+  - Open Sprint                  Men 55+ - Open Sprint
           Women 75+  - Open Sprint                  Men 75+ - Open Sprint
           Women 55+ - 4 sprint                           Men 55+ - 4 Sprint
           Women 65+ -  4 sprint                          Men 65+ – 4 Sprint
           Women 75+ -  4 sprint                          Men 75+ – 4 Sprint

Silver (10)  
           Women 55+ - Prediction Swim            Men 55+ Prediction Swim
           Women 65+ - Prediction Swim            Men 65+ Prediction Swim
           Women 55+  - Open Sprint                  Men 55+ - Open Sprint
           Women 55+  - Open Sprint                  Men 55+ - Open Sprint
           Women 75+  - Open Sprint                  Men 75+ - Open Sprint
           Women 55+ -  4 sprint                           Men 55+ – 4 Sprint
           Women 65+ - 4 sprint                            Men 65+ – 4 Sprint
           Women 75+ -  4 sprint                           Men 75+  – 4 Sprint

Bronze (10) 
           Women 55+ - Prediction Swim            Men 55+ Prediction Swim
           Women 65+ - Prediction Swim            Men 65+ Prediction Swim
          Women 55+  - Open Sprint                  Men 55+ - Open Sprint
           Women 55+  - Open Sprint                  Men 55+ - Open Sprint
           Women 75+  - Open Sprint                  Men 75+ - Open Sprint
            Women 55+ -  4 sprint                           Men 55+ – 4 Sprint
           Women 65+ -  4 sprint                           Men 65+ – 4 Sprint
           Women 75+ -  4 sprint                           Men 75+  – 4 Sprint
 

RULE SOURCE:

Official rules of Swimming Canada shall apply with the exceptions listed under “Tournament Set-Up” and “Swimming Rules Summary.”

Websites

www.swimming.ca

www.swimontario.com

EVENT REQUIREMENTS:

Equipment 

  1. Sufficient stopwatches for the number of lanes being used. ( or appropriate electronic timing device)

Facilities

  1. The swim meet must take place in a 25 metre rectangular pool.
  2. It is strongly recommended that there be qualified lifeguards on hand during the event.
  3. The facility should be handicap accessible. 
     

OFFICIALS:

The OSGA  requires, at minimum, the following officials for Ontario 55+ Summer Games .

For District Games, the following are only a suggestion.  Participation numbers and availablity of volunteers may result in fewer officials being required.  Districts are encouraged to try to have the necessary officials to run the event successfully.

One (1) Activity Convenor
Timekeepers

The host committee will ensure that all major officials have the required qualifications as specified by the OSGA at least one (1) year prior to Ontario 55+ Summer Games . The host committee is also responsible for any other officials required to run this event.

SWIMMING RULES SUMMARY:
  1. A medical examination two (2) months prior to the games is strongly recommended.
  2. Start for all events must be from in the pool.  All participants must be touching the side of the pool at the start of the event.

Prediction Swim

  1. There will not be any stroke restrictions; however, front crawl is the most efficient (fastest) stroke.
  2. Participants are permitted to change their predicted time on the second day of competition.
  3. Swimmers are not to use watches, electronic timing devices i.e. cell phones, smartphones/tablets etc.  or receive pacing information from the sidelines.
  4. Swimmers are required to touch the end of the pool during turns.
  5. Swimmers may tread water but are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool during an event. This will result in disqualification.