Event 14: Swimming
Event 14-A Swimming - Freestyle Ambulatory 25 Yards or Meters
Event 14-B: Swimming - Freestyle Wheelchair 25 Yards or Meters
The National Veterans Golden Age Games host will provide towels. Competitors must use their own swimming suits.
Other Equipment: appropriate life guarding equipment, lane markers, drinking water, score/timer sheets, starter gun or similar device, first aid kit, stop watches, ten flags (white on one side, red on opposite side), whistles, and a portable PA system or bull horn.
The swimming pool used should allow for a course of 25 yards (or as close to 25 yards as possible) without requiring the competitors to make a turn. The host is responsible for having an adequate number of staff or volunteers, who are certified in life guarding, present and alert during the competition. If possible, the facility's diving blocks should be removed to allow easier access into the pool.
The competition will be based on fastest time of each competitor. The number of racers in each heat will be determined by the event official based on the number of entries. In the freestyle competition, any stroke may be used and swimmers may switch strokes whenever they wish. The opportunity to warm-up in the pool prior to the race will be given at the discretion of the National Official. The order of finish (First, Second and Third Places) will be determined by best times regardless of placement in the heat. If a tie occurs, there will not be a race off but each competitor will receive a medal/award. All heats will begin with "in water" starts.