Recognized by FL LMSC for USMS, Inc.
Recognition # 144-R002
Warm up 8:15 am, swim 9 am. If needed Officials will call breaks
The timing system will be automatic timing (Daktronics). Times will be submitted for
USMS records and Top Ten consideration
All events will be combined Men and Women. You are required to enter your birth year and competition will be organized by age groups.
All events are combined men and women
Order of Events (Long Course Meters)
400M Individual Medley
200M Individual Medley
200M Free Relays (men, women, mixed)
200M Medley Relays (men, women, mixed)
1. All swimming events will be timed finals.
2. Warm-up time will be available.
3. Events will be competed in a 50 Meter outdoor pool.
1. This meet will be conducted in accordance with United States Masters Swimming
(USMS) rules, except as modified herein. For a copy of these rules, please visit or
U.S. Masters Swimming, Inc.
2. 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.
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: There are no rules pertaining to arm or leg movements. The swimmer is allowed to turn over on his/her stomach during the turn prior to touching the wall.
d. Breaststroke: Appropriate stroke is required. After the start and after each turn, at any
time prior to the first breaststroke 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 breaststroke or whip kick may be
exclusively or interchangeably with the dolphin kick while doing the butterfly stroke at
any time during the race.
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
g. 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.
3. Relay team age divisions will be determined by the age of the youngest team member as of December 31 of the competition year.
4. All swimsuits must conform to USMS Swimming Rule 102, 12-Swimwear for Pool
Placing 1 st through 5 th in your event in the Good Life Games qualifies you to swim in the 2024 Florida Senior Games to be held December 7 – 15 at Florida’s Sports Coast/Pasco County.
Placing 1 st through 4 th in your event in the Florida Senior Games qualifies you for
swimming in the National Senior Games Championships to be held in Des Moines, Iowa,
July 24 – August 4, 2025