Registration is now closed for 2019.

Sport Info

Due to Covid-19 concerns, Swimming will be cancelled for 2020.

For those interested in qualifying for the 2021 National Senior Games, there are updated qualifying procedures on their website:  National Senior Games Updated Qualifying Procedures





All swimming competition will be held at the Hickman High School Natatorium located on the corner of Providence Road and Business Loop 70.


Deadline for swimming entries will be July 9.  Late entries may be accepted after this date on a space available basis for a late fee.


Participants in Swimming must check-in at the event site on the date of the meet.  All participants must report to the sport commissioner at the event site at least 30 minutes prior to the start of competition.


Register Online:  Senior Games Online Registration - Swimming


Register by Mail:  Please complete a Missouri State Senior Games Entry Form and mail it along with payment to:

Missouri State Senior Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211


Thank you Humana for your sponsorship of the Missouri State Senior Games buffet dinner / social event!
The event for participants and guests is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday of the Senior Games. It will be held in Columbia, MO location TBA.  The cost for participants is $10.00. There will be a $15.00 charge for each guest.

If you plan to attend the dinner, please indicate this on the entry form and submit the appropriate fees for the participant(s) and any guest(s) that will be attending with you. If you are registering online, there will be a place to indicate attendance during the online registration process. This is important as we must confirm our reservations 7 days in advance of the event.

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Competitor’s age for the Missouri State Senior Games will be determined by the athlete’s age as of December 31 of the current year.  The following age divisions will apply to both men and women for all swimming events:  50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90-94; 95-99; and 100+.


  1. All events will be timed finals.
  2. In case of a tie, duplicate awards will be presented.
  3. Swimming events are all USS Masters approved, and the meet will be conducted in accordance with UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING Rules.  In order to set a USS Masters record, the swimmer must be member of the USS Masters.  The USS Masters Recognition Number for this meet is will be announced on the day of the meet.
  4. All decisions of the Swimming Commissioner and Meet Referee shall be final.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Breaststroke: The appropriate stroke is required.
  5. Butterfly: The appropriate stroke is required. The whip kick or the dolphin kick may be used exclusively or interchangeably while doing the butterfly
  6. 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.  In an individual medley event, freestyle means any stroke other than butterfly, breaststroke, or backstroke.
  7. Medley: The order of strokes in the individual medley is butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Rules for the individual strokes govern strokes and turns.
  8. General: Any swimmer who uses improper methods in order to obtain an advantage over his/her competition will be disqualified from that event.


The 2020 Missouri State Senior Games will be the only Missouri Qualifying site for the 2021 National Senior Games to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In Swimming, all first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners or athletes meeting this sport’s NSGA minimum performance standards in competition at a 2020 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games.

Click here for the Minimum Performance Standards for Swimming


Event Codes

Event Code Event Name
SW001200 yd Individual Medley (Senior Games)
SW015100 yd Freestyle (Senior Games)
SW02150 yd Butterfly (Senior Games)
SW029500 yd Freestyle (Senior Games)
SW031200 yd Butterfly (Senior Games)
SW035100 yd Backstroke (Senior Games)
SW041200 yd Freestyle (Senior Games)
SW047100 yd Breaststroke (Senior Games)
SW053200 yd Backstroke (Senior Games)
SW055200 yd Breaststroke (Senior Games)
SW057100 yd Butterfly (Senior Games)
SW06350 yd Freestyle (Senior Games)
SW069100 yd Individual Medley (Senior Games)
SW07550 yd Breaststroke (Senior Games)
SW08150 yd Backstroke (Senior Games)
SW087400 yd Individual Medley (Senior Games)