Asia Pacific Masters Games - Swimming

Relau City Sports Complex

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 10 September 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm MYT

1) Competition Dates

Swimming competition for Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018 (APMG 2018) offers individual events for men and women and mixed team events. The provisional Swimming competition schedule for APMG 2018 is as follows:

6/9 Thursday 7/9 Friday 8/9 Saturday 9/9 Sunday 10/9 Monday
0800 - 1700 0800 - 1700 0800 - 1400 0800 - 1700 0800 - 1700

The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Saturday 8 September 2018 with the Closing Ceremony on the evening of Saturday 15 September 2018. All dates and times are subject to change, pending final entries received. A detailed schedule for each age category will be developed throughout 2017 and early 2018.

2) Competition Format

The APMG2018 Swimming competition will be a long course competition conducted according to FINA Rules in a 50m swimming pool. In line with the sport specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with their age determined as at 31 December 2018. Events will be swum as timed finals, seeding of timed-finals will be according to the swimmers submitted entry times. The awarding of medals will not be affected, that is, individuals will be awarded medals in the age category in which they originally entered.

2.1 Pool
The following events are offered in APMG2018 swimming competition:

Discipline Event Age Categories
Pool 50m, 100m, 200m Butterfly Men’s / Women’s: 
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Pool 50m, 100m, 200m Backstroke Men’s / Women’s: 
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Pool 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke Men’s / Women’s: 
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Pool 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Freestyle  Men’s / Women’s: 
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Pool 200m, 400m Individual Medley Men’s / Women’s: 
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Pool 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay Men’s / Women’s: 
100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240- 279, 
280-319, 320-359, 360+ 
Pool 4 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay Men’s / Women’s: 
100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240- 279, 
280-319, 320-359, 360+ 
Pool 4 x 50m Medley Relay Men’s / Women’s: 
100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240- 279, 
280-319, 320-359, 360+ 
Pool 4 x 50m Mixed Medley Relay Men’s / Women’s: 
100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240- 279, 
280-319, 320-359, 360+ 

2.2 Relays
For each relay team to be confirmed, four athletes need to be registered. In a Mixed Relay, each team must comprise two male and two female athletes. The combined age of the four athletes, determines the age category in which the relay team will compete. The swimming order of all relay teams will be verified by APMG2018 competition organizers. Relay teams may change their nominated order up to the deadline of the end of warm up on the day of their event. This will be done by completing a hard copy form available at the venue.


3) Competition Details

3.1 Competition Rules
The APMG2018 Swimming event will be conducted in line with the competition rules of the Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA), or as otherwise specified in this document.

APMG 2018 Swimming Rules Howei

3.2 Competition Seeding
There are no pre-determined qualification standards to compete in the Swimming competition at APMG2018.To assist with competition scheduling, during the registration process, each athlete is requested where prompted to enter a 'Best' time within the last 12 months, if you have not competed in this event during this period, please leave blank. Athletes who do not provide a time when registering will be seeded by the Meet Software.

3.3 Timed Trial
All Swimming events will be conducted as straight timed finals. Pool events will be super seeded into races based on the ‘Best’ recent time provided during the registration process. Where possible some races will be combined to reduce session times. The fastest three athletes in each age category for each event will be awarded competition medals following the completion of the event. The one start rule will apply for all events.

3.4 Swimming Programme
The following swimming programme has been developed:

DATE Events to be contested
Day 1: 
Thursday 6 Sept 2018 

200m Individual Medley
100m Breaststroke 
400m Freestyle 
4x50m Mixed Medley Relay 
50m Butterfly

Day 2: 
Friday 7 Sep 2018
200m Breaststroke 
200m Freestyle 
50m Backstroke 
4x50m Mixed Freestyle Relay 
Day 3: 
Saturday 8 Sep 2018
800m Freestyle 
200m Butterfly
Day 4: 
Sunday 9 Sep 2018 
100m Butterfly 
50m Breaststroke 
4x50m Medley Relay 
100m Freestyle 
200m Backstroke
Day 5: 
Monday 10 Sep 2018
400m Individual Medley 
50m Freestyle 
100m backstroke 
4x50m Freestyle Relay

Whilst every effort will be made to retain the provisional programme, the final programme will not be released until 2018, following the close of individual registrations. Changes may result, pending final entries in each event and age category.

3.5 Registration & Medals
Where possible some races will be combined to reduce session times. The fastest three athletes in each age category for each event will be awarded competition medals. 
The medals presentation ceremony will be held on the same day after the completion of an event. 
Each participant in APMG2018 swimming competition can register up to a maximum of five (5) individual events and two (2) relay.

3.6 Technical Delegates
The International Masters Games Association has endorsed the appointment of Tang Kwai Mae (MAS) to act in the role of Technical Delegate for the Swimming competition, who will oversee the implementation of all sport specific rules and requirements at the Games.

4) Sports Attire

All athletes competing in the Swimming Championship must comply with FINA regulations in relation to swimsuit, caps and goggles. Each athlete is responsible for providing their own swimsuit and equipment for warm-up, competition and training.

5) Warm-Up

The competition pool at Relau City Sports Complex will be available for athlete warm-up for one and a half hours prior to the commencement of each session, and will close 15 minutes before the start of the first scheduled race. A separate warm up pool will be available to athletes throughout each competition day.

6) Accommodation

The APMG 2018 organisers recommend the following selected hotels for swimming participants based on location and accessibility to the competition venue:

  • Lexis Suites
  • Vistana Hotel Penang
  • Olive Tree Hotel
  • Equatorial Hotel Penang

However, participants are free to select own accommodation according to own preference. To assist participants, an accommodation booking section offering special room rates for the Games is made available on the official website www.apmg2018.com

7) FURTHER INFORMATIONIf you have any further questions, please send an email to [email protected].