Grants for competitors


Arkansas Masters Swimming would like to encourage our swimmers to compete in zone and national meets. Participating in meets encourages individuals to set goals and work toward them. Additionally, it increases the visibility of the sport, and the swimmers in our state.

What is funded?

Any ARKM registered master swimmer, currently living within the Arkansas LMSC boundaries, can apply to the Arkansas Masters Swimming LMSC for funds to cover the following for a single USMS South Central Zone or National meet (1 meet allowed per year, per swimmer):

  • Meet registration fee
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Travel

Total allowed per individual, per year, is $300 to partially reimburse for the above expenses.

How does it work?

Step 1: Request the funds

If you’re interested in applying for funds send Byron Shefchik ( an email requesting funding for <swim meet name> and include the following information:

  • Swim meet name
  • Swim meet dates
  • Swim meet location
  • Your name
  • Registration fee
  • Events you’re planning to swim
  • Total amount of funding that you are requesting

Byron will let you know if funds will be available to you within 10 days.

Step 2: Proof of completion

After your meet send Byron a results sheet so he can document your participation and release funds to you (send you a check).

That’s it!


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