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Long Beach Grunions
2008 SPMA Short Course Meters Championships
December 5 - 7, 2008

Sanction number: 338-045

Directions: The Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza Dr., Long Beach CA 90803. Take the 405 Fwy. to the 7th Street exit. Go west on 7th Street to Redondo. Left on Redondo to Ocean Blvd. Left on Ocean to Termino. Right on Termino, Termino dead ends into pool parking. You can park on either side of the pool. All day parking passes will be available at the meet.

Fees: Flat fee of $45.00 if postmarked before Monday, November 17th. Entry fee includes a meet T-shirt. Add a $10.00 late fee for all entries POSTMARKED (or entered on-line) after Monday, November 17th. Entries received after November 17th will not appear in the meet program. All entries MUST be RECEIVED by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 25th. No individual deck entries are allowed. Age on December 31 determines age for the meet. All relays will be deck entered. Relay only swimmers may enter for a $10.00 fee (which does not include a meet T-shirt) and must sign a consolidated entry card. Swimmers are limited to entering a total of 7 individual events for the entire meet and no more than 5 individual events per day. There is no limit on relays, but swimmers may swim only one relay (men, women, or mixed) per event. There will be no refunds of entry fees after November 25th. Relay entries are $10 per relay.

Seeding: All events will be seeded and swum slowest to fastest. Men and women will be seeded together for the 800 and 1500 m Freestyle and 400 m Individual Medley, based on entry time. Men and women will swim separately for all other individual events. Scoring will be by gender and age group. The 1500 m Freestyle may be limited to the first 80 entries at the discretion of the meet manager. Swimmers may enter both the 800 and 1500 m Freestyle. Timing: Electronic timing will be used and two timers per lane will be provided. Clubs are requested to assist with timing where possible.

Check-in: Due to the anticipated large number of swimmers, positive check-in is required for all events. Phone check-in is available for the 1500 Freestyle from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. and for the 400 IM and 800 Freestyle from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on December 5th by calling (714) 273-8793 during those hours. Check in will close one hour before the anticipated start of each event, except you must be checked in by 11:00 a.m. for all events on that day.

Awards: Individual: Medals for places 1 to 3 and ribbons for places 4 to 6 for each age group and gender. Relays: Medals for 1st place, ribbons for 2nd and 3rd places. There will be special awards for high point male and female swimmer in each age group, based on points from individual events. Awards to the top eight teams, based on combined scoring for men and women, individual events plus relays.

Entries: Register online at [http://web1.lbgrunions.com/Meets/2008SCMC]. Or mail an SPMA entry card, copy of USMS card, and check (payable to: Long Beach Grunions) to: LB Grunions, c/o Bart Parnes, 645 Terrylynn Place, Long Beach, CA 90807. Receipt of entry will not be verified by phone. Send a SASE or stamped postcard for return receipt.

Questions: Call (714) 273-8793 or send an email to Kenny Brisbin, ken@supersource.com. For hotels, information, and directions, go to [www.lbgrunions.com] and click on “Swim Meets”.

Friday, December 5th
Warm-up 9:00 a.m.,
Meet starts at 10:00 a.m.
Check in for 1500 m Freestyle closes at 9:30 a.m.
  1. 1500 m Freestyle (Women, Men)
Check in for 400 IM closes at noon.
  1. 400 m Individual Medley (Women, Men)
Check in for the 800 m Freestyle closes at 1:00 p.m.
  1. 800 m Freestyle (Women, Men)
Saturday, December 6th
Warm-up at 8:00 a.m.
Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.
  1. Women’s 200 m Freestyle
  2. Men’s 200 m Freestyle
  3. Women’s 50 m Butterfly
  4. Men’s 50 m Butterfly
  5. 200 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
  6. Women’s 100 m Backstroke
  7. Men’s 100 m Backstroke
  8. Women’s 100 m Breaststroke
  9. Men’s 100 Breaststroke
  10. Women’s 200 m Butterfly
  11. Men’s 200 m Butterfly
  12. 200 m Medley Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
  13. Women’s 50 m Freestyle
  14. Men’s 50 m Freestyle
  15. Women’s 200 m Individual Medley
  16. Men’s 200 m Individual Medley
  17. 800 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
Sunday, December 7th
Warm-up at 8:00 a.m.
Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.
Check in for the 400 m Freestyle closes at 8:30 a.m.
  1. Women’s 400 m Freestyle
  2. Men’s 400 m Freestyle
  3. Women’s 100 m Butterfly
  4. Men’s 100 m Butterfly
  5. Women’s 50 m Breaststroke
  6. Men’s 50 m Breaststroke
  7. 400 m Medley Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
  8. Women’s 200 m Backstroke
  9. Men’s 200 m Backstroke
  10. Women’s 100 m Freestyle
  11. Men’s 100 m Freestyle
  12. Women’s 200 m Breaststroke
  13. Men’s 200 m Breaststroke
  14. 400 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
  15. Women’s 50 m Backstroke
  16. Men’s 50 m Backstroke
  17. Women’s 100 m Individual Medley
  18. Men’s 100 m Individual Medley
Relays: A swimmer may swim only one relay in each of events 8, 15, 20, 27, and 34.
For more information on host hotels and on-line entries, visit [www.lbgrunions.com].

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