Long Beach Grunions
2009 SPMA Short Course Meters Championships

December 4th - 6th, 2009


Sanction number: 339-024

Facility: The Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza Dr., Long Beach CA 90803.

Directions: 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 16th. Entry fee includes a meet T-shirt. Add a $10.00 late fee for all entries postmarked (or entered on-line) after Monday, November 16th. Entries received after November 16th will not appear in the meet program. All entries must be received by 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 23rd. No individual deck entries are allowed. Age on December 31st determines age group 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 6 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 23rd. 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. Telephone check-in is available for the 1500 Freestyle from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Check-in for events 2 to 7 will close at 1:00 p.m. Swimmers may check in for these events at the meet or by calling (714) 273-8793 prior to 1:00 p.m. Check-in for the 400 m Freestyle will close at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and check-in for the 800 m Freestyle will close at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Check-in will close one hour prior to the anticipated start of an event, except that check in will close at 11:00 a.m. for all remaining events.

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 www.lbgrunions.org, click on ŌSwim Meets,Ķ then on ŌRegister.Ķ 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.org and click on ŌSwim Meets.Ķ


Friday, December 4, 2009

Warm-up 8:00 a.m., Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.

Check in for 1500 m Freestyle closes at 8:30 a.m.


1. 1500 m Freestyle (Women, Men)

2. WomenÕs 200 m Individual Medley

3. MenÕs 200 m Individual Medley

4. WomenÕs 100 m Freestyle

5. MenÕs 100 m Freestyle

6. WomenÕs 200 m Backstroke

7. MenÕs 200 m Backstroke

8. *800 m Freestyle Relay* (Women, Men, Mixed)


Saturday, December 5, 2009

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.


9. WomenÕs 400 m Freestyle

10. MenÕs 400 m Freestyle

11. WomenÕs 50 m Butterfly

12. MenÕs 50 m Butterfly

13. 400m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)

14. WomenÕs 100 m Backstroke

15. MenÕs 100 m Backstroke

16. WomenÕs 100 m Breaststroke

17. MenÕs 100 Breaststroke

18. WomenÕs 200 m Butterfly

19. MenÕs 200 m Butterfly

20. *200 m Medley Relay* (Women, Men, Mixed)

21. WomenÕs 50 m Freestyle

22. MenÕs 50 m Freestyle

23. 400 m Individual Medley (Women, Men)


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Warm-up at 8:00 a.m., Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.

Check in for the 800 m Freestyle closes at 8:30 a.m.


24. 800 m Freestyle (Women, Men)

25. WomenÕs 100 m Butterfly

26. MenÕs 100 m Butterfly

27. WomenÕs 50 m Breaststroke

28. MenÕs 50 m Breaststroke

29. 400m Medley Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)

30. WomenÕs 200 m Freestyle

31. MenÕs 200 m Freestyle

32. WomenÕs 200 m Breaststroke

33. MenÕs 200 m Breaststroke

34. WomenÕs 50 m Backstroke

35. MenÕs 50 m Backstroke

36. WomenÕs 100 m Individual Medley

37. MenÕs 100 m Individual Medley

38. 200 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)


*Relays: A swimmer may swim only one relay in each of events 8, 13, 20, 29, and 38.


For more information on host hotels and online entries, go to lbgrunions.org.