Ok so I have finally signed up for the SPMA Championship meet in Long Beach and I’m really excited to go. I’m going to get to Long Beach Friday night and then swim on both Saturday and Sunday. It looks like I may be flying solo down there but I am now attached to Conejo Simi Aquatics so at least I’ll have a team to hang out with. Plus I have some people I’ve met through the blog that I’m hoping to get a chance to meet in person.

On Saturday I will be swimming in the 50m Fly, the 50m Free, and it looks like I’ll be in some relays. My goals for both 50′s remains the same – break :30. On Sunday I’m going to do the 100m Fly and… get ready for it… the 200m breaststroke. Yeah I have no idea why I did that. I’m a self-confessed non-breaststroker but I’ve been on a kick recently to try new events. I’m doing a 1650 in SLO on Friday which is very not my style, and I figured I would try the 200m breaststroke just to be weird I guess. It doesn’t seem like a really popular event so I can only lose to so many people, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never raced it in my life so this should be quite an experience. Plus it gives me a second event to race in on Sunday but happens early enough in the day that I can get on the road back towards home at a reasonable hour (Long Beach is a 4-5 hour drive for me). I was thinking about the 100m IM but it’s the last event of the day and I don’t think I can stick around that long. In the 100m fly I’m still trying to break 1:10, I hit 1:12 in Santa Clarita so I’m hoping I can drop another 2 seconds by December. In the 200m breaststroke I’m not even really sure what’s a good time, since I made my return to competitive swimming I’ve only swam a 50m breaststroke at Davis.

If you haven’t signed up for the meet yet I believe that you have until the 25th to do so. You can register online here

3 Responses to “I’m Signed up for SPMA Championships in Long Beach!”

  1. Joel says:

    So you are skipping the 200 fly on Saturday?

  2. Rob D says:

    Indeed. I’m not strong enough for that event just yet… once I get my 100 fly fully under control I might consider it but I’m not sure if I want to do that to myself!

    Did you decide to do the 200 fly? I remember you blogging about being on the fence about it a while ago.

  3. Tony Austin says:

    What no 400 IM?

    Remember, that it is all about breath control on the 50 free. Breathe when you need to but I think anything more than 2 breaths down and one or 2 breaths back is a lot of breathing for a sprint.