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The ’09 Santa Barbara Masters Reg Richardson Memorial LCM meet is coming up on July 11th and I just finished picking out my events and filling out my entry form. You can get the meet information sheet here and download an SPMA entry form here. Mail in entries need to be post-marked by July 2nd (this coming Thursday). Unfortunately there is no online entry available but you can deck enter if you miss the mail in deadline.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Warm-up at 8:00 a.m.
1500 m Freestyle starts at 9:00 a.m.
1. 1500 m Freestyle

Additional warm-up after 1500 m Freestyle

Event #2 starts at 11:00 a.m.
2. 100 m Freestyle
3. 100 m Breaststroke
4. 200 m Individual Medley
5. 50 m Freestyle
6. 200 m Butterfly
7. 50 m Breaststroke
8. 100 m Backstroke
9. 200 m Freestyle
10. 100 m Butterfly
11. 50 m Backstroke
12. 200 m Breaststroke
13. 50 m Butterfly
14. 200 m Backstroke
15. 200 m Freestyle Relay (men, women, or mixed; deck enter)

My coach has been encouraging me to swim some out of the ordinary events for me so I mixed in some events I don’t do real often. I’m keeping the 50 free and 50 fly which I almost always do, but I am adding the 200 IM, and the 50 and 100 backstroke. I’m also hoping for a relay at the end.

I’m pretty stoked for this meet for a few reasons… 1 – It’s only 90 minutes from my place which is pretty close for a swim meet for me. 2 – It will have been over a month since I’ve raced anywhere! I’m getting antsy!

I realize for a lot of the rest of you in South Pacific Masters this might be a bit of a drive, but it is your last shot at an LCM meet before our championships in Thousand Oaks on the 24th-26th. The Thousand Oaks meet is both the Regional and Zone Championships btw. Anyways, there are worse places you could be on a Saturday afternoon than a 50m pool right next to the beach in Santa Barbara. Hopefully I see a lot of you there!

2 Responses to “All Signed Up for Santa Barbara LCM Swim Meet”

  1. Ahelee says:


    I love this meet – REALLY missed it last year!

    I'm not in shape, but hope I can make it up for the meet.

    Might have to bring Dudley…

  2. Rob D says:

    I hope you can make it and bring some OC people with you all the way up to Santa Barbara! It's a nice drive once you break out of LA.

    I'm sure Dudley would dig SB :)