UPDATE: Results are posted here, my meet wrap up and pictures can be found here

Coming up on the 24th to the 26th of July is the Southwestern Zone Championships hosted by my adopted team, the Conejo Simi Aquatics Masters, in Thousand Oaks. We’re swimming at the Samuelson Aquatics Center at Cal Lutheran University. There is an 8 lane 50 meter pool AND a 6 lane 25 yard warm up pool that will also be available.


Source: CalLutheran.edu

The entry fee is a flat $40 if postmarked before July 14th (this Tuesday people!). If you’re feeling brave entries can be submitted later for an extra $10 but if it isn’t received by the 18th your entry will be rejected. Deck entries for individual events will NOT be allowed for this meet. So long story short, Mail in your Entry by Tuesday the 14th!!!

To enter the meet mail an SPMA Consolidated Entry Card, a copy of your USMS Card, and a check payable to Conejo Simi Aquatics to:

Conejo Simi Aquatics
c/o Bev Pierson
935 Calle Collado
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

If you’re a relay only swimmer, you can do that for a $10.00 fee. Relay-only swimmers must also sign a consolidated entry card and may deck enter the meet.

For this meet swimmers are limited to 7 individual events for the entire meet and no more than 5 events per day not counting relays. Men and women will swim separately seeded slowest to fastest in all individual events except the 1500m free, 800m free, 400m free, and the 400m IM.

Here’s the schedule of events for the weekend

Friday, July 24, 2009
Warm-up at 2:00 p.m.
Meet starts at 3:00 p.m.

Check-in for the 1500 m Freestyle will close at 2:30 p.m.
1. 1500 m Freestyle (Women, Men)

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Warm-up at 7:30 a.m.
Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.
Check-in for the 400 m Freestyle will close at 8:00 a.m.

2. 400 m Freestyle (Women, Men)
3. Women’s 50 m Butterfly
4. Men’s 50 m Butterfly
5. 400 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
6. Women’s 100 m Breaststroke
7. Men’s 100 m Breaststroke
8. Women’s 200 m Butterfly
9. Men’s 200 m Butterfly
10. Women’s 100 m Freestyle
11. Men’s 100 m Freestyle
12. Women’s 100 m Backstroke
13. Men’s 100 m Backstroke
14. Women’s 200 m Individual Medley
15. Men’s 200 m Individual Medley
16. Women’s 50 m Breaststroke
17. Men’s 50 m Breaststroke
18. 400 m Medley Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)
19. 800 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men, Mixed)

Sunday, July 26, 2009
Warm-up at 7:30 a.m.
Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.
Check-in for the 800 m Freestyle will close at 8:00 a.m.

20. 800 m Freestyle (Women, Men)
21. Women’s 200 m Backstroke
22. Men’s 200 m Backstroke
23. Women’s 50 m Freestyle
24. Men’s 50 m Freestyle
25. 400 m Individual Medley (Women, Men)
26. Women’s 100 m Butterfly
27. Men’s 100 m Butterfly
28. Women’s 50 m Backstroke
29. Men’s 50 M Backstroke
30. Women’s 200 m Freestyle
31. Men’s 200 m Freestyle
32. Women’s 200 m Breaststroke
33. Men’s 200 m Breaststroke
34. 200 m Medley Relay (Women, Men)
35. 200 m Freestyle Relay (Women, Men)
36. Mixed 200 m Medley Relay
37. Mixed 200 m Freestyle Relay

You can read the entire meet info sheet here. By the way, something that isn’t listed on the meet sheet, this will be a dual sanctioned meet with USA Swimming which should be exciting to those of you that swim in meets for both organizations.

If you need a hotel for the weekend, here’s a list of hotels close to the pool.

I’m picking out my events today. I talked to a lot of people at the Santa Barbara Meet yesterday and pretty much everybody is planning to make an appearance at the Zone meet. I hope to see a lot of you in Thousand Oaks!

2 Responses to “2009 Conejo Simi Aquatics LCM Zone Championships”

  1. Trev says:

    Well that pool looks inviting. Too bad I don't "do" LC. Not out of preference… out of ability.

  2. Rob D says:

    I've swam a workout there but I haven't raced there yet, I hear it's a fast pool. What the picture doesn't show is the extra pool they built next to it for warm up. If it helps, the warm up pool is short course :)

    I've come to the conclusion that I am a good starter and turner… unfortunately I am mediocre at actually swimming. Oh well. It's still fun to get out and race a little bit,