Columbus Day Meet to be Held This Weekend

The first USA Swimming meet of the 2011-2012 season held on the Central Coast will take place this weekend when the Santa Maria Swim Club hosts the annual Nike Columbus Day Invitational.

The meet will begin at 10:00 AM at the Paul Nelson Aquatics Center this Saturday. Sunday’s events will also begin at 10:00 am. There will only be one session per day. The pool will be available for warm up at 8:30 am on both days.

Numerous swimmers of many different ages from San Luis Obispo County will be competing in the meet.

The Puma Aquatics swim team, the San Luis Obispo Swim Club, and North County Aquatics will all be in attendance.

The age divisions will be as follows: 6-8 (25-yard events only), 6-12, 11-12, and 13 and up. The 400 individual medley and 500 freestyle will be open, or 11 and up events.

There will also be a 200-yard freestyle relay and 200 medley relay that fall in the 60 and under division. For those relays, the cumulative ages of the four relay members can be as old as 60.

Saturday, there are expected to be 267 swimmers in the pool for warm up, while Sunday the expected count is 279. According to the current timeline, the meet will be over at approximately 2:59 and 3:25 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Click here to view the official meet sheet.

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