Matt Biondi Masters Classic scheduled for SoCal

  9 Mike Lewis | January 23rd, 2014 | News

Matt Biondi, 11 time Olympic medalist, is back in the water and enjoying his time as masters swimmer. His team, the Conejo Valley Multisport Masters (CVMM) will be kicking off the first annual Matt Biondi Masters SCY Classic on March 24, 2014.  The meet will be held in Simi Valley California at the Ranch Simi Community Park Pool.  They will honor the fastest male and female in the 50 yard free with the perpetual Matt Biondi award.  Because it’s the first year for the meet, winners in each event will be able to claim meet records.

The event schedule includes:

1. 1,650 yd. Freestyle
2. 200 yd. Freestyle
3. 50 yd. Butterfly
4. 100 yd. Backstroke
5. 200 yd. Individual Medley
6. 50 yd. Breaststroke
7. 100 yd. Freestyle
8. 100 yd. Butterfly
9. 50 yd. Backstroke
10. 400 yd. Individual Medley
11. 200 yd. Freestyle Relay (men, women, or mixed)
12. 100 yd. Breaststroke
13. 50 yd. Freestyle
14. 100 yd. Individual Medley
15. 200 yd. Fun Freestyle Kick Board Relay
16. 500 yd. Freestyle

CVMM is part of the Southern Pacific Masters LMSC which is home to some of the fastest masters swimmers in the country. Regardless of speed, it will undoubtedly be a fun event for all.  You can visit the event web site for more information.



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This guy swam 48 low in the age of briefs, no dolphin kick on the turn, short underwaters … and all this while playing waterpolo into his university years! I wonder what he would swim with today’s techniques and training methods, 46?

You’re right. He was a sprint phenom.

Matt Biondi’s 100 free olympic gold medal in 1988 in 48.63.
French sprint legend Stéphan Caron wins the bronze medal!

We’ll play these videos at the meet – we have a huge video screen and are encouraging all entrants to submit their own photos and videos as well.

Matt Biondi’s 50 free olympic gold medal in 1988. WR in 22.14!


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