Matt Biondi Masters Classic scheduled for SoCal

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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 is going to be a fun one, but, a request for Mr. Biondi – let’s make this thing really interesting and have you leverage your Berkeley connections to get Nathan, Anthony and Natalie down to swim the meet. Better yet, you can’t let those Texas guys have all the glory with their Fastest Man in Texas event. There’s no Grand Prix or other ‘big event’ in March for the post-grad sprinter set – use your star power to get them to Simi Valley this weekend.


If I were rich I would seriously consider flying in just to support this. Geez anything to get out of the frozen Northeast and to sunny California.

bobo gigi

Always good to remember the history of the sport.

Matt Biondi’s amazing 100 free world record of 48.32 in 1988!

bobo gigi

Sorry. 48.42.

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