Splash into City Swim Champs this Weekend

The City of Alameda’s official swimming tournament, the City Swim Championships take place this weekend. The three-day event begins tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 3, and continues to Sunday, Aug. 5, when the award ceremony is held at 1 p.m. The meet begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Current USA Swimming and Pacific Swimming Rules govern the races. All events are timed finals. All swimmers must be Alameda residents at the time of the meet to participate. Swimmers may compete in a maximum of three individual events per day. 

Fees for entry are $5 per swimmer and $2.25 per event to help defray meet expenses.

The meet will be officiated by Head referee Angela Cardenas, administrative referee Damian Hazen, head starter Christopher Lam and meet marshall Rodrigo Orduna.

Awards will be given to swimmers age 18 and younger. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each event. Ribbons will be awarded for fourth, fifth and sixth places. Awards will be given out in age groups for 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18.

Admission is free for spectators. A two-day program will be available for sale at a reasonable price and a snack bar will be open.

The competition takes place at the Encinal High School Swim Center at 230 Central Ave. More information and live results are available at myswimming.info/alamedacitymeet2018. 

Further questions can be directed to meet director Eric Delore at meetdirector@alamedaislanders.org or 390-4015.