Written by Brian Kremers   
Friday, 27 December 2013 16:38
For the tenth year in a row, the Long Beach Grunions hosted an incredibly successful 2013 SPMS SCM Championships.  Over 400 swimmers traveled from all over the country and Canada to battle it out, with swimmer's ages ranging from 18 to 92 years young. 

While the Belmont Pool gets a complete make over, the meet was hosted at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in the City Of Commerce.  Although we all had our concerns about the smoothness of the meet, ONCE AGAIN, the Grunions triumphed, providing the USMS swimming community with one of the best run meets in the country. 

In the pool, we were privileged to witness NINETEEN WORLD RECORDS AND ONE NATIONAL RECORD, along with countless personal best times.  A handful of Grunions also set some team records, which we will report in the upcoming weeks. We also placed 5th overall with 658 points, out of 56 swim teams!!!  Talk around the pool deck was that everyone loved the facility, loved the warmth of the Grunions, and the professionalism of the meet.  Congratulations to everyone who helped out, and thank you all for keeping our name in such high prestige.

And a special shout out to our meet director, the one and only Kenny Brisbin, who coordinated this three day meet to perfection.  There are quite a few Grunions who took control of their respected areas, but I just wanted to give an extra special thank you and standing applause to Kenny for really stepping up with the new venue change.

Also, if you'd like to catch any of the races from this past weekend, long onto and enjoy!