Current News

Saturday, March 23 - Long Beach

The team enjoyed each other's company and came together to celebrate successes of so many amazing people on our team! From recognizing our top notch coaches, new records set by some super fast Grunions, to our growing open water crew, it was obvious how talented and caring our team is. Each year, the board and team recognizes a few extra special individuals for their Grunion Love, dedication to themselves as swimmers, and time spent bettering the team.
Most Improved - Jocelyn Atkinson, Jeff Moose Dobra
Coaches Award - Liz Carlin
Team Spirit Award - Sean Vosberg
MVP - Stephen Morris

Sunday, February 25 - Palm Springs

Grunion's sun-soaked adventure at the Palm Springs meet was a blast! 🌞✨ Swimmers, clinching numerous 1st places in both individual and relay events. It was a day of fun, camaraderie, and thrilling races. The spirit of friendship and exceptional swimming united everyone. This meet wasn't just about the victories; it was a celebration of the team's passion and dedication.

Sunday, January 20 - Long Beach

Over 30 Grunions took the plunge competing in the 1 Hour Championship Swim at Belmont Pool. Despite the sky showering its version of applause, they made waves! Rain? No problem! For our Grunions, getting drenched is all part of the adrenaline-pumping fun. Congratulations to all who competed and completed this event.

Sunday, August 13 - Mission Viejo

The team was out in force at the Mission Viejo Regional Championships on August 11th, 12, and 13th. The 15 Grunions that attended the meet set multiple team records and several USMS Top Ten placements. As a result, The Long Beach Grunions came in strong with a 5th-place Team Finish.

Friday, June 30 - London

From June 25-30, 2023 16 Grunions participated at the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) Championships in London England. 32 teams from countries all over the world competed in Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Open Water, and Artistic Swimming. The Grunions placed 5th in the Medium team category. For more pictures of the event check our gallery page.

About Us

The Long Beach Grunions are a fun, high energy USMS swim team promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a supportive swim environment with helpful coaches and workouts for swimmers
of all skill levels.

Outside the pool, our social events and fundraisers are great opportunities to meet your teammates and make new friends.

Join Us

Come try us out. We are a USMS Gold Club and a member of IGLA. Our coaches are USMS levels 1, 2 and 3 certified. Our low monthly membership fees make it easy to get started.

and Calendar

The Grunions hold up to eight practices every week.
Choose a time that's right for you.

Additional Information

Click below for club information and various facets of Grunion lore.

  • Swim Tips

    Articles to enhance your swimming knowledge.

  • Grunion Gear

    Purchase swimwear and accessories with the official Grunion logo.

  • Awards and Team Records

    Achievements within the Grunion Swim Team and the Swimming World.

  • Galleries

    A pictorial history of the Grunions swimming and social activities.

  • Contact Us

    Email the coaches and board members.