SMOC starts Thursday; Friday & Saturday Prelims Flighted

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The 2019 DOLFIN Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions will get underway Thursday, June 20, at the Marguerite Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. First events are the Women's and Mens 1500 meter Freestyle starting at 5:00pm.  Erica Sullivan (SAND) and Jordan Willimoskky (TSM) are the top seeds. A thousand athletes will compete over the 3-1/2 day meet, including Caleb Dressel, Ous Mellouli and Allison Schmitt.  Prelims Friday through Sunday start at 8:30 each morning with Finals starting at 5:00pm. There is a $7.00 admission fee for Finals (all session pass $20).

IMPORTANT: Friday and Saturday Prelims WILL BE FLIGHTED - except the 50 Backstroke on Friday and the 50 Breaststroke on Saturday will ALL swim in the "A" Flight.  All other events will have 6 heats in the "A" Flight. There will be a 30 minute break before the "B" Flight for practice starts and pace work.

All Prelim events will be conducted with "chase" (double end) starts, except 50 meter events. ODD numbered heats will start at the South end of the pool, EVEN numbered heats will start at the North (Scoreboard) end of the pool. 50 meter events will ALL start at the North (Scoreboard end) of the pool.

All Prelim events will be seeded fast to slow. The 400 Freestyle, 400 Individual Medley, 800 Freestyle and 1500 Freestyle will be swum fast to slow, alternating Women's and Men's heats.

Attached are the flighted Psych sheets and V2 Estimated Prelim Time Lines.