City swim champs start Friday
The events, for swimmers ages six and up, include master’s division events Friday and additional youth events Saturday and Sunday. The races begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and a snack bar will be available.
The event will close with an award ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday where five special awards will be distributed: The Emma Hood Award, for the most outstanding person enrolled in the Aquatic Volunteer/Basic Lifesaving Program; the Ernest Poggi Award, for the most outstanding student in the Lifeguard Training Course; the Frank Weeden Trophy, for the most outstanding boy or girl age-group swimmer in Alameda; and the Lance Seely Award and the Sally Gallagher Award, which go to the most outstanding male and female high school swimmers.
The competition is co-sponsored by the Alameda Recreation and Park Department and the Ala-Gator and Alameda Island Aquatics swim teams. For more information, call ARPD at 747-7529.