State meet starts Thursday

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SWIMMING: About 400 athletes are expected at Walkup Center this week

The Larry R. Walkup Center will be crowded this week.
The aquatic center will host the 2011 New Mexico Long Course State Championship meet. The meet starts Thursday afternoon and continues through Sunday.
Approximately 400 swimmers are expected to compete at the meet, which gets going at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Preliminary events will be held in the mornings Friday through Sunday with finals scheduled for the afternoon and evenings.
The aquatic center will be closed for regular public swimming until Monday.
Several local swimmers are scheduled to compete in the state meet. The Los Alamos Aquatomics alone have qualified individuals in more than 100 events.
The public is invited to attend the meet, which is attracting swimmers and family members from all across the state. Admission to all sessions is free and swimming-related items will be for sale at the event.