The city will officially honor its Olympic stars of the 2012 London Games as well as past Long Beach Olympians with a parade 2 p.m. Saturday down Second Street in Belmont Shore.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, gold medal swimmer Jessica Hardy and women's water polo gold medalist Lauren Wenger are among the notables that will take part in the parade.
Men's water polo players Ryan Bailey, who played in a U.S. record fifth Olympics, and Chay Lapin are also scheduled to appear, as is 2012 Paralympian Angela Madsen (track).
Former Olympians Tony Cruz (cycling), Bob Seagren (track), Chi Kredell (water polo), Susie Atwood (swimming) and Cathy Marino (rowing) have also confirmed participating.
Others expected to attend include Pat McCormick, who won back-to-back double gold medals in diving in 1952 and 1956, and 1972 Olympic basketball star Ed Ratleff.
Any Olympians from 2012 or past games who have yet to be contacted can call Stacey Toda at the Mayor's Office for information at 562-570-5027.
"We are delighted to host this parade in honor of our Olympians who competed in London as well as those who participated in past Olympics," Mayor Bob Foster said. "This is going to be a great event for the entire city of Long Beach."
The Olympians will gather for staging at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Belmont Plaza Pool. They will ride in cars provided by local dealerships as well as a few Long Beach Fire Department
The parade will start at the intersection of Livingston Drive and Second Street and head east on the south side of Second to Bay Shore Avenue. It will turn south on Bay Shore to Ocean Blvd., and then head west back to the Belmont Plaza Pool.
After the parade, there will be a meet-and-greet public reception at McKenna's on the Bay, 190 N. Marina Dr., from 3:30-5 p.m. The reception is being co-hosted by the Long Beach Century Club and Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America.
McKenna's executive John Morris got the momentum rolling for an Olympic parade by contacting city officials and notable organizations like the Century Club before the Olympics were over.
Viewers can watch the parade on the south side of Second Street and both sides of Bay Shore Avenue. Streets won't be closed for the parade, and cars will be allowed through local streets once the parade has passed. Parade-goers are encouraged to use the metered parking spots and parking lots running along Ocean Boulevard.