Pacific Update

Week of September 17, 2018   
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events, open water swims, clinics, as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.
The next issue of the Update will appear on October 1. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is September 27..
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Nominations Open for Pacific Masters Awards
Due Date October 1
It is time to nominate recipients of Pacific awards to be conferred at our annual meeting. We would like to invite our members to nominate worthy candidates.

Pacific Masters Swimming is a vibrant community with many swimmers and non-swimmers who enjoy officiating, organizing or supporting the community in other ways. At our Annual Meeting we recognize those who participate or contribute in an exceptional fashion. We convey:
- Personal Achievement Awards
- Nancy Ridout Awards for Distinguished Service
- Contributor of the Year Award
- Appreciation Awards
- Peggy Lucchesi Award

Nomination guidelines for each award can be found here. Past award winners are here. Who do you know that is deserving? Please think about this and send nominations to our chair by October 1st.
Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake 
September 22
This open water bay swim is the 9th annual fundraising event to benefit the youth USA swim team ("Sailfish") program in the City of Richmond, based at the restored Richmond Municipal Natatorium ("The Plunge"). It will be held at Keller Beach. Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), will provide water safety and lifeguard services for the event. Information and registration
Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 23
This is the 15th annual event held at the Eagle Park Pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to six individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 19. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and registration.
Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon - Short Course Yards
October 7
The Sacramento Sprint Pentathalon will be held at the Summer Sanders pool in Roseville this year. Due to pool availability it will be a short course yards meet. This ever-popular event includes 50s of all four strokes and a 100 yard IM as well as medley relays. Information and registration
Short Course Meters Championships  
October 12-14

This annual event held at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek is a great way to end the year. Information and registration  
Pacific Masters Stroke Improvement Clinic Basic Butterfly
October 27

Presented by Pacific Masters Swimming, this clinic, led by VP's of Club and Coach Services Stu and Mary Kahn, and 2014 USMS Coach of the Year, Cokie Lepinski, offers a 45-minute classroom presentation and 75 minutes of in-water demonstration and instruction. The clinic is specifically designed for beginner to intermediate swimmers. Swimmers will leave the clinic with a personalized assessment and suggestions for stroke this section to describe your event in full. Registration

Upcoming Events 
Open Water Events   
  Alcatraz Invitational, September 29 
World Open Water Swimming Association
November 10 

The Olympic Club will host the International World Open Water Swimming Talks and Awards in San Francisco November 10. The WOWSA Talks will convene the most important pioneers making open water swimming the fastest growing sport on the planet. Bill Brenner, COO of US Masters Swimming is one of the conference speakers. He will lend some wisdom on the growth of the OWS in US Masters Swimming.

The WOWSA Awards honor the best in 4 categories for 2018 - Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Performance of the Year and Offering of the Year. Information and registration
Fund Raiser for Redding Ducks

With the cancellation of the Whiskeytown open water swim, the Redding Ducks swim team lost an important fund raising opportunity. If you want to help and learn more, please go to this link.

Interested in Hosting an Event?
Pool and Open Water Events Scheduling for 2019  
The Pacific Masters SCY Championship meet is set for April 12-14, 2019 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. We are  accepting bids for pool and open water event hosts for the remainder of 2019. If your club is interested in scheduling a traditionally held or new event, please use the appropriate link provided below to submit the brief information we need to set the schedule and follow up with each host and their event(s).

As the Pacific Masters LCM and SCM Championship events have not been established, priority will be given to these events in the time period when they are typically held.

Please visit the Pacific Masters  Events Schedule to view events that have already been listed.

Contact the Scheduler for any other scheduling questions or concerns.
Save the Date for PacMasters Annual Celebration and Meeting
November 4
Registration opens October 1!  More information and a registration link will be included in the October 1 Update.
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
October 17 

The September monthly meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2018 USAS convention in Jacksonville, Fl. There will be no call in option. Our October meeting will be a conference call at 7 pm. on October, 17. If you wish to join the October call, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator. All members are encouraged to attend.
Editor's Note
Welcoming New Swimmers to Your Club     

Masters swimmers come in all shapes and sizes, ages and past swimming experience. Often they can be intimidated by groups of swimmers who have been training together for years. Both coaches and masters swimmers share the responsibilities of welcoming new members. USMS-certified Level 3 Masters coach and an NASM Certified Personal Trainer Terry Heggy has some suggestions for helping new members. Read it here.
Disclaimer: Receipt of this correspondence is not an indication that your membership in USMS or Pacific Masters Swimming is current. To check if your membership is current, please follow [this link ].