Pacific Update

Week of August 21, 2017  
In This Update
Quick Links...


2017 Age Group Standings


Club List 


PacMasters Calendar 




Open Water


USMS Insurance  


Places to Swim  


Pacific Video Library 


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.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Pacific Masters Annual Meeting
November 12 

Natalie Coughlin, Olympic gold medalist, world champion and record holder, is our keynote speaker at this year's Pacific Masters Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 12 at St. Mary's College, Moraga.  You are invited.  The morning commences with a refreshing swim workout in which you might be surprised to swim in a lane next to Natalie.  A breakfast snack follows along with a morning tech talk.  Lunch is served in an atmosphere of being at a reunion, leading up to America's swim darling at the podium.  Hold the date on your calendar, and stay for the business meeting that follows.  
New Pacific Masters Administrator

Pacific Masters Swimming welcomes Chris Ottati as the new Pacific Masters Administrator.  The Pacific Masters Hiring Committee had a difficult decision between three candidates.  Chris is presently the PacMasters bookkeeper, and has been filling in for Charlene O' Brien during the Administrator transition. Pacific Masters thanks Charlene for her great work, and looks forward to a long association with Chris.
Whiskeytown Open Water Swim
September 10

The Whiskeytown Open Water Swim, hosted by Redding Swim Team, offers a 1-mile and 2-mile swim. You may swim one or both events. Beautiful Whiskeytown Lake is located just west of Redding, CA. Start and finish are at Brandy Creek Beach. Information and registration.
Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake
September 23

8th annual fundraiser for youth swimming in Richmond is Pacific Masters' final event of the Open Water season. The Bay swim takes place in a protected cove at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline with half-mile, 1 and 2-mile race distances running concurrently in waves.  Start and finish on sandy beach with sweeping views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and Mount Tamalpais. Finish the Open Water season with a flourish!

Full event details, online registration, and printable registration form can be found at the bottom of this page: Keller Cove Swim 2017.
14th Annual Alan Liu SCM Meet
September 24

This meet will be held at Eagle Park Pool, an 8-lane x 25-meter outdoor 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 20. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and registration.
2017 5k/10k USMS ePostal National Championship
Entries due September 25

Objective:  To swim by or before Friday, September 15 either distances of 5 kilometers and/or 10 kilometers in a 50-meter pool of your choosing, then submit your results online to compare yourself to other swimmers doing the same event.  Whether you do this for competition, challenge, fitness, or fun - all who wish to participate are welcome.  Your submitted time determines the final order of finishInformation and registration.
Upcoming Events

Non-PacMasters Open Water Races:
Maui Channel Swim, September  2
Waikiki Roughwater Swim, September 4

Short Course Meters Meet:
Pacific Masters SCM Championship, Walnut Creek, October 13-15  

CANCELLED:  Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon, UC Davis, October 1.  This event has unfortunately been cancelled due to venue difficulties.  They are hoping to return in 2018, and apologize for any inconvenience.
USMS Stroke Clinic
September 2, Mountain View  

Join USMS Instructor and Coach Bill Brenner as he leads a Saturday afternoon stroke clinic for Masters swimmers, hosted by Mountain View Masters, at Eagle Park Pool. Joining Bill will be members of the MVM coaching staff and other area Masters coaches. The clinic runs from 1:30 to 4:30. Cost is $30 for non-MVM members, $10 for MVM members, and free for coaches (but coaches will be asked to help out on deck). Coaches should contact the Event Director; attendees can register here.
USMS Instruction for Coaches and Swimmers
November 11 &12, San Mateo  
USMS is hosting a  Level 3 Coach Certification class (November 11 only, classroom), a  "How-to" Clinic Course for coaches (November 11 and 12, classroom and on-deck), and a Stroke Development Clinic for swimmers (November 12 only) at the San Mateo Athletic Club, College of San Mateo. Reserve your spot today! 
2018 Pacific Masters Championships Bidding
Event host bids for the Short Course Yards, Long Course Meters, and Short Course Meters Championship Meets are now open for submittal. If your team is interested in hosting one of these Championship Meets, please send an email to the Pacific Masters Scheduler as soon as possible, or submit your bid request information here
Call for Articles
Anyone can submit an article for consideration in the Pacific Masters Update. We appreciate new information and ideas. Please note that article length is generally limited to 100 words. If you have an idea for an article, please submit it  here no later than Wednesday, August 30 for the next Update.
From the Editor
Winning in the Golden Years  

There are articles about all kinds of sports in the daily papers. However, swimming appears rarely and Masters Swimming, never. Maybe a change is coming.   Read about Daniela Barnea in this New York Times article. At 73, she just won three gold medals for her swimming. 
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 ].