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Week of May 15, 2017  
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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.


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

More on Moore: Read All About the 2017 Capt. Ransom J. Arthur Award Winner!

As we noted in our May 1 Update, USMS recently recognized Michael Moore's decades of service to Masters swimming by naming him as the 2017 recipient of its most prestigious honor, the Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award. A summary of Michael's truly remarkable contributions to swimming, along with the personal qualities that have made him such a valued colleague to so many, can be read here. Congratulations again, Michael!
Welcome to Open Water Swims Season

It's almost here: the Open Water Swims season! Looking for an open water event near you? Wondering when registration opens for your favorite swim? We've got the answers for you, as well as two important rule changes for 2017, at the Open Water Swims page on the PacMasters website! The page is updated frequently, so visit often.
Spring Lake Swims
May 20

The 25th annual Spring Lake Swims (500m and 1-mile) will take place at Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa California on May 20. Paper entry must be received before May 15. Online registration ends at 11:59 pm on May 18. Race-day registration begins at 7:30am and closes at 8:30am.  Information and registration.
Bay Area Senior Games
May 21 

This meet for swimmers age 50 and over will be held at Rinconada Pool in Palo Alto. There is a good variety of events scheduled and since there usually aren't a lot of USMS swimmers at this meet, it's a good one for people who don't normally compete. Registration info is online.
35th Annual Lake Berryessa Swim
June 3 

Davis Aquatic Masters' Annual Lake Berryessa Swim is one of the longest-running open water swim events in America. Begun in 1981, this event now attracts over 500 swimmers each year and features 1- and 2-mile swims. The overflowing lake levels this year promise another memorable swim full of fun and personal accomplishments! Registration is now open. 
Oceania Zone LCM Masters Championships
June 3-4

The FIRST EVER Oceania Zone LCM Masters Championship will be held June 3-4 in Kihei on Maui. There is a limited number of 1500M entries (2 heats).  Oceania is the Pacific Zone plus Hawaii Zone. Meet information and registration are live now. Deadline for entries is May 31.
Lake Del Valle Open Water Swims
June 10-11

This year, the Lake Del Valle event will start on Saturday with a 5K/10K. The swims will run at the same time. You have to pre-register for the 10K and be able to meet the 3 ½ hour cut off time to swim the event.  On Sunday, the 1.2K and the 2.5K will be held.  If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1.2K swim.   It's run first.  For a good workout, do both.  Plenty of parking.  A good place to bring the kids:  they have a roped off swimming area. Information and Registration.
Keelhauler LCM Time Trials
June 25

Just getting into competitions? Looking for an event that is a great first meet for new swimmers but will test seasoned swimmers too? Come test-drive your long course meter swimming races in a low-key time trial atmosphere, in a brand-new pool facility! Held at the Maritime Academy Aquatics Center at California State University in Vallejo. Sponsored by Cal Maritime Academy Masters. Note: The time trials are intended to gain experience in swimming long course and will not count for records or Top Ten. All times are unofficial. Registration.
Upcoming Summer Events
Long Course & Open Water Events 
Long Course Swimming:  
PacMasters Summer Championships, San Jose, July 14-16
FINA World Championships, Budapest, August 7-20
USMS Nationals, Minneapolis, MN, August 2-6
End of Summer Splash, Woodland, August 5

Open Water:
Santa Cruz, July 29-30
Donner Lake, August 12 (Registration opens June 1)
Keller Cove, late September

Other Open Water Races:
Trans-Tahoe Relay, July 22
Maui Channel Swim, September  2
PacMasters Swims Big at 2017 USMS National Championships

Records were crushed, Olympians were sighted, much fun was had. Read more here about the 350 swimmers, representing 45 Pacific Masters clubs, who competed at Nationals in Riverside on April 27-30. Check out the updated Age Group Standings!
PacMasters May Meeting

The May meeting for Pacific Masters Swimming is scheduled for May 17 at 7:30 pm, following dinner at 7 pm in the Club Room, Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek. For further details, email
A Fond Farewell to Our Administrator!

Our Pacific Masters Swimming Administrator, Charlene O'Brien, will be leaving her position at the end of the month to focus on her increased responsibilities at a local elementary school. Her role there has grown to the point where holding both positions makes for a very long day. As we wish her well in her role at the school, she will be very much missed as Administrator. She has worked tirelessly in event planning, registration, meet records, and countless member service issues. We are very grateful for her service! Fortunately, we will still see Charlene regularly at Walnut Creek Masters and on deck at upcoming meets.

Looking forward, we will soon be posting the Administrator job description along with information on how to apply, so stay tuned to our website!
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 ].