Pacific Update

Week of March 18, 2019   
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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 April 1, 2019. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 27.   
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Calling All Officials

All certified officials in Pacific Masters planning to work at either 2019 Pool National Championships (Mesa or Mission Viejo) are asked to contact Officials Coordinator  Mike Abegg as soon as possible to confirm certification, approvals and funding arrangements.
CAL Aquatic Masters Spring SCY Meet
March 24
The CAL Aquatic Masters Spring Meet will be held at UC Berkeley's Spieker Aquatics Complex on Sunday, March 24. Warmups are at 7:30 and the meet starts at 8:30.  and Registration
Pacific Masters SCY Championships
April 12-14
This year's champs will be hosted by Santa Clara Swim Club (SCSC) at the famed George Haines Aquatic Center. Showcase all your training and talent by swimming against the best at this world-class competition. 
USMS National Championships
April 26-28
Mesa, Arizona will be churning with hot competition as swimmers gather for another action-packed event. April seems a long way away, but time is fleeting and the March 25 deadline is fast approaching. Information and  Registration
Bay Area Senior Games
May 19
Spread over three months, this annual, comprehensive competition began with a triathlon on March 4. Water polo matches will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. The competitive swimming phase will be held at the Rinconada pool on Sunday, May 19.  Information and Registration.
Upcoming SCY Events

2019 National Senior Games June 16-19, Albuquerque, N.M.
Light in the Water: Special Screening
April 4
AMC Kabuki, 7:30

Join San Francisco Tsunami (TSUN) for this one-time presentation. Light in the Water chronicles the history of West Hollywood Aquatics, an LBGTQA+ masters team, from its founding in 1982 for the first-ever Gay Games in San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to the present day.
In order to confirm the screening, an advanced number of tickets must be sold, so if you are interested in attending, please don't delay. Trailer and Tickets.
Pacific Masters Meeting
March 21

Our monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm in person (Walnut Creek) and 7:30 by conference call. All members are encouraged to attend. For location and details, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator
2019 USMS Convention
September 11-15, St. Louis, MO

Unbelievably, it is time to start thinking about the 2019 Convention. This annual USMS convention (part of the USAS convention) will be held in St. Louis, MO from September 11 to September 15 this year. Our Pacific LSMC is always well represented with a large delegation. If you are a registered member of Pacific Masters Swimming and are interested in serving as a delegate or learning more, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator. We want to finalize our delegate list by May 1. 
Editor's Note: Who's Buff?

You keep in shape by swimming, maybe a few sets in the weight room and you think you're buff? Compared to preparation training for the Olympics, most of us don't measure up. For a little perspective, have fun watching this challenge:
Buff Dudes vs. Synchronized Swimmers.