Pacific Update

Week of April 1, 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 15, 2019. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 10.   
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.
Pacific Masters SCY Championships
April 12-14
REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 3 for this year's champs, 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.  Information and Registration.
USMS National Championships
April 25-28
Mesa, Arizona will churn with hot competition as swimmers gather for another action-packed event. Registration has closed and SCY Nationals are on the minds of nearly 2,000 athletes.  Information
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.
37th DAM Lake Berryessa Swim
June 1

Davis Aquatic Masters will again host the 1-mile and 2-mile open water races at Lake Berryessa.  This year's events include the 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Middle-Distance Open Water National Championships.  Join hundreds of other USMS swimmers at one the longest running open water events in America then stay to party/picnic at the lake!   Information   and Registration
Open Water Season
May 18-September 21
As the rains recede we begin to think about the enjoyment we will find swimming in nature.  For a list of all open water swims scheduled for the 2019 season, along with venue descriptions, registration and results links, and competition guidelines, be sure to bookmark our newly updated  Open Water Swims Page.
Upcoming Summer Events  

2019 National Senior Games  Albuquerque, N.M., June 16-19,
Registration deadline: April 2

Long Course Swimming:  
PacMasters Summer Championships, 1500m Free, Moraga, July 14
PacMasters Summer Championships, Moraga, July 19-21  
USMS Summer Nationals, Mission Viejo, August 7-11

Pacific Masters Open Water Swims 
Spring Lake, Santa Rosa, May 18 
Lake Berryessa, June 1
Lake Del Valle, Livermore, June 8-9
Santa Cruz, August 3-4
Donner Lake, August 10  
Santa Cruz Capitola Swim, September 14
Keller Cove, September 21
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.
Head Coach Search
Richmond Plunge Masters 
The privilege is within your grasp to influence a vibrant community as Head Coach of the Richmond Plunge Masters. Your impact will be far-reaching as you may also instruct their youth outreach swimmers.  A background in Open Water swimming is a plus as this team hosts the last event of the PacMasters Open Water season at Keller Cove.  Details
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: 

Registration for SCY Championships will close Wednesday, April 3.  No joke!