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Week of April 30, 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 May 14. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is May 9.
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Spring Lake Open Water Swims
May 19

The first open water races of the season will be held at Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa on May 19. Spring Lake offers a one-mile swim and a 500-meter swim. Registration is now open. 
Bay Area Senior Games
May 20

Rinconada Pool in Palo Alto is the site for this year's Bay Area Senior Games. Swimmers age 50 and over are encouraged to attend. Information and registration.
36th DAM Lake Berryessa Swim
June 2

Davis Aquatic Masters will again host the 1-mile and 2-mile open water races at Lake Berryessa. Whether it's your 1st or 36th time attending this swim, be ready to enjoy a wonderful day of swimming and great food! Unique awards will be given to first-time Berryessa participants. Information and registration.
Cal Masters Stroke Technique Swim Camp
June 3 
Join Head UC Berkeley and Olympic coach Teri McKeever from 9 am to 3 pm at Legends Aquatic Center on the Berkeley campus. The camp will cover all four strokes, along with starts and turns. Lunch is provided.  Information.
Del Valle Open Water Festival
June 9-10

Tri-Valley Masters welcomes you to its two-day Open Water Festival at Lake Del Valle in Livermore! The festival will start on Saturday with 5K and 10K races. Sunday will feature 1.2K, 2.5K, and 2.5K Just for Fun races. If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1.2K swim, which is run first. For a good workout, do both! Lake del Valle offers plenty of parking and is a good place to bring the kids. Information and registration.
Pan American Masters Championships
July 28-August 4

Now's the time to make travel plans for the PanAm Championships in Orlando! This replaces Summer Nationals this year and is a great opportunity for meeting Masters swimmers from Central and South America. Information and registration.
Upcoming Summer Events 
Long Course and Open Water Events
Long Course Swimming:  
Keelhauler Time Trial, Vallejo, June 17 
Pac Masters Summer Championships, Moraga: **NOTE IMPORTANT DATE AND EVENT TIME CHANGES: July 8 (1500 only); remaining events will be held on July 13-15, with the 200 Free moving from Saturday to Friday. 
End of Summer Splash, Woodland, August 11 

Pacific Masters Open Water Swims:
Santa Cruz, July 28-29
Donner Lake, August 11  

Other Open Water Races:
Trans-Tahoe Relay, July 21
RCP Tiburon Mile, August 19
Maui Channel Swim, Sept. 2  
From the Editor: Coach Appreciation Week is May 6-12!  

Our coaches are an essential element of our swimming routine and are remarkably generous with their time, expertise, and enthusiasm. Let's show them how much we appreciate everything they do for us! Here are some ideas: 
For individuals: 
- A card or email telling the coach how their instruction helped you meet a goal.
- A gift card or certificate for coffee, ice cream, a movie, a meal, or a small present. 
For clubs: 
- A breakfast, lunch, or dinner to honor the coach.
- A certificate for a weekend away or a special meal with their partner. 
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 ].