Pacific Update

Week of August 19, 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 September 2, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 28.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
400 Pull For Time
August 1-31

Sebastopol Masters Aquatic Club is hosting their 400 Pull for Time in August. Please help us meet our team goal of 100+ entries this year!  More information can be found here or enter online here.
1st Annual Pacific Masters Relay Meet & Social
August 25

Some things we do for fitness.  Other things we do for competition or social gratification.  Yet what we hold dear are good times and fun shared with others.  At the first-ever Pacific Masters Relay Meet & Social, it's bound to happen in a split second - strangers becoming the best of friends over a race. While meet registration for team captains is now closed, team members must complete the Relay-Only Individual Registration here by 11:59 on Friday, August 23 in order to validate their USMS membership and sign the waiver. 
Whiskeytown Open Water Swims
S eptember 8
Registration now open!

It's back! Pacific Masters is delighted to welcome Whiskeytown Open Water 1 and 2 Mile swims back this year after devastating fires forced the cancellation of this popular event in 2018. Come support recovery efforts in the area while helping out Redding Swim Team. They have a great t-shirt available this year, too!  Please note: Contrary to what was announced in a prior Update, the swims will be held at Brandy Creek Beach, as in previous years. Registration.
Keller Cove
S eptember 21

Come to Keller Cove for the final event of the Open Water season and help celebrate the 10th anniversary of this benefit swim! It's the only SF Bay swim on the calendar, in a protected cove at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, featuring 1/2-, 1-, and 2-mile distances. This year, for the first time, participants will have the option of swimming two events: the 1/2-mile + 1-mile swim! Detailed event information and registration links will appear in a later Update. 
The 16th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 22
Mountain View Masters will be hosting this meet at the Eagle Park Pool Sunday September 22. Registration is now open. Information
5K/10K ePostal Nationals
now until September 25

This event must be swum in a 50 meter pool. There are not many of these in the Bay Area. As you can see from the title of this article, there is a 5K and a 10K event. There also is a relay event in which the total times of 3 or 4 swimmers are added up. Find out more here.
USMS Classes + Clinic
December 7-8, Sacramento
Level 1-2 Coach certification - Saturday, December 7, 2019 
Level 3 Coach certification - Saturday, December 7, 2019 
Clinic course for coaches - Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 (2-part course)
Stroke development clinic - Sunday, December 8, 2019
ALTS Instructor certification - Sunday, December 8, 2019
Upcoming Events

Other Open Water Races 
Swim Across America, San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim September 28

Short Course Meters
Sacramento Masters, Oct. 6, Sprint Pentathlon. Information and registration.
Walnut Creek Masters, Oct. 11-13, SCM Championships.
2019 Pacific Masters Officer Elections
November 17 

Interested in giving back to Pacific Masters Swimming? Every two years at our Annual Meeting we elect officers to serve for a two year term. The roles are:
  • President/Chairperson
  • Vice President for Pool Meets
  • Vice President for Open Water
  • Vice President for Communications and Technology
  • Vice President for Clubs and Coaches
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
A summary of the responsibilities of each role can be found here. Detailed responsibilities are in our Administrative Handbook and Bylaws.

If this speaks to you or you know someone who might be interested, please contact our Nominating Committee through our VP for Pool Meets, John Morales.
2020 Pool and Open Water Events Bidding

We are now accepting bids for 2020 pool and open water event hosts. If your club is interested in scheduling a traditionally held or new event, please use the appropriate link provided below to submit the brief information we need to set the schedule and follow up with each host and their event(s).

Please visit the Pacific Masters  Events Schedule  to view events that have already been listed.

Contact the  Scheduler for any other scheduling questions or concerns. 
PacMasters Monthly Meeting Conference Call
August 21 

Members wishing to join the Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting conference call at 7 pm can contact Administrator Chris Ottati for instructions.
PacMasters Swimmers Win Big at Worlds

PacMasters swimmers made us proud at the FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju! Alan Bernard and Daniela Barnea had fantastic performances with Alan winning four events (Men's 70-74 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly & 200 Fly and third place in 50 Free) and Daniela three (Women's 75-79 200 Fly, 200 IM & 400 IM and second place finishes in 100 Breast & 200 Breast). Tate Holt won the Men's 65-69 50 Free. Second place finishers were Julian Saperstein (Men's 70-74 200 Free), Carola Khouri (Women's 55-59 100 Free & 50 Fly) and Eric Van Boer (Men's 65-69 100 Back). Complete results at FINA Worlds are listed here.
USMS Summer Nationals

Congratulations to all who participated. It was a fast and furious weekend, full of intense competition, memorable races and inspiration! View results here.  
Editor's Note

Swimming competitions bring out the best in us, strengthening connections and instilling pride. We've found a couple of timely items on this theme. At the Nationals in Mission Viejo, we had a bit of family rivalry:  Father vs. Son. Read a re-cap of day 4 highlights a t the  Worlds  in South Korea, along with one picture that sums up the entire experience of swimming with Masters.