Pacific Update

Week of August 20, 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 September 3. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is August 29.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Sebastopol Aquatic Masters ePostal Pull
August 1-30
Who likes to pull? Sebastopol Aquatic Masters is hosting the first ever 400 ePostal pull event. This event runs through the month of August. Information and registration.
Attention Open Water Swimmers!  
The Whiskeytown swims have been cancelled this year due to the Carr Fire. This changes the maximum number of swims that count towards the Open Water swim competition.
This number is now five swims instead of six.
The magic number is determined by dividing in half the number of open water swims that earn points. If the number is uneven, the higher number is used for this calculation. If the number of swims changes, as it has this year, the magic number is adjusted (see rules page).
So everyone has one more swim at Keller Cove to get those points. Have a great swim in the Bay!
USMS 5K/10K ePostal National Championships
May 15-September 15
The USMS LCM 5K/10K national championship swims are under way and must be completed by September 15. Entry is online only; please follow the link below for details on entry and registration deadlines for individuals and relay teams. Information and registration.
Keller Cove
September 22
This open water bay swim is the 9th annual fundraising event to benefit the youth USA swim team ("Sailfish") program in the City of Richmond, based at the restored Richmond Municipal Natatorium ("The Plunge"). It will be held at Keller Beach. Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), will provide water safety and lifeguard services for the event. Stay tuned for further information and registration details!
Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 23
This is the 15th annual event held at the Eagle Park Pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to six individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 19. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and registration.
Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon - Short Course Yards
October 7

The Sacramento Sprint Pentathalon will be held at the Summer Sanders pool in Roseville this year. Due to pool availability it will be a short course yards meet. This ever-popular event includes 50s of all four strokes and a 100 yard IM as well as medley relays. Registration.
Short Course Meters Championships  
October 12-14

This annual event held at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek is a great way to end the year. Registration coming soon!
Transferring from One Club to Another  

Swimmers occasionally need to transfer clubs. USMS and Pacific Masters have a required process for implementing those transfers. A swimmer may not have competed for their previous club for 60 days and a Club Transfer form must be filled out and sent to Chris Ottati. Transfer information and the transfer form can be found on our website. 

If a swimmer would like to compete during this 60-day waiting period, the swimmer may do so but must first transfer to and compete as unattached during those 60 days.

A swimmer should only enter a meet as a member of the club for which they are registered. Registering under a different club does not transfer a swimmer and will cause problems when those results are loaded into the USMS database, The swimmer will end up receiving an email or phone call from Chris to resolve it. While Chris loves to talk to you all, it's generally not for this reason.
Upcoming Events 
Open Water Events

Pacific Masters Open Water Swims:
Whiskeytown, September 9: Cancelled 

Other Open Water Races:   
Maui Channel SwimSeptember 2
Alcatraz Invitational, September 29 
Save the Date for PacMasters Annual Celebration and Meeting
November 4
The date for this year's Annual Celebration and Meeting is November 4th. Be sure to mark it on your calendar. Three-time Olympian and five-time gold medalist Nathan Adrian will be our keynote speaker. He'll highlight a day of swim and dryland workouts and screening of the award-winning film, Kim Swims with its star Kim Chambers in attendance.

The celebration will include a delicious catered lunch and culminate with our annual meeting.
This event is free to Pacific Masters members. Watch for the opening of registration on October 1st. This is the 8th year of the annual celebration. If you've attended in the past you'll surely want to return. If you haven't been before, the celebration is a not-to-be-missed event.  Capacity is limited so plan to register early. 
Pool and Open Water Events Bidding 
The Pacific Masters SCY Championship meet is set for April 12-14, 2019 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. We are ready to accept bids for pool and open water event hosts for the remainder of 2019. 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).

As the Pacific Masters LCM and SCM Championship events have not been established, priority will be given to these events in the time period when they are typically held.

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.
Editor's Note
Keep up the good work! 

There are only a few pool meets left this year. Now is a good time to get the bugs out of your stroke, work on your turns, and build up your strength so that you will be ready for next year's season. See you at the pool!
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 ].