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Week of July 22, 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 August 5, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Summer Fitness Challenge
July 15-31

Swim hopefuls who have not shed those extra pounds from winter can join others across the nation, motivated to take the Summer Fitness Challenge brought to us by USMS.  We all know a neighbor, co-worker or family member in serious need of a nudge to get fit. Get Wet! This Summer Fitness Challenge is just for them.  Let's welcome the new faces we see on our teams this summer.  This Challenge is for all swimmers and benefits Swimming Saves Lives.
Santa Cruz Open Water Weekend
Saturday, August 3: 45th Annual Roughwater 1 mile Swim
Sunday, August 4: The Cruz Cruise 2 mile Swim

The Saturday 1 mile ocean swim goes around the Santa Cruz pier. The Sunday 2 mile ocean swim goes around the same pair, loops around the other side and comes back. The water is usually 58-61 degrees! Both are fun and very popular swims even if you're numb. The Saturday swim is one of the bigger events and is started in two waves: under 40 years old and 40 years old and over. The Sunday swim is smaller and very low key; it is NOT for novice swimmers.
400 Pull For Time
August 1-31

Do you love to pull? Sebastopol Aquatic Masters Club is hosting their 400 Pull for Time in August. Pull as much as you want but only your fastest time gets entered. There are two categories - paddles and no paddles. Top 3 fastest overall times for both men and women in both categores will receive a unique prize! Awards will also be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group for both categories. Please help us meet our team goal of 100+ entries this year!  More information can be found here or enter online here.
USMS Summer Nationals
August 7-11

The 2019 U.S.Masters Swimming Summer National Championship will be held Aug. 7-11 at the newly renovated   Marguerite Aquatic Center in Mission Viejo, Calif. Entries have been closed. 
Donner Lake
August 10
This event is sold out. 
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 this Pacific Masters Relay Meet & Social, it's bound to happen in a split second - strangers becoming the best of friends over a race.  We want you to keep this event in mind and hold the date on your calendar, Sunday, August 25.  Good things are coming your way.
Whiskeytown Open Water Swims
S eptember 8

Pacific Masters welcomes Whiskeytown Open Water 1 and 2 Mile swims back this year after devastating fires forced the cancellation of the event last year.  This year's event will be held at Oak Bottom Beach on the opposite side of Whiskeytown Lake from where the event has been held in past years. We'll let you know in the next issue if registration has been opened..
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.
Upcoming Summer Events  

Long Course Meters
FINA Worlds Championships, Gwangju, South Korea, August 9-18
Pacific Masters Open Water 
Keller Cove, September 21
Other Open Water Races 
Baykeeper Bay Parade, Golden Rivet Swim, August 11
Swim Across America, San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim September 28
USMS Coach and ALTS Instructor Certification Classes + Swim Clinic"
December 7-8
The USMS instructors will be in Sacramento Dec 7-8 to offer us a series of classes. The Sacramento adult learn-to-swim instructor certification class on Sunday, Dec. 8, is open for registration. registration. Coach Certification Levels 1-2, the Clinic Course for Coaches, and a stroke development clinic will also be offered that weekend. Registation and information will be available soon. 
Rinconada Needs Our Help

The Rindonada Masters  team has taken cost-cutting measures, but are hoping to increase their roster so they can cover water costs, open more lanes and keep the team going to mark their 47th anniversary!
Please visit their  GoFundMe-Rinconada  and help raise $15,000 to keep them in the pool until January. Any amount will help!
Coaches Carol Macpherson and Terri Baxter-Smith as well as the entire Rinconada swimming community thank you.