Pacific Update

Week of July 6, 2020  
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events and other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.
The next issue of the Update will appear on July 20, 2020.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
This is a Good Time to Keep A Fitness Log

Since most of us have been out of the water for awhile, it seems like keeping a fitness log could help us build our bodies back into shape.

Go The Distance,a USMS sponsored event, is conveniently already up and running for 2020. Just log in and track your journey to a new level of swim fitness.

USMS Award Nominations and Championship Bidding

Bidding for USMS Open Water and ePostal Championships remain open until August 24.  Click here for more information.
2019 Coach Of The Year Award

Mary Kahn has been named 2019 Coach OF The Year for Pacific Masters Swimming.has been a coach for Davis Aquatic Masters since 2009.

You can see Mary receiving her award here. Read about Mary.
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
July 15, Meeting at 7pm, Doors Open at 6:45

The meeting will begin promptly at 7 pm via the Zoom platform. If this is your first time Zooming, we suggest you sign on a little early. You can ask questions and make sure everything is working technically. Our last meeting was wonderful to see faces, and do a bit of catch up. All members are encouraged to participate. Our monthly meeting reminder email will provide the Zoom link. If you are not on that list and would like to attend, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator for details. 
Pool Events

Pacific Masters Swimming Long Course Meters Championships will not be scheduled this year.
400 Fastest Pull For Sebastopol 2020
August 1-31   

We are very pleased to report that the 400 Fastest Pull For Sebastopol has been sanctioned! Sebastopol Masters LOVES to pull! Top 3 men and women in each category (paddles and no hand paddles) win a prize! Ribbons awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in category for men and women in each age group. Because who doesn't love to pull? Registration
Black Lives Matter Swim Event Held

The June 19, 2020 issue of SF Gate features a story entitled Hundreds jump into icy water of San Francisco Bay to support Black Lives Matter. You can read Amy Graff's article here.
Pacific Masters Delegate Needed for the 2020 USMS Convention

We have a new opening for a Pacific delegate for the virtual USMS 2020 Annual Meeting, likely dates September 26-27. For more details contact Chris Ottati, Administrator
Open Water Swim Season 
Due to the ongoing safety and health concerns in our communities, events have been cancelled and r efunds are being processed for those people who have already registered.  

August 1-2 Santa Cruz Open Water weekend is cancelled.
August 15 Donner Lake has been cancelled.
Other Open Water Races 
Save the Bay, a virtual swim to fund raise for the beautiful Narragansett Bay in New England, is ongoing from  May 6 - August 31. For more information click here.

July 1-October 31 Swim Across America Virtual Coast to Coast Challenge to raise money for cancer research. For more information click here.

What Can We Learn From Swimmers of a Certain Age?

Bay Area author and swimmer Bonnie Tsui wrote an article for the New York Times's series Resilience. Her book Why We Swim was named a Best Book of the Season by BuzzFeed. Her Resilience article appeared in The New York Times on June 22, 2020.
2020 A Strange Year In Review - The Pacific Masters Movie
Pacific Masters is producing a 2020 Year in Review video composed of members sharing how they weathered the pandemic. Create a video, perhaps on your phone, showing where you found water away from the shuttered pools, how you stayed connected to your teammates or other interesting ways you coped with the virus. Read more.  
Simming Books

Last issue we looked at the general list for Pacific Masters swimmer Kate Matwychuk's favorite swimming-related books, as well as to dive into a few new ones. Click here for the full list. Until we can get you back in the pool, we will feature a book each issue.

Update Editors highlighted read: Waterlog, A swimmer's Journey through Britain (2000)