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Week of July 8, 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 July 22, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 17.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
PacMasters LCM Championships
July 14 (1500M) & July 19-21

This meet will be held at the Soda Aquatic Center, Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA. Information about this meet can be found here. Enter the meet by registering here. Registration closes on July 10.
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.
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. There's still time to get back in the water and make this a fitness goal for this summer!

USMS members interested in participating are encouraged to enter as soon as possible to guarantee their entry. The entry deadline is July 8 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. Late entries will not be accepted.  Information and  Registration .  
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.
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 
Donner Lake , August 10 Closed/Full
Keller Cove, September 21
Long Course Road Trips

Other Open Water Races 
Baykeeper Bay Parade, Golden Rivet Swim, August 11
Swim Across America, San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim September 28
Heather Farm pools in Walnut Creek

The Heather Farm pools in Walnut Creek have hosted many wonderful Pacific Masters events over the years. The City of Walnut Creek is considering replacing the current 3 pool facility - including a teaching pool, a 50 meter by 25 yard pool, and a 25 meter diving well - with a 25 meter pool plus play/teaching pool. This would negatively impact the entire Aquatic community in the Bay Area. Please read and sign this petition so our voices are heard! If you have questions about this petition or the Walnut Creek Aquatic Foundation, please contact Chris Ottati, secretary of the foundation.
Pacific Masters Meeting
July 17 
Our monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Walnut Creek.  All members are encouraged to attend or to call in. For details, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator.
Editor's Note 
Busy Schedule

There are a lot of events this summer: something for everyone! Hope to see you at one of the many meets.