Pacific Update

Week of June 24, 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 8, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 3.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
PacMasters LCM Championship
July 14 (1500M) & July 19-21

To clear up any possible confusion, John King, President, Pacific Masters Board of Directors, clarifies that "this is one meet, not two.  It begins with the 1500M event on Sunday, July 14, and continues on to the next event a few days later."  Recovery is a good thing.  This championship meet takes place in three weeks.  Let it be known what your preferences are by registering here. 
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.
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.
Upcoming Summer Events  

Long Course Meters
FINA Worlds Championships, Gwangju, South Korea, August 9-18
Pacific Masters Open Water 
Santa Cruz, August 3-4
Donner Lake , August 10 Closed/Full
Keller Cove, September 21
Fitness Events
USMS Fitness Challenge July 15-31 

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
2019 USMS Awards

We hope your summer is off to a great start! It's hard to believe, but July is already right around the corner. USMS recognizes many coaches, clubs and volunteers with several awards each year, but   the deadline for nominations is July 1 . Here is a reminder from USMS for all the clubs and coaches in Pacific so we can recognize some of the hard working people making this organization great! Here are the submission instructions  for the following awards:
  • USMS Coach of the Year Awards
  • USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award
  • USMS Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award
  • USMS Club of the Year Award
  • USMS June Krauser Communications Award
  • USMS Fitness Award
  • USMS Long Distance National Championship Award
  • USMS National Championship Meets Award
  • USMS Open Water Service Award
  • USMS Officials Excellence Award
Rinconada Needs Our Help

The Rinconada 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.
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 

If you like brown paper packages tied up with string with your name on it, then you are in for a treat when you open your personalized "My USMS" page on the USMS website.  Click on the blue button.  We don't want to spoil the surprises that await you.  "My USMS" is a happy place where members can discover a lot of wonderful things about themselves and others.