Pacific Update

Week of June 25, 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 July 9. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is July 5.
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Fundraising Opportunity at Pacific Masters LCM Championships
PacMasters is offering fundraising opportunities to groups who provide workers at its LCM Championships on July 8 and 13-15. Interested Pacific Masters clubs are encouraged to participate. Information.
Behind the Scenes Help At Our Meets
Pacific Masters is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping out "behind the scenes" at our meets. This volunteer would help by reviewing the times that come in from the Colorado Timing System and Timers to ensure that our swimmers get a correct time.  It is a great job for someone who wants to be involved but feels as if they don't have the technical knowledge or physical stamina required to stand on the pool deck to serve as a Stroke and Turn Judge, Starter, or Referee. We will train anyone interested at the LCM meet in July and the SCM meet in October. Please contact Chris Ottati , Pacific Masters Administrator, if interested.
Pacific Masters Stroke Improvement Clinic -
June 30, noon to 2 pm, Davis

Presented by Pacific Masters Swimming, this clinic, led by VP's of Club and Coach Services Stu and Mary Kahn, and 2014 USMS Coach of the Year, Cokie Lepinski, offers a 45-minute classroom presentation and 75 minutes of in-water demonstration and instruction. The clinic is specifically designed for beginner to intermediate  swimmers. Swimmers will leave the clinic with a personalized assessment and suggestions for stroke corrections.  Registration.
Oakdale Aquatic Masters 2nd Annual SCY Summer Splash
July 1, 2018
An invitation is extended to you and your buddies to join the fun of competition at Oakdale Aquatic Masters  unsanctioned short course yards time trial.  Located in the 
Central Valley, in the Modesto area, this could be a memorable Sunday adventure.   
Sebastopol Postal Swim 400 Pull
August 1 - 31
Sebastopol Masters Aquatic Club is hosting their first ever postal swim during the month of August. Pull a 400 for time with or without hand paddles to see how fast you are. Event fee is $10 payable to Sebastopol Masters Aquatic Club. For more information contact

PacMasters Summer Championships, Moraga
July 8,13,14, and 15
Our long course championships will be held at the Soda Center. We hope to see you there. There a few schedule changes from last year. The 1500 free will be held on July 8. The rest of the events will be held on July 13, 14 and 15, with the 200 free taking place on July 13.
2018 SmartyPants Vitamins U.S. Masters Swimming
Summer Fitness Challenge
July 15 - 31

Proceeds from this meet will help fund Swimming Saves Lives.   Sign up your Master club or workout group to host the 2018 SmartyPants Vitamins U.S. Masters Swimming Summer Fitness Challenge, a 2K swim in which there are only two rules:
  1. There are no rules
  2. HAVE FUN!
Swimmers can swim with fins, as a relay, or however they want. Individual swimmers can join a group or participate solo. Swimmers will receive exclusive discounts from our partners, sample packs from SmartyPants Vitamins, and a cool event swim cap! 
Pan American Masters Championships
July 28-August 4

Now's the time to make travel plans for the PanAm Championships in Orlando! This replaces Summer Nationals this year and is a great opportunity for meeting Masters swimmers from Central and South America. Information and registration.
Santa Cruz Open Water Weekend
July 28 - 29

The 45th Annual Roughwater 1 Mile Swim and the Cruz Cruise - Santa Cruz 2 mile Ocean Swim will be held at Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz on Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29. Information
DAM End of Summer Splash
August 11
Not able to attend the Pan AM's in Florida but still want to finish your long course season with official times? The DAM End of Summer Splash will be held at the Charles Brooks Swim Center in Woodland on Saturday, August 11. There will be an interesting assortment of swim events to choose from including men's, women's, and mixed 400 Medley and 400 Free relays. The relays are held so infrequently that just competing almost guarantees a Top Ten USMS ranking. Information and Registration.
Donner Lake 2.7 miles 
August 11
This event sold out in 29 minutes. 
Upcoming Summer Events 
Open Water Events

Pacific Masters Open Water Swims:
Santa Cruz, July 28-29
Donner Lake, August 11  
Whiskeytown, September 9
Keller Cove, September 22

Other Open Water Races:
Trans Tahoe Relay, July 21   
RCP Tiburon Mile, August 19   
Maui Channel SwimSeptember 2
Alcatraz Invitational, September 29 
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
Wednesday July 18 
The next monthly meeting will be an in-person meeting. For location and time, contact  Chris Ottati, Administrator . All members are welcome..
Temescal Aquatic Masters Coaching Position 
Temescal Aquatic Masters in Oakland is looking for a new head coach. Contact Chris Barta at for information. You can find the job requirements here. 
Editor's Note
The open water season has begun! Tired of chlorine? Try swimming in a lake or even the bay or ocean. Bring your family or friends so they can cheer for you as you finish the race.
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