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Week of May 14, 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 May 28. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is May 23.
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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.
Spring Lake Open Water Swims
May 19 
The first open water races of the season will be held at Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa on May 19. Spring Lake offers a one-mile and a 500-meter swim. Registration.
Bay Area Senior Games
May 20 
Registration for the 2018 Senior Games is now open.This meet for swimmers age 50 and over will be held at Rinconada Pool in Palo Alto. There is a good variety of events scheduled and since there usually aren't a lot of USMS swimmers at this meet, it's a good one for people who don't normally compete. 
36th DAM Lake Berryessa Swim
June 2

Davis Aquatic Masters will again host the 1-mile and 2-mile open water races at Lake Berryessa. Whether it's your 1st or 36th time attending this swim, be ready to enjoy a wonderful day of swimming and great food! Unique awards will be given to first-time Berryessa participants. Information and registration.
Cal Masters Stroke Technique Swim Camp
June 3 
Join Head UC Berkeley and Olympic coach Teri McKeever from 9 am to 3 pm at Legends Aquatic Center on the Berkeley campus. The camp will cover all four strokes, along with starts and turns. Lunch is provided.  Information.
Del Valle Open Water Festival
June 9-10

Tri-Valley Masters welcomes you to its two-day Open Water Festival at Lake Del Valle in Livermore! The festival will start on Saturday with 5K and 10K races. Sunday will feature 1.2K, 2.5K, and 2.5K Just for Fun races. If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1.2K swim, which is run first. For a good workout, do both! Lake del Valle offers plenty of parking and is a good place to bring the kids. Information and registration.
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.
Donner Lake 
August 11

Registration for this race opens June 1 and is limited to 400 swimmers. We will announce the opening time in the next issue. Donner Lake is one of the longest swims of the open water season at 2.7 miles. The start is at the east end of the lake and the finish is at the west end. Sierra Nevada Masters will provide post-race recovery refreshments.
Free shuttle buses run from the start and the finish. Swimmers are given a plastic bag at the start to hold items they want to be transported to the finish.
Upcoming Summer Events 
Long Course and Open Water Events
Long Course Swimming:  
Keelhauler Time Trial, Vallejo, June 17 
Pac Masters Summer Championships, Moraga: **NOTE IMPORTANT DATE AND EVENT TIME CHANGES: July 8 (1500 only); remaining events will be held on July 13-15, with the 200 Free moving from Saturday to Friday. 
End of Summer Splash, Woodland, August 11 

Pacific Masters Open Water Swims:
Santa Cruz, July 28-29
Donner Lake, August 11  

Other Open Water Races:
Trans Tahoe Relay, July 21   
RCP Tiburon Mile, August 19   
Maui Channel SwimSeptember 2
Disclaimer: Receipt of this correspondence is not an indication that your membership in USMS or Pacific Masters Swimming is current. To check if your membership is current, please follow [this link ].