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Week of May 27, 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 June 10, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 5.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
37th DAM Lake Berryessa Swim
June 1

Davis Aquatic Masters will again host the 1-mile and 2-mile open water races at Lake Berryessa. The 2-mile open water race is this year's 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Middle-Distance Open Water National Championships. The deadline to enter and buy a t-shirt is Saturday, May 18. Pre-registration, without t-shirt, closes at midnight on Wednesday, May 29.
Join hundreds of other USMS swimmers at one the longest running open water events in America then stay to party/picnic at the lake!   Information   and Registration
Keelhauler LCM Time Trial
June 2

Keelhauler's Time Trial is a must for swimmers new to long course swimming. If you have "aged up," you will benefit in knowing your long course baselines for the next level of Age Group swimming.  Join Cal Maritime Academy Masters in Vallejo where they welcome you to swim in their outstanding 50 meter pool.  Plan on a nominal parking fee. Donations ($5-$10) to drop in are welcome. 
Del Valle Open Water Festival
June 8-9

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 races of 1.2K, 2.5K. 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. 
USMS Summer Nationals
August 7-11

Make plans now for a trip to Southern California. Online entry is open for the Short Course Championships, to  be held August 7-11 at the Marguerite Aquatic Center  in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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.  Registration .  
Upcoming Summer Events
Short Course Yards
2019 National Senior Games , Albuquerque, N.M., June 16-19
Sorry, registration has closed.  
Long Course Meters
PacMasters Summer Championship, 1500m Free, Moraga, July 14
PacMasters Summer Championship, Moraga, July 19-21
USMS Summer Nationals, Mission Viejo, CA, August 7-11
FINA Worlds Championships, Gwangju, South Korea, August 9-18
Pacific Masters Open Water 
Santa Cruz, August 3-4
Donner Lake, August 10
Santa Cruz Capitola Swim, September 14 Cancelled 
Keller Cove, September 21
Fitness Events
USMS Fitness Challenge July 15-31 
Long Course Road Trips

Summer is a beautiful season for a road trip:

July 6 Federal Way, WA
August 23-25 Gresham, OR
Quite a few in Southern California

Try Masters Swimming Week
June 1-10

Try Masters Swimming week kicks off on Saturday, June 1, and lasts through Monday, June 10. This  special initiative is designed to bring more people into the great sport of swimming. Bring two of your friends to practice that week and share the many   benefits of membership.

Officials Needed 
August 7-11

Officials interested in working at the USMS Summer National Championships in Mission Viejo are requested to contact Mike Abegg to begin planning for the event. 
CALM Seeking Assistant Coaches  
Cal Aquatic Masters (CALM) of UC Berkeley Rec Sports is still seeking capable, energetic assistant coaches for their Masters workouts at all times of the day during the summer. Workouts will take place at one of many UC Berkeley pools. For more information apply here .
Swim Night at the Ballpark
June 18

Join the Oakland A's for their annual Swim Night at the ballpark on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event is attended by more than a thousand swimmers from the Bay Area each year for some fellowship outside of the pool. Each special ticket comes with an Oakland A's swim towel and your seat as the A's take on the Baltimore Orioles. The night also features a towel drive benefiting Oakland shelters.

Tickets are available at Groups of 15 or more can contact Justin Jabs at 510-746-4440 or to receive a discount and block seating. Be sure you buy your ticket at that website or over the phone to get a swim towel. We'll see you at Swim Night.

Pacific Masters Meeting
June 19 
Our monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. by conference call. All members are encouraged to attend. For details, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator.
Editor's Note 
Pacific Masters Swimming History

Do you want to know the story behind Pacific Masters Swimming? A very interesting historical account can be found here. Read about swimmers who came before us and those who continue to influence our wonderful organization.