Pacific Update

Week of May 28, 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 June 11. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is June 6.
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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 maybe doesn't feel they have the technical knowledge for or can stand for long periods of time on the pool deck 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.
Donner Lake 2.7 miles 
August 11
Registration for this race opens June 1 at 8:00 am and is limited to 400 swimmers.  Last year, this event sold out within an hour.
Read more below.  
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 races of 1.2K, 2.5K, and a 2.5K Just for Fun race in which fins and paddles will be allowed. . 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.
Keelhauler Time Trial, Vallejo
June 17
Looking for an event that is a great first meet for new swimmers but will test seasoned swimmers too?  Test-drive your long course meter swimming races in a low-key time trial atmosphere, in a brand-new pool facility.  Held at the Maritime Academy Aquatics Center at California State University in Vallejo. Sponsored by Cal Maritime Academy Masters. Note: The time trials are intended to gain experience in swimming 50 meter long course and will not count for records or Top Ten. All times are unofficial.  
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.
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.
Donner Lake 2.7 miles 
August 11
Registration for this race opens June 1 at 8:00 am and is limited to 400 swimmers.  Last year, this event sold out within an hour.
Donner Lake is one of the longest swims of the open water season. 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:  
End of Summer Splash, Woodland, August 11 

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
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.
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 ].