Pacific Update

Week of September 16, 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 September 30, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 25.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Keller Cove
S eptember 21

Come to Keller Cove for the final event of the Open Water season and help celebrate the 10th anniversary of this benefit swim! It's the only SF Bay swim on the calendar, in a protected cove at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, featuring 1/2-, 1-, and 2-mile distances. This year, for the first time, participants will have the option of swimming two events: the 1/2-mile + 1-mile swim! Please check this webpage for race information and registration link.
The 16th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 22
Mountain View Masters will be hosting this meet at the Eagle Park Pool Sunday September 22. Registration is now open. Information
5K/10K ePostal Nationals
now until September 25

This event must be swum in a 50 meter pool. There are not many of these in the Bay Area. As you can see from the title of this article, there is a 5K and a 10K event. There also is a relay event in which the total times of 3 or 4 swimmers are added up. Find out more here.
Sacramento SCM Sprint Pentathlon
October 6

Fast times are expected at this SCM event, held in this  beautiful 50-meter pool complex in Folsom CA. A 50 meter swim for each stroke (Fly, Bk, Br and Fr) plus the 100 IM. If swimming all five, there is an award towel for the fastest combined time with all five events in each age  group.
Pacific Masters SCM Championships
October 11-13

This annual event held at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek is a great way to end the year.   Information Registration   is open.
Ross Yancher Memorial Brute Squad and Inaugural Brute Squad Lite ePostal Swim
October 1-November 30

Time again to challenge yourself with the 11th Annual Brute Squad e-Postal, sponsored by Davis Aquatic Masters! The event consists of a timed, continuous 200 butterfly, followed by a 400 IM, and finishing up with a 1650 freestyle. For those to whom these distances seem intimidating, DAM created a smaller event this year called the Brute Squad Lite. This event features timed, continuous distances of 100 fly, 200 IM and a 500 free.  Completing either of these events is still something to brag about! Information.
USMS Classes + Clinic
December 7-8, Sacramento
Level 1-2 Coach certification - Saturday, December 7, 2019 
Level 3 Coach certification - Saturday, December 7, 2019 
Clinic course for coaches - Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 (2-part course)
Stroke development clinic - Sunday, December 8, 2019
ALTS Instructor certification - Sunday, December 8, 2019
Other Upcoming Events

Swim Across America, San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim
September 28.
Save the Date!
2019 Pacific Masters Annual Meeting and Celebration
November 17 

Be sure to mark this date on your calendar. Our keynote speaker for this year's gathering will be Aaron Peirsol. Aaron is a three-time Olympian and seven-time medalist (five gold, two silver)  and still holds the World record for the 200 backstroke, set in 2009!  He will also be giving the morning's T ech T alk.  

B ack by popular demand for the dry land session will be Chris Chorak. This year, she will focus on the neck and how to keep it in shape to swim well.

The celebration includes a morning workout, a delicious catered lunch, and culminates with our awards ceremony and meeting. This event is free to all Pacific Masters members. Watch for the opening of registration in October.

This is the 9 th year of our annual celebration. If you've attended in the past, you'll surely want to return. If you haven't been before, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Capacity is limited so plan to register as soon as registration opens. 
Peter Guadagni elected President of US Masters Swimming, Chris Campbell elected Vice President of Community Services

Pacific Masters congratulates our own Peter Guadagni who was elected President of U.S. Masters Swimming at the 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Annual Meeting last week. His term began yesterday. Peter has volunteered tirelessly for Pacific Masters over the years and now USMS will be the beneficiary of his wisdom and energy.

Chris Campbell, Mountain View Masters coach and head referee at next weekend's Alan Liu meet, was elected Vice President of Community Services. Says Chris, "I look forward to being a bridge between the Board of Directors, the National Office staff and the members of U.S. Masters Swimming."
2020 Pool and Open Water Events Bidding

We are now accepting bids for 2020 pool and open water event hosts. If your club is interested in scheduling a traditionally held or new event, please use the appropriate link provided below to submit the brief information we need to set the schedule and follow up with each host and their event(s).

Please visit the Pacific Masters  Events Schedule  to view events that have already been listed.

Contact the  Scheduler for any other scheduling questions or concerns. 
Mt. Tam Racquet Club Masters needs coach.

Mt. Tam Racquet Club Masters is seeking a capable, energetic coach for their Masters team. MTRC is a registered club with US Swimming Masters and practices at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club's 25 meter indoor pool in Larkspur. Workouts are three times (3x) weekly on Mon, Wed and Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 with an additional longer workout once (1x) a month on a weekend late afternoon--negotiable. We are a small (15-18 swimmers) but dedicated group of swimmers (all MTRC members) who are committed and fun--come join us! Pay is $45-50 per hour. Please contact Lisa Meakin at to apply and for further information.
Editor's Note

There are only a few meets and races left this year. That means you can train without having to worry about tapering for a meet. Workouts may get harder, but next spring you will be ready for your races. Waiting for a week or two before a meet to train hard is not the best way to end up with good results.