Pacific Update

Week of September 3, 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 September 17. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is September 13..
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
USMS 5K/10K ePostal National Championships
May 15-September 15
There is still time to complete the USMS LCM 5K/10K national championship swims. Entry is online only; please follow the link below for details on entry and registration deadlines for individuals and relay teams. Information and registration.
Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake 
September 22
This open water bay swim is the 9th annual fundraising event to benefit the youth USA swim team ("Sailfish") program in the City of Richmond, based at the restored Richmond Municipal Natatorium ("The Plunge"). It will be held at Keller Beach. Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), will provide water safety and lifeguard services for the event. Information and registration
Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 23
This is the 15th annual event held at the Eagle Park Pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to six individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 19. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and registration.
Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon - Short Course Yards
October 7
The Sacramento Sprint Pentathalon will be held at the Summer Sanders pool in Roseville this year. Due to pool availability it will be a short course yards meet. This ever-popular event includes 50s of all four strokes and a 100 yard IM as well as medley relays. Information and registration
Short Course Meters Championships  
October 12-14

This annual event held at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek is a great way to end the year. Information and registration  
Upcoming Events 
Open Water Events

Pacific Masters Open Water Swims:
Whiskeytown, Cancelled    

Other Open Water Races:   
Alcatraz Invitational, September 29 
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
September 27

The next monthly meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2018 USAS convention in Jacksonville, Fl. There will be no call in option. Our October meeting will be a conference call at 7 pm. on October, 17. If you wish to join the October call, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator. All members are encouraged to attend.
Fund Raiser for Redding Ducks

With the cancellation of the Whiskeytown open water swim, the Redding Ducks swim team lost an important fund raising opportunity. If you want to help and learn more, please go to this link.

World Open Water Swimming Association
November 10 

The Olympic Club will host the International World Open Water Swimming Talks and Awards in San Francisco November 10. The WOWSA Talks will convene the most important pioneers making open water swimming the fastest growing sport on the planet. Bill Brenner, COO of US Masters Swimming is one of the conference speakers. He will lend some wisdom on the growth of the OWS in US Masters Swimming.

The WOWSA Awards honor the best in 4 categories for 2018 - Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Performance of the Year and Offering of the Year. Information and registration
Pool and Open Water Events Bidding 
The Pacific Masters SCY Championship meet is set for April 12-14, 2019 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. We are ready to accept bids for pool and open water event hosts for the remainder of 2019. 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).

As the Pacific Masters LCM and SCM Championship events have not been established, priority will be given to these events in the time period when they are typically held.

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.
Transferring from One Club to Another  

Swimmers occasionally need to transfer clubs. USMS and Pacific Masters have a required process for implementing those transfers. A swimmer may not have competed for their previous club for 60 days and a Club Transfer form must be filled out and sent to Chris Ottati. Transfer information and the transfer form can be found on our website. 

If a swimmer would like to compete during this 60-day waiting period, the swimmer may do so but must first transfer to and compete as unattached during those 60 days.

A swimmer should only enter a meet as a member of the club for which they are registered. Registering under a different club does not transfer a swimmer and will cause problems when those results are loaded into the USMS database, The swimmer will end up receiving an email or phone call from Chris to resolve it. While Chris loves to talk to you all, it's generally not for this reason.
Save the Date for PacMasters Annual Celebration and Meeting
November 4
The date for this year's Annual Celebration and Meeting is November 4th. Be sure to mark it on your calendar. Three-time Olympian and five-time gold medalist Nathan Adrian will be our keynote speaker. He'll highlight a day of swim and dryland workouts and screening of the award-winning film, Kim Swims with its star Kim Chambers in attendance.

The celebration will include a delicious catered lunch and culminate with our annual meeting.
This event is free to Pacific Masters members. Watch for the opening of registration on October 1st. This is the 8th year of the annual celebration. If you've attended in the past you'll surely want to return. If you haven't been before, the celebration is a not-to-be-missed event.  Capacity is limited so plan to register early. 
Editor's Note
USMS Features Laura Val's Swims    

The feature story on the USMS website is about Pacific Master's swimmer Laura Val's record-setting swims at the Pan Am Games held in Orlando recently. You can check it out here.
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 ].