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Week of April 17, 2017  
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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.


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Spring Lake Swims
May 20

The 25th annual Spring Lake Swims will take place at Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa California on May 20th 2017.  Registration begins at 7:30am and closes at 8:30am.  Information is available and online registration will be active soon.

Bay Area Senior Games
May 21 

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. Registration info is online.
35th Annual Lake Berryessa Swim
June 3 

Davis Aquatic Masters' Annual Lake Berryessa Swim is one of the longest-running open water swim events in America. Begun in 1981, this event now attracts over 500 swimmers each year and features 1- and 2-mile swims. The overflowing lake levels promise another memorable swim full of fun and personal accomplishments! Registration is now open. 
Oceania Zone LCM Masters Championships
June 3-4

The FIRST EVER Oceania Zone LCM Masters Championship will be held June 3-4 in Kihei on Maui. There is a limited number of 1500M entries (2 heats).  Oceania is the Pacific Zone plus Hawaii Zone. Meet information and registration are live now. Deadline for entries is May 31.

Lake Del Valle Open Water Swims
June 10-11

This year, the Lake Del Valle event will start on Saturday with a 5K/10K. The swims will run at the same time. You have to pre-register for the 10K and be able to meet the 3 ½ hour cut off time to swim the event.  On Sunday, the 1.2K and the 2.5K will be held.  If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1.2K swim.   It's run first.  For a good workout, do both.  Plenty of parking.  A good place to bring the kids:  they have a roped off swimming area. Information and Registration 

Pacific Masters Meeting
April 19

The monthly Pacific Masters Meeting will be held by conference call this Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. If you are interested in joining the call, contact Charlene O'Brien.

Officials Invited to Spring National Championships
April 27-30 

Officials are invited to USMS Spring National Championship, April 27 - 30, at the Riverside Aquatics Complex in Riverside, California.  OQM status will be obtained for N2 evaluations of all positions.  Two 9-lane 25-yard competition courses will be run, so your help to provide a positive experience for the swimmers is valued by those who have worked so hard to make the National Championships.

If you are interested, click on the link for more information.
Upcoming Summer Events
Long Course & Open Water Events 
Long Course Swimming:  
Keelhauler Time Trial, Vallejo, June 25
PacMasters Summer Championships, San Jose, July 14-16
USMS Nationals, Minneapolis, MN, August 2-6
End of Summer Splash, Woodland, August 5

Open Water:
Spring Lake, Santa Rosa, May 20
Lake Berryessa, June 3
Lake Del Valle, Livermore, June 10-11,
Santa Cruz, July 29-30
Donner Lake, August 12
Keller Cove, late September

Other open water races:
Trans-Tahoe Relay, July 22
Maui Channel Swim, September  2
2019 USMS Long Distance National Championship Bidding Now Open

Bid forms for USMS ePostal and Open Water Long Distance National Championship events can be accessed and completed by using the following links: 2019 USMS Open Water National Championship Bid Form and 2019 USMS ePostal National Championship Bid Form. All interested organizations are encouraged to submit bids. Please fill out and submit the appropriate form by July 1, 2017 for both ePostal and Open Water bids.
2017 Age Group Standings

The 2017 Age Group Standings webpage is updated shortly after each meet. Check and see your ranking as the year goes by. Swimmers earn points in short course yards, long course meters, short course meters, and open water competitions. See the rules here.

Pacific Masters Swimming recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals each year at the Pacific Masters SCY Championships.The individuals winning these awards can be viewed at the following links:
            Age Group Swimmer of the Year,
            Laura Val Swimmer of the Year,
            Pacific Masters Coach of the Year
We Love You!
Swimming in the Rain

The Pacific Masters SCY meet this weekend in Moraga was WET. Rain came down in buckets. Swimmers huddled under tents, in doorways, under bleachers, and tucked in parkas. Rain was pooling on the timers' tents and gushing over the sides. And yet, the officials, the timers, the meet director Peter Guadagni, and the volunteers patiently did their jobs as they always do. THANK YOU from all PacMasters swimmers for your dedication.
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 ].