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April 6, 2015
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

2015 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships
April 10-12  
The 2015 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships will be held at Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Way, Moraga, CA 94556.
Entries are now closed. See you there!
2015 Pacific Masters Long Course Championships: Date change!
July 24-26
Please note the change in date for this meet. It was changed due to a conflict with the Trans-Tahoe Relay. Links for registration and information will be given in the near future.
Pacific Masters Meeting
Wednesday, April 15
The monthly meeting will take place at 7:00 pm on April 15. The meeting will be conducted by conference call and as a webinar.
Webinar Registration Webinar ID: 149-529-419
The phone number for the conference call is: 1-866-212-0875 and the passcode is: 5176157
For questions, contact  
USMS National Championships
April 23-26
The 2015 USMS National Championships will be held at the Northside ISD Aquatic Complex, San Antonio, Texas.
Entries are now closed. Good luck to all the Pacific Masters swimmers who attend!

Spring Lake One Mile  

Saturday, May 16

This race is a nice one mile loop with water temp is normally in the mid 60's. There are some weeds. This swim is always very well run and they will have you out of there by 11:00 am, even if you stay for the awards. Parking is easy and there is a nice lawn to sit on. Post event snacks will be provided.  

registration entry form website   

Bay Area Senior Games 

Sunday, May 17

The swimming competition in the Senior Games will be held at Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford. There are 14 events and this meet usually only has a few heats of each one. The Senior Games are for athletes 50 years old and older and includes 19 different sporting events. This is a great event for swimmers who haven't swum in a meet before as it is a relaxed meet with most swimmers coming from health clubs rather than masters teams. Registration closes on May 8.
June Open Water events
Saturday, June 6: Lake Berryessa One & Two Mile
The DAM Lake Berryessa swim is a classic in its 32nd run! The 2015 swim will continue to be held at the new venue - Steele Canyon Campground, near the junction of highways 128 and 121. This venue features plenty of off-street parking and campsites are available for the weekend. The water is clean and comfortable and the weather is, more often than not, fine!
registration entry form  website

Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14:  Lake Del Valle 
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 ? hour cut off time to swim the event.  On Sunday, the 1 mile and the 2.5K will be held.  If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1 mile swim which is run first before the 2.5K.  For a good workout, do both.  There is plenty of parking. It's a good place to bring the kids because they have a roped off swimming area.  Post event snacks are provided. The 10k and the 1 mile swims are national championship races.

Editor's Note
The recent Cal Aquatic Masters meet produced a slew of Pacific Masters records and one National record. Frank Grannis, age 90, of the Olympic Club swam the 100 IM in 1:56.78, for a new National record in the 90-94 age group. It was very inspiring watching him swim.

The report given by registrar Charlene O'Brien at our meeting in March gave some very interesting statistics. As of March 19, we had 9,528 registered swimmers, 143 registered clubs and 390 self-identified coaches. Last year at the same date we had 8,796 swimmers, 132 clubs and 316 coaches.
The total for 2014 was 11,887 swimmers, 149 clubs and 453 coaches.
USMS in 2014 had 62,271 swimmers, 979 clubs and 3,522 coaches.
If you look at the numbers, you will see that Pacific Masters has almost 20% of all the masters swimmers in the United States.
We are mighty!
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