Pacific Update

Week of August 22, 2016  
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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 

USMS Masters Coach Certification
August 27

USMS is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Certification for Levels 1 & 2 in San Jose on August 27, 2016. All coaches who attend this certification class can participate in the swim clinic in Mountain View on Sunday as a coach on-deck at no charge. Registration and Information.
Richmond Plunge Masters Open Water Clinic
August 27

Thinking about open water swimming? Thinking about swimming in the bay? Richmond Plunge Masters is conducting an open water clinic at the historic Richmond Plunge and Keller Cove (site of the annual Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake; see below). Learn open water techniques such as drafting, sighting, and other strategies in the pool, then join Coach Chris for an optional swim at Keller Beach. If you are thinking about entering the Keller Cove Swim on September 24, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and check out the race course. Time: 8-11 am clinic (pool) and 11-noon optional swim (SF Bay). Location: Richmond Plunge, 1 E. Richmond Ave., Richmond, CA.  Registration
Whiskeytown Open Water Swim
September 11   

The Whiskeytown Open Water Swim, hosted by Redding Swim Team, offers a 1-mile and 2-mile swim. You may swim one or both events. Beautiful Whiskeytown Lake is located just west of Redding, CA. Start and finish are at Brandy Creek Beach and the swim is out and back around an island. Information and Registration.
13th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 18  

This meet will be held at Eagle Park Pool, an 8-lane x 25-meter outdoor pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to five individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 14. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and Registration.
Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake
September 24  

Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake is now open for registration. The event is sponsored by Richmond Plunge Masters. Information and registration can be found here.
Year Plus USMS Membership Offering   
owpointsAnyone who wants to join USMS before the end of the year has the opportunity to get $19 off their 2016 membership by also registering for 2017.  Registration 
Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon
October 2

The Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon will be held October 2nd. Information and registration will be available soon.
2016 Pacific Masters SCM Championships
October 7 - 9
My, how time flies! The Pacific Masters SCM Championships are coming up soon. Registration opens today and closes September 28. Walnut Creek Masters will be hosting the meet at The Clarke Swim Center in Walnut Creek. This meet offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a full plate of events.   
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting
November 13

The Pacific Masters Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, November 13 at the College of San Mateo. It will include a swim workout, lunch with Olympian Dana Vollmer, and a technical talk following the conclusion of the National Coaches Clinic. Registration will be available soon. The National Coaches Clinic details can be accessed here.  
From the Editor

A request has been made for the names of any Pacific Masters members who have passed on in the previous year so they can be part of the Remembrance List at Convention. If any member of Pacific Masters has passed away this year please forward their information to Charlene O'Brien.
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 ].