Pacific Update

Week of July 10, 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 

Pacific Masters Long Course Championships
July 14-16

It's not too late to sign up for Quicksilver Masters 2017 Pacific Masters LCM Swimming Championships. Entries will close in 2 days on July 12. Here are the links for Information and Registration.

Santa Cruz Open Water Weekend
July 29-30

Fifteen years ago, it was considered "macho" to wear only a swimsuit in the Santa Cruz Roughwater meet, but today the story has changed. First-timers in this event are encouraged to wear a wetsuit. Safety first. The swim finishes at Cowell's Cove, located basically at the top of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary where the Pacific Ocean meets the Monterey Bay. Water temperatures, this year, range from 53 to 62 degrees. Once swimmers have experienced the 1-mile swim, they just might want take on the 2-mile challenge on Sunday. Both events by Santa Cruz Masters.  

DAM End of Summer Splash
August 5

Not able to attend the USMS LC Nationals in Minnesota but still want to finish your long course season with official times? The DAM End of Summer Splash will be held at the Charles Brooks Swim Center in Woodland on Saturday, August 5. There will be an interesting assortment of swim events to choose from including men's, women's, and mixed 400 Medley and 400 Free relays. The relays are held so infrequently that just competing almost guarantees a Top Ten USMS rankingInformation and registration.
2017 5k/10k USMS ePostal National Championship
Now until September 25

Objective:  To swim 5k and/or 10k in a 50-meter pool of your choosing, then submit your results online to compare yourself to other swimmers doing the same event.  Some people do these events for competition, some do it for the challenge, some do it for fitness, and others do it for fun-all who wish to participate are welcome.  Your submitted time determines the final order of finishInformation and Registration  
FINA World Masters Championships
August 8-20, Budapest 

If you are competing in Worlds this year, Coach Garza would like all USMS swimmers to complete this contact form.

Important links can be found here. Joining the Facebook page will help Coach Garza know who is going. Join by clicking this link. 
Other Summer Events
Long Course & Open Water Events 
PacMasters Open Water:
Donner Lake, August 12 (Registration is now closed).
Whiskeytown Open Water, September 10
Keller Cove, September 23

Other Open Water Races:
Trans-Tahoe Relay, July 22
Maui Channel Swim, September  2
Open Water Swimming Season

Open Water Swimming season is in full swing!  Looking for an open water event near you? Wondering when registration opens for your favorite swim? We've got the answers for you at the Open Water Swims page on the PacMasters website. You can check your Open Water Points here.
Ann Hirsch to be Inducted into the International Masters Hall of Fame

Congratulations to 86-year-old Pacific Masters swimmer Ann Hirsch for her invitation to be inducted into IMSHOF's Hall of Fame in September. Ann began her Masters swimming career at age 44 when she joined the San Mateo Marlins. About 10 years later she joined Walnut Creek Masters. She is very proud to be part of Pacific Masters and USMS and she has received many awards along the way. Ann describes this award as the highlight of her swimming career.
Call for Articles
Anyone can submit an article for consideration in the Pacific Masters Update. We appreciate new information and ideas. If you have an idea for an article,  please submit it no later than Wednesday, July 19th for the next Update. Email it to Update.    
From the Editor: 

The Pacific Masters website has a photo gallery available for some past events. Currently there are 73 action shots posted for the 2017 Lake Berryessa swims 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 ].