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Week of July 24, 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.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Smoking Hot Swims at the LCM Championships!

Pacific Masters Swimming would like to thank Quicksilver Masters for hosting our Long Course Meters Championships on July 12-14. Under a relentless sun, 373 swimmers tested their 50-meter prowess at Gunderson High School in San Jose. National and World records were set by Laura Val in the 400 and 800 freestyle, and by the TAM Mixed 280-319 800 free relay. Bonnie Bilich set a National record in the 100 back.
Team awards:
Large (30 or participants)
1. USF
2. WCM
Medium (11 to 29 participants)
1. DAM
3. Menlo
Small (10 and fewer participants)
1. SRM
3. MVM
Individual results and age group high point awards can be found here.
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 are sponsored 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.
Whiskeytown Open Water Swim
September 10

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. Information and registration.
14th Annual Alan Liu SCM Meet
September 24

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 six individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 20. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and registration.
2017 5k/10k USMS ePostal National Championship
Now until September 25

Objective:  To swim 5-kilometers and/or 10-kilometers 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).
Keller Cove, September 23

Other Open Water Races:
Maui Channel Swim, September  2
USMS Stroke Clinic
September 2, Mountain View  

Join USMS Instructor and Coach Bill Brenner as he leads a Saturday afternoon stroke clinic for Masters swimmers, hosted by Mountain View Masters, at Eagle Park Pool. Joining Bill will be members of the MVM coaching staff and other area Masters coaches. The clinic runs from 1:30 to 4:30. Coast is $30 for non-MVM members, $10 for MVM members, and free for coaches (but coaches will be asked to help out on deck). Coaches should contact the Event Director; attendees can register here.
USMS Instruction for Coaches and Swimmers
November 11 &12, San Mateo  
USMS is hosting a  Level 3 Coach Certification class (November 11 only, classroom), a  "How-to" Clinic Course for coaches (November 11 and 12, classroom and on-deck), and a Stroke Development Clinic for swimmers (November 12 only) at the San Mateo Athletic Club, College of San Mateo. Reserve your spot today! 
2018 Pacific Masters Championships Bidding
Event host bids for the Short Course Yards, Long Course Meters, and Short Course Meters Championship Meets are now open for submittal. If your team is interested in hosting one of these Championship Meets, please send an email to the Pacific Masters Scheduler as soon as possible, or submit your bid request information here
Call for Articles
Anyone can submit an article for consideration in the Pacific Masters Update. We appreciate new information and ideas. Please note that article length is generally limited to 100 words. If you have an idea for an article, please submit it  here no later than Wednesday, August 2nd for the next 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. We're interested in seeing lots more action shots, so please share them by contacting us.
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 ].