Pacific Update

Week of June 13, 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 

2016 USMS Convention Delegates Needed
September 21-25

We would like you to represent PacMasters Swimming at the USMS Convention this fall! This year's Masters Convention will be held in Atlanta, GA and hotel and air travel expenses are covered by Pacific Masters. Some controversial open water legislation (which would raise the minimum water temperature allowed at events), as well as other topics that directly affect Pacific swimmers will be discussed at this year's convention, upon which you will have the opportunity to vote. For more information, please contact Chairman John King or Administrator Charlene O'Brien
Pacific Masters Meeting 
June 15  
The next Pacific Masters meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 15 by way of a 7:00 pm conference call. Email Charlene O'Brien for the agenda and details at
Open Water Safety Monitors Needed 
PacMasters is looking for people who don't swim open water events to be safety monitors at open water races. There are training materials that explain the duties and a short quiz that will qualify a person to serve in this role. A small stipend is available. If you are interested, contact Phyllis Quinn at      
Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games
June 18

The Sonoma Wine Country Games are the premier event for athletes 50+ featuring plenty of competition, a chance to make new friends and strengthen old friendships, and a time to relax and renew. The deadline for entries to be received is June 11. Registration
Quicksilver Masters
Celebrate America LCM Meet
June 26   Note new date!

Quicksilver Masters will hold a long course meet in San Jose at Gunderson High School on Sunday, June 26. The 50, 100, and 200 free and the 50 and 100 fly events have been designated as the Americana Series. All swimmers who swim all five will receive a special ribbon. Information and Registration.
Upcoming Events
  • July 22-24: PacMasters Long Course Championships, San Mateo
  • July 30: Santa Cruz Rough Water
  • July 31: Cruz Cruise, Santa Cruz
  • August 6: End of Summer Splash, Woodland H.S. (north of Davis)
  • August 13: USMS Championship, Donner Lake
  • August 17-21: USMS National LCM Championships, Gresham, OR
2018 USMS National Championships Bids
Open Water and ePostal Events
USMS is looking for teams to sponsor various National Championship events to be held in 2018. These events include Open Water events as well ePostal events . Hosts will be chosen before the 2016 USMS National Convention, which will be held in late September. If your team is interested, look at the  information sheet which contains links to the forms for bids. Bids for Open Water are due by July 15, 2016 and those for ePostal are due by July 1.
From the Editor
Attention Open Water Swimmers!

As you probably know, Pacific Masters has a new web site. Part of the new web site is an area devoted to open water swimming. replacing the separate site we supported in the past. If you're looking for the description of this year's
open water swims go to and click on the Competition drop-down menu, select Open Water Competition, then select your area of interest. Notice that if you select Open Water Competition > Open Water Points you'll find the past and present individual and team points standings. Please update your bookmarks to reflect this change. 
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 ].