[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 31 May 2009
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Sun May 31 22:45:06 EDT 2009
PACIFIC MASTERS MISSION STATEMENT:
As adopted by the Pacific Masters Committee the Mission of Pacific Masters is:
Pacific Masters Swimming welcomes anyone who would like to gain and
maintain fitness through swimming and encourages programs to foster
LAKE BERRYESSA PRE REG ENDS MONDAY 1 JUN AT 7PM
The Lake Berryessa swim will be held June 6th. This is one of the
most popular swims in the United States with about 1,000 Masters
swimmers competing in the fresh water of Lake Berryessa. There is the
two mile swim and the one mile swim for Masters Swimmers.
You can preregister on-line until 7pm 1 June. Late registration is
possible with a payment of a late fee.
For those who want to swim at Lake Berryessa but have not yet signed
up to be a member of Pacific Masters this year, go to
After you have signed up, you can immediately print out your membership card.
LAKE MENDOCINO JUNE 27
The Lake Mendocino two mile swim is Saturday 27 June at Lake
Mendocino. Last year was the first time there was a Masters Open
water swim at Lake Medocino.
The Tiburon Mile has had a date change. The swim will be held on 13
September. For more information go to:
OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2009 PMS Open Water championship will take place at the Santa
Cruz Roughwater Pier Swim, August 2, 2009. Lake Mendocino is not the
championship swim this year as indicated in Swimmer Magazine.
OPEN WATER POINT COMPETITION
There is a link on the Open Water Pacific page
http://www.openwaterpacific.org/ to a page that is keeping an
unofficial total of the open water points. Currently, the total of
the first three have been posted to the page.
After the last Pacific Masters Committee meeting, Carolyn Lambert has
started a FACEBOOK Page for members of the Pacific Masters Swimming
Community. Anyone can join Facebook, then you can search for Pacific
Masters to join the Pacific Masters network. There are also many
Pacific Masters Clubs who have also established a Facebook group.
There are currently 150 people who are members of the Pacific Masters
NEW MAILING LISTS
PACIFIC MASTERS CONTACTS
We are establishing two new mailing lists. The first is for the club
contact for Pacific Masters. It would be greatly apprecaited if you
are the club contact that you accept the invitation to join the
group. You will receive minutes and other information about Pacific
Masters. When your invitation arrives, please subscribe to the
Pacmastercontacts mailing list
You can subscribe by going to
PACIFIC MASTERS COACHES
We are creating a mailing list for coaches. All who said they were a
coach will receive an invitation to join the mailing list. This
mailing list will be so that help facilitate information between
5K and 10K M POSTAL
May 15th was the opening of the 5K and 10K Meters Postal event. If
you swim the five or ten K swim you can submit your times and be
entered in the event.
More information can be found at:
NEW OPEN WATER PAGE
Pacific Masters now has a new home page for open water.
The page describes the Pacific Masters open water swims and has a
few pictures of open water swims.
OPEN WATER 101- Moved to Lake Del Valle
Want to learn about open water swimming, but not sure how to start?
Concerned about cold water, crowded starts, open water culture,
Pacific Masters is sponsoring Open Water 101 a clinic for new and
developing open water swimmers. It will cover Breathing and sighting,
coping with panic, pack swimming, water entry and exit and mental
There will be dry land talks by Suzanne Heim-Bowen and Suzie Dods as
well as other local, national and international open water swimmers.
The location has been moved to Lake Del Valle. There is a limit of 50
swimmers so register early:
Tell your triathlete friends they can take the course, but you must
be a member of US Masters Swimming to attend the class.
BIDDING FOR NATIONAL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
You can create an exciting opportunity for your club by bidding to
host either the 2011 United States Masters Swimming National Short or
Long Course Championships. The USMS Championship Committee to
strongly encourage you to work with facilities within your LMSC to
consider bidding for either of these showcase events. All entries are
now processed by USMS, which takes away much tedious work from the
host. The short course meet (25 yards or meters) typically takes
place mid-May, however, it may be held anytime between April 15th and
May 31st in accordance with USMS rules. The long course meet
typically takes place mid-August although its allowable range is
August 1 - September 15th.
BIDDING FOR NATIONAL OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Long Distance Open Water Committee is soliciting bids for postal
events for 2011 and the Open Water events for 2011. The Postal events
are the One Hour Postal, the 3,000-6,000 yard postal and the 5,000
and 10,000 M postal Clubs are encourage to bid for those events.
For the open water events, in 2011 it is the West region's turn to
host and organize the one mile Open water swim, the 1 Mile cable and
the 3-6 Mile swim. The national championships would be a great way to
get swimmers from all over the US to come to your swim.
Next year Lake Del Valle wil be the venue of the 1-3 Mile national
championship. This year Millerton Lake was the scene of the one mile
US MASTERS SWIMMING LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS REGISTRATION OPENS
The complete meet information, paper entry form (PDF) and online
entry system are now available for the 2009 USMS Long Course National
Championships to be held in Indianapolis August 6-10. The Long Course
Championships will feature a relay day on Saturday, August 8, where
all the long course relays will be contested.
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