[PacMasterUpdate] Upcoming Deadlines

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Tue Apr 6 00:12:48 EDT 2010


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 this mission.

Pacific Masters Championships - On-line registration mail deadline 7 April
The 2009 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championshps will be held at the Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center, Pleasanton, California, April 16th through 18th.
You can enter on line where thedeadline is midnight April 7thl. There are no deck entries for the championship meet.


You can register now at:

US Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championship Early Deadline 6 April
The on-line Early Deadline for the US Masters Swimming Short Course is April 6th. Information about the championships being held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center is at
http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats10/meetinfo.php . For those who have an extra $10.00 and would like to wait the final final deadline is 15 April (right after you pay your taxes)

Come share the deck with some of the world’s top Masters swim coaches. Join us for a weekend of clinics and instruction in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Whether you are looking to learn the basics, hone your skills or become a more efficient coach, SwimFest ‘10 is for registered Masters swimmers and coaches of all levels and abilities. Friday, June 4 is a coaches-only seminar. Saturday, June 5 will be geared towards pool swimming and Sunday, June 6 will focus on open water swimming. We suggest you register early; attendance is limited. The three-day clinic is FREE for Coaches. For swimmers, the cost is $130/day or $200 for both Saturday and Sunday.

Pacific Masters will sponsor coaches to go to SwimFest and PacMasters will pick up the a coaches plane fare to San Diego and 1/2 of the hotel room (if two coaches buddy up at the hotel, your hotel is covered. The number of coaches is limited. If you would like to go, please register NOW. For further information about Swimfest, please contact Cokie Lepinski mailto:coaches at pacificmasters.org


For open water swimmers put on your calendar Sunday, May 2, Open Water 201, Lake Del Valle, Livermore, that is sponsored by Pacific Masters Swimming.

This is an open water clinic for experienced open water swimmers. Must have completed at least 2 OW swims of 1/2 mile each and be able to swim a mile in 30 minutes or less. Key speaker is Lisa Hazen, an international and local open water champion. Limited to 50 swimmers. Dryland talk by Lisa and a panel of OW experts, in water drills, 1/2 mile swim. In water drills will focus on sighting, drafting, passing, buoy turns. There will be a short 200 yard swim to practice what you have learned before the 1/2 mile swim.

The first open water event of the season will be the Catfish Crawl East Bay to be held at Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton. This will be the first meet sanctioned Catfish Crawl and we look forward to working with USA Productions.

The Pacific Masters short course yard records will be posted this weekend. Check to see how close you are to breaking one of our records.

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