[PacMasterUpdate] [The Update] 27 June 2010

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Sun Jun 27 23:36:56 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.

Top Ten 2009-2010 Short course yards
The preliminary 2009-2010 Short Course Yards Top Ten is ready to review. There are two parts: The SCY Top Ten Individuals and the SCY Top Ten Relays . Congratulations to all those who made the top ten

If you have any comments or notice any errors, please send them to Nancy Ridout by Tuesday noon. Thanks to Nancy Ridout for compiling the Top Ten.

Pacific Masters Long Course Championships
The 2010 Pacific Masters Long Course Championships will again return to UC Santa Cruz. The long course pool was replastered and is now in tip-top condition. The meet is 9-11 July 2010 at the East Field house pool at UC Santa Cruz. You can register on line at

On line entries deadline is Friday 2 July. The post mark deadline passed and any post marked entries should be received by tomorrow.

Open Water 101
An open water clinic for novices. Want to swim open water, but not sure what to do? Concerned about cold water, crowded starts, open water “culture”?
This Open Water 101 is a way to get started. Taught by local/national/international open water swimmers. Dryland talk by Suzanne Heim-Bowen. In water drills, optional course swim. Limited to 50 swimmers. Last year this clinic sold out. Contact Glenda Carroll for more information mailto:openwater at pacificmasters.org

PacMasters Calendar
The PacMasters Calendar is now in a calendar format (Monday to Sunday). It has the meet deadlines as well as the dates of the meets themselves. Thanks to Caroline Lamber who created the calendar.

US Masters Swimming Summer Championships (Long Course)
The US Masters Swimming Summer Championships (Long Course) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico 9-12 August (Monday- Thursday). The pool is a very fast ten lane by 50 meter pool with a diving tank for warm up. This will be a great place for a vacation - to see old San Juan or relax on the beach.

You can enter on line at
you must enter by 8 July. USMS has a wide selection of hotels - the airfare from the west coast is about $500 R/T

The US Masters Swimming Open Water championships rotate throughout the United States. This year Pacific is honored to host the 1-3 Mile Championships at Lake Del Valle. In 2012, the western region is eligible to bid for two mile cable swim and the greater than six mile championships. The Long Distance Committee is accepting bids for the both of those events through 1 August. If your club or group is interested in organize either please contact Glenda Carroll at mailto:openwater at pacificmasters.org

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