[PacMasterUpdate] [The Update] 17 July 2010

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Sat Jul 17 13:30:47 EDT 2010

Pacific Masters again hits 10,000
Pacific Masters Swimming again hits the 10,000 registered swimmers mark, This is the third straight year we have exceeded the milestone. This is the result of the hard work of our coaches and volunteers who provide one of the best adult swimming programs in the United States. Congratulations to all.

Open Water 101 - 25 July - Shadow Cliffs, Pleasanton

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

North Bay Aquatics Swim Video
North Bay Aquatics created a fantastic video about their club and Masters Swimming. The video creates a sense of what Masters swimming is all about as the swimming and coaches talk about swimming. It is on SF Gate and well worth the look:


Catfish Crawl - 25 July 2010
The Catfish Crawl Open Water Swim will be held at the scenic UVAS Reservoir, Morgan Hill, California. This is the new race to the Pacific Masters Schedule and is in pretty place in the south bay.


You can register on line at

Russian River Challenge Fast Approaching 24 July

They are offering age group as well as masters 500 meter, and 1 mile swims. The summer dam is up and the water looks great! Bring the whole family and picnic in Healdsburg or do some wine tasting after the swims. There will be a couple of lunch raffle prizes as well as a free nights stay at the world class Dry Creek Inn. For more information please go to

www.lifeguardsforlife.org and click on the open water swim link.


Rough Water Swim - Santa Cruz
The one Mile Santa Cruz Rough Water swim will be held on Saturday 31 July. The preentry postmark deadline is Monday 19 July 2010. The Rough Water Swim is one of the most popular Pacific Masters Swim.


Donner Lake Swim
The very popular Donner Lake swim is 7th August. There is a limit on the number of swimmers that can enter the event. If you want to swim Donner this year, NOW is the time to enter, before it is filled.


Hot August Chill - 22 August - Donner Lake
The second Hot August Chill is being held at the west end Donner Lake swim. The beautiful venue is the scene for the events. If you’re new to open water swimming, there is a 500 yard sprint or a ½ mile swim. Last year, the 500 had a rather feisty start, but you can always place yourself to the side of the crowd. You can enter the 500 yd, ½ mile swim, the 1 mile or all three. However, only 2 swims will count towards OW points. You can’t beat the scenery and the distances.


Lose your Pacific Masters Care?
If you lost you Pacific Masters card and need a new one, you can go to:

where you can print out your PacMasters Card. Of course, you can contact our Registrar about getting a new card (mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org) to get a new card.

Registrar Office Limited Service
The registrar's office will have limited service 23 July through 15 August 2010. The registrar will have limit access to email (please do not expect an instant reply). Nancy will be US representative at the FINA Masters Committee that will be meeting and working at the World Championships being held in Sweden. If need a PacMasters card, please see above.


Lucas Valley Aquatic Masters, who practice at the Lucas Valley Cmmunity Center in San Rafael is also looking for a coach. They have eight practices a week. For more information contact Amy Simpson <lvsimpson4 at gmail.com>

Request for Proposals
U.S. Masters Swimming seeks proposals for an experienced individual(s) to develop and administer three surveys and report the findings. U.S. Masters Swimming Request for Proposals U.S. Masters Swimming seeks proposals for an experienced individual(s) to develop and administer three surveys and report the findings.

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