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12 September 2011
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Upcoming events:

The end of summer is almost here. The Short Course Meters season has already begun and the Open Water Season has only two more events.

Pacific Masters Swimming welcomes anyone who would like to gain and maintain fitness through swimming and encourages programs to foster this mission.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore


Thoughts and Prayers
San Mateo Swimmer severely injured
Maui Channel Swim 

John Coughlin of the San Mateo Athletic Club was severely injured when he was sucked in the propeller wash of a nearby boat. The 41 year old swimmer from Half Moon Bay was about the finish the 9.6 mile Maui Channel Swim.


I have heard that John is doing well. He is out of ICU and in the regular part of the hospital. There was pizza and Coke delivered to his room one night. John received note from the Australian relay team that won the Maui channel swim - he was stoked about that.


Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his family. As information becomes available, it will be posted on the web site.
Pacific Masters Office
Limited Service
USMS Convention 

The Pacific Masters office will be offering limited service Tuesday through Friday as Nancy Ridout attends the national convention.
This year the the convention is being held in Jacksonville, Florida and 31 Pacific Masters swimmers will be traveling there to represent our LMSC.
This is a legislation year  and it is election of officers for a two year term.
End of Year
Dues Reduction 

The Pacific Masters registration decreases in September and October. The end of year Registration fee is $32 instead of $44. All registration expires 12/31. 
For those non-members who wish to swim in any of our events during the rest of the year, you can pay the reduced end of year fee.

Alan Liu Memorial Meet

The 9th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet will be organized by the Mountain View Masters and take place at the Eagle Pool, Mountain View California on Suday September 25th. Included will be the 800 Free Relay and the 200 Free Relay.



At our upcoming Alan B. Liu meet on Sunday, Sept. 25, MVM has typically made a donation to Jill Mason in support of Jill Mason, former MVM swimmer. As many of you know, she and Alan were hit by a drunk driver while riding their bikes on Easter morning in 2004. Jill's life will never be the same as she was permanently paralyzed, and our on-going support of her is very important.
For the 3rd year in a row, we have a FUN way to support her: by sponsoring each event at our meet. 

In exchange for your (minimum) donation of $25 to the "Jill Mason Fund," your sponsorship will be announced during the meet. For example, "Up next is the women's 400IM, sponsored by Coach Laura, in heat one..."  

We are asking for sponsors for each event from our MVM teammates and other teams for all 32 events. Individuals, groups of lanemates, be creative! 

To request sponsorship of a particular event, please email Coach Laura (  Sponsorship checks should be made out to "Jill Mason" can be brought to the pool or mailed through September 22. Mail checks to 485-D Easy St., Mtn. View, CA  94043

Richmond Plunge Masters
Keller Cove Swim for Kids Sake 

The Richmond Plunge Masters Killer Cove Swim for Kids's Sake will take place at Keller Beach, Richmond, California on Sunday 25 September 2011. This will be the last open water meet of the season.  



Sacramento Masters
39th Annual Sprint SCM Pentathlon 

The 39th Annual Sacramento Masters Short Course Meters Pentathlon will be held Sunday 2 October 2011 at the Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davis Campus.


The meet starts at noon, Swimmers are encouraged to pre-enter the meet.



Pacific Masters 
2011 Short Course Meters Championships 

The 2011 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held at the Clark Swim Center, Heather Farms 14-16 October. This will be final short course meters championships for the year. 


Swimmers are encourage enter on line. The registration deadline is 11:59 PM 5 October. 2011.


Swim Across America 

Swim Across America's annual swim to raise money to fight cancer is on 24th September 2011. So far they have raised half of their goal of $300,000. Team Regina (see last weeks Update) has raise $1,350 and the UCSF Team Survive has reaise $3,823 - there are other teams who have raised more money). For more information go to their website at

Join Pacific Masters Linked in

The Pacific Masters Swimming has a group in Linked in. All Pacific Masters Swimmers are invited to join the group, however, you must be a member of Pacific Masters to join the group. This is a place where our members can network - so far over 50 members have joined

US Masters Swimming also has a Linked in Page where member can network. Pacific Masters has social media events in Facebook, Twitter and now Linked in.