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The Update
18 June 2012
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Russian River Challenge
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Results Lake Del Valle
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2014 USMS Open Water Championships
2014 USMS Spring Championships
Coach needed at Summer Nationals
Father and Son Swimmers
By the Numbers
Magic Tricks
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With the FINA World Masters Championships completed. We congratulate Tamalpias swimmer Laura Val who broke two world records (100M Back and 200 M Free). 

Below is information on the USA Swimming Olympic Trials. Best of luck to all the athletes who will be competing at the Trials.

A really off-topic subject is at the bottom of the page.

Have fun

Fun, fitness and competition


Michael Moore
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting 


The Pacific Masters monthly meeting will be a conference call that will take place at 7pm (Pacific). If you are interested in participating, please contact our registrar, Nancy Ridout at 415 892 0771. Every club is asked to have a representative attened and all members  are invited to attend.
US Swimming
Olympic Trials 

The USA Swimming Olympic Trials are from 25 June to 2 July and will be held at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE (the site of the USMS Summer Championships.
You can go to the USA Swimming website for information on section procedures, featured articles and digital Splash (Splash is the USA Swimming newsletter for its members). There is also information about webcast and TV Schedule on the website.
Long Course Championships


This year the Pacific Masters Long Course Championships are being held at the College of San Mateo, organized by the San Mateo Masters. The championships will be held in the very fast 50 Meter pool 10-12 August.


At the pool venue, there is a beautiful view of the San Francisco bay area. The Aquatic Center is adjacent to the Health and Wellness Building 5.

Meet sheet


Russian River Challenge


The 2012 Russian River Challenge will be on 30 June. The meet begins at the Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. There is a 500 Yard swim and a  One Mile swim.

Meet Sheet

Lake Del Valle 
Open Water Festival 


The results from the Lake Del Valle Open Water Festival have been posted. Thanks to Bill McCraken and the TriValley Masters for organizing the events. Also congratulations to all the swimmers who attempted and those who completed the five and ten K swims.


Heidi George was the first swimmer to complete the 10K followed by Barton Wells. Trevor Gillis was the first swimmer to complete the 5K followed by Lisa Hazen.

USMS High Performance Camp


US Masters Swimming is sponsoring a High Performance Camp in Greensboro, NC 25 Aug to 30 Aug. Any Masters swimmers is eligible to attend this camp. The fee for the camp is $2,000 and includes room (2 campers to a room), board, all ground transportation, instruction materials. You must apply by 15 June. (Stu Kahn of DAM and Cokie Lepinski of Swymnut Masters will be two  of the camp coaches).

Roughwater Open Water Swim  
The meet sheet for the Santa Cruz Rough Water swim is on line. The meet is on 28 July 2012 (Saturday) the meet is very popular and you are encouraged to enter early.
Donner Lake Open Water Swim  
The Donner Lake Open Water swim an open water swim from the east shore to the west shore (a 2.7 swim) is now posted. The swim is limited to the first 350 registered swimmers.
2014 USMS Open Water Championships  
The 2014 US Masters Swimming Long Distance Committee is looking for host to organize the 2014 US Masters Swimming Open Water Championships. The west is scheduled to have the one mile swim and the >3/<6 mile swim. If any open water meet host would like to bid for the either event, please contact our Open Water Chair Glenda Carroll for more information. 
US Masters 2014 Short Course Championships

The US Masters Swimming Championship Committee is looking for bidders on the west coast for the 2014 Spring Championships. The meet normally attracts between 1500 to 2,000 athletes.
For a meet organizing the spring nationals, the club should have 
  1. At least a 50 meter pool
  2. Another pool for warm up
  3. The Ability to organize a high level meet.
If your club is interested or if you would like further information, please contact either Barry Fasbender or Michael Moore, both members of the Championship Committee.
Coaches need at Summer Nationals

The USMS Coaches Committee is looking for some help with On Deck Coaching at Summer Nationals.  If you are a coach planning on going to swim or coach your team or both we need your help!  On Deck Coaches assist with warm ups by giving starts to swimmers in sprint lanes, providing splits when requested and general help on the pool deck during warm ups.  It is a minimal time commitment and in return we can offer you a Coach Hospitality Pass for the day. 
Father and Son
Share Love of Swimming 

Jeff Commings wrote about Hugh and Jeff Roddin (of Potomic Valley LMSC) and their love of swimming. The article is in Swimming World.
Jeff is the current Championship Committee chair of USMS Swimming.

Pac Masters 
by the Numbers


There are 9,740 members of Pacific Masters Swimming. Clubs with over 100 members include:


DAM 598
STAN 481
TCAM 446
WCM 445
MELO 330
USF 308
SCSC 273
CRUZ 265
MVM 238
MAM 214
TEME 211
MAAC 192
TSUN 186
TVM 185
SERC 181
TOC 178
NBA 175
DC 167
BAC 165
SCAM 162
BAY 155
PCAM 152
SMM 144
SNM 143
RAMS 125
AAM 112
RINC 106
Magic Tricks?
Magician Brian Brushwood's takes people on an inside tour of bar tricks, street cons and scams in Scam School. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is release of Scam School Book 2. Brian is trying to get his book to the top of Amazons and iBook by offering "scholarships" for the book.
I don't know what is going to happen, but you might  need class materials.The material might be free if you order early enough, but I don't know.
(OK I am intrigued by the title of one book "Cheats, Cons, Swindles and Tricks: 57 Ways to Scam a Free Drink" -It might help you get one or avoid paying for one.)