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24 July 2012

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We have a bunch of meets coming up soon. The Donner Lake Swim (the 2.7 mile straight swim) has filled up and will not take anymore entries. The Modesto SCM meet is rapidly filling up - They are limited to 125 swimmers.

There are two open water meets this weekend that will take deck (or is it shore) entries, and the Donner Lake Hot August Chill is still taking entries.

The Olympics start this weekend and I hear you can "watch" the events on your computer as NBC will stream many of the events. The evening finals will start taking place about noon Pacific. (for those who want to watch the trials, I guess they will start about 2 am Pacific.

Enjoy the summer.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore


Championships Bids

Pacific Masters Swimming is now taking bids from any teams who are
interested in hosting a Championship Meet.  We annually have three
Championship Meets:  Short Course Yards- must be held no more than threeweeks before USMS SCY Nationals(Indianapolis May 9-12) and preferably in April, Long Course Meters- must be held three weeks before USMS LCM Nationals(Mission Viejo August 7-11) and preferably in July, and ShortCourse Meters- held in the fall (usually October).  
Bids will be accepted up until the Pacific Masters Swimming August Meeting, at which time it will be voted on.  All bids should be sent to John Morales (scheduler) 
Long Course 

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. There is no race day registration. The entry deadline is 3 August 2012.
Linked In 

Pacific Masters has a private group in Linked in. You must be a member to join. There is a discussion group and there are over 500 members who are part of the group.

Pacific Masters  has two Facebook sections, the first is the Pacific Masters Social page. Feel free to post information about your team, pictures of your team and even videos. Feel free to post.
There is also the Pacific Masters Swimming in the Sports League section which has more information about Pacific Masters.
Coaches Clinic 

Pacific Masters is proud to offer a USMS/ASCA Masters Coach Certification Level 1 and Level 2 Clinics.


The Clinics will be offered in Mountain View, CA(29 September) and Davis, CA (30 September). You must be a 2012 USMS member to participate in the couse, you must be a member of ASCA to receive certification. There are a number of scholarships available for Pacific Masters coaches, please contact Cokie Lepinski  for details.

Rough Water 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. 
Olympic Opening Party
Redwood City 

Courthouse Square, Redwood City (Broadway Street), 5:30 pm Bring your friends and family for an outdoor broadcast on the big screen in this historic plaza. Festivities include live music (the blues, of course), and fittingly British fare. NBC-TV is host and the event is free and open to the public. 
Cruz Cruise 

The 2012 Cruz Cruise is on Sunday 29 July. The two mile course starts and finishes to the north side of the Santa Cruz pier. Water temperature is very cool and is usually in the 57 to 62 degree F range.
MAAC Short Course Meters 

The Modesto Short Course Meters swim is the first swim of the Short Course Meters season. The meet is very popular and always sells out - it looks like this meet will sell out. Enter soon.
Hot August Chill 

The Hot August Chill is 19 August at Donner Lake. The One mile swim is the Pacific Masters Championships. Donner Lake is a beautiful place to just swim.
Donner Lake
Open Water Swim
Sold Out 

The Donner Lake Open Water is sold out. There is no wait list or race day registration. Thank you to all the swimmers who have registered.