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1 June 2011
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With Spring Lake Open Water Event behind us the Lake Berryessa Meet is Saturday and  and the Lake Del Valle events are coming up next week. 

The Excel Weekend is coming up fast. For coaches this a great chance to network with other coaches. For swimmings there are great coaches there to help you improve your stroke . Olympian Rowdy Gaines will be working with the coaches on Friday and Saturday morning. Swimmers will get to meet and talk with Rowdy on Saturday. Coach David Durden of Cal Berkeley will work on Advanced Techniques for Competitors in the 50m pool on Sunday. 

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

Lake Berryessa: 
Saturday June 4. Lake Berryessa is part of the US Masters Swimming H2Open Series of four open water event across the United States.

One of the biggest swims of the year. Once again, Lake Berryessa is part of a USMS open water series, USMS H2Open.  This is a very popular swim that brings in the crowds. You'll find Masters swimmers, age groupers and triathletes. 


Water temp is comfortable. But you never know what conditions will be like at the start of the swim.  Plenty of parking and a shuttle runs frequently to haul you and your stuff from the parking lots. Bring a chair because the grass is full of foxtails and there are only a few picnic tables to sit at. You can pre-order a lunch...or bring your own food.  [ Registration ]

Lake Del Valle: 
Sunday June 12. 0.75 mile  and 2.5K

Lake Del Valle is always a great swim.  Beautiful location.  Expect a crowd.  On the drawing board for this year:  an elite division and on-line registration.  The 1.5 mile swim is being stretched by about 100 yards = 2.5K. If you're new to open water swimming, try the mile swim. It's run first.  For a good workout, do both. Plenty of parking. A good place to bring your kids: they have a swimming area that is roped off. Post event snacks provided. 

Founders Day Long Course Meet: 
One hunderd and two hundred LCM events.

A new long course meet for Pacific Masters at the new College of San Mateo pool on 26 June - The Founders Day Meet will be the 100 and 200  for all the strokes plus the 200 IM and the 400 Free.


The pool at College of San Mateo and new, deep and fast. The whole facility is new and well kept.

Pacific Masters Excel Weekend

A clinic designed to challenge your mind with information and ideas while infusing new energy and excitement into your swimming and coaching - 10-12 June. 

Olympian Rowdy Gaines to be keynote speaker for coaches conference. He will also meet with swimmers on deck and in the water  early Saturday afternoon.

Be sure to save the weekend as this will be a great time for coaches to meet and network with other masters coaches from the area. For swimmers, it is the time to work on technique in preparation for the Long Course Championships that will be coming up soon after or for that open water swim.


Coaches Chair Cokie Lepinski and her committee have been working dilligently  to bring an exciting  weekend for coaches and swimmers at the Excel Weekend - Focusing on Technique and Heart


Olympian Rowdy Gaines will be the keynote speaker for the coaches conference, in the early afternoon he will meet with swimmers on the deck an in the water.


Cal Berkeley Coach David Duden will be working with swimmers on Advanced Techniques for Competitors. Coach Duden had a must success season this year as Cal won both the NCAA Division 1 Mens and Womens Swimming Championships.


The Number of spaces is LIMITED for both coaches and swimmers. If you would like to attend, you should register as soon as possible as the space will fill up quickly. For the swimmer wanting to improve their technique, this is the place to be.


Detail are on the Excel Weekend website.

Open Water 101 and 201

The Pacific Masters Swimming  open Water group is again having the Open Water 101 and 201 for swimmers who want to learn more about Open Water Swimming. The 101 class is for those who are new to open water swimming. The 201 class is for those who have completed two or more races that are longer than 1/2 mile.
The classes will be at Lake Del Valle on Sunday 17 July 2011. Lisa Hazen and Suzanne Heim Bowen are the lead instructors. For USMS members it is only $45.
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. 
Tri-California Promotion

Tri-California is offering Pacific Masters members a discount on many of their events this year. Tri-California produces of the Alcatraz Challenge Swim, S.F Triathlon at Alcatraz and the S.F. Triathlon at Treasure Island have agreed to give Pacifc Masters members a $20.00 discount to individual members of Pacific Masters. Their first event is the  Alacatraz Challenge Swim on 22 May and the next event is the Alcatrax Challenge Aquathhlon and Swim is 17 July. The promotion code is PacMasters2011. For more information go to . or directly to Tri-California .