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Upcoming events:

Time to enjoy the sun. The Open Water Championships are at the Russian River, Healdsburg, California on the 16th July. The next day Open Water 101 and Open Water 201 will be on 17th July. 

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

4 July, besides being Independence Day is also the day the Earth is farthest from the sun - aphelion.

Pacific MastersLong Course Championships: 
July 8-10, 2011

The Pacific Masters Long Course Masters Championships will be at the East Field House Pool on the campus of University of California Santa Cruz. The championships will be held July 8,9,10. Over 400 swimmers will be competing in the second largest long course meet of US Masters Swimming this year. Come down see your friends and "gutter buddies" compete.

The meet is always highly competitive and records are usually set. Santa Cruz is a great place during the summer so make your lodging reservations now.   

Russian River Open Water
Open Water Championships 

The Russian River Challenge One Mile Open Swim are the Pacific Masters Open Water Championships. Th e meet is 16 July and will start at the Healsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in Healdsburg.

A corrected meet sheet has been posted on the web site. The old meet sheet had incorrect meet start times.  
Open Water 101 and 201

Open Water 201 is a great place for swimmers to get help in their open water technique.  The 201 class is for those who have completed two or more races that are longer than 1/2 mile.If you have been swimming and would like to work on the basics of open water swimming, 201 is your ticket. 
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 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.
Cruz Cruise
Rough Water Swim 

The Rough Water Swim will be on Saturday 30 July. This is the 38th Annual meet. The next day will be The Santa Cruz 2 Mile Ocean Cruise will be on Sunday 31 July. 
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. 
Swim Across America

Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.

The San Francisco Bay Area Swim Across America is looking to raise $300,000. The San Francisco Bay swim is an SAA favorite. Swimmers take a boat from Pier 9 to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, a great scenic tour of the bay with time to bond with friends, old and new.  They will jump in under the Golden Gate Bridge, a dramatic and unique entry point rarely experienced.  Swimmers will head into Crissy Field Beach, a total of around 1.5 miles. A great way to swim and raise funds for cancer research.
Orinda Aquatic helps
Special Needs kids 

Orinda Aquatics is working with REACH (Resources, Education, Activites, Choomunity and Houseing) to raise money for special needs swimming. There is a Aquathon at the Hercules Swimming Pool Sunday 18 September. 
The groups goals are to provide safe, quality living environments where our residents learn self efficiency and live with dignity and respect. They strive to bring significantly more joy to the lives of the developmentally challenged of the West Contra Costa and Northern Alameda counties.