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18 July 2011
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Upcoming events:

The Pacific Masters Committee meeting will be this Wednesday 20 July 2011 at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, CA. 

All the upcoming events for July and August are listed in this Update. 

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 were held at the East Field House Pool on the campus of University of California Santa Cruz. Results can be found on the Pacific Masters web site. 


 Laura Val broke eleven Masters long course world records in the 60-64 age group. (She also has fastest 60-64 200 Pacific Masters fly record of men and women). Ann Hirsh broke the world 100 and 200 Breaststroke and the 200 IM. The team championship was won by USF.


A great article about the meet can can be found at Swimming World Magazine.

Pacific Masters Newsletter

The July August Pacific Masters newsletter has been posted on the Pacific Masters website. Thanks to Joanne Berven and her team for editing and putting together the newsletter.
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. 
Davis Aquatic Masters
Long Course Masters

Davis Aquatic Masters will be hosting their first long course meters event on 13 August 2011 at the Schall Aquatic Center. The meet will be primarily 50 and 100 events with a 400 Free, 200 IM and 200 Medley relays. You can register on line .
Donner Lake 
Open Water Swim

The 3 1st Donner Lake Open Water Swim will be held on 6 August 2011. This has become one of the most popular Pacific Masters open water swims and fills up quickly. There are limited number of entries for the event so if you want to swim, please register early .
Modesto Area Aquatic Club

The   5th MAAC Summer SCM meet will be on Saturday 20 August at the Dave Ashleigh Aquatics Center, Modesto, CA. This is the first SCM meet of the season and is limited to 120 swimmers. On line registration is available
Donner Lake 
Hot August Chill

The Truckee Tahoe Swim Team Hot August Chill will be on Sunday 21 August 2011. The start will be at the west end of Donner Lake. The event has the 500 yard, 1/2 Mile and One Mile events. You can register on-line
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.
FINA World Championships

The 2012 FINA World Masters Championships will be held in Riccione, Italy. The swimming portion of the event will be 10 June through 16 June with the Open Water event on 17 June. The Time Standards for the championships have been set, this stardards are faster than the time standards for the 2010 Championships 
The FINA Bureau has awarded the 2014 Championships to Montreal, Canada.
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.  
Broadstone Fun Meet

Broadstone Racquet Club is sponsoring a fun meet on 31 July 2011. This meet is intended to give you a swimming goal and to meet other area swimmers.  Times in this meet will not count for Top Ten.
Pacific Masters July meeting

The Pacific Masters Committee will meet on 20 July 2011 at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, CA. There is a light buffet starting at 7pm with the meeting starting at 7:30. All members are welcome to attend, all clubs are invited to send a representative.

Alcatraz Challenge Triathlon

There is a  discount for Pacific Masters Swimmers for the  San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz on August 21st.  It has a 1.2 mile swim from Alcatraz to Marina Green, a 25 mile bike ride to Golden Gate Park and back and a 7 mile to Baker Beach under the Golden Gate Bridge. 


The promotional code to enter is PacMasters2011 when you enter. 

Register of Tri at


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