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The Update
28 July 2011
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Cruz Cruise / Rough Water Swim
Menlo Clinic w/ K Pipes Neilsen
Donner Lake
Hot August Chill Donner Lake
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Swim Across America
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Upcoming events:

This weekend are the two Cruz Open Water Swims. Also Menlo Masters is hosting a clinic with Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen - see below

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 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. 

Menlo Masters 
Karlyn Pipes Neilsen Open Water Clinic

Menlo Masters is pleased to welcome back world class Masters coach Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen to the Burgess Pool in Menlo Park. Karlyn will be coaching
one of her famous Freestyle stroke clinics on Saturday, July 30, from
4:00pm to 7:00pm. Pacific Masters members, register now, as available
spots are sure for sell out!! Find out more, and register at:

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.

Thoughts and Prayers

Kate Curry

June 16, 1936 - July 16, 2011.


Long time Mountain View Masters Swimmer  Kate Curry passed away on July 16 after a long battle with cancer.  She was 75.  An artist by profession, Kate was also a swimming parent and grandparent, eventually finding her own way into the pool, where she proved to be an intrepid athlete and fierce competitor. 


 A remarkable woman, she swam through the 2006 FINA World Masters Championships at Stanford while undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia.  This toughness, though, was overshadowed by her warmth, her kindness and her insightful wisdom.  She was both a great friend and an inspiration to those of us who have been privileged to know her over the years.  She is missed.

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.

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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