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10 August 2011
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Upcoming events:

This weekend is the first Davis Aquatic Masters Long Course Meters meet. The meet has the long course meters short events - the 50 and 100s

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


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 .
Thoughts and Prayers
Bill Matson, FINA Vice President

Bill Matson, FINA vice president from New Zealand passed away on Monday in Shanghai, China, He was 72. Bill was in Shanghai working on the FINA World Championships.

Bill was the FINA Bureau liaison to Masters Swimming. He was a strong advocate for Masters swimming to the FINA Bureau. At the 2006 FINA World Masters Championships at Stanford, he represented the FINA Bureau at the Games. He wanted things to be done well for the athletes and he was very fair. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joan and family.

2011 USMS LCM Nationals

The 2011 US Masters Swimming Long Course Nationals were held in Auburn, Alabama. Two Pacific Master swimmers broke national and world records.
Laura Val of Tamalpias Masters broke the woman's 60-64 world record in the 200 Free, the 100 Fly, the 50 Fly, the 200 Fly and the 50 Free.
Ann Hirsch of Walnut Creek Masters broke the woman's 80-84 50 Breast national record, the 100 Breast world record, the 200 IM National record, and the 200 Breast National Record.
Also the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters  relay of Rich Burns, Laura Val, Barbara Wheeler and Tim Hold from the World 240-279 Freestyle relay.
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
September - October 

The Pacific Masters Swimming September- October newsletter has been posted on the web site. Thanks to Joanne Berven  for organizing the newsletter. In the newsletter are the meet sheets for the September and October events. As well as the DVDs that are available from the Pacific Masters library.


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. 
Whiskeytown Lake Open Water Swim

The annual Whiskeytown Lake Open Water  Swim will be held on Sunday 11 September 2011. The meet hosted by the Redding Swim Club is a very popular end of summer meet. Where swimmers can compete in the one and two mile events.

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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