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15 August 2011
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Hot August Chill Donner Lake
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Upcoming events:

The first short course meters meet of the season is being held this Saturday in Modesto. This has always been a fun meet. It is a limited entry meet so if you want to go, sign up now.

On Sunday is the Hot August Chill at Donner Lake. The "chill" is at the west end of Donner Lake. Between races, one has a great  view of the Sierra Nevada and the beautiful Donner Lake. The unofficial Donner Lake water temperature on 4 August was 69 at the surface and 68 three feet down.

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 long course meet results are posted. Thanks to Stu Kahn and the Davis Aquatic Masters for organizing the first DAM LCM meet.
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

Pacific Masters 
by the numbers

Pacific Masters is about one percent ahead of last year in the total number of swimmers registered. Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers whose work is the real cause for Masters Swimming growth. Below is how our clubs have done year to year (clubs who have more than 100 registered swimmers). Pacific Masters swimmers 2011: 10,336
2010: 10197 (on 13 August 2010).
Congratulation to Stanford Masters and Tim Edmunds as Stanford Masters has surpassed the 500 registered swimmers mark. Only the fourth Pacific Masters Team to do that and the fifth in the United States.



Club 2012010
 DAM 620 618
 STAN 510 446
 TCAM 464 449
 WCM 440 483
 MELO 365 365
 SCSC 341 359
 USF 331 349
 CRUZ 298 277
 MVM 251 228
 TEME 230 200
 MAM 221 219
 TSUN 207 200
 MAAC 206 202
 TVM 188 205
 SERC 185 176
 TOC 181 183 
PCAM 174 167 
SMMM 172 166 
BAC 165 170 
SNM 159 179
BAY 158 155 
DC 157 153 
SCAM 157 167 
RAMS 144 156 
NBA 134 78 
AAM 126 116 
MPM 110 53 
RINC 101 107
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting

The Pacific Masters Swimming  monthly meeting is this Wednesday 17 August 2011. It is a conference call that starts at 7:00 pm. All members are invited to attend, all clubs are asked to have a representative.
For the telephone number and password, please call Nancy Ridout at 415 872 0771.
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.

Swim Across America
Kick off party 

KICK-OFF PARTY.....Saturday, August 20th from 2-4 PM You are invited to attend a party at Sports Basement - Presidio, 610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129 from 2 to 4 pm on August 20. You will receive a 10% discount on your purchases. this is in support of Swim Across America. 
Other things

There was a big article in the New York Times on "Preparing Triathlets for the Chaos of Open Water." Open water swimmers might find it of interest.
I try to respond to all correspondence that I receive. If I don't respond, please let me let me know. Given that, I realize that we will not always agree on things. That said, if any know knows "Susan Riser" self described "athlete." Please let him now that he is arrogant and a coward and can't even get my name right. (Thank you - I feel much better now.)

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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