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31 August 2011
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Upcoming events:

The end of summer is almost here. The Short Course Yard season has already begun and the Open Water Season has only two more events.

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


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.

Learn the Swimming Rules

John King, Pacific's Officials Chair will be conducting an Officials Clinic Club Room at Heather Farm  on September 28 from 6:30PM to 8PM.  The clinic will be appropriate for both beginner as well as experienced officials who would like to brush up on their skills, as well as for those who want to become familiar with the swimming rules.  We will focus on the rules as they pertain to each of the strokes.  There will be some video with examples of correct stroke technique as well as stroke infractions.  We will also go over the DQ slip.  The clinic will count as a Pacific Masters Officials Clinic as a part of the certification process.  


Alan Liu Memorial Meet

The 9th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet will be organized by the Mountain View Masters and take place at the Eagle Pool, Mountain View California on Suday September 25th. Included will be the 800 Free Relay and the 200 Free Relay.



Richmond Plunge Masters
Keller Cove Swim for Kids Sake 

The Richmond Plunge Masters Killer Cove Swim for Kids's Sake will take place at Keller Beach, Richmond, California on Sunday 25 September 2011. This will be the last open water meet of the season.  



Sacramento Masters
39th Annual Sprint SCM Pentathlon 

The 39th Annual Sacramento Masters Short Course Meters Pentathlon will be held Sunday 2 October 2011 at the Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davis Campus.


The meet starts at noon, Swimmers are encouraged to pre-enter the meet.



Pacific Masters 
2011 Short Course Meters Championships 

The 2011 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held at the Clark Swim Center, Heather Farms 14-16 October. This will be final short course meters championships for the year. 


Swimmers are encourage enter on line. The registration deadline is 11:59 PM 5 October. 2011.


Thoughts and Prayers
Regina Brittingham

Chico Masters is organizing Team Regina Swims Against Cancer, Swim Across America Pool Swim. They named their pool swim Team Regina in honor of Regina Brittingham, fellow Chico swimmer and Coach. Her knowledge 


Regina's enthusiam, expertise and love of swimming is legendary in the Chico area.  The Chico Aqua Jets are sponsoring Team Regina Swims Against Cancer, Swim Across America Pool Swim. For information can be found at


Regina has had  cancer and suffered a big set back a while ago. Three weeks ago she began water walking and has begun swimming and kicking up to 1000 yards a day.


Dave van Mouwerik
Swims Tahoe 

Dave Van Mourwerik swam Lake Tahoe north to south.  He used the distance that  Ken Harmon used the previous year, it is the longest straight line route in the lake - 21.68 miles. The temperature was a mile 66 degrees for the entire swim.

Congratulation to Dave on a great swim.

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