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5 September 2011
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Upcoming events:

The end of summer is almost here. The Short Course Meters 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


Thoughts and Prayers
San Mateo Swimmer severely injured
Maui Channel Swim 

John Coughlin of the San Mateo Athletic Club was severely injured when he was sucked in the propeller wash of a nearby boat. The 41 year old swimmer from Half Moon Bay was about the finish the 9.6 mile Maui Channel Swim.
John was immediately taken to near by Maui Memorial Medical Center when he underwent an 8 hour operation. It has been reported that John has lost part of one of arm and three fingers on the hand of the other arm.
Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his family. As information becomes available, it will be posted on the web site.
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting

The September Pacific Masters Monthly meeting will be held at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek 7 September. A light buffet is at 7pm with the meeting starting at 7:30. The committee will be discussing upcoming US Masters Swimming Convention as well as the normal monthly business.
Remembering those 
who have gone before

At each United States Masters Swimming convention, we take time out to remember those who have passed on during the previous year. Please send the name of any Pacific Masters swimmer who has died during the past year to
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.


Swim Across America 

Swim Across America's annual swim to raise money to fight cancer is on 24th September 2011. So far they have raised half of their goal of $300,000. Team Regina (see last weeks Update) has raise $1,350 and the UCSF Team Survive has reaise $3,823 - there are other teams who have raised more money). For more information go to their website at

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.