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The Update
5 June 2012
(The Transit of Venus)
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The Open Water Season is in full swing. Lake Del Valle .75 and 2.5 is still open for registration. The Russian River Challenge is on 30 June.The USMS National Championship for the two mile cable swim is near Sweet Home, Oregon.

Long Course Records have been posted. Congratulation to all who have a record. Best of luck to those who wish to challenge those records to set new ones. 

Suzanne Heim-Bowen said that the film about a 50 year old freshman swimmer will be shown at the US Masters Swimming Summer Nationals on Thursday after the distance events Thursday afternoon.

Sue Sotir of Minuteman Master (New England) writes about Teaching Triathletes to Catch; it is also good advice for all swimmers - on the USMS website.

Have fun

Fun, fitness and competition


Michael Moore
Limited Service
PacMasters Office 


There will be limited service in the Pacific Masters Office from 31 May to 19 June as Nancy attends the FINA World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy. Nancy is the US Masters Swimming representative to FINA and sits on the FINA Masters Championships Committee.
If you need to get in touch with her you can email her at
Long Course Records


The 2012 Pacific Masters Long Course Records are posted. There are the Individual Records and the relay records. Congratulations to all the athletes who have set a record.


Thanks to Nancy Ridout, our Top Ten Chair for keeping the records, if there are any questions about the records, Nancy can answer your questions.

Russian River Challenge


The 2012 Russian River Challenge will be on 30 June. The meet begins at the Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. There is a 500 Yard swim and a  One Mile swim.

Meet Sheet

USMS High Performance Camp


US Masters Swimming is sponsoring a High Performance Camp in Greensboro, NC 25 Aug to 30 Aug. Any Masters swimmers is eligible to attend this camp. The fee for the camp is $2,000 and includes room (2 campers to a room), board, all ground transportation, instruction materials. You must apply by 15 June. (Stu Kahn of DAM and Cokie Lepinski of Swymnut Masters will be two  of the camp coaches).

Lake Del Valle
5 and 10 K Closed

Due to heavy registration and safety considerations the 5K Open Water Swim has closed registration. The 10 K was also closed. There will no on site registration.


On Sunday, 10 June there will be the .75 and 2.5 K Open Water Swim also at Lake Del Vall. On Line registration closes on 8 June.

Meet Sheet

2014 USMS Open Water Championships  
The 2014 US Masters Swimming Long Distance Committee is looking for host to organize the 2014 US Masters Swimming Open Water Championships. The west is scheduled to have the one mile swim and the >3/<6 mile swim. If any open water meet host would like to bid for the either event, please contact our Open Water Chair Glenda Carroll for more information. 
US Masters 2014 Short Course Championships

The US Masters Swimming Championship Committee is looking for bidders on the west coast for the 2014 Spring Championships. The meet normally attracts between 1500 to 2,000 athletes.
For a meet organizing the spring nationals, the club should have 
  1. At least a 50 meter pool
  2. Another pool for warm up
  3. The Ability to organize a high level meet.
If your club is interested or if you would like further information, please contact either Barry Fasbender or Michael Moore, both members of the Championship Committee.