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The Update
10 June 2012
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Russian River Challenge
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Coach needed at Summer Nationals
FINA Worlds
How not to ruin a swimming prodigy
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Open Water events are always a lot of fun. There are two different divisions for our open water swims, and the division depends on the suit that you are wearing. If you are wearing a FINA approved suit, you are in category one. If you are in a wet suit, tech suit or have tape on your body you are in category two. Glenda Carroll prepared a list of  the two divisions.

The  major events for next year - the spring nationals, the summer nationals and this year the US is hosting the Pan American Masters Championships in Sarasota, FL. The events on now our the Pac Masters schedule for those making their next years plans.

The FINA World Masters Championships are going on it Riccione, Italy. You might want to look at the results list to see how your friends are doing.

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
Berryessa Open Water
Spring Lake Open Water 


The results for theLake Berryessa Open Water Meetand the Spring Lake Open Water meet have been posted on the web site.
Thanks to all the volunteers of Davis Aquatic Masters and the Redwood Coast Masters for putting on the swims.
Long Course Championships


This year the Pacific Masters Long Course Championships are being held at the College of San Mateo, organized by the San Mateo Masters. The championships will be held in the very fast 50 Meter pool 10-12 August.


At the pool venue, there is a beautiful view of the San Francisco bay area. The Aquatic Center is adjacent to the Health and Wellness Building 5.

Meet sheet


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).

Donner Lake Open Water Swim  
The 2012 Donner Lake Swim will be held Saturday 4 August 2012 on beautiful Donner Lake. Registration has opened 1 June and the swim is limited to 350 swimmers - once the number has been reached, there will be no more registrations. 
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.
Coaches need at Summer Nationals

The USMS Coaches Committee is looking for some help with On Deck Coaching at Summer Nationals.  If you are a coach planning on going to swim or coach your team or both we need your help!  On Deck Coaches assist with warm ups by giving starts to swimmers in sprint lanes, providing splits when requested and general help on the pool deck during warm ups.  It is a minimal time commitment and in return we can offer you a Coach Hospitality Pass for the day. 
FINA World Championships

The FINA World Championships are being contested this week in Riccione, Italy. There are a bunch of Pacific Masters Swimmers who will be competing there.  Some of our swimming mates have done very well at the meet. But is the comraderie that is important.
How not to ruin a swimming prodigy

The Wall Street Journal ran an article on Todd Schmitz, the coach of Missy Franklin Missy Franklin works out with club so makeshift that it has not pool.