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24 June 2012

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The Olympic Trials taking place in Omaha will be starting tomorrow. Just after the conclusion of the Trials, the US Masters Swimming Summer Championships will be contested in the same pool

The Pacific Masters first video of the week features the Tamalpias Aquatic Masters Mens team winning the FINA Masters World Championships 200M Freestyle relay. Suggestions for videos are appreciated.

Janet Evans will be speaking at our annual meeting (see below).

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US Swimming
Olympic Trials
Pac Masters Swimmers Compete 

The USA Swimming Olympic Trials  start tomorrow at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE (the site of the USMS Summer Championships.
Pacific Masters Swimmers who will be competing include
 John Dorr, of The Olympic Club who will be   100 M Breaststroke
 Dana Vollmer is ranked #1 in the 100 Butterfly #3 in the 200 Free, #10 in the 200 Fly, #3 in the 100 Free,and  #7 in the 50 Free
Egan Ganz will be swimming the in the 100 Breaststroke.
You can go to the USA Swimming website for information on the psych sheets. There is also information about webcast and TV Schedule on the website. 
Janet Evens to speak at
PacMasters annual meeting 

From her world records and Olympic medals to her passing the torch to Muhammad Ali to begin the Atlanta Olympics, Janet Evans is one of the most renown swimmers of all time. Today, as a mother of two children she is a typical masters swimmer, except this week she will be in Omaha competing to make the Olympic team for the fourth time. 
Track her progress at the Olympic Trials this week (she is in the 800 Free) and then hear her at the Pacific Masters annual meeting this November 11. Mark your calendar now!   
PacMasters SCY
Preliminary Top Ten 

The Preliminary 2012 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Top Ten is available for review. If you swam in a short course yards event, please check your times and results. If there are any errors, please contact our Top Ten chair Nancy Ridout . She needs to know by End of Day 25 June.
Cruz's Patti Bauernfeind
completes Manhatten Island Marathon 

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, Patti Bauernfeind of Santa Cruz Masters completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, 28.5 miles around the Big Apple.  Patti finished in a time of 8:09.18 for 4th place among women and 11th place overall out of 38 solo swimmers.  The overall winner was 22 year old Abby Nunn from Richmond, Virginia.  She finished in 7:30.26, 17 minutes ahead of the first place male swimmer. 
Patti's coach and crew member, Coach Joel Wilson, said she encountered generally good conditions throughout the swim that starts at Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, goes north up the East River, through Hell's Gate into the Harlem River, then east into the Hudson River.  The last 10 miles of the swim go south in the Hudson River.  Much of this final part of the swim was quite rough and a significant challenge for all the swimmers 
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. 

Rough Water Open Water Swim 

The meet sheet for the Santa Cruz Rough Water swim is on line. The meet is on 28 July 2012 (Saturday) the meet is very popular and you are encouraged to enter early. 
Cruz Cruise 

The2012 Cruz Cruise is on Sunday 29 July. The two mile course starts and finishes to the north side of the Santa Cruz pier. Water temperature is very cool and is usually in the 57 to 62 degree F range.
MAAC Short Course Meters 

The Modesto Short Course Meters swim is the first swim of the Short Course Meters season. The meet is very popular and always sells out
Donner Lake
Open Water Swim 

The Donner Lake Open Water swim an open water swim from the east shore to the west shore (a 2.7 swim) is now posted. The swim is limited to the first 350 registered swimmers. 
Long Course 

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. 
Pacific Masters Video of the Week

The Tamalpias Aquatic Masters Men's swim team won gold at the FINA World Championships in Riccione, IT
2012 FINA TAM Men's Freestyle Relay.m4v
2012 FINA TAM Men's Freestyle Relay.m4v

Interesting Articles 

The Wall Street Journal wrote about "Schools that Train the Enemy." It is about NCAA Teams that subsidize World-Class Instruction for Foreign Olympians.
Swimming World has featured Swimming stories on the USA Swimming Trials. There is an article by Jean M. Henning and Jeff Farrell who relives the 1960 Emergency Appendectomy. Jeff was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame.
Swim Across America 

Swim Across America raises money to fight cancer. This year the Bay Swim will be swimming under the Golden Gate Bridge. The event is scheduled for 29 September, when the bay water is usually at its warmest. All the money will benefit two local groups: The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and the  Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute.  
You can contact Susan Helmrich for further information