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15 July 2012

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Summer in the City. There are a couple of Open Water meets at the end of the month, it is in the Pacific, however, you can wear a wetsuit and be in the category 2 division.

After we have had Worlds, then Nationals, now our Pacific Masters Long Course Championships will be contested in about four weeks.

A couple of interested items on the web:
NBC Olympics has a video on Missy Franklin and the way she does the butterfly.

New York Times writer Karen Crouse writes about her first "newspaper" articleas a middle school student that spurred on Mike Bruner in the Olympic Trials.

If you have pictures or comments about Pacific Masters, please post them on our Facebook Pacific Masters Social Group page. There are a few pictures of our swimmers at swim meets. Join and "like" our page.

If your team has any video that should be part of the video of the week, please let me know so we can feature it.

Enjoy the summer.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore


Championships Bids

Pacific Masters Swimming is now taking bids from any teams who are
interested in hosting a Championship Meet.  We annually have three
Championship Meets:  Short Course Yards- must be held no more than threeweeks before USMS SCY Nationals(Indianapolis May 9-12) and preferably in April, Long Course Meters- must be held three weeks before USMS LCM Nationals(Mission Viejo August 7-11) and preferably in July, and ShortCourse Meters- held in the fall (usually October).  
Bids will be accepted up until the Pacific Masters Swimming August Meeting, at which time it will be voted on.  All bids should be sent to John Morales (scheduler) 
Monthly Meeting 

The Pacific Masters Swimming monthly meeting will be held at Heather Frarms in Walnut Creek. There is a light buffet dinner that begins at 7:00PM and the meeting starts at 7:30. 
PacMasters swimmers conquer
The Straits of Gibraltar 

Pacific Masters swimmers Craig Coombs (SERC) Andrew McLaughlin (CLOV), Dan Nadaner (CLOV), and Danielle Ruymaker (MEMO) swam to the south side of the Tarifa military installation on the south side of the stait on 1 July.  
Linked In 

Pacific Masters has a private group in Linked in. You must be a member to join. There is a discussion group and there are over 500 members who are part of the group.

Pacific Masters  has two Facebook sections, the first is the Pacific Masters Social page. Feel free to post information about your team, pictures of your team and even videos. Currently there is a video that Mike Kadi posted of Jeff Enrights 1500 at the USMS Summer National Championships.
There is also the Pacific Masters Swimming in the Sports League section which has more information about Pacific Masters.
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. 
Olympic Opening Party
Redwood City 

Courthouse Square, Redwood City (Broadway Street), 5:30 pm Bring your friends and family for an outdoor broadcast on the big screen in this historic plaza. Festivities include live music (the blues, of course), and fittingly British fare. NBC-TV is host and the event is free and open to the public. 
Cruz Cruise 

The 2012 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

Rob Butcher, Executive Director of United States Masters Swimming was interviewed on "Morning Swim Show."  He spoke about the process to get to the Olympic Trials venue and about the upcoming Pac American Masters Championships that will be in Sarasota next June.
Coaching Position
Temescal Masters

Temescal Aquatic Masters ("TEME") located in Oakland CA, is seeking an experienced Head Swim Coach.  TEME has 205+ members of all abilities, from recreational swimmers who want feedback and encouragement to collegiate swimmers interested in training for meets and open water swims.  
This is a part-time (minimum three workouts weekly plus administrative duties), year-round position. Lifeguard/Adult CPR/First Aid certified required.  For a full job description and to apply, visit