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27 August 2012

 Serving Northern California and Northwestern Nevada

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Whiskeytown Open Water
Scheduling a meet
Service Awards
Manatee 2x1 Open Water
Alan Liu meet
Sacramento Pentathlon
Coaches Clinic
Coaches Database
Keller Cover Open Water
Mudshark Freestyle Clinic
Swim a Mile . . . for Women with Cancer
Changes in bylaws and rules
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This upcoming week, many members of PacMasters management will be traveling to Greensboro, NC for the annual United States Masters Swimming Convention. The Pacific Masters office will be open for limited service Tuesday through Friday as Nancy attends the national convention.  There will be rules to be voted on, budgets to approve and and friends to meet.

For those who wish to compete in the 5k/10k postal, just a reminder that you must swim it by Tuesday 15 September. For those who wish the milder, kinder 3000/6000 yard postal, you can start swimming it on 15 September.

Enjoy the warm weather.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Whiskeytown Open Water 
Redding Swim Meet 
Sunday 9 September 

Whiskeytown Lake is just outside Redding. This is a beautiful lake. There's a nice shady picnic area and beach so bring the family. This event is in the early fall and the weather can be either chilly or hot. The lake is a bit cooler than Berryessa (think mid to high 60's). If you plan to do both the 1- and 2-mile events, be prepared to feel a little cold at the start of the 2-mile. Post event snacks.
Open Water Meet Sheet
PacMasters Scheduling
for 2013 

The Pacific Masters 2013 schedule was approved by the PacMasters Committee. The Three pool championships are now on the schedule.
Thanks to John Morales for putting together the schedule and working with all the club volunteers, whose work allows us to have our great meets.
Service Awards 

At the November Annual Meeting, Pacific Masters will be awarding its service awards to our volunteers. There are four service awards: The Contributor of the Year Award, The Personal Achievement Award, The Distinguished Service Award and the Appreciation Award.
The Contributor of the Year is to recognize outstanding contributions to Masters Swimming. The Personal Achievement Award is to recognize long term dedication to our program and reward noticeable improvemnt in one's own skills and times. Thie Distinguished Service Award is to recognize outstanding contributions to Pacific Masters Swimming and the Appreciation Award is to express special thanks to individual or groups who have made significant contributions to Pacific Masters Swimming.
Anyone may nominate a person (or group) for the award. Nominations are due to the chairman by 15 October.  [more information and how to nominate]
Manatee Open 2 x 1 Open Water
15 September

The Manatee Aquatic Masters are again organizing the 2x1 Open Water relay. It will take it place on 15 September at Lake Del Valle. The meet has always been a fun meet. All registered swimmers who compete will be eligible for Pacific Masters Open Water Points.
Fog City looking for a coach 

Fog City Masters, in the SF Sunset neighborhood,  is looking for a new masters coach specifically for the morning practices. Monday and Wednesday from 5:30am till 7am.  There are opportunities for additional evening practices on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8pm, Friday 7pm - 8pm. Contact Diane Davis
Alan Liu Meet 

Every year, Mountain View Masters organizes a fundraiser for Jill Mason and swimmers far and wide have graciously donated to support Jill.  
This year, instead of raising funds specifically for Jill, Jill has asked us to donate to MADD- Mothers Against Drunk Driving.   
Jill is participating in a walk for MADD on Oct. 6 in Sacramento, and through this walk, we show our support for tougher laws against drunk driving and our never-ending sense of loss that a drunk driver has caused. So, to honor Jill and Alan, please donate to MADD.  
Jill's page where you can donate directly:  


Brief History Alan Liu was Mountain View Master's head coach back in early 2000-2004 and Jill Mason was a swimmer w/ MVM. On Easter Morning, April 11, 2004, Alan & Jill were hit by a drunk driver while riding their bikes in Santa Rosa while visiting Alan's mom. Alan was killed instantly. Jill was also hit and her spinal cord was severed and is permanently paralyzed from the waist down. We continue to honor Alan's memory and support Jill every year thru this amazing meets.
Sacramento Pentathlon 

PSacramento Masters 40th Annual Sprint Short Course Meter Pentathlon will be held Saturday 29 September. The swim meet will be at the Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davis campus, Davis, CA
Deck entries close at 9:15 and pre-entered swimmers must check in by 9:40am.
Meet Information
Coaches Clinic 

Pacific Masters is proud to offer a USMS/ASCA Masters Coach Certification Level 1 and Level 2 Clinics.


The Clinics will be offered in Mountain View, CA(29 September) and Davis, CA (30 September). You must be a 2012 USMS member to participate in the couse, you must be a member of ASCA to receive certification. There are a number of scholarships available for Pacific Masters coaches, please contact Cokie Lepinski  for details.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches 

Coaches - we need your help. We are cleaning up our database for coaches and assistant coaches for teams in Pacific Masters. We've got some exciting things planned for our coaches in the coming year, but we know that we only have a partial listing of coaches in Pacific Masters, and we want to be sure and reach you all with our communications. 
If you are a coach or assistant coach, we'd greatly appreciate you contacting our Coaches Chair, Cokie Lepinski at with your team and contact information.
Keller Cover
Point Richmond
30 September

Swimmers really enjoyed this new event last year.  Three different distances to choose from.  All races start at the same time, alll races count toward open water points.
Mudsharks Freestyle Clinic 

Come to THE  ULTIMATE FREESTYLE SWIM CLINIC, presented by Scott Williams (over 30 years of coaching experience) at the Rolling Hills Club in Novato, Saturday, 8-11 a.m., September 22.  Cost is $50.  Prepare for your next pool meet, open water swim, or triathlon event by learning freestyle like the Olympians.  
This clinic will feature the latest state-of-the art  flexibility, nutrition, and drills, with individualized attention from Scott Williams, Laureen Welting (Olympic Club coach), RJ Williams (All American NCS/MCAL), and Sharlene van Boer (head coach Mud Sharks).  Email Eric van Boer  or call him at (415) 519-0554 to register.
to register to SWIM, KAYAK,

This year marks the 7th Annual SF Bay Swim for Swim Across America.  Help us "Make Waves to Fight Cancer".  Money raised goes directly to 2 Bay Area beneficiaries:  UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program and the Center for Cancer Research at Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $300,000.

The San Francisco Bay swim is an SAA favorite. Swimmers take a boat from Pier 3 to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, a great scenic tour of the bay with time to bond with friends, old and new.  We'll jump in under the Golden Gate Bridge, a dramatic and unique entry point rarely experienced.  Swimmers will head into Crissy Field Beach, a total of around 1.5 miles, depending on the tides.  The morning concludes with a celebration at Crissy Field Beach (Swimmers not wanting to swim the full 1.5 mile can opt for our  for our .5 mile course...Just register online,  at 

Changes in the bylaws and rules 

Per the PacMasters bylaws, proposals for amendments the repeal or addition of new bylaws must be presented to a member of the Executive Committee at least 45 days prior to the annual meeting - Deadline would be 27 September.  [ Guide to Operations and Bylaws ]