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26 June  2013

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Dave Hale - Masters Swimmer
In a new set of articles about local Masters Swimmers, Glenda Carroll writes about Dave Hale of Santa Rosa Masters. Dave lives in Sebastapol and is very busy August through November, selling his apples. [ Article below ]



10,000 Members
 Pacific Masters Swimming reached the 10,000 member mark on 16 June, the earliest it has very reached that mark. Thanks to all, Coaches, meet managers and volunteers whose work contributes to the growth of Masters Swimming.


Finding Center
Abby Pledger of North Bay Masters, wrote an article that is on the USMS website, "Finding Center" on why she gets up at 5:30 am to go practice. She is also the founder of Goodness a new women's fitness website focused on connecting Bay Area women.


5k and 10K Postal
For distance swimmers who do not like to leave the pool, there is the US Masters Swimming 5K and 10K Postal championships. Find a 50 meter pool and they swim either 100 or 200 laps (lengths) of the pool. You must swim the event before 15 September and entry deadline is 27 September.


Joel Wilson 
The San Francisco Examiner had an article about Joel Wilson, Cruz Coach. The subject was the Mental challenges of Open Water Swimming. Thanks to Ali Hall who passed it along.  
 Annual Meeting
The 2013 Pacific Masters Annual Meeting has been changed to 3 November 2013. Gary Hall, Jr. will be the featured speaker. More information will be coming, but set your calendar so you can attend. 
Fun, fitness and competition
Michael Moore


The Farmer in the Pool
Dave Hale Santa Rosa Masters 
 It's the middle of summer and Santa Rosa Masters swimmer Dave Hale is thinking about fall. No, he's not visualizing a special swim meet or an open water event. He's thinking about his crops. Dave is a farmer, an apple farmer, and since he sells direct to the apple-eating public, August 
DAve Hale
Dave Ha
through November keeps him very busy.

Hale's Apple Farm, which features thirty varieties of heirloom apples, as well as apple cider, plump orange pumpkins and hard-skinned quirky-looking gourds, is located on Route 116 just north of Sebastopol, Ca. During the marketing season, you'll also find Hale's apples at Farmers' Markets in Palo Alto, San Rafael and the Mission District in San Francisco. [ more ]
PacMasters Long Course Meters 
The Pacific Masters Swimming Long Course Championships will be held at the College of San Mateo 12-14 July. The San Mateo Master will be organizing the meet.
You must pre-enter for The Pacific Masters Championships, The entry deadline is Friday 5 July at 11:59pm. Swimmers can now register on-line.
Pacific Masters
Short Course Yards Top Ten Preview 
The preview edition of the Pacific Masters Short Course Yard Top Ten is available to review. If you swam in a short course meet this year, you are encourage to review the SCY Top Ten Preview to be sure your best time is correctly entered. If you see any problems, please contact our Top Ten Chair, Nancy Ridout, by 29 June. The Top Ten list must be submitted to national by 30 June.
Quicksilver LCM
Spring Lake OW
Lake Berryessa OW 
Results for the 
Spring Lake Open Water
  Lake Berryessa Open Water

have been posted on the Pacific Masters website. Thanks to all the meet directors, officials and volunteers who work hard to make the events possible.
Upcoming Open Water Meets 
QThe open water meets are currently posted on the PacMasters Schedule Page. Currently sanctioned open water Pacific Masters meets are:
  Manatee 2x1 Relay Swim 21 September
National Championships
2013 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals 
and Open Water Championships 


The United States Masters Swimming Long Course Championships return to Southern California. The Summer Nationals will be at the Marguerite Aquatics Center Center, Mission Viejo, California 7-11 August. Registration has already opened.


This is the first time that Long Course Masters has been on the west coast since 2005. The entry deadline is 11:59PM Wednesday 3 July 2012. 


For those distance swimmers who want to get a "warm up" swim in before the National Championships, the US Masters Swimming 1-3 Mile Open Water Championships will be at Dana Point, California, on 4 August 2013. The Dana Point event is close to Mission Viejo, so you can do a double - the 2.4 Mile Dana Point Swim and the 1500 Free.

Swim Across America 


Swim Across America raises money to support cancer research in the Bay Area. This years swim will take place on 5 October in the San Francisco Bay. The event is a fun 1.5 mile (or .5 mile) swim from Golden Gate Bridge to Crissy Field Beach.

by the Numbers 


At about the half way point in the year, PacMasters is now over 10,000 members. All of this is due to the hard work of our volunteers and coaches. Teams with over 100 members include:


Grand 10103
DAM 612
STAN 483
WCM 476
TCAM 426
MELO 305
CRUZ 276
MVM 274
USF 250
NBA 240
SCSC 230
TEME 224
TSUN 207
MAM 202
MAAC 199
DC 198
TOC 197
TVM 195
SMM 182
SERC 178
BAY 176
BAC 165
SNM 164
PCCM 150
CALM 125
AAM 118
RAMS 115
SRM 102