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30 April 2014
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The 2014 US Masters Swimming Spring National Championships will be contested  at the Santa Clara International Swim center May 1-4. 2,250 swimmers have entered Nationals, with over half from our Pacific LMSC and over 2/3s coming from the three California LMSCs. If you are not swimming, this is a chance to see highly competitive heats swimming for Master's gold.

It is also a chance to visit the booths of some of our national sponsors: Agon, All American Swim Supply, Aqua Sphere,blueseventy, Colorado Time Systems, FINIS, Garmin, Malibu C, Nationwide Insurance, Nike, P2Life, TRISWIM, Speedo, and TYR. This is a great time to visit Master's sponsors partners. They frequently have the latest items for review (and purchase) by Masters swimmers.

 

The meet will begin at 8:00am each day. An estimated time line has been posted, but remember the time line is only an estimate and swimmers are responsible for being at the block when their heat is called. Psych sheet are on line as well as team rosters

The end of the short course season is 31 May. For swimmers who are older than 49, you can still compete in the two senior games competitions that are being held in the LMSC (see below for deadlines).

Besides our National Championships that are being held in our LMSC, the FINA World Masters Championships will be in Montreal in late July-early August. The deadline is 1 July 2014. The Gay Games are being held in Cleveland in August, you must register by 31 May. 


 Fun Fitness and Competition

-michael
Michael Moore
Open Water 
Spring Lake
The Open Water season opens again with the Spring Lake One Mile and 500m events at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa..

 

A one-mile loop. Water temp is normally in the mid 60's. There are some weeds. This swim is always very well run; they will have you out of there by 11:00 am, even if you stay for the awards. Parking is easy. Nice green lawn to sit on. Post event snacks provided. [ Registration ]
 
TriValley Open Water Festival
This year, the Lake Del Valle event will start on Saturday with a 5K/10K. The swims will run at the same time. You have to pre-register for the 10K and be able to meet the 3 hour cut off time to swim the event.  On Sunday, the 1 K and the 2.5K will be held.  If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1k swim.   It's run first.  For a good workout, do both.   There is always plenty of parking.  A good place to bring the kids:  they have a roped off swimming area.  Post event snacks provided
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Lake Berryessa 
One Mile National Championship 
The DAM Lake Berryessa swim is a classic in its 32nd run! This year we're hosting the 2014 1-mile Open Water National Championship, so come swim with the best. The 2014 swim will also be held at a new venue - Steele Canyon Campground, near the junction of highways 128 and 121. This venue features plenty of off-street parking and campsites available for the weekend. The water is clean and comfortable and the weather is, more often than not, fine! 

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Senior Games 

The  Bay Area Senior Games will be held at Stanford University on 18 May at the Avery Aquatic Center. All swimmers who are 50 and over are invited to compete. This is a very low key meet where the top three finishers will receive a medal. Registration Closes 7 May.

 

The Wine Country Senior Games will be contested on 31 May in Santa Rosa. These two meets are the last two meets of the SCY season. Registration closes 16 May.

Open Water 101-201 

Pacific Master's popular open water clinics are back in 2014. This is a fun, safe way to learn about open water swimming or improve your skills. The morning is divided into three sections: dryland talk, in-water drills and half-mile swim. Your instructors are some of the best, most experienced open water swimmers in the United States. There is a limit of 50 swimmers per clinic so register early. (Because of the low water level, the venue may be changed.) [ Meet Sheet