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Week of June 9th, 2014
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Pacifc Masters Monthly Meeting
Open Water Clinic
Pacifc Masters LCM Championships
Clovis Summer meet
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming open water events, an open water clinic, the Pacific Long Course Meter Championships and a new long course meter event in Clovis as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, June 18


Pacific Masters June monthly meeting will be a conference call at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 18.  Every team is asked to have a representative on the call and all members are invited to attend.  For the agenda, call in number and passcode, please contact Charlene O'Brien, Pacific Masters Office Administrator 

Open Water Clinic,101-201
Sunday, June 22 

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.


Pacific Masters Long Course Swimming Championships

Friday, June 27-Sunday, 29


The San Mateo Masters are hosting the 2014 LCM Championships at the College of San Mateo with a full line up of challenging and fun events. [information/registration]  

Clovis Summer Masters Meet
Saturday, July 12
Thanks to Connor Calaway, head coach of Clovis Masters & his club, Pacific Masters is able to add another much needed Long Course Meters meet to its schedule.  Take advantage of this new event at a fast pool! [information/registration]

Donner Lake

Saturday, August 16  (note: this sells out!)


At 2.7 miles, this is one of the longest swims of the season. The start is at the east end of the lake and the finish is at the west end. If you drive along the shore of the lake you will marvel at how far you will swim. The swim is limited to 350 swimmers. Enter early. BBQ chicken lunch included in your entry fee and there are post event snacks to stave off hunger before lunch. Free shuttle buses run between the start and the finish. Swimmers are given a plastic bag at the start to hold their sweats. It will be transported to the finish for you.[registration]

Open Water Season off to a great start!


Three events with eight different swim opportunities have started our Open Water Season for 2014.  Spring Lake hosted a 500m & 1 mile, Del Valle a 10 km, 5 km, 2.5 km & 1 km and Lake Berryessa offered swimmers a 1 & 2 mile swim.  Many thanks to Race Directors, David Robinson and his crew from Redwood Coast Masters; Bill McCracken and his volunteers from Tri Valley Masters; and  Davis Aquatic Masters with Head Coach Stu Kahn, for all of their hard work putting these events together. [results]     

From the Editor 

Website for Swimming News


Interested in keeping up with news of the swimming world? In addition to the websites for USA Swimming  ( and  USMS ( you may want to check out Swim Swam ( Although it is a commercial site it is full of news covering all aspects of our sports. Its contributors range from former Olympians (Gary Hall, Jr) to adult fitness swimmers (Pacific Masters member Dean Ottati).