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Week of July 7th, 2014
In this Update
Clovis Summer meet
Pacifc Masters Monthly Meeting
40th Annual Roughwater Swim
Cruz Cruise
End of Summer Splash
Donner Lake Swim
From the Editor
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool and open water events, our next Pacific Masters Meeting as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

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/register]

Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, July 16

Pacific Masters July monthly meeting will convene at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, July 16 with dinner prior at 7 pm.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  For the agenda and details of the Walnut Creek location, please contact Charlene O'Brien, Pacific Masters Office Administrator 

40th Annual Roughwater Swim, 1 mile (CRUZ)
Saturday, August 2
Ocean swim around the Santa Cruz pier. The water is  usually 58-61 degrees! A fun and very popular swim even if you're numb. It is one of the bigger events and is started in two waves: under 40 years old and 40 years old and over. Bring lots of quarters for the street parking meters ($1.00/hour). Or walk a long way. You may want to bring a chair if you don't like sitting on a sandy beach. No post event food, but there are plenty of restaurants right there.
[information sheet] [register]

Cruz Cruise, 2 miles (CRUZ)

Sunday, August 3

Do you like distance and cold water?  Then, this is the swim for you. NOT a novice swim. This event is small and very low key It starts at 8:30 am and is usually foggy. The water should be around 60 or minus a few degrees. To stay warm: wear a thermal cap and ear plugs and don't stop to look around while you are out there. Keep moving! Parking meters are not checked until 10AM so if you swim fast you can park for free. Warm beverages and snacks at the finish. 
[information sheet] [register]

End of Summer Splash LCM, Davis, CA

Saturday, August 9

Finish your Long Course Meters pool season in style by participating in this 8 lane competitive pool on the UC Davis campus. An interesting assortment of swim events to choose from. [register] 

Donner Lake

Saturday, August 16  

The 2014 Donner Lake Swim is SOLD out!

Our thanks to everyone who registered early and  regrets to those who will not be able to participate this year. Our primary goal  is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our registered swimmers. Therefore, we must limit the number of participants. There is no waiting list or race day registration. Unregistered participation in the event disrupts our safety plan and is prohibited. 

Our registration will open June 1st next year so mark your calendars now to avoid disappointment. The date for the 2015 swim has not been determined by Pacific Masters Swimming. We will know more in January of 2015

If you have further questions please email 

From the Editor 

entry reminders and a personal note

There are a couple deadlines that you might be interested in depending on your involvement in Masters Swimming. Entries for Long Course Nationals held in College Park Maryland, August 13-17 are due July 9 [information]. If you are a coach or director of a club you might be interested to know that the bids for the 2016 Long Course Meters National Championships are due July 15.[information]


Pacific Masters Long Course Meters Championships

On behalf of San Mateo Masters and the San Mateo Athletic Club I want to thank all of the USMS swimmers who participated and supported us as the hosts of the PacMasters LCM Championships this past weekend. We also want to thank all of the officials who give up so much of their personal time so that we can do what we love.  

 We had some great swims with World, National, PacMasters and personal records being set.  We are proud of all of you.  As I always stress to our team, it's about fast swimming but importantly it's about supporting your teammates and Masters swimming.  And most important of all, it's about staying healthy and  having fun!!  I hope we provided that opportunity for all of you. Thanks again for your support and have a great healthy summer. 

Tom Reudy, Head Coach, San Mateo Masters [meet results]