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Week of July 21, 2014  
In this Update
40th Annual Roughwater Swim
Cruz Cruise
End of Summer Splash
Request for Bids
Joseph Locke Swims from Farallones
Suzanne Heim-Bowen Completes Manhattan Swim
From the Editor
James Perilman's Article
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool and open water events as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

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. This is 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] 

Request for Bids
Wednesday, August 20th 
As per the Pacific Masters Bylaws, it is time to request bids for the 2015 Championship Meets. Bids will be discussed at the August 20th meeting. Once the Championship Meets are on the schedule, the rest of the schedule will be opened up for bids.
Joseph Locke Swims from the Farallones to the Golden Gate in Record Time 
Saturday, July 12 
Congratulations go out to Pacific Masters swimmer Joseph Locke for swimming 13 hours, 58 minutes and 28 seconds covering a distance of 29.7 miles from the Farallones to the Golden Gate Bridge. The 45-year-old Locke is a member of North Bay Aquatics (NBA). Read the full article from the San Francisco Chronicle here.
Suzanne Heim-Bowen Completes 28-Mile Swim around Manhattan
Thursday, July 10
Walnut Creek Masters swimmer Suzanne Heim-Bowen accomplished her longtime goal of swimming in the prestigious 28-mile Swim Around Manhattan. Suzanne is a well-known open water and pool Masters swimmer. She is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In her interview she gives Masters swimmers lots of ideas for training. Congratulations Suzanne!

From the Editor    


Davis Aquatic Masters (DAM) 40th Anniversary Party 

Saturday, August 9  

Davis Aquatic Masters

(DAM) is celebrating its 40th year as an organized adult swim team and invites all current and former members and coaches to attend the party! Join us at the luau on Saturday, August 9 from 6-11 pm for a catered dinner, beverages, entertainment, dancing, and a brief program emceed by Head Coach Stu Kahn that is crafted to recollect past years, mull about the present and anticipate the future.   
James Perilman's Article in Swimming World Magazine
June 26, 2014
Seventy-five-year-old Walnut Creek Masters National Champion James Perilman tells why he's gone vegan. Very interesting article Jim! [Read Jim's Article here]