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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events, clinics, as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Coach Appreciation Week
May 3-9 

Our coaches are an essential element of our swimming routine. Despite their importance, it is easy to take them for granted and forget to thank them for their efforts. For this reason Pacific Masters Swimming established Coach Appreciation Week designated as the week beginning with the first Sunday in May. This year the Annual Pacific Masters Coach Appreciation Week will begin on May 3rd.


While we encourage our members to regularly thank their coaches, during Coach Appreciation Week we hope swimmers and clubs will make an extra effort to show their appreciation. Here are some ideas:


For individuals:

  • A card or email telling the coach how his/her instruction helped you accomplish a goal.
  • A gift card or certificate for coffee, ice cream, a movie, a meal, or a small present which you think your coach will enjoy.

For clubs:

  • A breakfast, lunch or dinner to honor the coach.
  • A certificate for a weekend away or a special meal with his/her partner.

Mother of all Medley Relays 

Sunday, May 10

Stanford Masters Swimming presents a Mother's Day meet in their great 50 meter pool. There will only be three events: a 400 mixed medley relay, a 400 medley for women, and a 400 medley relay for men. All participants will receive a flower for Mother's Day.  


Spring Lake One Mile  

Saturday, May 16

This race is a nice one mile loop with water temp is normally in the mid 60's. There are some weeds. This swim is always very well run and they will have you out of there by 11:00 am, even if you stay for the awards. Parking is easy and there is a nice lawn to sit on. Post event snacks will be provided.  

registration entry form website   

Bay Area Senior Games 

Sunday, May 17

The swimming competition in the Senior Games will be held at Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford. There are 14 events and this meet usually only has a few heats of each one. The Senior Games are for athletes 50 years old and older and includes 19 different sporting events. This is a great event for swimmers who haven't swum in a meet before as it is a relaxed meet with most swimmers coming from health clubs rather than masters teams. Registration closes on May 8.

Pacific Monthly Meeting

Saturday, May 23

The Pacific Masters Committee would like to invite you to attend a swim workout followed by a light breakfast and meeting.  The 9:30 am swim workout will take place at Clarke Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek followed by a 11:00 am light breakfast and 11:30 meeting at the Club Room, Heather Farm Park. All are encouraged to attend.  Please RSVP to Charlene register 

Sonoma Wine Country Games
Saturday, June 6
If you are age 50 and above, you meet the qualifications for this meet as it is open to Master's  and non-Master swimmers alike. The deadline to enter is May 23. The pool is 25 yards, with a 6 lane warm up pool available all meet.  Invite your aspiring swimming friends! registration                
June Open Water events
Saturday, June 6: Lake Berryessa One & Two Mile
The DAM Lake Berryessa swim is a classic in its 32nd run! The 2015 swim will continue to be held at the new venue - Steele Canyon Campground, near the junction of highways 128 and 121. This venue features plenty of off-street parking and campsites are available for the weekend. The water is clean and comfortable and the weather is, more often than not, fine!
registration entry form  website

Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14:  Lake Del Valle 
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 mile and the 2.5K will be held.  If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1 mile swim which is run first before the 2.5K.  For a good workout, do both.  There is plenty of parking. It's a good place to bring the kids because they have a roped off swimming area.  Post event snacks are provided. The 10k and the 1 mile swims are national championship races.

SCY Photo Gallery

The recent e-mail which  focused on the 2015 Pacific Masters Swimming Spring Championships meet included a wonderful gallery of photos from the event. If you missed it, simply click the Flickr Gallery and enjoy scenes from in and around the pool.  

Editor's Note


September 30-October 4 

We hope you will consider representing PacMaster Swimming at the USMS Convention and invite you to make this five-day commitment to the organization which provides you so many benefits! This year Master's Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO and expenses of hotel and air travel are covered by Pacific Masters. If you are interested please contact the chairman Peter Guadagni or any of the officers. email contact

Disclaimer: Receipt of this correspondence is not an indication that your membership in USMS or Pacific Masters Swimming is current. To check if your membership is current, please follow [this link].