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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 

We Stand Corrected!
Pacific Masters neglected to include national records set by four different swimmers at the USMS Spring Nationals. Please note that Celeste Miller (65-69) established new standards in the 1000 free (12:55.01) and the 200 free (2:23.44). Amanda Sims (25-29) broke the 100 fly record with a time of 53:20. Katie Glenn (35-39) set a new record in the 200 breast (2:17.51) and  Colin Babcock (18-24) broke the 200IM record with a time of 1:49.30. Congratulations to all of our record breakers!    
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's swimmers alike. The deadline to enter is May 23. The pool is 25 yards, with a 6-lane warmup pool available all meet.  Invite your aspiring swimming friends! registration                
Lake Berryessa
Saturday, June 6
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
Lake Del Valle
Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14 
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.

National Coaches Clinic

Friday-Sunday, June 5-7

The USMS Coaches Committee and Club and Coach Services have developed four levels of Masters coach certification. The courses for Levels 1, 2, and 3 are taught in classroom settings throughout the country by USMS-certified instructors. In June, the coach certification course coincides with the National Coaches Clinic held in Nashville, TN.  Noteworthy Pacific coaches, Stu Kahn, Davis Aquatic Masters (2012 USMS Coach of The Year)
Cokie Lepinski, Swymnut Masters (2014 USMS Coach of the Year)
Dana Kirk, Fremont Hills Masters (2004 Olympian) will be presenting among others.  The Pacific LMSC continues to distinguish itself with high-caliber coaching, clinics, and swimmers.  Perhaps attendance at the National Coaches Clinic [agenda/registration] or a coaches' certification course [information] would be beneficial to you and your club.   

Pacific Masters Long Course Meters Championships 

July 24-26 

Quicksilver Swimming will host the 2015 Pacific Masters Long Course Meters Championships at Gunderson High School in San Jose. Online entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 19th. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, July 14th.  Registration  Meet Information                    

35th Annual Donner Lake Swim
Saturday August 15
This year's 2.7 mile Donner Lake Swim will be held on Saturday August 15th. Register early as this event sells out quickly.

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

Editor's Note

June 19-21 

The 51st Annual ISHOF Enshrinement Weekend - the first in Santa Clara - will be held June 19 - 21. It promises to be one of the best in ISHOF's history, with many Olympians and stars from the past and present, some of whom will be competing in the ARENA/USA Swimming Pro Series. Tickets can be purchased here.  

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].