Week of September 7
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events, open water swims, clinics, as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Whiskeytown Lake Open Water Swim 
Sunday, September 13 
Whiskeytown Open Water is a 1-mile and 2-mile swim. You may swim one or both events. It is located on beautiful Whiskeytown Lake located just west of Redding, CA. Start and finish are at Brandy Creek Beach and the swim is out and back around an island. It is a great place to bring the family, camp, or just relax. information and registration
Open Water Clinic   
Saturday, September 19, 8:00-10:00am 
Richmond Plunge
Alex Meyer, 2012 10k Olympian and 2015 25k World Championship swimmer, will lead a special open water clinic focused on more than just swimming. Alex believes swimming is the area that triathletes need to work on most. He offers his expertise to open water athletes of all levels. After the pool clinic, participants are invited to check out Keller Cove, site of the Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake on 9/26.
RSVP by 9/12 to Carol Nip, 589-7102.
Postmarked payments are due by 9/12. Send a $50 check to  "Richmond Swims" P.O. Box 70952, Richmond, CA  94807.
2015 Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake

Saturday, September 26 

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Keller Cove Swim, presented by Richmond Plunge Masters. The swim is a fundraiser for the USA swim team in the city of Richmond and features 1/2-mile, 1-mile, and 2-mile events for youth and adult swimmers (wetsuit and non-wetsuit). This is the final event of the 2015 Pacific Masters open water swim season.
 online registration

12th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
Sunday, September 27  

This meet will be held at Eagle Park Pool, an 8-lane x 25-meter outdoor pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to five individual events and one of each type of relay. Entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 23. Online entries must be submitted by 11:59 PDT Thursday, September 24. This event is hosted by Mountain View Masters.

meet information and registration 

2015 USMS Speedo 3000/6000-Yard ePostal National Championship
September 15-November 15
Swim 3000 yards or meters and/or 6000 yards or meters in their entirety in any 25-yard or 25-meter pool. Event results are sent in electronically so you can compare yourself to other swimmers doing the same event. Swim first, then enter/register. This event is hosted by Davis Aquatic Masters.  
information and registration                
Call for Award Nominations
Deadline:  October 1
Pacific Masters Service and Achievement Awards are given at its annual meeting in November. The service awards are given to deserving individuals and organizations who have contributed to our organization's success. The achievement awards recognize significant achievement or noticeable improvement in a competitive or non-competitive setting. The members of this year's awards nominating committee are Michael Moore (Chair), Barry Fasbender and Nancy Ridout. Nominations can be sent to
Michael ( or Peter Guadagni, Chair of Pacific Masters
( Nominations should be submitted by October 1.

1. Personal Achievement Award
A. The purpose of this award is to recognize:
(1) Long term dedication to our program and reward noticeable improvement in one's own skills and times; or
(2) Significant achievements in a competitive or non-competitive setting.

2. Contributor of the Year Award
A. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to Pacific Masters swimming during the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is presented.

3.  Nancy Ridout Award for Distinguished Service
A. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions with a lasting impact to Pacific Masters swimming.
4. Appreciation Award
A. The purpose of this award is to express special thanks to individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to Pacific Masters swimming.

More complete descriptions or the awards and selection criteria can be found in the Administrative Handbook available in the Administration section of the Pacific Masters website (
Sacramento Pentathlon
Sunday, October 4
The 43rd Sacramento Annual Sprint Short Course Meters Pentathlon will be held at the Schaal Aquatic Center, UC Davis, Davis, CA. The meet starts at 11:00am, with the events being all the 50 Meter strokes and the 100 Meter IM. Meet registration opens at 9:00am and closes at 10:30am. information and registration   
2015 Pacific Masters Officer Election
Sunday, November 8
Interested in giving back to Pacific Masters Swimming? Here's a quick summary list of positions to be filled in the upcoming officer election: 

Vice President of Pool Meets

Vice President of Open Water

Vice President of Communications & Technology

Vice President of Club & Coach Services


Pacific Masters Delegates Represent!
From September 30 through October 4, thirty of our Pacific Masters members will serve as volunteer delegates to the USMS Convention in Kansas City, MO. Many of our delegates serve on USMS committees throughout the year, and others attend Convention in order to increase their participation in all matters USMS. All find that participating in Convention is an effective way to serve Pacific Masters, and would encourage interested others to get involved next year! Convention is a one wall-to-wall meeting:  the committees complete their annual work, and the House of Delegates convenes for marathon sessions where decisions are made related to budgets, officers and rules that impact all USMS members. Thank you to our Pacific Masters delegation:  they represent us all well!
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].