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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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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.  
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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 of the awards and selection criteria can be found in the Administrative Handbook available in the Administration section of the Pacific Masters website (
Pacific Masters Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 1, 4:00pm
All Pacific Masters members are welcome to participate via conference call. Contact Charlene O'Brien at for further information.
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 Short Course Meters Championship
October 9-11, Walnut Creek
Heather Farm Park will once again be the site for the Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championship, hosted by Walnut Creek Masters. Entry details can be found at Entry deadlines are fast approaching: mailed or hand-delivered entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 25 and/or received no later than Monday, September 28; online meet entry deadline is Wednesday, September 30 at 11:59pm PDT.
Pacific Masters Annual Celebration and Meeting
Save the Date:  November 8
Pacific Masters Swimming will host its 5th Annual Celebration and Meeting on Sunday, November 8th. This event includes a swimming workout, coaching and technical presentations, gourmet catered lunch, the annual meeting, and a keynote address by two-time Olympian and six-time Olympic medalist, Matt Grevers.
Prior years' celebrations have been extremely popular and space is limited. RSVPs are required, so save the date and plan to sign up early. Watch for the official announcements in your email, in Pacific Masters Updates, and on the Pacific Masters website.

Celebration & meeting location:  St. Mary's College  
Workout location: Soda Aquatic Center, Campolindo High School
Workout at 8:30am   Programs begin at 10:30am
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


2016 Pacific Masters Swim Event Scheduling--Pool and Open Water 
Bidding Process Links Available 
The Pacific Masters board has accepted bids for two of the three 2016 Pacific Masters Pool Championships. San Mateo Masters will host the Long Course Meters (LCM) Championships July 22-24, at the College of San Mateo. Walnut Creek Masters will host the Short Course Meters (SCM) Championships October 7-9, at the Walnut Creek Heather Farms complex.

The Pacific Masters board is reserving all of April 2016 to allow some flexibility for the anticipated host of the Short Course Yards (SCY) championships to establish the meet dates. The board would like to open up the rest of the schedule for event bids. If your club is interested in scheduling a traditionally held or new event, please use the appropriate link provided below to submit the brief information needed to set the schedule and follow up with each host for their event(s).  Feel free to contact Steve Cutting at for any other scheduling questions or concerns.

Pacific Masters Delegates Represent! Join the Fun for 2016! 
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. It is not too early to begin thinking about volunteering as a delegate for next year's USMS Convention, to be held September 21-25, 2016, in Atlanta, GA. Attending Convention and participating in the many activities there is an excellent way to contribute to Pacific Masters and USMS, as well as a terrific opportunity to bond with other swimmers. Camaraderie is built, new friends are made, valuable energies are shared. Contact Charlene O'Brien at with inquiries and to indicate your interest in joining future Pacific Masters' delegations.
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].