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Open Water on Aug 12

Hi all,

I hope you are enjoying a nice time off and are feeling excited about the changes Coach Dave shared for next season!

If you're in town and feel like trying something different, there is an open water practice this Saturday, Aug 12. If you're enjoying a vacation or a full break from the water then no worries at all - enjoy your time off! There'll be other open water opportunities in Sep, Oct, and Nov.

If you're interested for Aug 12, please see below from Coach Tim of the Pacifica Sea Lions. I won't be there (I'm going on vacation myself), so please send any questions to Coach Tim: [email protected].

From Coach Tim:

Our 3rd Aquatic Park is August 12th, 9-11am!

Returning swimmers will be adding to their point totals in friendly competition as we count how many buoys we pass on the famous buoy line, only 50 meters off-shore in the safe and heavily visited cove of Aquatic Park! It is expected to be sunny!

Please contact Coach Tim if you need to borrow a wetsuit, or if you have a wetsuit to donate or loan out. I (Coach Tim) have some kids size wetsuits available to borrow: size 8, 10, 12,14, and 16. If you'd like to borrow one, take a look at a size chart and let Coach Tim know. Try this size chart or this other one.

Awards tally

I have been doing my best to keep record of how many buoys each swimmer has reached. I am making some simple little trophies for our top swimmers in 3 age groups across the whole OW season. We will organize the final swim as a potluck and hand out awards that day. I am currently migrating all of the data to a google sheet, and I will publish it all on a website, soonish.

Del Valle Open Water Festival in Livermore, CA on August 27th, 6-12pm

All Competitive swimmers are encouraged to join Coach Tim, a group of swimmers, and parents at the Del Valle Open Water Festival. This is a rare and challenging opportunity to swim with other youth swimmers from the bay area in a 1.2K (1/2 mile) swim in Lake Del Valle. Water temps are expected to be above 70! Air temps will probably be high. Let's show Del Valle that USA swimming is ready to compete for awards in all age-groups! Wetsuits might not be necessary.

Here is the link to reg. We have several swimmers and parents participating. I will be swimming as well. https://www.teamunify.com/team/dvowf/page/12k25k

Please join, and direct interested Families to join our final call meeting. I have included the google meet link (no zoom). Please also note I am emailing you from a new email address, please update my contact. AP final call for August 12thThursday, August 10 7:30 – 8:00pm

Time zone: America/Los_Angeles
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ovf-poow-cqd
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 980-505-7012‬ PIN: ‪660 610 174‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/ovf-poow-cqd?pin=9089515064288

Please let me know if you have swimmers who want to attend so we can best plan. Remember you do not have to attend with them, but as always if you do, that would be great! I will be there early to get good parking, set-up with coffee and hot chocolate. If you would like to contribute some hot beverage, it will be enjoyed!
Important info: 
 - Remember to bring: Warm clothes (parka, jacket, sweatpants, hat, boots, etc.), A chair, An insulated cup to hold the hot chocolate provided, Snacks, Wetsuit, Cap and goggles, Fins and kickboard
- Plan to arrive between 8:30-8:45 am to find parking and walk down to the beach. 
-There are free parking spots at the end of Van Ness Ave.
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