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The Update 23 January 2011

Upcoming Events
Fog City Quadrathon
Coach of the Year
Valentines Day Meet
Jon Steiner Mile
Walnut Creek ITC
Rinconada SCY Meet
Open Water Safety Conference
2011 Service Awards
California Senior Games
USMS 25K Championship

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Listed today are many upcoming events over the next couple of months. You are invited to take advantage of them PacMasters is proud to help our clubs promote their aquatic events.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Fog City Quadrathon
Fog City Masters is today
The meet includes the 500 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free and 50 Free. Regular results and splits are posted on the website.

Thanks to Diane Davis, Matt Roberto and the Fog City Masters for organizing the meet. 
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year nominations are due 14 February.

At the annual meeting, the Committee voted to change the Coach of the Year nomination and award date of presentation. The award will now be made at the Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships. Nominations should be sent to Michael Moore, chairman of Pacific Masters by 14 February. Pacific Masters has many great coaches, write a nomination and let the world know how you feel about your coach.

Event Info
350 Wayland 
San Francisco, California 94134
USF Valentines Day Meet
Pacific Masters largest indoor meet of the season.

The USF Valentines Day meet is the largest indoor meet of the season. It consists of all the 50 and 200's, as well as the World Championship centipede swim (Where world records are made to be broken). The meet is Saturday 12 February. You can enter on line.

Event Info

Koret Center

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California 

Jon Steiner Mile
Tamalpias Aquatic Masters holds this postal event of Jon Steiner who helped start this event and died too young.

The mile (either the 1650 Yards or 1500 Meters) can be swum any time until 28 February. You must have a 2011 USMasters Swimming to be eligible to participate.

Event Info
580 Sunset Parkway
Novato, California 94947
The Walnut Creek Intensive Training
The 24th Walnut Creek Intensive Training Camp will be the weekend of  March 4-6.

IHead Coach Kerry O'Brien and his Walnut Creek coaches, along with Brian Stack of the Manatees and Stu Kahn of Davis Aquatic Masters will be the coaches Walnut Creek Intensive Training Camp,  2 1/2 days of dedicated to improved swimming performance through strenuous conditioning, technique instruction and distance specificity.


The ITC is limited to 50 swimmers and has always sold out. If you are interested in participating, you should register ASAP. 

The Rinconada Meet
The Rinconada Meet will be held 12 March at the Rinconada Pool

The annual spring Rinconada Meet will be held March 12th at the Rinconada Pool in Palo Alto. 

Protecting Athletes:
The Open Water Safety Conference
Pacific Masters Swimming and United States Masters Swimming are partnering to present a conference on "Protecting the Athletes: The Open Water Safety Conference"


Pacific Masters and United States Masters Swimming are partnering to present  Protecting Athletes: The Open Water Safety Conference which brings together open water and triathlon event directors, and event competitors to discuss the best practices and case studies in risk management and open water event safety.

The goals of this conference are to help the sport understand how to best plan for and ensure safety in open water swims conducted in oceans, lakes and rivers for swimmers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. 

The Strawberry Canyon Meet
The Strawberry Canyon Short Course Yards Meet will be held 26 March at the Spieker Pool

The Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters Short Course Yards meet will be held on Sunday 27 March. More detail to follow.

The USMS Hour Postal Swim
The USMS Hour Postal Swim is a national event where you can compete at your home pool.

There is still time to swim and enter the US Masters Swimming Hour Postal Swim. You need someone to time your laps as you swim them. You must swim the event by 31 January 2011 and enter by 20 February.You can enter on line. This years event is organized by Oregon Masters.


You can enter the individual and team events.

2010 Service Awards
Nominations for the 2010 Pacific Masters Service Awards are due at the March meeting

At the March monthly meeting, we will be nominating  and choosing the Contributor of the Year, the  Appreciation Award recipient, the Distinguished  Service award and the recipient of the Personal  Achievement Award. 

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

Personal Achievement Award 
The purpose of this award is to recognize long  term dedication to our program and reward  noticeable improvement in one's own skills and  times 

Distinguished Service Award 
The purpose of this award is to recognize  outstanding contributions to Pacific Masters  Swimming. 

Appreciation Award 
The purpose of this award is to express special  thanks to individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to PMS. 

The criteria for the award is in the Admin handbook at 

Any Pacific Masters swimmer may nominate a person  or club for these awards. Please send you  nomination to either Michael Moore or Nancy Ridout  

Event Info
580 Sunset Parkway
Novato, California 94947
2011 Registration
If you have not registered yet, we hope you will re register very soon

If you have not registered yet, we hope that you will register very soon - you can do it right now on line It will ask you for your permanent ID. It is on your membership card, but you dont need that, just your birthdate will help you register. Over 5,700 have registered with Pacific Masters. 

Event Info
580 Sunset Parkway
Novato, California 94947
California Senior Games Championships
If you have not registered yet, we hope you will re register very soon

Swimming State Championships on Saturday, March 26 (8:00AM start) at Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford University - for male and female athletes age 50 and over. First, Second and Third place awards by age group. Register on line at www.bayareaseniorgames.org or call 650.323.9400 x 18 for an entry blank or more information. Entry deadline is March 15, 2011.


The 2011 California Senior Games Championships (also known as the Bay Area Senior Games) with 24 sports and an expected 2000 athletes are presented by BASOC - the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee.

Event Info
81 Encina - Upper Floor
Palo Alto, California
650 989-9400
US Masters Swimming
25K Solo Championships
The 25K Solo championships registration is available

The US Masters Swimming 25K Long Course National Championships will be held at the Morse Reservoir, Noblesville, IN 18 June 2011.

Event Info
South Harbour Club House Beach
Morse Reservoir,
Noblesville, IN
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