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Valentines Day 2011

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Coach of the Year
Rinconada SCY Meet
Valentines Day Meet
Jon Steiner Mile
Walnut Creek ITC
Open Water Safety Conference
2011 Service Awards
California Senior Games
Swimming in San Francisco Bay

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There are many things happening over the next month. Coach of the year nominations are due. Also Service award nominations are due. For competitors there are upcoming meets and there is the Open Water Conference.'

Our monthly meeting is on Wednesday and swimmers are invited to "attend" (it is a teleconference).

The USMS web site has a great article by Liz Pittinger on "Swimming Through Breast Cancer."

Pacific Masters Swimming welcomes anyone who would like to gain and maintain fitness through swimming and encourages programs to foster this mission.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year nominations are due 16 February - before the PacMasters Monthly meeting.

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 16 February. Pacific Masters has many great coaches, write a nomination and let the world know how you feel about your coach.

There is normally only one Coach of the Year Award given. Anyone can nominate a coach. You are encouraged to review the Coach of the Year award nomination procedures. Besides a nomination letter, up to four supporting letters may accompany the nomination.
Event Info
350 Wayland 
San Francisco, California 94134
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
The monthly Pacific Masters meeting will be a conference call.

The regular monthly meeting of the Pacific Masters Swim Committee will be a teleconference that will start at 7PM. All teams are invited to have a representative on the phone call. All members are invited to contribute. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Ridout at 415 892 0771 and she will give you the telephone number and password. 

The phone meeting allows swimmers from all over the Pacific LMSC to participate and not travel to the bay area.

USF Valentines Day Meet
Results are posted.

The results of the USF Valentines Affair are posted. Ann Hirsch set new national records in the Womans 50 and 200 Breaststroke  and the 200 IM. She also broke  the 100 Breaststroke records going out in the 200 Breaststroke. You can read both the results and the splits on the Pacific Masters web site.

Thanks to Duke Dahlan, Elmer Tosta, Cathy Huang and the USF team for organizing the meet. With over 420 entries it was the largest meet they have ever had


Short Course Yards Records

The Pacific Masters Swimming 2011 Short Course Yards Records have been posted on the website. Congratulations to records holders. 

Also posted are the records that were set prior to 1 January 2000. These records have all stood for two younger age groups passing through. Congratulations to the swimmers who set records have lasted for at least ten years. Special congratulations to the seven swimmers who set eight records that have lasted 20 years.

Thanks to Nancy Ridout, our top ten chair, who keeps and updates the records. 
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.  You are encourage to enter on line. The 1000 Free must be pre-entered. You can deck enter the rest of the meet.

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 Sunday, 27 March at the Spieker Pool

The Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters Short Course Yards meet will be held on Sunday 27 March. You must preenter for the 500. You may deck enter for the rest of the meet. You can enter on-line until 23 March at 11:59PM.

The US Masters Swimming
Short Course Yards Championships
The USMS 2011 SCY Champmionships will be held in Mesa Arizona. 

Registration has started on the US Masters Swimming 2011 Short Course Yards Championships that will be held in Mesa Arizona. The Arizona meet will be the closest National pool championships for the next two years.

The US Masters Swimming
Short Course Meters Top Ten
Also Each years top ten 
Preliminary USMS SCM Top Ten have been posted on the USMS web site. 

The preliminary USMS 2010 Short Course Meters have been posted on the USMS web site. Please check it over to be sure there are no mistakes.


Also on line are all of the Top 10s since 1971. Thanks to Mary Beth Windrath and the Top Ten Committee for putting the information together.

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
California Senior Games State Championships
Peak Performance Conference


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.


The Bay Area Senior Games (March 26-April 3, 2011) will host a one-day Health & Peak Performance Conference on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm at Stanford University. "The missing dialogue in our national debate on healthcare is personal responsibility," says Anne Warner Cribbs, 1960 Olympian and CEO of the Bay Area Senior Games. "At this conference we will offer information and discussion to empower our choices and fuel our vision for living a long and healthy life." 


Conference itinerary and speakers for the Health & Peak Performance conference are available and registration is open on this website registration page for $30 per person while space is available. Sign up today! 

Event Info
81 Encina - Upper Floor
Palo Alto, California
650 989-9400

Head Master's Swim Coach

(San Mateo)
San Mateo Masters is seeking a full time head swim coach 


San Mateo Masters is a 200+ adult swim team located in San Mateo, Ca on the campus of the College of San Mateo. Our team operates out of 2 brand new pools (50 meter Olympic and 25 yard Instructional) and is part of the San Mateo Athletic Club. 

Potential to teach private lessons, classes and clinics as well. 

Must be dynamic, passionate about swimming & experienced leading a masters swim team. 

Must possess formal swimming coaching qualifications, current CPR, First Aid and Water Safety certifications 


Apply online:   - requisition 11-0038


  • Compensation: commensurate with experience
  • Principals only. 

Assistant Jr Aquatics Coach 

(The Olympic Club)
Part-time/Non-exempt position. The Olympic Club Junior Swim Program, a competitive year round swim program, is seeking a passionate swim coach with experience working with a variety of age groups.   


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Running individual group practices emphasizing proper technique and conditioning of swimmers ages 8-12 years old. Candidates must be able to instill the concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship into each participant. Also, attend City and USA Swimming meets, assist in preparing swimmers for before and during competitions, Be a positive influence to all swimmers and help instill an early love for the sport. Work closely with the Aquatics Director to provide feedback and develop strategies that will promote the success of the swimmers. Communicate with parents as needed.  

Minimum qualifications:  4+ years of coaching experience. USA Swimming Coach member with minimum current education and safety requirements (CPR, First Aid, AED and Safety Training for Coaches or Life Guard Certification; level 1 ASCA certification. Ability to motivate athletes in a positive manner. Strong work ethic and ability to work independently. Excellent communication skills; Intermediate Microsoft Office and Outlook necessary. Available to work weekdays 3pm - 7pm and some weekends.  Hourly salary based on experience.

Swimming in San Francisco Bay
The Dolphin Club in San Francisco offers a monthly introductory course on swimming in San Francisco Bay.

For new swimmers and for anyone who wants to brush up or learn more.

Held once a month, this hour-and-a-half session includes materials about Aquatic Park geography, tides and currents, swimming in cold water and how to avoid hypothermia, our non-human friends in the water, and lots more. 1-hour chat with Q & A followed by an optional group swim.


Non-members welcome, with payment of $6.50 day-use fee.Must be 18 years or older, must be able to comfortably swim 400 yards in the pool.


UPCOMING SESSIONS: February 20th at 10 am  

The Dolphin Club, 502 Jefferson Street (in Aquatic Park), San Francisco
Limited to 20 people, RSVP required. For more information visit the Dolphin Club Website.


Event Info
Dolphin Club
Aquatic Park
San Francisco, CA