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The Update
6 March 2011

Upcoming Events
Linked in?
Fitness - catch and release
What to wear
2012 Olympic Schedule
2011 Service Awards
Open Water Safety Conference
Jon Steiner Mile
Rinconada SCY Meet
SCY Championships
Open Water Season
Lake Sonoma swim cancelled
California Senior Games
Dave Scott Clinic
USMS SCY Championships
SwimFest'11 - Atlanta
USMS Elections
Pacific Masters by the Numbers

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The major events of the SCY season are upon us, there is the Rinconada Meet, The SCAM meet and the Short Course Yards Championships as well as the Senior Games State Championships. On the USMS site there are a couple of new articles about  fitness swimming and what to wear to practice. The Open Water season opening is two months away and as I mentioned last week we have a new social media group - Linked in, which now has over 40 members in this networking group.

Pacific Masters is 16% ahead of last year, thanks to our coaches and clubs. (See Pacific Masters by the numbers at the end of the Upadate) We welcome two new clubs, the Ukiah Dolphins and Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland.

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
Join Pacific Masters Linked in

The Pacific Masters Swimming has a group in Linked in. All Pacific Masters Swimmers are invited to join the group, however, you must be a member of Pacific Masters to join the group. This is a place where our members can network - so far 40 members have joined

 US Masters Swimming also has a Linked in Page where member can network. Pacific Masters has social media events in Facebook, Twitter and now Linked in. 
Fitness: A catch and release sport

Ali Hall writes in Fitness a Catch and Release Sport on the USMasters Swimming web site about becoming physically fit. It require being mentally tough and doing it. She quotes from  Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life. and "Younger Next Year:
What to Wear to Swim Practice

Stacey Kiefer, a Masters swimming and product manager for Adolph Kiefer writes on the US Masters Swimming about what to wear to swim practice. This is a great article for the new Masters swimmers.
2012 Olympic Swimming Schedule

The organizing committee for the 2012 London Olympics has announced the swimming schedule. NBC negotiated with the Olympic Committee so that the preliminary heats are in the morning and the finals are in the evening.
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
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.   

Jon Steiner Mile Deadline 11 March
Tamalpias Aquatic Masters holds this postal event of Jon Steiner who helped start this event and died too young.

Time to turn in your results if you swam in the Jon Steiner Mile. The deadline for postmark or electronic entry is 11 March. You must have a 2011 USMasters Swimming to be eligible to participate.

Event Info
580 Sunset Parkway
Novato, California 94947
The Rinconada Meet
The Rinconada Meet will be held 12 March at the Rinconada Pool. One Line deadline is 9 March 11:59pm

The annual spring Rinconada Meet will be held March 12th at the Rinconada Pool in Palo Alto.  You are encourage to enter on line, which you can do until 11:59pm on March 9th. The 1000 Free must be pre-entered. You can deck enter the rest of the meet.

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 Pacific Masters 
Short Course Yards Championshihps 
You can now enter the Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships. 

The 2011 Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championships will be held at the Delores Bengstron Aquatic Center, Pleasanton, California  8-10 April 2011. Swimmers are encouraged to enter on-line (on-line deadline 11:59 PM Wednesday 30 March).

Open Water Season:

Pacific Masters Swimming Open Water Season is comming upon us. 


Pacific Masters Swimming Open Water Season is nearing. The meet directors has their annual meeting last week, hearing from Jim Wheeler and Kevin Lennon about the inherent dangers of Open Water Swimming.


The San Mateo Parkside Mile meet sheet has been posted as well as the Lake Del Valle Swim.


The Lake Sonoma Swim has been cancelled and the Open Water Committee is reviewing venues for the 2011 Pacific Masters Open Water Championships.   

Lake Sonoma Open Water Swim Cancelled


The 2011 Lake Sonoma Open Water Swim has been cancelled. The Pacific Masters Committee will decide on a new championship at its next meeting.

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
Dave Scott Triathlon Clinic
April 30 - 1 May 2011 

The Northern California Swimstitute will be hosting A thriathlon clinic with Dave Scott 30 April - 1 May. More information can be found on the Swimstitute web site

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.

SwimFest '11


US Masters Swimming SwimFest to be held in Atlanta

SwimFest '11 will be held in Atlanta at the Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center May 20-22. Join us for a weekend of interactive clinics and instruction in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Both Swimmers and Coaches of all levels and abilities are welcome. Spots are limited, so register today.
US Masters Swimming Elections


US Masters Swimming officer elections to be held this September.

U.S. Masters Swimming will hold elections during the 2011 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, Sept. 15-18 in Jacksonville, Fla. All USMS officer positions (president, vice president of administration, vice president of community services, vice president of local operations, vice president of programs, secretary and treasurer) are up for election. The nomination period is from March 1, 2011 through April 30, 2011.

Nomination packets and additional information may be obtained from the Election Section of the USMS website (www.usms.org/admin/election11 ), 

or by contacting Election Chair Rob Copeland at [email protected]

We are looking for energetic volunteers with a desire to help lead U.S. Masters Swimming.  If you are interested in leadership and service at our highest level or you know someone who would be willing to serve, please let us know.

Pacific Master by the numbers


A comparison of where Pacific Masters is now versus last year.

Below is a list of our largest clubs and the number of registered swimmers each has this year and last year at this time. Congratulations to all the coaches, as we are over 16% of where we were last year. There are currently 122 club registered with Pacific Masters, with membership from one to 538. There are over 13,900 on our email blast list.

Anyone can see their club roster by going to the Club Assistant web page which as on-line registration totals. Just hit your club abbreviation and your club roster will come up.


DAM  538505
STAN  398277
TCAM  374351
WCM  320387
MELO  278218
USF  255225
CRUZ  226191
SCSC  223209
MVM  209169
MAM  195187
TEME  177134
TSUN  168121
SMMM  14989
TVM  145156
PCAM  143119
SCAM  142144
SERC  139106
MAAC  132137
BAC  127125
DC  12389
BAY  121120
TOC  11892
SNM  115106
NBA  10847
RAMS  105109
AAM  9896