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28 March 2011
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The SCAM meet and the Short Course Yards Championships are rapidly coming up..  The US Masters Swimming 2011 Short Course National Championships are being held in Mesa, AZ. The on-line deadline is March 24. 

As you can see there is a new Pacific Masters logo. More information about the logo can be found on the front page of the March April Newsletter

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

Pacific Masters 
Short Course Yards Championships
The PacMasters 2011 SCY Champmionships will be held in Pleasanton, California. The on-line deadline is 30 March. No deck entries.

Lasts years PacMasters Short Course Championships was one of the most competitive, with Walnut Creek, USF and Davis Aquatic Masters competing in the Large team division. Even though it was a big meet, the meet finished early each day.


You must pre-enter the meet. The the on-line deadline at 11:59 pm on 30 March. This meet promises to be one of the most competitive and fun meets of the year.


Lisa Ward, the meet director reminds the teams that there are to be NO TARPS used on the grass at the championship meet.  Blankets and towels are allowed.

The Strawberry Canyon Meet
California Senior Games State Championships
Results have been posted for the Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters Meet and for the California Senior Games State Championships

The results of the Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters Meet have been posted. Many swimmers braved the elements and the cold front to compete in the fast UC Berkeley Spieker pool. Thanks to Ben Swiggett, Kathy Striebel and the Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters for organizing the meet. 


The California Senior Games State Championships were held at Stanford University this past weekend. The swimming championships were held on Saturday. There were many Pacific Masters swimmers who competed for the State Championships gold medal. Thanks to Anne Cribbs and Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee for their work in the Championships.

The March April Newsletter: 

Pacific Masters Swimming March April Newsletter is available on-line.


The Pacific Masters Swimming Newsletter is now available on line. The newsletter contains information about the new logo, as well as information on upcoming meets, and last years Open Water Points Competition.

Pacific Masters Excel Weekend
Rowdy Gaines to Speak: 

A clinic designed to challenge your mind with information and ideas while infusing new energy and excitement into your swimming and coaching - 10-12 June. 

Olympian Rowdy Gaines to be keynote speaker for coaches conference. He will also meet with swimmers on deck and in the water  early Saturday afternoon.


Coaches Chair Cokie Lepinski and her committee have been working dilligently  to bring an exciting  weekend for coaches and swimmers at the Excel Weekend - Focusing on Technique and Heart


Olympian Rowdy Gaines will be the keynote speaker for the coaches conference, in the early afternoon he will meet with swimmers on the deck an in the water.


The Number of spaces is LIMITED for both coaches and swimmers. If you would like to attend, you should register as soon as possible as the space will fill up quickly. For the swimmer wanting to improve their technique, this is the place to be.


Detail are on the Excel Weekend website.

Open Water Season: 

Pacific Masters Swimming Open Water Season is coming upon us. 


The San Mateo Parkside Mile meet sheet has been posted as well as theLake 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. 

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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 over 50 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. 

Bill Volckening Selling Swim Magazines

Spring cleaning time! Bill Volckening is getting rid of most of his swimming memorabilia - there are boxes and boxes full of it - but rather than throwing my old magazines in the recycle bin, I thought swimmers and collectors of swimming memorabilia might enjoy them. So he is offering them for sale on eBay, start price 99 cents per magazine, no reserve.