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04 April 2011
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The Short Course Yards Championships are rapidly coming up. Come cheer your teammates. It will be a lot of fun!

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. 


Last 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. 


Come out to support your local swimmers. There will be many fast contested heats.  


REMINDER: The 1650 and the 1000 Freestyle are seeded men and women together. 


RELAYS: If coaches get the relay cards to the clerk of the coach by 11 am Friday, the charge will be only $5.00 instead of $8.00. so you can see what your competition is up to. Programs will be available with heat and lane assignments.


 On-line check in is available. 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.


Real time results, we will be working to get real time results on line. Check the web page for the link


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.

US Masters Swimming SCY Championships: 

The 2011 US Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championships are being held in Mesa, AZ. Psych sheets are on line 


Entries for the meet have closed with 1,818 swimmers entered in the meet. The meet roster, psych sheets, team roster and swimmers look up functions are now available. Please check the psych sheets for accuracy and let us know of any errors (events and seed times cannot be changed unless there was a data entry error on our part).  While we cannot offer any refunds, if you are absolutely certain that you will not be swimming an event or in the entire meet, please let us know and you will be removed from the event(s) or the meet entirely to cut down on empty lanes and possibly help the timeline.  Please note once we take you out of an event, we cannot put you back into the event.  Thank you for supporting the meet. Please report entry errors and/or scratches to Tracy Grilli prior to April 5

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 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. 

Lets Talk Tech Suits

Kyle Dobbs of All American Swim Supply writes about Tech Suits on the USMS web site.

"What is the best suit?"


In order to answer this question, you first have to look at three main differences in the suits. What kind of fabric is the suit made of, what kind of seams does it have, and what does this do for me?


Kyle Dobbs does that on the USMS web site, clearing up what the advantages and disadvantages are of the new suits that competitive swimmers are wearing.