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5 January 2012
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Jon Steiner Mile
10 K Clinic Filled
TOC 1500
FOG City Quadrathon
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USF Valentines Day Meet
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It is a new year, for those of you who have re-registered for Masters swimming, thank you. For those who register before 15 January US Masters Swimming has arranged a special program from USMS sponsors (information is in your re-registration packet).

New Deadline: The registration deadline for The Olympic Club 1500 has been changed to 19 January 2012.

Change of Date on Schedule: The Strawberry Canyon meet is on the schedule for 4th March, the other dates for this meet on the calendar are incorrect.

The California State Senior Games will be held at Stanford, Califonia. You must qualify at a state championship to go to next year's Senior Games Championships.

The Trans Tahoe Relay will be held on 21 July. Registration has already opened - it is an event that in the past few years has filled up.

Happy New Year!!

Have fun!!

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
New Registration Year


Our new registration year started 1 Novmeber. Swimmers can register on line at You can register any time 24/7. Currently we have  over 6,200 swimmers registered for 2012 (about 57% of last years membership) - thanks to everyone who has reregistered. 
You can see who is registered by going to the Club Assistant Website, You can see who is registered by club by clicking on the club - be sure to click on the 2012 year.


Jon Steiner Memorial Mile


The  Jon Steiner Memorial Postal has begun. Money from this swim will go toward lung cancer research (the insidious disease that killed Jon). You can swim the mile anytime now to the end of February.
10 K Clinic


The Open Water 10 K Clinic is filled, there is no more room available, Thanks to Glenda Carroll and her open water team for offering this clinic for our long distance swimmers.
The TOC 1500 


The Olympic Club is organizing its 1500 M event. You must pre-register for the 1500 by 11:59pm 19 January. Note the deadline change. As this is a meters meet, your age group is determined by your age at the end of the year. If you swim the 1500 now, you have some recovery time before your next meet.
FOG City Quadrathon


The FOG City Quadrathon is on Sunday 22 January 2012. This meet is four freestyle events (the 500,100,200, and 50). It is an afternoon meet and he meet goes quickly.
Entry deadline is Tuesday 17 January 2012. You can deck enter at this meet.
Freestyle Clinic


The SwimSTITUTE of Sacramento will be sponsoring a freestyle clinic with Olympian  Chloe Sutton on Saturday 28 January 2012. Chloe won the 10K at the Pan Pacific Games.
USF Valentines Day Meet


The USF Valentines Day Meet will be held on 11 February. There are  significant changes to the meet this year. The first is that there is no deck entry at the meet (you can enter the meet on-line until 11:59 PM the evening prior to event - 10 February). Also this year, swimmers will compete in just the 50s and 100s, so the meet will go very fast. Since this is the Valentines Day meet, men and women will seeded together.
Club Survey


I sent out a club survey to our club contacts. From the survey, the Places to Swim page is created as well as a home page link to the your club. There are 116 clubs and 115 good email address that can be used by Survey Monkey - there is one club contact that does not want to be contacted by Survey Monkey. If you are a club rep and did not receive a survey, contact me . Results from the survey will be used to update the PacMasters web pages.
Change in Officers


With the election of officers at the Annual meeting the following will assume office on 1 January 2012. 


Chair: Peter Guadagni (WCM) 
Admin Vice Chair: Michael Moore (USF) 
Operation Vice Chair: Jim Clemmons (MAM) 
Secretary: Leianne Crittenden (WCM) 
Treasurer: Kildine Harms (WCM) 
Member-at-Large: Caroline Lambert (FREM)  
We wish the best for all the new officers in their two year term.
Join Pacific Masters LinkedIn


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 300 members have joined. You must be a member of Pacific Masters to join the Linked in group.  
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.   
USMS Masters Coach
Level I and II Certification Clinic


Southern Pacific Masters Swimming is organizing a Masters Coach Level I and II Certification Clinic. The clinic will be on 11 February 2012 at the California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California.
Scott Bay, USMS Coaches Chair and Mel Goldstein of USMS Club and Coach Services will be presenting the clinic. PacMasters has a limit number of scholarships for the coaches certification (for more information contact chairman Peter Guadagni)
2012 USMS Rule Book


The 2012  US Masters Swimming Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition (the Rule book)  is available on line. For competitive swimmers, it is always good to read the Swimming rules, they are only four pages long and cover all four strokes.
USMS Tips and  Tricks and
Qualities of a Successful Masters Program


At the US Masters Swimming annual Convention there were workshops, all the workshops were videotaped and are available on line. Jim Matysek, USMS Webmaster had one on Tips and Tricks (of the USMS website) and Mel Goldstein had workshop on Qualities of a Successful Masters Program.