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15 January 2012
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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 4 March, the other dates for this meet on the calendar are correct.

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

The first Pacific Masters Committee meeting of the year will be on Wednesday 18 January. There is a light buffet starting at 7:00pm and the meeting begins at 7:30.

Have fun!!

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
New Registration Year


Our new registration year started 1 November. Swimmers can register on line at You can register any time 24/7. Currently we have  over 6,800 swimmers registered for 2012 (about 57% of last years membership) - thanks to everyone who has reregistered. 
For those who registered already and wanted  to purchase an item from Finis corporation, be sure that you  went to, not (your registration email may have had the wrong URL. - you should have until midnight tonight)
Coaches and Club Registrar, you can check your membership and see who is registered on your team, as well as see who from 2011 has not yet registered by going to the Club Assistant web site. Click on your club and both 2011 and 2012 registrations are listed.


The TOC 1500 


The Olympic Club is organizing its 1500 M event that will be held on Saturday 21 January. 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 the meet goes quickly.
Entry deadline is Tuesday 17 January 2012. You can deck enter at this meet.
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.
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 quickly. Since this is the Valentines Day meet, men and women will be seeded together.
Go the Distance


US Masters Swimming Go the Distance is commencing the 2012 GTD season (1 Jan through 31 Dec). You can log in your distance for each day of the year to see how you do against your plan for year. It is free and you will receive free stuff from Nike for meeting certain milestones.
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 with each other - 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.   
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 Video Channel


US Masters Swimming has instituted a Video Channel on YouTube. Included on the site is the Stanford Masters breaking the Men's 4x200 Free Record (Undate).