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The Update
05 February 2012
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Coaches are the backbone of Pacific Masters and every year we ask for members to submit their nominations for Coach of the Year. We made a change last year so that now the Coach of the Year award is presented at the Pacific Masters Short Course Championships. More information below.

Have fun!!

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year nomination are due  


Coach of the Year nomination are due by the next Pacific Masters Swimming meeting. The award is made at the Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships. Nominations should be sent to Peter Guadagni, chairman of Pacific Masters by 14 February. Pacific Masters has many great coaches, write a nomination and let the world know how you feel about your coach. 
 The award criteria are as follows:
   a. The coach and Club held current PMS registration during the year under consideration.
   b. The criteria for the award will be considered first, since January 1 of the preceding year, and second, over the coach's career with his or her club. Outstanding contributions to his or her club and its individuals are measured by the following competitive and non-competitive factors:
     i. Competitive factors shall include club and individual performance at PMS and USMS Championships in any sanctioned course, as well as relay and individual PMS, USMS and World records that reflect the coach's skill and inspiration. 
    ii. Non-competitive factors shall include club vigor, size and growth, club participation and volunteering, and club having hosted well-run events.
    iii. Outstanding service to PMS, USMS and to other public or private community organizations.
   iv. Outstanding professional contributions, such as participation in clinics and published works.
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
This Saturday 


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.
4 March 2012 


Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters is organizing its annual Short Course Yards meet 4 March 2012 at the Spieker Aquatics Complex at UC Berkeley. This very popular meet is offering the 50's and 100's for all four strokes plus the 200 and 500 Free, and the 100 and 200 IM.
Intensive Training Camp
Walnut Creek 


The 25th Annual Walnnut Creek Masters Intensive Training Camp will be 2-4 March. The coaching staff will include Kerry O'Brien, Mike Heaney, Debbie and Roque Santos, Steve Stahl, Lisa Ward, Brian Stack, and Cokie Lepinski.
The ITC is not the place to begin your training, but to continue it at perhaps a higher level. The ITC has always been very popular and has sold out in the past. Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. 
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 400 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.   
Pacific Masters SCY Championships
Soda Springs Aquatic Center 


This year the 2012 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships will be held at the Soda Aquatic Center, Campolindo High School, Moraga, CA. For those who will be needing lodging, you should look for hotels in Walnut Creek.
Quicksilver Masters Spring SCY Meet 


A new meet is now on the Pacific Masters calendar - The Quicksilver Swimming Masters Spring SCY meet is being organized by San Jose Aquatics. The 21st April meet will have  and assortment of strokes, with the 500 free and 1650 free also being offered.