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The Update
19 March  2012
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PacMasters SCY Championships
Rinconada Meet
Pool All Stars
USMS Spring Nationals
New Meet - Quicksilver - San Jose
Pacific Masters Newsletter
Pacific Masters Newsletter
2014 USMS Spring Championships
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The March meeting will be Wednesday at the Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. There is a light buffet that begins at 7:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:30.

Club reps were asked for information about their club, there are now links to many of our clubs our web template, please test it out (if there are any problems, please report them).

Have fun!!

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Pacific Masters SCY Championships
Soda Springs Aquatic Center 
Deadline Wednesday Evening  


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.
The on-line deadline is 11:59pm 21 March (Wednesday evening).
Rinconada SCY Meet
Results Posted


The  Rinconada Masters Spring Short Course Meet results have been posted. Congratulations to Laura Val, who broke the national record in the 400 IM.
Thanks to Jim Shaw, Carol MacPherson and the Rinconada Masters who organized the meet. People had a great time in spite of the cool weather.
2011 Pool All Stars
Laura Val and Ann Hirsch


Congratulations to Laura Val and Ann Hirsch who are 2011 Pool All Stars. There are only 32 swimmers in this elite national group.Pool All-Stars are those who have achieved the most first place finishes in their age group during the year in Top Ten competition. Fine recognition for a great year!
US Masters Swimming 2012 Spring Nationals
Short Course Yards 


The first mail entry deadline for the US Masters Swimming 2012 Spring Nationals (Short Course Yards) is 2 March. This years Spring Nationals are being held in Greensboro, NC in the brand new Greensboro Aquatic Center. The meet is early this year 26-19 April 2012.
The deadline is 23 March at 9pm PDT.
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.
T'ai Chi Swimming
Coach Emmet Hines wrote an interesting article that is on the USMS website on T'ai Chi Swimming, where the objectives are
  1. Minimize the number of strokes used to complete each length
  2. Dramatically decrease the speed of movement through each stroke cycle
  3. Eliminate as much noise as possible by seeing how little one can disturb the surface in passing.
Pacific Masters Newsletter
Electronic Edition 

The March-April 2012 edition of the Pacific Masters Newsletter has been posted. The newsletter contains the Chairman's letter, meet sheets through the beginning of May and the results of the 2012 Open Water Points competition.


As it has been announced in the previous Newsletter, this newsletter will NOT be inserted into your copy of USMS Swimmer. This is an electronic copy of the newsletter, you must download it.
US Masters 2014 Short Course Championships

The US Masters Swimming Championship Committee is looking for bidders on the west coast for the 2014 Spring Championships. The meet normally attracts between 1500 to 2,000 athletes.
For a meet organizing the spring nationals, the club should have 
  1. At least a 50 meter pool
  2. Another pool for warm up
  3. The Ability to organize a high level meet.
If your club is interested or if you would like further information, please contact either Barry Fasbender or Michael Moore, both members of the Championships Committee.