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November-December 2011
Thank you for all you do for USMS and warmest wishes for health, happiness and lots of swimming in the New Year!

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Club Registration
Join ButtonThe registration year began November 1 and we saw nearly 700 clubs register. However, there are still clubs that haven't registered.

Please note that in order for a member to register for a club, the club MUST be registered. If a member registers online, clubs that are not registered for 2011 will not be listed on the drop-down list and members will not be able to register for those clubs.

As you can imagine, this causes quite a bit of confusion for members (and stress for registrars, Club Assistant and the membership office). PLEASE get the word out to those clubs in your LMSC that have not registered--ask them to send their 2011 club registrations in!
Tips and Tricks
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There is a wealth of information about your LMSC on the USMS web site. From the main page, click the blue Local Programs tab and then select your LMSC from the map.

From your LMSC's information page, you can view a list of every person registered within the LMSC. You can view a list of your LMSC's officers. Your LMSC's bylaws and most-recent annual meeting minutes are available on this page. And you can also view all of your LMSC's members who have made Top 10, All American, or All Star status.
A Few Milestones...
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Conversations about competitive swimming for adults began in the 1960s. But it wasn't until 1971 that the ball really got rolling. Below is a timeline of some of the historical highlights of the evolution of Masters Swimming. USMS can trace its roots to a few committed volunteers. It will owe its future to thousands of committed volunteers like you! Read more...
2012 USMS Rule Book
2011 RulebookThe 2012 USMS Full and Mini Rule Book are in the process of being printed. Complementary copies will be sent to the LMSC Registrar and Officials Chair and any of your members who are on the USMS Board of Directors, Liaison/Special Appointment, Committee Chair or member of the Finance, Legislation, Long Distance, Officials or Rules committee.
If you would like to order additional copies for your LMSC officers and/or officials, please send ontact Kyle Deery, USMS Marketing Coordinator.
LMSC Officer Changes
LMSCHas your LMSC elected new officers or appointed people to new positions? Make sure the National Office has these changes. Check your LMSC's officer listings by selecting your LMSC from the list on this page

If this listing is not correct, report any updates to Anna Lea Matysek at the national office.
Calendar of Events
Make sure your events are on the bigger-better-faster Calendar of Events. We added new search capabilities in 2011 and more improvements are coming. Our goal is to make it easy for all of our members to find USMS events, and make it easy for LMSCs to access all the events in their geographic areas.

About STREAMLINES for Volunteers
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U.S. Masters Swimming encourages all USMS volunteers to subscribe to STREAMLINES for Volunteers, however if you would rather not receive this update, please do not click the unsubscribe button, as that will remove you from all other U.S. Masters Swimming National Office mailings. Rather, please click on the "Update Profile/Email Address" link at the bottom of this email. Here you can select to discontinue your STREAMLINES for Volunteers service or sign up for the monthly coaches' newsletter, STREAMLINES for Coaches, and/or the monthly member newsletter STREAMLINES.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.
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