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12 April 2011
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The Short Course Yards Championships were last weekend. It was a lot of fun despite the cool weather. The Nationals Short Course Yards Championships will soon be contested in Mesa, AZ. And, the open water season is almost upon us.

Pacific Masters Swimming welcomes anyone who would like to gain and maintain fitness through swimming and encourages programs to foster this mission.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore

Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships

The Pacific Masters 2011 Short Course is in the records books. Thanks to Lisa Ward of Walnut Creek and Adam Conway of Tri-Valley for being the meet directors and organizing the meet.


Congratulations to Jill Hernandez of Chico Masters who broke the national records in the women's 200 IM (50-54), breaking Ahelee Sue Osborns national record by over two seconds.


Congratulation to Walnut Creek Masters for winning the large team division, beating USF (2900.5 to 2623). My USF team mate wanted to mention that the USF women beat the Creek women by 14 points. It was the Creek men  who won enough points to beat USF.


Manatee Aquatic Masters took the medium team division. 

Pacific Masters Excel Weekend
Rowdy Gaines to Speak: 

A clinic designed to challenge your mind with information and ideas while infusing new energy and excitement into your swimming and coaching - 10-12 June. 

Olympian Rowdy Gaines to be keynote speaker for coaches conference. He will also meet with swimmers on deck and in the water  early Saturday afternoon.

Coaches Chair Cokie Lepinski and her committee have been working dilligently  to bring an exciting  weekend for coaches and swimmers at the Excel Weekend - Focusing on Technique and Heart


Olympian Rowdy Gaines will be the keynote speaker for the coaches conference, in the early afternoon he will meet with swimmers on the deck an in the water.


The Number of spaces is LIMITED for both coaches and swimmers. If you would like to attend, you should register as soon as possible as the space will fill up quickly. For the swimmer wanting to improve their technique, this is the place to be.


Detail are on the Excel Weekend website.

Beth Musser Passes: 


Beth Musser died early this morning.  A memorial is being planned for next Wednesday, April 20th, at Our Lady of Loretto in Novato. Beth was a longtime Pacific Masters swimmer, coach, and swimming teacher.  She has been in poor health for some time but she is remembered as full of energy and enthusiasm for all things related to swimming.  Many of our members were taught to swim by Beth and given a lifelong passion for the water.   


The time for the memorial has not yet been determined but should be in the obituary when it's published.

Parkside Mile  cancelled: 

Because of a massive sewage spill, the Parkside Open Water swim on May 14 has been cancelled for this year.  It will not be rescheduled.

Join Pacific Masters Linked in

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 50 members have joined

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. 

Swimmers Needed!
Swim Laps to Protect the Vulnerable

The second Annual "Swim for Life" is coming June 25.  Swimmers of every age group and ability are being asked to swim laps and raise money to ensure the vulnerable among us (the elderly, disabled, young and ill) will be safely evacuated during disasters.   

All money raised will help provide SAFELY OUT™ evacuation kits to those in need.  Every $10 raised puts one more kit in the hands of someone whose life may be saved. 

The event runs from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on June 25.  Come out and swim as many laps as you like; families and teams are welcome too!  It promises to be a great day of swimming for fun and for a good cause. 

Can't swim that day?  You can still help out by pledging another swimmer.  Folsom Master swimmer Bill Romanelli will be repeating his 2010 "Swim a 10K to Raise10K" and can certainly use your help. 

More details as well as entry and pledge forms are available on the Swim For Life web page.