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18 October 2011
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Pac Masters Monthly Meeting
Pac Masters SCM Championships
End of year Dues Reduction
Annual Meeting
Pacific Masters 2012 Calendar
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We are US Masters Swimming video
Blue 70 wetsuit clinic
Chloe Sutton Freestyle clinic
Club and Coach Services Director
USMS updated Strategic Plan
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday 13 November 2011 at the Shadelands Arts Center 11 N Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek.  Rowdy Gaines is the Keynote Speaker.

Also 2011 Service Awards will be presented. If you have a nomination for a service award, please send your nomination to chairman @ pacific . They must be submitted by 6 pm 19 October, so they can be presented to the committee.

Wednesday evening is the October monthly meeting. It is an even number month, so we are having a conference call.

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 
October Monthly Meeting

Pacific Masters Commitee meets 11 times a year (Every month except December). The Committee has a face to face meeting in odd number months and a conference call meeting in even number months. 


The next meeting will be an 19 October Conference call that starts at 7 PM. Every club is asked to have a representative and all members are invited to attend.Please call Nancy Ridout for the telephone number 


Pacific Masters 
2011 Short Course Meters Championships 

The 2011 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships was held at the Clark Swim Center, Heather Farms 14-16 October. This was Pacific Masters final short course meters championships for the year.


Congratulations to Tim Broderick (STAN)60-64 who broke the 200 IM SCM World Record; Anthony Ervin (SCAM) 30-34 who broke the USMS 50 Free Record; Ann Hirsch who broke the USMS 50 Breast, 100 Breast and 200 Breast records; and Laura Val who brok the World 100 Back, 200 IM, 100 Fly, 100 IM and 400 Free, she also broke the PacMasters 50 and 100 Breast. All the records broken including Pac Masters are posted on the Pacific Masters web site  

End of Year
Dues Reduction 

The Pacific Masters registration fee decreases in September and October. The end of year registration fee is $32 instead of $44. All 2011 registrations expire 12/31/2011. 
For non-members who wish to swim in any of our events during the rest of the year, they can pay the reduced end of year fee.
The Annual Meeting

The Pacific Masters Annual Meeting will take place at Walnut Creek's Shadelands Art Center on Sunday, November 13 starting at 12 noon. The Shadelands Art Center is located at 111 N. Wiget (corner of Wiget & Ygnacio Valley Road). The meeting includes a catered lunch featuring gourmet pasta selections, Rowdy Gaines as the keynote speaker, presentation of service award winners, and recognition of Pacific Masters Board Members. 


Members are encouraged to nominate people for the Pacific Masters service awards. The service awards include: 
  • The Contributor of the Year Award, 
  • The Personal Achievement Award,
  • The Distinguished Service Award and
  • The Appreciation Award. 
The Pacific Masters Committee is asking PacMasters members to look around for volunteers who have contributed to the success of Masters swimming, but have not been recognized in the past. Nominations will be accepted and voted on at the Pacific Masters October meeting.
Pacific Masters Calendar

The 2012 Pacific Masters Swimming Calendar has been posted on our website. The Pacific Masters Championships dates are on the website as well as the local meets and other events dates.

Please use it to plan your 2012 swimming year. There are many great events planned, besides our very competitive championships, the US Masters Swimming Championships will be held in Greensboro, NC (SCY) and Omaha, NB (LCM). It is an even number year and FINA will be holding its FINA World Masters Championship 2012 in Riccione, IT.
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. This is a place where our members can network - so far over 300 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. 
Pacific Masters Clubs
Thank you to those who have re-registered 

As of Tuesday evening 2011, Pacific Masters had 63 clubs registered for 2012.  Thank you to the following clubs for registering for next year.


Alpine Hills Swimming Masters
Aquasol Masters
Bay Masters
Cal Maritime Academy Masters
Carson Tigersharks
Carson Valley Masters
Club Hot Tub
Davis Aquatic Masters
El Cerrito Aquatic Masters
El Dorado Hills Sports Club
Ellis Electric Eels
Fig Garden Swim Team
Fog City Masters
Fremont Glenmoor Masters
Hanford YMCA Masters
Ladera Oaks Masters
Livermore Valley Tennis Club
Loch Ness Masters
Lodi Masters
Los Gatos Swim And Racquet Club
Madera Masters Swimmers
Marin Pirates Masters
Masters Penguin Swim Club
Mavericks Masters Swimming
Merced Skimmers Masters Aquatics
Modesto Area Aquatic Club
Montclair Swim Club
Monterey Bay Masters Seaside AC
Morgan Hill Splash Masters
Motherlode Masters
Napa Valley Masters
North Bay Aquatics
Oakdale Swimming
Oakwood Athletic Club Masters
Olde Durham Dolphins
Orinda Aquatic Masters
Parkpoint Patriots
Peninsula Covenant Aquatic Masters
RCP Tiburon Milers
Rinconada Masters
Rocklin Aquatics Masters
Rolling Hills Mud Sharks
Sacramento Masters
Salinas Valley Aquatics Masters
Santa Clara University Swimming
Santa Cruz Masters Aquatics
Sierra Nevada Masters
South End Rowing Club
St Helena Masters Swimming
St. Lawrence Masters Swim Team
Swimstitute Masters
Tamalpais Aquatic Masters
Temescal Aquatic Masters
The Olympic Club
Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters
Turlock Masters Swim Club
Ukiah Dolphins
University Club of Palo Alto
Walnut Creek Masters
West Coast Aquatic Masters
Wildcat Alumni Masters
Willits Otters Swim Team
Yuba City Masters Swimming
Currently we have 10,825 registered swimmers. Thanks to the coaches and volunteers for your work for the swimmers.
We are US Masters Swimming
US Masters Swimming released a new video "We are U.S. Masters Swimming." This video will give you a snapshot of who we are. The video is on the U.S. Masters Swimming YouTube channel.
Blue Seventy Wetsuit Clinic
Blue Seventy will be holding a wet suit clinic at the Sports Basement Presidio (610 Old Mason Rd, The Presidio, San Francisco) Thursday 20 October 2011. 
They will discussing the differences between an entry level suit and  a professional level wetsuit are and everything in between. They will discuss the different types of neoprene and which suits assist buoyancy and bilateral rotation as well as how a suit should fit. They will also talk about the proper care of a wet suit.
Chloe Sutton Freestyle clinic
2008 Olympian Chloe Sutton will be giving a freestyle clinic at the Swimstitute, Sacramento CA on 28 January 2012. It is restricted to the first 30 participants.
USMS looking for
Club and Coach Services Director
United States Masters Swimming is looking for someone to fill the new Club and Coach Services Director position. The position is full time and is located at  the USMS national office in Sarasota, FL and reports to the executive director.
USMS updated Strategic Plan
At the United States Masters Swimming Convention in Jacksonville, FL last month, the House of Delegates voted to adopt the updated Strategic Plan as recommended by the Board of Directors.