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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 masters.org . 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
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
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
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
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.
Currently we have 10,825 registered swimmers. Thanks to the coaches and volunteers for your work for the swimmers.
|Alpine Hills Swimming Masters|
|Cal Maritime Academy Masters|
|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|
|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|
|Napa Valley Masters|
|North Bay Aquatics|
|Oakwood Athletic Club Masters|
|Olde Durham Dolphins|
|Orinda Aquatic Masters|
|Peninsula Covenant Aquatic Masters|
|RCP Tiburon Milers|
|Rocklin Aquatics Masters|
|Rolling Hills Mud Sharks|
|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|
|Tamalpais Aquatic Masters|
|Temescal Aquatic Masters|
|The Olympic Club|
|Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters|
|Turlock Masters Swim Club|
|University Club of Palo Alto|
|Walnut Creek Masters|
|West Coast Aquatic Masters|
|Wildcat Alumni Masters|
|Willits Otters Swim Team|
|Yuba City Masters Swimming|
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. www.swimstitute.com
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.