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The Update
27 February 2012
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Rinconada Meet
Pacific Masters Newsletter
USMS looking for IT Consultant
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New Meet - Quicksilver - San Jose
USMS Spring Nationals
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Janet Evans
2014 USMS Spring Championships
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This Update includes:
  • Upcoming SCAM Meet, Rinconada Meet, PacMasters Champs
  • PacMasters Newsletter
  • California Senior Games Championships

Have fun!!

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Jon Steiner Memorial Mile


The  Jon Steiner Memorial Postal is almost finished. Money from this swim will go toward lung cancer research (the insidious disease that killed Jon). You can swim the mile anytime now to 29 February.
4 March 2012 


Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters is organizing its annual Short Course Yards meet 4 March 2012 at the Spieker Aquatics Complex, UC Berkeley. This very popular meet is offering the 50's and 100's for all four strokes plus the 200 and 500 Free, and the 100 and 200 IM.
The on-line deadline is 11:59pm 29 February and the will take deck entries for all events except the 500 Free.
Rinconada SCY Meet
17 March 2012 (St Patrick's Day)


The Rinconada Masters Spring Short Course Meet will be held Saturday, 17 March 2012. The meet features the 1000 Free and the 400 IM. It also has its famous (or infamous) 1650 Butterfly Special event
The  on-line deadline is 11:59pm 14 March. There is no deck entry for the 1000 Free, but the other events may be deck entered.
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.
USMS looking for IT Consultant

USMS is seeking a qualified IT consultant who can evaluate and make recommendations to the following:

  •  Review of our current IT infrastructure
  •  Recommended platform for our future IT services
  •  Safeguarding our servers, software and database assets
  •  IT resource allocation

    The IT consultant will be expected to make a due diligence visit to USMS headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. 

Join Pacific Masters LinkedIn


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 with each other - so far over 400 members have joined. You must be a member of Pacific Masters to join the Linked in group.  
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 SCY Championships
Soda Springs Aquatic Center 


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.
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.
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.
California Senior Games Championships
Deadline 28 February 


The 2012 California Senior Games Swimming Championships will be contested at Avery Pool on the Stanford Campus. Winners of these events will be eligible to compete in the National Senior Games Championships to be held next year in Cleveland OH.
The meet deadline is 28 February and there are no deck entries. You can register on-line. The Games promote healthy active lifestyles for adults over the age of 50
Janet Evans Willson
Going for the Gold again 


Olympic Gold medal winner Janet Evans will be trying to make the 2012 US Olympic team that goes to London this year.The NY Times has an article about  her current life as an elite swimmer and mother.
Janet gave a talk before the XI FINA World Masters Championships and said that sometime she would like to get back to swimming as a Masters swimmers. But she said she would compete under her married name. The next speaker said that no one would know who Janet Willson was until she took her first stroke.
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.