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04 April  2012
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This last weekend was the 2012 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships, held at the Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga.

The weather was wet and windy during the meet, but it did not stop Jill Hernandez and Laura Val from setting multiple national records.

Club reps were asked for information about their club, there are now links to many of our clubs our web template, please test it out (if there are any problems, please report them).

Have fun!!

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Pacific Masters SCY Championships



The results of the 2012 Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championships have been posted. Congratulations to all the athletes, officials and workers who braved the elements to compete. 
The fast Soda Aquatic Center saw many national records broken including Jill Hernandez breaking the women's 50-54 400IM (4:46.15), 500 Free (5:15.40), 200IM (2:16.49); Laura Val broke the women's 60-64 50 Back (30.95), 100 Fly (1:06.95), 200 Back (2:28.63); 100 Back (1:08.23), 50 Free (26.95), 1650 (19:43.99), 500 Fr (5:42.84), 1000 Fr (11:41.77); Luane Rowe 1000 Fr (10:12.42) and the Walnut Creek Men 65+ 400 Medley Relay (4:42.13). 
Thanks to Lisa Ward, Adam Conway, John King, the Walnut Creek Masters and the Tri Valley Masters for organizing the meet.
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.
Spring Lake Open Water 


The first open water meet of the season is the Spring Lake One Mile. It is a one mile look. There is also the 500 meter swim. The meet begins at 9am on Saturday 19 May. You can deck enter, but reentry is recommended.
Open Water 101 and 201


Pacific Masters is proud to offer two clinic for the open water swimmers. Open Water 101 is for the novice open water swimmer (the swimmer must be able to swim 1/2 mile in 30 minutes or less). Open Water 201 is for a swimmer who has completed at least two open water swims of 1/2 mile or more.
USMS to give Grants to College Swimmers
The Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, the charitable arm of USMS, with a purpose of encouraging more adults to choose swimming as part of their health, fitness, and lifestyle, will be giving five, $1,000 grants to college swimmers. The grants are for the 2012-2013 academic year. 
Applicants must be 18 years or older, must be swimming for a college club program, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be required to submit a 150-word essay why they like swimming. NCAA athletes must check with their compliance departments before applying. 
The application deadline is June 22, 2012. Swimmers receiving grants will be notified the week of July 23, 2012. Grant recipients will be required to attend the USMS annual convention September 14-16, 2012 in Greensboro, N.C. USMS will pay for the registration, airfare and hotel for the grant recipients. 
The application process is online at
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.
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 Championship Committee.