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24 September 2012

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It is now officially Fall. We now have few hours of sunlight, the days get cooler and it is a glorious time of the year. 

The first meet of Fall was the Mountain View Alan Liu Memorial Meet. Fremont Hills brought about thirty swimmers to the meet, about half of which were there first Masters meet. During the 400 free, four Fremont swimmers did lap counting four swimmers who did not have lap counters.

Pacific Masters broke its last year record setting number of members. We now have over 11,900. With just 98 more members, we will break the 11,000 member mark. Largest clubs continue to be Davis Aquatic Masters (666), Stanford (533), Tuolumne County (485) and Walnut Creek (473). If every club gets one - just one member before the end of the year, we will be the first LMSC to break 11,000 members.

Enjoy the warm weather.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Sacramento Pentathlon
New Time - New day 

Sacramento Masters 40th Annual Sprint Short Course Meter Pentathlon will be held Saturday 29 September. The swim meet will be at the Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davis campus, Davis, CA.   
Deck entries close at 9:15 and pre-entered swimmers must check in by 9:40am.
Meet Information
Keller Cover
Point Richmond
30 September

Swimmers really enjoyed this new event last year.  Three different distances to choose from.  All races start at the same time, alll races count toward open water points. There are still 15 age groups where first place has not been decided - yet.
PacMasters Scheduling
for 2013 

The Pacific Masters 2013 schedule was approved by the PacMasters Committee. The Three pool championships are now on the schedule.
Thanks to John Morales for putting together the schedule and working with all the club volunteers, whose work allows us to have our great meets.
Service Awards 

At the November Annual Meeting, Pacific Masters will be awarding its service awards to our volunteers. There are four service awards: The Contributor of the Year Award, The Personal Achievement Award, The Distinguished Service Award and the Appreciation Award.
The Contributor of the Year is to recognize outstanding contributions to Masters Swimming. The Personal Achievement Award is to recognize long term dedication to our program and reward noticeable improvemnt in one's own skills and times. Thie Distinguished Service Award is to recognize outstanding contributions to Pacific Masters Swimming and the Appreciation Award is to express special thanks to individual or groups who have made significant contributions to Pacific Masters Swimming.
Anyone may nominate a person (or group) for the award. Nominations are due to the chairman by 15 October.  [more information and how to nominate]
Mountain View Masters
SCM Results 

The results of the Mountain View Masters Alan Liu Meet have been posted. Laura Val broke world records in the 100 Free, 50 Backstroke and the 50 Freestyle.

Thanks to Chris Campbell, Laura Schuster and the Mountain View Masters for organizing the meet.
Pacific Masters 
Short Course Yards Championships 

The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held at Walnut Creek's Hearther Farms 25 meter pool, October 12-14. Note that in the 1500 and 800 Free men and women swim together.
Coaches Clinic 

Pacific Masters is proud to offer a USMS/ASCA Masters Coach Certification Level 1 and Level 2 Clinics.


The Clinics will be offered in Mountain View, CA(29 September) and Davis, CA (30 September). You must be a 2012 USMS member to participate in the couse, you must be a member of ASCA to receive certification. There are a number of scholarships available for Pacific Masters coaches, please contact Cokie Lepinski  for details.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches 

Coaches - we need your help. We are cleaning up our database for coaches and assistant coaches for teams in Pacific Masters. We've got some exciting things planned for our coaches in the coming year, but we know that we only have a partial listing of coaches in Pacific Masters, and we want to be sure and reach you all with our communications. 
If you are a coach or assistant coach, we'd greatly appreciate you contacting our Coaches Chair, Cokie Lepinski at with your team and contact information.
Changes in the bylaws and rules 

Per the PacMasters bylaws, proposals for amendments the repeal or addition of new bylaws must be presented to a member of the Executive Committee at least 45 days prior to the annual meeting - Deadline would be 27 September.  [ Guide to Operations and Bylaws ]