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16 October  2012

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October-November is always my favorite time of the year. Maybe because I am a native San Franciscan - the weather is always great and the shortening of daylight means that the holiday season is just around the corner.

The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships is my favorite meet of the year. The weather is usually good. The meet is large enough to have good competition in your age group, and the days are not too long. The meet is small enough so that you can chat with your swimming buddies from other clubs between events and Walnut Creek has run a great championship for many years.

Rich Burns of Tamalpias Masters suggest this link to a video about evolution of the butterfly stroke (8 minutes long with a 20 second commercial).
The Evolution of Butterfly on The Morning Swim Show
The Evolution of Butterfly on The Morning Swim Show

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore
Pacific Masters Swimming 
October Monthly Meeting
The Pacific Masters Swimming October monthly meeting will be a conference call. The meeting will start at 7PM Wednesday 17 October 2012. If you would like to participate, please contact Nancy Ridout 415 872 0771 for the telephone number and password.

All members are invited to attend, Every team is encouraged to send a representative.
Pacific Masters 
Short Course Meters Championships 
 The Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Meters Championships were last weekend at the Heather Farm Clarke Aquatic Center. The results have been posted on the web site. 
Congratulations to all who participated. Walnut Creek took home the Team Championship award with Bay Masters second and Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters third. 
Thanks to Chris Stewart, Kerry O'Brien and the Walnut Creek Masters for hosting the event. Walnut Creek organizes a great meet.
Open Water Points 
All Open Water swimmers are asked to check the open water results page. Please review your results. Swimmers will have until 31 October to report any errors. Report any errors to Marcia Benjamin at [email protected] Final results will be reported by the end of November.
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting
11 November 
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting will be on Sunday 11 November at the Walnut Creek Shadelands Art Center in Walnut Creek. Janet Evans will be the keynote speaker. Bill Brenner of the USMS National office will be speaking on "Strategies and Tactics for Enhancing Your Club."
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.