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8 November 2012

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It has difficult to believe that Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season is less than two weeks away.

It is also the start of the new Registration Year. Thanks to the over 1,200 swimmers who have re-registered already. If you early register you will be sent an email for discounts for some of our US Masters Swimming sponsors. Now is the time to try those new toys.

Pacific Master is sanctioning two end of year postals. One in November - the DAM Brute Squad Postal; and the December Postal is new - it is the MEMO 400 Kick for Time. (for both see below.

Also the November - December Pacific Masters Newsletter is available on line. The Newsletter includes information abnout the new registration year and the upcoming meets, as well at the chairman's letter.

Dave Allen of the Marin Independent Journal wrote a great hearetwarming story about Glenda Carroll and her son Ricky Carroll. Both Glenda and Ricky worked this year at the San Francisco Giants home games (Glenda has been our Open Water Chair for the past few years). 

Cokie Lepinski, our coaches chair, has an very interesting website for her virtual club - Swymnet Masters. The section on Health has an article on Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema - something I had never heard of before.

On behalf of Peter Guadagni, chair; Nancy Ridout, registrar; and our executive committee, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore


DAM Brute Squad Postal 

The 4th Annual DAM Brute Squad Postal Swim takes place during the month of November. It is the 200 Fly, followed by the 400 IM followed by the 1650 (Others say it is the 300 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast and 1750 Freestyle). The cumulative time of all three determine the order of finish. If two or more swimmers report the same cumulative time, a time will be declared.  
Reno Winners Meet 

The 19th Annual Reno "Winners" Meet will be Saturday 1 December 2012. There is an 11:00am warmup and a Noon start. Entries must be posted by Wednesday 21 November 2012. This is usually one of the smaller Pacific Masters meet and back to back events are not advisted.
400 Kick for Time 

The MEMO swimmers are organizing a new postal event - the 400 kick for Time. A swimmer uses a kick board, no stoking into a sway and not Flip turns.
National Top Ten 

The preliminary Top 10 listings  for the 2012 long-course meters season, which ran 10/1/11 - 9/30/12, are now available. Please check for inaccuracies and email Mary Beth Windrath, the National Swims Administrator, with potential corrections by Nov 24..
New Year
Thanks to the Registered Clubs 

It is a new years and Pacific Masters would like to thank the following clubs for  registering early. 
Motherlode Masters, Alameda Aquatic Masters, Arden Hills Masters Swimming, Alpine Hills Swimming Masters, Aquasol Masters, Burlingame Aquatic Club, Bay Masters, Broadstone Masters Swimming Club, Cal Aquatic Masters, Carson Tigersharks, Chico Masters Swimming, Clovis Swim Club Masters, Cal Maritime Academy Masters, Santa Cruz Masters Aquatics, CoastSide Tiger Sharks, Oakland Barracuda Masters, Carson Valley Masters, Davis Aquatic Masters, Dolphin Club, Decathlon Club, East Bay Bat Rays Masters, El Cerrito Aquatic Masters, El Camino YMCA Masters, El Dorado Hills Sports Club, Ellis Electric Eels, Embarcadero YMCA, Fremont Glenmoor Masters, Fig Garden Swim Team, Fog City Masters, Fremont Hills Masters, H2Oldies, Club Hot Tub, Hidden Valley Lake Masters, Hanford YMCA Masters, Jellies Aquatic Masters of Monterey, Los Altos Masters, Los Altos Mountain View Masters, Los Gatos Swim And Racquet Club, Loch Ness Masters, Lodi Masters, Ladera Oaks Masters, Lap Dogs, Lucas Valley Aquatics Masters, Livermore Valley Tennis Club, Modesto Area Aquatic Club, Manatee Aquatic Masters Inc, Monterey Bay Masters Seaside AC, Menlo Masters Aka Team Sheeper, Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland, Morgan Hill Splash Masters, Madera Masters Swimmers, Mavericks Masters Swimming, Marin Pirates Masters, Montclair Swim Club, Merced Skimmers Masters Aquatics, Mount Tam Racquet Club, Mountain View Masters, North Bay Aquatics, Northern Sierra Aquatics, Swymnut Masters, Napa Valley Masters, Oakwood Athletic Club Masters, Orinda Aquatic Masters, Olde Durham Dolphins, Peninsula Community Center Masters, Parkpoint Patriots, Presentation Masters, Petaluma Valley Masters, Quick Silver Swimming, Redding Swim Team, Rocklin Aquatics Masters, RCP Tiburon Milers, Rolling Hills Mud Sharks, Rinconada Masters, Richmond Plunge Masters, Sacramento Masters, Santa Clara Swim Club Masters, South End Rowing Club, San Francisco Rec & Parks Masters, St Helena Masters Swimming, San Mateo Masters, Sierra Marlins Swim Team Masters, Sierra Nevada Masters, Sonoma Aquatic Club Masters, Santa Rosa Masters, San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatics Masters, Stanford Masters Swimming, Salinas Valley Aquatics Masters, Turlock Aquatic Club, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters, Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters, Temescal Aquatic Masters, Tempo Aquatics Masters, Turlock Masters Swim Club, The Olympic Club, San Francisco Tsunami Masters, Swimstitute Masters, Tri Valley Masters, University Club of Palo Alto, Ukiah Dolphins, University of San Francisco Masters, Vacaville Swim Club, Walnut Creek Masters, West Coast Aquatic Masters, Willits Otters Swim Team, Wine Country Masters, Woodland Swim Team Masters, and Yuba City Masters Swimming. 
Because your club registered before the opening of swimming registration, swimmers were able to register with their club (rather than register "Unattached.")
For those swimmers, who are not close to a Pacific Masters swim team, we have two virtual clubs - Loch Ness Masters and Swymnut Masters.
Pacific Masters 
by the Numbers 

The final numbers are not in yet, but Pacific Masters grew about 3% for 2012. Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers whose work is the reason for our growth. Congratulations to North Bay Masters (growth of 45%), Bay Masters (15%) and Burlingame Aquatic Club (13%).
DAM 676640
STAN 540553
TCAM 495474
WCM 483449
MELO 376378
USF 344342
SCSC 307359
CRUZ 284308
MVM 273260
TEME 249244
MAAC 226221
MAM 226224
TSUN 214218
TVM 207188
NBA 204140
SERC 204195
BAC 193171
TOC 192187
BAY 188163
DC 180166
CALM 179166
SMM 173174
SNM 168165
PCCM 161176
RAMS 145152
AAM 124130
RINC 114106
MPM 110121
SRM 10295