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22 January 2013

 Serving Northern California and Northwestern Nevada

Upcoming Events
Fog City Quadrathon
Hour Swim
Salinas Valley Splash and Dash
TOC 1500 - City Mile
Breaststroke / Butterfly Clinic
Swimmer goes digital
Masters Coaches Clinic
Coach of the Year
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This email blast (which started before the name of email blast) originated to remind swimmers about upcoming event and deadlines. I think there were about 100 people on the first mailing, then it grew - so now there are about 16,000 on the list. Much time was spent in thinking about what to call it - at least 30 seconds of intense thought and it was more to have a noun to identify the email. One swimmer suggested the "Pacific Update." This has always been an informal newsletter - so  I will try that for a while, but I am open to suggestions. 

There are two upcoming meets, the Fog City Quadrathon and the Salinas Splash and Dash. The Splash and Dash is one of three new Pacific Masters meets this year - and this one is very close to our swimmers in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties and could use our support.

For our distance swimmers the Hour Swim must be swum in the next eight days.

MEMO One Direction
MEMO One Direction
Team MEMO lip-synchs its way through One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Masters Swimmers from Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland (MEMO) show their special talents. Not bad for people who don't even know who One Direction is (That is what the direction arrow is for isn't it?).

Fun, Fitness & Competition

Kind regards,


Michael Moore


14th Fog City Masters Quadrathon
The 14th Annual Fog City Masters Quadrathon will be at the Herbst Natatorium on the St Ignatius College Prep campus. The meet is all free style - 50-100-200- 500. 
PreRegistration deadline is 11:59PM 23 January 2013 [ Registration ]
USMS One Hour Championship
The USMS Speedo One Hour Postal National Championship is being hosted by the Davis Aquatic Masters. The rules are fairly simple, get in the water, swim for an hour - have a friend record every 50 and mail in your entry.
The swim must be swum between 1 January and 11:59 pm 31 January. The objective is to swim as far as you can in one hour in a pool that is 25 yards or longer.You can submit your results on line.
Salinas Valley
The first Salinas Valley Aquatics Masters Splash and Dash SCY meet will be held 2 February 2013. The new meet will be at the Salinas Aquatic Center. The meet has all the 50 and 100's, the 100 and 200 IM and the 500 Free. [ Registration ]
The Olympic Club - Results Posted

The Olympic Club 1500 Results have ben posted on the Pacific Masters website. Thanks to Paul Carter, Laureen Welting and the The Olympic Club team for organizing the meet.

Congratulations to Jackie Marr of San Diego who set a new US Masters Swimming record in the 400M and 1500M Freestyle.
Breaststroke and Butterfly Clinic
One in Novato
One in Albany 
Sunday, Feb 10th, 10am-2:30pm, Novato. Coach Cokie Lepinski & Coach Scott Williams will lead a Pac Masters Coaches Clinic on Breaststroke & Butterfly at the Indian Valley Campus of the College of Marin, 1800 Ignacio Valley Rd, Novato.$25 for swimmers.Swimmers are in from 12:30-2:30. Registration and contact information for coaches and swimmers: Coach Cokie Lepinski,, 415-827-5672 
For the East Bay swimmers, there will be a breaststroke and butterfly clinic at the Albany Aquatic Center, 1311 Portland Av, Albany CA Swimmers are in from 8:00- 12:30. Registration and contact information for coaches and swimmers: Coach Cokie Lepinski,, 415-827-5672. 
All levels of swimmers are invited, but it does help if you know a little bit about breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers are welcome to bring fins, snorkels and any of their usual pool equipment. In the 2-hour session, swimmers will be led through a series of drills and easy swim laps, receiving immediate feedback from the coaches on deck.
USMS Swimmer goes Digital
USMS Swimmer has gone digital. You can now get our membership magazine by going to the USMS website and downloading it. 
Masters Coaches Clinic
The Mission Viejo Nadadores in association with the Southern Pacific LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 1 and 2 Certification Clinic   Sunday, February 10, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.   Location of Classroom Instruction: Mission Viejo YMCA 27341 Trabuco Cir,  Mission Viejo, CA 92692-1939 Located next to Marguerite Aquatic Center
Upon successful completion of the certification process, including all required memberships, applications and completed tests: Each person will be awarded a USMS/ASCA Level 1 or Level 2 Coaches Certification certificate and a USMS Certified Coach pin. 
Who should attend? Current full-time, part-time or volunteer coaches. Anyone interested in supporting their existing team and coach. Anyone interested in starting a Masters Program.Further information contact Coaches Chair Cokie Lepinski 
Coach of the Year
The It is almost time to start selecting the 2013 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year. It is a way for your club to honor your coach by nominating them for the Coach of the Year award. The rules are in the Pacific Masters Guide to Operations, but on the coaches page there is a summary of what needs to be done and the criteria used. One important item is that it is one nomination letter along with a maximum of four support letters. The more criteria  items that you cover in your nomination letter, the higher the ranking when reviewing the coaches.