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March 26,  2013

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For those who like to compete, the 2013 short course yards season is rapidly coming to a close. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Pacific Masters Championships and last day to register for the USMS Spring Nationals is 4 April 2013.

Upcoming is the US Masters Swimming One Mile Open Water Championships that will take place at Lake Del Valle.
US Masters Swimming is hosting the 2013 Pan-American Masters Championships in Sarasota Florida 1-13 June ( swimming is 5-13 June). It is a long course meet and great place to develop friendships with other Masters swimmers in the western hemisphere.
Fun, fitness and competition
Michael Moore


USF March Madness
23 March 
The results from the USF March Madness Meet have been posted. Showing that it was a sprinters meet with over 200 competitors, the meet finished  before 1:00pm.
Thanks to Clare Rudd, coach Valerie Boyonko and the USF Masters for organizing the meet.
PacMasters Short Course Yard Championships
5-7 April 
Pacific Masters will again be holding the Short Course Yards Championships at the Soda Aquatic Center, Campolindo High School, Moraga, California, 5-7 April 2013
The three day meet  will be held in the 16 lane 25 yard x 50 Meter outdoor pool. Championships are a pre-entry meet and there are no deck entries. The on-line entry deadline is 11:59 pm Wednesday 27 March. [ Registration ]
Meet Director Chris Stewart has arranged a great deal with the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa. They created a block of rooms, for our  swimmers for $99.00 a night + tax for the Friday and/or Saturday. (They are almost sold out).  All swimmers need to do is phone the hotel's 800 number and let the hotel know they are attending the "Pacific Masters Group Block."  The 800 number (800) 368-2468.
Ultimate Open Water Clinic
13 April 

Learn open water swim secrets!  Training for an open water swim? Pacific will be hosting a long course national championships.  Whether it be a triathlon, charity event, lake, bay or ocean swim, NOW is the time to improve your open water skills!  Learn the latest open water swim techniques with tips for EVERY LEVEL of open water swimmer!
The Ultimate Open Water Clinic will be at Rolling Hills Club in Novato, Saturday 13 April from 8-11am.
Remember this year the One Mile National Championships is being held in Pacific. Scott Williams along with Laureen Welting are featured coaches! [ Registration ]
Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic
Lodi, California 
Pacific Masters clinics are designed to help Masters swim coaches strengthen their coaching skills in identifying and correcting stroke deficiencies through a 2-hour classroom presentation (swimmers included) covering stroke mechanics, swimming drills, tips and techniques. Coaches then head to the deck where the swimmers look to improve their own abilities. 
In the 2-hour pool session, swimmers are led through a series of drills and easy laps, receiving instant feedback from these coaches. This clinic is led by USMS Coaches of the Year   Kerry O'Brien - 1987 (Walnut Creek Masters) and Stu Kahn -2012 (Davis Aquatic Masters). These two coaches are enthusiastic, passionate and know stroke technique inside and out. You definitely want to sign up early for this one! 
The Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic will be held Sunday 21 April at the Lodi Swim Club, Tokay High School Lodi, California
Bay Area Senior Games
Stanford, California 
The Bay Area Senior Games are again being held at Stanford University. Swimming will be on Saturday May 18th. You must register by May 8th.
The Senior Games are somewhat laid back so that if you want to get out of your comfort zone to try something new, there are may events. Bocce is offered. Feats of Strength that include Dynomometer Hand Grip Strength, Standing Long Jump and the Farmers Walk. For those who want to try something different, there is a list of Sport Resources on their web site.