Thirty Pacific Masters swimmers traveled to Garden Grove to participate in the United States Masters Swimming Annual Convention.
There was an election of officers - President Nadine Day was re-elected for a second term. Michael Moore (USF) was re-elected Oceana Zone Chair (Pacific and Hawaii LMSCs).The USMS 2013 Coach of the Year is Whitney Hedgepeth of Longhorn Aquatics.
Pacific Masters volunteers who were awarded the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award were Kildine Harms (Walnut Creek), Phyllis Quinn (The Olympic Club) and John Morales (Santa Rosa Masters).
The Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award (which embies the passion, dedication and heart coaches bring to the pool deck) was presented to Marcia Benjamin (MEMO), Mike Kazek (Cal Maritime Academy) and Tom Reudy (SMAC).
A copy of Rob Butcher (Executive Director of USMS) address to the House of Delegates is on-line.
Tri-Valley Masters was awarded the >6/9< 2015 USMS Open Water Championships and the One Mile National Championship. Davis Aquatic Masters was awarded the 300/6000 Postal.
All of the US Masters Swimming Convention's meeting minutes are on-line. Soon to be on line are videos of the convention workshops.
Pacific Masters has for the second straight year reached the 11,000 member total and we broke last years record number of swimmers. Pacific now has 11,142 members. Thanks to the coaches who coach us and the swimmers who encourage our friends to consider and participate in Masters swimming.
Pacific Masters honors its volunteers and members with its service awards. The 2013 service awards will be presented at this years November annual meeting.The four awards include The Contributor of the Year; The Appreciation Award, Distinguished Service award and the Personal Achievement award. The awards are normally chosen at the October meeting and the award that will be made at the annual meeting. Please feel free to send your nomination to any member of the executive committee, the chairman, the admin vice chair or the registrar.
The discussion of the Service Awards is in our Guide to Operations
End of Year Fee Discount
The membership in Pacific Masters/United States Masters Swimming is from 1 January to 31 December. For those who join in September or October, the membership fee drops from $48.00 to $38.00
Fun Fitness and Competition
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