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23 February 2014
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PacMasters SCY Records
The City Mile Results
USMS Nationals
USMS Position Open
Jon Steiner Memorial Mile
Coaches Clinic
Cal Aquatics Meet
Rinconada Meet
2015 FINA Worlds Schedule
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At the February monthly meeting of the Pacific Masters LMSC there was a lively discussion on what should be the criteria for being listed on the PacMasters Top Ten list for a particular season.  

The discussion is on the PacMasters section of the USMS forums. The two basic alternatives are:  


Alternative 1.
The Pacific Masters Top 10 should be based on times achieved by a Pacific Masters member at a Pacific Masters sanctioned or recognized event. (This is the current criteria.)  


Alternative 2.
The Pacific Masters Top 10 should be based on times achieved by a Pacific Masters member at any event sanctioned or recognized by USMS or at the FINA World Championships.  


You are invited to go to the forums section to read the arguments and share your thoughts and concerns about the alternatives. The committee is looking for ideas from its members about what should be the criteria for Top Ten.




Fun Fitness and Competition



Michael W Moore 

Pacific Masters
Short Course Yards Records 

The  Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Records have been posted. Records are as of the end of the 2013 Short Course Yards Season.

Thanks to Charlene O'Brien, our new Top Ten and Records chair and Nancy Ridout who compiled and published the records.

The City Mile
have been posted. Thanks to City College of San Francisco Aquatics Director Phong Pham and the women's swim team for all the help in organizing the meet.
Congratulations to Eve Maidenberg of the Manatees whose seed time was closest to the actual time. Her time was within 0.37 seconds of her seeded time and she won a $25 gift certificate.
USMS Nationals
Registration Open 
The 2014 US Masters Swimming Spring National Championships are being held at the Santa Clara International Swim center 1-4 May. Any Masters swimmer may enter three events, to swim a four, fifth or sixth event, the swimmer must meet the National Qualification Time for that event.  [ Meet info  Registration ]
USMS Position Opened 
The USMS  national office is seeking one (1) full time software developer to assist with our web operations in Sarasota, FL. This position is located in our national office in downtown Sarasota, next to the Sarasota Visitors Center. 
Jon Steiner
Memorial Mile 
Tamalpias Masters is sponsoring the Jon Steiner Memorial Mile. This event is unusual as there is no set entry fee - You pay what you want with 50% of the proceeds donated to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. 
The event is named after the events founder Jon Steiner, who died of lung cancer six years ago. Swimmers can swim the event in a yards, 50 meter pool or 25 meter pool.
Swimmers can swim the event anytime between 1 January and 28 February with entries postmarked by 12 March 2014.
Coaches Clinic
Freestyle and Backstroke -
Crescent City
Pacific Masters Swimming is holdina Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic at the Fred Endert Pool in Crescent City on Sunday 2 March. Coaches are free and Masters swimmers are $25.00.
Cal Aquatics Spring SCY Meet 
The Cal Aquatics Masters Spring Short Course Yards Meet will be held on Sunday 9 March 2014. The 500 Free is limited to five heats of men and women.
Mailed entries must be stamped by 24 February and online registration ends 11:59 PM Wednesday 5 March 2014. [ Meet Information  Registration ]
Rinconada Meet 
The 2014 Rinconada Masters Meet will be held on Saturday 15 March 2014. The 1000 is a pre-entered event, all other events may be either pre-entered or deck entered.. [ Meet Information  Registration ]
Swim for Change 
The Fresno Fig Garden Masters are organizing a swim meet. The organizers are trying to raise money for Rotary International. Any swimmer may enter and pay  only the meet entry fee. Optionally, they are asking the swimmers to solicit money from other resources to contribute to local charities, to fight disease and to grow local economies. The meet is designed to be fun while raising money for charity. [ Meet Information  ]
Pacific Masters Championships
Short Course Yards 
The Pacific Masters Swimming 2014 Short Course Yards Championships will be held  again in Pleasanton this year  at the Delores Bengston Aquatic Center, March 28, 29 and 30, 2014. This meet always features strong competition in all the age groups and will be the largest meet before Nationals. Meet info  Registration ]
FINA Russia
Dates for World Championships 
The 16th FINA World Masters Championships will be held in Kazan, Russia. the competition will start on 27 July 2015 and continue through 16 August 2016.