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March 9, 2015
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events, clinics, as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Rinconada Spring Short Course Meet

Saturday, March 14

Novice swimmers with no prior masters swimming experience as well as veteran swimmers will enjoy this swim event. The 50 yd. freestyle and the 50 yd. backstroke are specially designated for the novice swimmer but the meet also has variety of other fun events including the 1650 yd. Fly!  Check it out. information/registration 

USMS Awards
Sunday March 15
Each year U.S. Masters Swimming recognizes the extraordinary efforts of  members beyond the water's edge. USMS's success is a result of the amazing contributions of talented and dedicated volunteers.Pacific Masters has the largest number of volunteers in USMS.  Help identify initiative and performance by nominating people you know who fulfill the ideals of these awards. The Captain Ransom J. Arthur M.D. award nomination is due March 15, 2015. For more information on all the awards given out please click the link below.
Pacific Masters Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 21 
The next Pacific Masters Committee meeting will be Saturday, March 21. The Saturday meeting is an experiment and you can read more about the reasons for the trial in the "From the editor' section below. The meeting will be preceded by a practice with Walnut Creek Masters at Clarke Pool in Heather Farms Park beginning at 9:30 am (practice is free for those attending the meeting). The meeting will be conducted at the Walnut Creek Sports Basement (Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598) with a light breakfast of bagels and juice served at 11:00 am and the meeting commencing at 11:30 am. For those who would like to participate by conference call, the call-in number is 866-212-0875 and the participant passcode is 5176157. There may also be an opportunity to see meeting materials via a web link. If you are interested in the web link and to RSVP, please email Charlene at

CAL Aquatic Masters Spring SCY Meet

Sunday, March 29 

Come on out and participate in this outdoor 20 lane fast pool.  The 500 yd. free is limited to the first 40 swimmers so don't delay in signing up. Discount given for on-line entry. information/registration 

2015 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships
April 10-12 
The 2015 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships will be held at Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Way, Moraga, CA 94556. Event information can be found here.


USMS National Championships
April 23-26
The 2015 USMS National Championships will be held at the Northside ISD Aquatic Complex, San Antonio, Texas. On-line entries are now being accepted. The last day entries will be accepted is March 23. Late entries are not accepted.
From the Editor
An Experiment in Weekend Meetings
During the next year the Pacific Masters Committee will be considering many items important to the future of the organization including appropriate reserve levels (currently in excess of $300,000), selection of delegates to the next USMS convention, nomination of the next set of officers, modifying the policies governing our competitive events, choosing award recipients and other issues regarding the day to day operation of Pacific Masters Swimming. The organization's leadership would like to increase participation in our deliberations. For many years the Pacific Masters Committee has conducted its meetings on the third Wednesday of the month with in-person meetings conducted in Walnut Creek on odd numbered months and conference calls on even numbered months. As traffic has steadily increased in the Bay Area, the burden of attending the in-person meetings has grown. In order to determine whether participation can be increased with a different schedule, we plan to conduct the next few in person meetings on Saturday mornings following a swim practice. We will also be providing a conference call link to the meetings. Please consider joining us, in person or through the conference call link.


Disclaimer: Receipt of this correspondence is not an indication that your membership in USMS or Pacific Masters Swimming is current. To check if your membership is current, please follow [this link].