Pacific Masters Swimming Coaches NewsletterIssue No. 25



If this is your first Coaches newsletter, welcome! If you know a Pacific Masters coach that might not be receiving our email, feel free to forward this to them. 
Our goal, once again, is to continue providing local opportunities for coach education, outreach and connection. If you have questions or concerns about Pacific Masters policy, please feel free to contact us (Stu - or Mary - and we can help answer questions or direct you to someone who can.


-----------  Upcoming events and clinics -----------


On-Deck Coaches at USMS Long Course Nationals

August 6-9, Geneva, Ohio


The USMS Coaches Committee is looking for help for On-Deck Coaching at Summer Nationals.  It is fun and a great way to meet other swimmers.  You will receive a nice shirt and a meal ticket for the day you sign up. If you're attending the LC Meet, please think about helping out. They would love to have as much participation as possible.

Below is a link with more information and how to sign up.



2015 Pacific Masters Coaching Clinic

November, 7-8

The second two-day Pacific Masters Coaches Clinic will again be held in tandem with the Pacific Masters Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon in November. The clinic, which last year offered eight presentations by ten speakers and was attended by 24 coaches, will be in much the same format but will offer new, different and relevant masters topics. 


On Saturday,the clinic is in the classroom from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and at the pool from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The clinic continues in the classroom on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., ending just before the start of the Annual Meeting.


Registration discounts and financial support will be offered to attending coaches.
Please mark you calendars now and save the November date.

-----------  Local Job Postings -----------

Temescal Masters are looking to hire a coach or coaches for their swim team in Oakland CA.  There are 2-4 shifts available per week and the practices are either 1 hour or 1.5 hours. They are looking for an experienced swim coach(s) who can plan and run practices for 15-35 swimmers (average 22) in a 6 lane, 33.3 yard pool, in the Temescal neighborhood in Oakland.

The pay is $41.40-$46.58 for a 1 hour practice. The available shifts are Monday and Thursday mornings 5:30 AM-6:30 AM. There may also be Friday evening shifts available 7 PM-8 PM, as well as others. They are also interested in hiring a substitute-only coach who simply picks up shifts when other coaches cannot make it. This position usually provides 2-6 shifts per month, if not more.

The team size ranges from 150-200 members and offers 12 practices a week. The team has a wide range of abilities with a wide range of interests. From highly competitive pool swimmers, to open water enthusiasts, to tri-athletes, to fitness swimmers. TEME masters is a non-profit team run by a board of swimmers, led by head coach Orin Bentley and a coaching staff that includes 5 other coaches. Their website is:
If interested in a position or have any questions, please contact: 
Head Coach Orin Bentley:



-----------  USMS Coaches Information -----------


USMS Coaches Committee
The USMS Coaches Committee exists to educate and support the coaches of masters teams. They have conference calls each month to help exchange ideas and work toward goals. One of which is to improve communication with all our coaches across the U.S. By sharing the minutes of the meetings, other coaches can gain some insights into the projects being working on and goals being worked toward. If you are interested, click here for the meeting minutes  




Stu and Mary Kahn
Coaches Co-Chair
Pacific Masters Swimming