Streamlines for Volunteers 2012

We extend warmest wishes and gratitude to our volunteer family during this holiday season. As always, please let us know how we can help you in 2013.

Thank you for all that you do,
Your Friends at U.S. Masters Swimming

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Convention Workshop Videos and Materials
USAS LogoSeven unique workshops were held for LMSC volunteers at the USMS annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C. Videos from five of the workshops are now available, along with presentation and supplemental materials. Find everything at
LMSC Officer Changes
LMSC Has your LMSC elected new officers or appointed people to new positions? Make sure the National Office has these changes. Check your LMSC's officer listings by selecting your LMSC from the list on this page.  

If this listing is not correct, report any updates to Anna Lea Matysek at the National Office.
Bubbling Up Issues to Find Solutions
Question Mark LMSC volunteers are invited to submit problems, hurdles, and issues to the LMSC Development Committee to solicit a variety of solutions, one of which is likely a fit with your LMSC. Contact the committee either at or through your Zone Chair, all of whom are members of the committee.
Member Registration is Open
new join renew button USMS is once again offering Member Rewards to those who register from November 1 through December 31. Once you register, you'll receive special coupon codes via e-mail from the following sponsor partners: 40% off of ACTIVE Advantage annual membership*
Aqua Sphere: 20% off of entire order
blueseventy: 20% off of entire order
Colorado Time Systems: 10% off of all training products*
Finis: 20% off of entire order*  
Hammer: $5 off of entire order*
Speedo: 20% off of entire order*
TRISWIM: 20% off of all TRISWIM, FOGGLE and TRISLIDE products
TYR: 20% off of entire order
X-1 powered by H20 Audio: 20% off of entire order
(*Certain restrictions apply, see below.)
Changes to USMS Rule Book Appendix D

Proposed changes to geographic boundaries as defined in Appendix D of the USMS Rule Book must be submitted by an LMSC to the chair of the LMSC Development Committee by February 1, 2013. The LMSC chair's endorsement indicates that the LMSC has approved submission of the proposal. The rule change proposal form and instructions are located in the convention section of the Guide to Operations.

How to Get a Rule Book 

The 2013 Rule Book and Mini Rule Book will be posted as PDF files at on January 1, and they may be downloaded at no charge. 


If you're interested in ordering a hard copy, the price is $10, or $6 for the mini. Send check made out to USMS to: Rule Books, U.S. Masters Swimming, 655 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34236 

Calendar of Events Updates
Calendar Make sure your events are on the bigger-better-faster Calendar of Events. We added new search capabilities in 2011 and more improvements are coming. Our goal is to make it easy for all of our members to find USMS events, and make it easy for LMSCs to access all the events in their areas.  
About STREAMLINES for Volunteers
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U.S. Masters Swimming encourages all USMS volunteers to subscribe to STREAMLINES for Volunteers, however if you would rather not receive this update, please do not click the unsubscribe button, as that will remove you from all other USMS National Office mailings. Rather, please click on the "Update Profile/Email Address" link at the bottom of this email. Here you can select to discontinue your STREAMLINES for Volunteers service or sign up for the monthly coaches' newsletter, STREAMLINES for Coaches, and/or the monthly member newsletter STREAMLINES.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and website,; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual events and competitions. More than 55,000 adults are registered members of USMS.
Sponsor discount restrictions
Colorado Timing Systems: Pace Clocks, TrainRight System and Dolphin Wireless Stopwatch; FINIS: Excluding Swim Teaching Platform and Turnmaster Pro Hammer Nutrition: Take advantage of already reduced sale pricing, Nov. 12 - Dec 10. Order must meet free shipping minimums after discounts in order to receive free shipping Speedo: At only. Offer not valid on previous purchases and excludes Elite suits such as LZR Racer Elite, Fastskin, FSII, FS3, and Aquablade, FS3 Goggles or Caps, Speedo Aquabeat MP3 Players, Speedo Water Proof Digital Camera and online gift certificates. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. One code use per user. No Cash Value. Void where prohibited by law.
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