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


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Call for Coach of the Year Nominations
Deadline: February 14
What ever the reason we start Masters swimming, many of us depend on our coaches to keep us coming back to the pool. Whether it is providin g stroke instruction to help us improve or stay injury-free, workouts that are interesting and challenging, or a word of encouragement when we are feeling down, our coaches are an essential element of our swimming routine. Please consider recognizing his or her efforts by nominating your coach for the Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award. Submissions should include a nomination letter along with a maximum of four support letters. A description of the award along with the nomination and selection process can be found in the Pacific Masters Administrative Handbook. An excerpt of the relevant section can be downloaded by clicking here . Nominations for Pacific Masters Coach of the Year are due Wednesday, February 14, 2016 and should be sent to the Chair of Pacific Masters .
2016 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship
January 1-31

Start training now for an annual classic! Whether you're completing the 1-Hour ePostal for competition, fun, or fitness, all who wish to participate are welcome. The event runs from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 2016 and the objective is to swim as far as possible in one hour, in any pool 25 yards or longer. Record your splits, submit your results, and see how you stack up against other swimmers around the country. Hosted by Tamalpais Aquatic Masters.  Information and Registration

Jon Steiner Memorial Mile TAM Postal 1650
January 1-February 29

Swim a mile for lung cancer research -- no set fee, pay what you want. 50% of all proceeds are donated to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in honor of the event's founder, Jon Steiner. Sponsored by Tamalpais Aquatic Masters. Mail-in entries only; entries must be postmarked by March 11, 2016. Registration info and entry form
2016 SCY Flower Power Meet    
January 9

Registration is now open for the 2016 SCY Flower Power Meet, sponsored by Santa Rosa Masters. The meet will be held at Quinn Aquatic Complex, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 25-yard, 8-lane indoor pool; 6 lanes for competition. Entries are limited to a maximum of 5 individual events, excluding relays. Information and Registration
Pacific Masters Swimming Meeting
January 20, 7:30 pm (following dinner at 7 pm)
PacMasters will meet at the Club Room at Heather Farm Community Center, 801 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further details or questions, please contact Charlene O'Brien at
The Olympic Club 1500 SCM Meet
January 30

For all distance enthusiasts! The Olympic Club will be hosting its annual 1500 meter event meet at the end of January. Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, Jan. 28. Limited to the first 130 entrants. Competition will be held in its 8-lane, 25-meter pool; the meet will be pre-seeded and there will be no check-in. Information and Registration 
University of San Francisco Masters 2016 Valentine's Meet - Mixed
February 20

This SCY meet will be held at the University of San Francisco, Koret Recreation Center, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117.
Warm-up from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The meet will start at 9:00 a.m. All events are 50s or 100s plus a 200 Mixed Medley Relay. Information and Registration.
The City Mile: 1650 Short Course Yards Swim Meet 2016
February 21 
Warm-ups start at 8:00 a.m. and the meet starts at 9 a.m. It will be held at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. The event is limited to 96 entrants.  Information and Registration.
From the Editor

This year, Pacific Masters Swimming is offering new incentives for the 18-24 and the 80-84 age groups. For these two age groups, members only pay the $39 registration fee that USMS requires. The 85 and up age groups pay $0 to register as they receive a refund for the $39 USMS registration fee that they pay initially online. Please request a refund from Charlene here. Paper registrations for the 85 and up age groups are processed by the Administrator without charge.

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 ].