Week of January 18, 2016  
In this Update
Quick Links...


Club List  


PacMasters Calendar 




Open Water Pacific 


USMS Insurance  


Places to Swim  


Pacific Video Library 




We have archived the Pacific Masters Update. 
If you missed something or want to see what happened in the past,
you can do that here. 



2001- 2010


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.


Stay fit,

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
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. Men and women will swim together and heats will be seeded by time only.  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.
Club Affiliation for Competition

When a PacMasters member enters a meet, they must enter with a club affiliation that matches their current registration. If a member would like to transfer to another club affiliation, it can be done by their registrar upon written request. A member must wait 60 days between competitions with different clubs and needs to enter as unattached in any swim competition until that time period is completed. Unattached swimmers may not swim in relays or gather points for a club. If you need a club transfer form or have questions, please visit our website or contact Charlene O'Brien administrator
From the Editor

Inspiring your non-swimming friends to overcome their fear of the water is an important goal of United States Masters Swimming. Jerry McCormick is a journalist in San Diego who has written a 4-part series of articles called After 47 Years, It's Time to Learn to Swim.

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 ].