Pacific Masters Swimming Coaches Newsletter Issue No. 29

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USMS Coaches Clinic Nov. 11-13 - It's not too late to register!
Come join us Nov. 11-13, 2016, in San Mateo, Calif., for an exciting learning and networking experience. This three-day weekend clinic is specifically tailored for Masters coaches and presented by award-winning coaches.   Topics this year include open water, team building, turns, dryland, and, stroke technique. There will also be pool sessions to practice and apply what you learn. 
Level 3 Coaches Certification, Sunday, Oct 23, San Jose, CA. Register here
Note: For any coach registered with a Pacific Masters Swimming club and recognized by that club as a coach, Pacific Masters will reimburse up to 80% of the early registration fee. You must be a registered Coach in order to receive reimbursement.  Contact Laura Schuster for reimbursement information.  

Stroke Development Clinic on Sunday, Aug. 28 in Mountain View, CA a huge success. Congrats to the 40 swimmers and 9 coaches who attended.  

  -----------  Job Openings in Pacific Masters   -----------  

The fastest way to announce job openings is to post on the Pacific Masters Facebook Page.  
If you would like us to post a job announcement here, please email schulaura65@hotmailcom

Swymnut Masters is looking to add to our base of assistant coaches! We primarily have morning workouts but also run a few night and weekend workouts. Coaching Masters is incredibly fun and our team will keep you laughing with their easy going nature. Don't let a lack of coaching experience deter you. We will mentor you and get you feeling comfortable on the deck in no time. If you are interested, please contact Head Coach Cokie Lepinski at 415-827-5672 or by email at

Next Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 pm, Conference Call 

Workout of the Week: 
Part 1:
3 Rounds (descend each round) If done correctly you will get faster with each round!
1 x 300 Swim on your Base +15
1 x 200: Swim--Buoy Only on your Base +15
1 x 100: Kick with fins +15
1 x 50: Fly with fins - regroup and start after :30
1 x 50 easy

Part 2:
4 x 100 on your base - this will feel uncomfortable but hang in there!
4 x 25 on base +5 - this is Active Recovery
4 x 100: Hold best pace possible on +30 (Pace should be faster than first set of 4 x 100)
4 x 25 on base +5  Active Recovery
1 x 100: ez IM Drill - Stretch it out!   
1100/3100 yards or meters total

USMS Coaches Committee
The USMS Coaches Committee exists to educate and support the coaches of masters teams. We have conference calls monthly to help us exchange ideas and work toward our goals. One of which is to improve communication with all our coaches across the U.S. By sharing the minutes of our meetings, we can give you some insights into the projects we are working on and goals we are working toward. Click here for our recent meeting notes (they start with Coaches Committee...)
Laura Schuster
VP Clubs and Coaches
Pacific Masters Swimming