Pacific Update

Week of February 4, 2019   
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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.
The next issue of the Update will appear on February 18, 2019. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is Wednesday, February 13.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Call for Coach of the Year Nominations 
Deadline: February 14

Whatever the reason we start Masters swimming, many of us depend on our coaches to keep us coming back to the pool. Whether it is providing 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 here. More details can be found here. Nominations for Pacific Masters Coach of the Year are due Thursday, February 14, 2019 and should be sent to the 
Chair of Pacific Masters .
USMS Gold Clubs
USMS has launched the concept of Gold Clubs. There are probably Pacific Masters clubs that currently qualify for this status that have not been designated and others that could qualify with a few minor adjustments. Interested clubs should review the requirements on the USMS website or contact Stu Kahn ( or Bill Brenner at the USMS National Office.  
TAM Miracle Mile
January 1 February 28
The TAM Miracle Mile will continue through February. Information and registration can be found online. Entries are due by March 10.

Splash and Dash Sprint Pentathlon
February 23

Five events go by quickly in one morning - 50's of each stroke and the 100 IM - at the multi-million dollar renovated Richmond Swim Center. 
Information and registration. 

The City Mile
February 24
The City Mile will be held at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center. This event is limited to 96 entrants. 
Information and registration.
No Rinconada Meet in 2019
Our long-standing Rinconada Meet will not be held in 2019. Rinconada Masters, founded in 1972, has been hosting a spring meet in the Rinconada pool since 1974. We look forward to the meet's return in 2020.

For those swimmers keen on swimming the longer events offered at Rinconada, perhaps you would be interested in a southern California meet. Conejo Valley Masters is hosting a swim meet at Cal Lutheran University, Samuelson Aquatics Center, 60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA. The pool is an outdoor 25- yard by 50-meter pool with up to 8 competition lanes.  Information and Registration
June 16-19 

The Off Piste Aquatics Masters Swim Camp will be held in Vail, Colorado June 16-19. Registration is open. New additions to the camp this summer include a Start and Turn Clinic with Katie Glenn and Rich Abrahams.

There will be presentations and workshops by FINA World Record holders Rich Abrahams, David Sims and Katie Glenn.
Upcoming Events
Cal Aquatic Masters Spring Meet March 24
PacMasters SCY Championships April 12-14
USMS National Championships April 25-28  

Temescal Aquatic Masters is looking for a head coach. 

This is a very friendly team located in Oakland and a new coach is needed. Information about the team and requirements for a new coach can be found here . (You can contact board members at this address:
CCA is looking for a head coach. 

California Capital Aquatics in Roseville is looking for a qualified Assistant Coach who can assume the Head Coach duties of the Masters Club. They are looking for a coach who loves the local swim community and can help their program continue to grow. Full details are available in the job announcement .
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 ].