Pacific Update

Week of January 21, 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 4, 2019. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is Wednesday, January 30.
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.  
How Age Group Standings Work
A new year is here and the   2019 Age Groups Standings   page is active. Standings for 2018  aren't quite in final  form as we wait for USMS to publish its short course meters top ten list. That list is expected in late February.
Do you follow the Standings? Let Bob Anderson know.
Learn more about How Standings Work.
TAM Miracle Mile Postal
January 1-February 28

Swim a mile and help support a cure for lung cancer. Team efforts are encouraged for this annual fundraiser benefiting the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.  Information.
The Olympic Club 1500
January 26

Due to the popularity of this one-day, one-event meet, the lanes filled quickly. At the moment, there are only two spots left.  Information
USF Valentine's Affair
Februa ry  2   NOTE NEW DATE

This meet at USF is a matter-of-fact love affair with water, swimming and racing. Hold the date on your calendar for this meet, cleverly named "Valentines Affair."  
Information and registration

Splash and Dash Sprint Pentathlon
Februa ry  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
Februa ry  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.
More Upcoming Meets
Ready to plan your event schedule for the New Year? We're here to help. Upcoming in March and April:
Rinconada Masters Spring Meet, Mar. 16
This meet will be held at Rinconada Pool, Embarcadero and Newell Road in Palo Alto. Swimmers may swim up to 5 individual events. Highlights of the meet will be the 50-yard novice freestyle for swimmers new to competition and a special event: the 1650 yard fly.  
CAL Aquatic Masters Spring meet, Mar. 24
Spieker Pool on the UC Berkeley campus will once again be the place to be on March 24. This ever-popular meet will have a large variety of events and relays. 
PacMasters Short Course Yards Championships, April 12-14
This meet will be held at the International Swim Center in Santa Clara, a pool in which many famous swimmers have swum.
Many more meets are already scheduled for 2019 and are listed  here. Looks like a great year ahead!
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 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 ].