Pacific Update

Week of January 6, 2020  
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events and other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.
The next issue of the Update will appear on January 20, 2020.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
2020 Short Course Yards Season Preview

Welcome back!  It's been a few months since our last Pacific Masters pool meet, so we're excited to give you a quick preview of our upcoming 2020 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards swim season.  We've got an excellent lineup of meets this year, with opportunities for swimmers of all ability levels. Full Article.
Santa Rosa SCY Resolution Meet
Saturday, January 11

Santa Rosa Masters is excited to host the 2020 Resolution Meet. This is Pacific Masters' first pool event of the season. Grab a teammate or two and check in to see where your times stand this early in the season. Information and Registration.  
The Olympic Club 1500 SCM
Saturday, January 18

You'll have to move fast to get a lane in this year's TOC 1500. This fun meet is limited to the first 120 swimmers and quickly fills up. Get your first distance swim of the decade in by entering early. Information and Registration.  
TAM Miracle Mile Postal
January 1-February 28

Swim a mile and help fight lung cancer. 50% of the proceedings will be donated to Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (formerly Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation). As in previous years, team efforts are encouraged.TAM Masters has donated over $14,000 over the past seven years using swimming as a resource to benefit our community. Information and Registration.
USMS One-Hour ePostal Nationals
January 1-February 29

Swim as far as possible in one hour in any pool you choose that is 25 yards or longer. Event results are sent in electronically so you can compare yourself to other swimmers doing the same event. Some people do the One-Hour ePostal event for competition, while others do it for fitness; all who wish to participate are welcome. TAM Masters is hosting this National event. Information and Registration.
2020 Swimmer Registration

Join your friends and stay in shape: keep swimming! There's still time to renew for 2020. Please login here with your MYUSMS login ID. If you are having trouble, contact if you don't see your team on the club list, that is because it hasn't renewed for 2020. Please remind your coach or club manager to renew for 2020.  
2020 Age Group Competition - New Rules

As the 2020 competitive season begins (see article above) we remind you that points awarded based on Pacific Masters rankings (over the SCY, LCM, and SCM seasons) expands from 10 to 20 places. This change is only for Pacific Masters and is not applicable to USMS. Full rules are  here . Remember, points can be earned in 8 disciplines, so try swimming some new events.

We are sad to hear that Anneliese Eggert passed away in October.  She and her husband Walt were among the highest rated USA Swimming officials and became staunch supporters of Masters swimming.  They officiated at many USMS National Championships, Anneliese as Administrative Referee and Walt as Head Stroke and Turn.  Locally they officiated often and brought other Pacific Swimming officials to help, who then became Masters supporters too.  

After Walt's passing, Anneliese continued contributing locally until her health wouldn't permit.  She was so important to Pacific Masters that she was given The Pacific Masters Contributor of the Year Award in 1994, which then was the highest award given by Pacific Masters Swimming. She was nominated by Pacific Masters for the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award  and awarded it by US Masters Swimming  in 1998.  Anneliese was  recognized by  US Masters Swimming for the service she and Walt had given with the 2000 USMS National Championship Meets Award and was given a lifetime membership in  Pacific Masters and  US Masters by Pacific Masters Swimming.  Anneliese was very proud of this and never failed to renew her membership.  Pacific Masters is grateful and proud to have known Annelise and benefitted from her expertise and strong support. 

Anneliese made a difference to us and our program, was a positive influence for Masters within USA Swimming, and was a lovely woman and good friend.
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
January 15

Our first Board meeting of 2020 will take place on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm in person (Walnut Creek) and 7:30 pm by conference call.  All members are encouraged to attend.  For location and details, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator.  
The Longest Swim Relay - 264 Hours

The end of the year brought a great swim  in Mountain View on the Google Campus. The tech workers, turned world-record hunters, swam a relay for seven days and had a  record swim . Click on the link to see how far they swam.