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Week of January 8, 2018   
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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 January 22. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is January 17.
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting
January 17

Pacific Masters Swimming will hold their regular monthly meeting on January 17 in Walnut Creek.
The Santa Rosa Resolution Meet
January 20   
Held indoors at the Quinn Aquatic Complex, you'll find several of your favorite races at this meet.  Yet what makes this meet a unique experience is that a ll entrants in the 50 Free will be automatically entered at no charge into the Resolution 50 Free Challenge. This "event" will attempt to determine a single winner from all age groups and both sexes. Participants' times will be adjusted by a multiplier to determine their Resolution Challenge time.  Curious about the math adjustment to determine a winner? Go here for details and to enter Pacific Masters' first meet of the new year. 
6th Annual MEMO 400 Kick for Time
December 1 - January 22   
Any stroke is allowed and any length course will do. Kicking is great overall conditioning, contributes greatly to your speed in sprinting, and burns lots of calories. What's not to like? Team entries available. Hosted by Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland (MEMO).  Information and registration. 
USF Valentines Affair 
Saturday, February 3   
Simply, this meet 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."  This could be your lucky day for a really good meet experience.  Keep your eyes open.  The meet will be posted soon!
Sprint Pentathlon
Saturday, February 17   
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. This meet was offered for the first time last year by Albany Armada Aquatic Masters. What makes this meet unique?  It is the only short course yards sprint pentathlon offered by PacMasters.   By noon, meet-goers will be ready for an afternoon lunch and stroll at nearby Solano Avenue. Registration 
The City Mile
February 25

The City Mile will be held at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center on February 25. Heats will be seeded fast to slow. This event is limited to 96 entrants. Entries must be completed by February 21. Registration

2018 USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship
January 1 - February 28 
How far can you swim in an hour? This event takes place in your own pool, after which you send in your results. Split sheets can be found here.   
TAM Miracle Mile Postal Swim
January 1 - February 28

The TAM Miracle Mile is a postal pool mile swim that helps find a cure for lung cancer. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. There is no set fee. You decide what you want to pay. TAM has donated $10,000 to BJA over the past five years. You can dedicate your swim to a loved one. Information and Registration  
SmartyPants Winter Fitness Challenge
February 15 - 28
Kicking off the inaugural Winter Fitness Challenge is a 30-minute swim. Registration is open now so volunteer leaders have time to help kick off the inaugural series event.  
Clubs that sign up to host the first Winter Fitness Challenge will be promoted on the Winter Fitness Challenge page and will be automatically be included in an exclusive participation contest .
The Winter Fitness Challenge is the official fundraiser for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.
Spring Weekend Masters Camp
March 2 - 4

Come join USMS Coach of the Year Cokie Lepinski in Santa Barbara, CA for a  combined training and skill development camp to help you achieve your spring championship season goals! We will work with you to become more mindful in your swimming to improve your stroke mechanics.  2014 USMS Coach of the Year Cokie Lepinski and USCB Assistant Coach Ellie Monobe will be joining SB Multisplash coaches Abrami and Stori to improve our swimmer:coach ratio.  This action packed weekend includes stroke and turn clinics, innovative workouts, yoga, foam rolling and other recovery discussions. We will provide videotaping and professional feedback on all four competitive swim strokes.  VO2 Max Testing and Cryotherapy Information and Registration
Richmond Plunge Masters Mini Clinics
First Wednesday of Every Month
Richmond Plunge Masters offers a monthly one-hour clinic on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. The focus of the clinics is on strokes and turns.
The next clinic will be on the second Wednesday - January 10 - and will concentrate on turns.  To sign up, visit
Off Piste Aquatic Masters Swim Camp
June 17 - 22

This Vail, CO swim camp is limited to 18 swimmers.
Attendees will receive small group workouts and instruction from world-class Masters swimmer and USMS Level 3 coach and former Pacific Masters swimmer Katie Glenn with a specific emphasis on improving stroke mechanics and skills. Swimming specific presentations by FINA Masters Swimming Hall of Fame member David Guthrie, Swimmer's Edge Yoga training by Trina Schaetz, and Atlanta Games gold medalist Annette Salmeen. Infomation

Off Piste Aquatics invites any Pacific Masters swimmer to attend its inaugural masters swim camp this summer in Vail, Colorado-June 17-22, 2018. "Off Piste" is a term referring to skiing out of bounds for the fresh powder and adventure. Off Piste Aquatics Masters Swim Camp is designed to take swimmers out of their regular training environment and provide for new aquatic adventures. Registration 
USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation to Support 52 Adult Learn-to-Swim Programs Nationwide in 2018
More than 50 adult learn-to-swim programs across the country will receive support from the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation next year, in what is a significant expansion of the foundation's reach.
The 52 programs will receive nearly $120,000 in funding, the largest amount given in a single year by the foundation, which has distributed $430,000 since 2012 to swim-lessons providers and programs that work with adult clients. In 2017 SSLF, which is the charitable arm of U.S. Masters Swimming, supported 38 programs with $88,000 in grant funding.
There are currently 650 USMS members certified to teach Adult Learn-to-Swim courses. If you are interested in the Instructor Adult Learn-to-Swim certification, courses are held throughout the U.S. Visit  Adult Learn-to-Swim Certification for more information.   
Editor's Note
The unfortunate fire crisis that caused the Pacific Masters Swimming SCM Championships to be canceled yielded unexpected fun for swimmers who decided to go to neighboring championship meets. Pacific Masters swimming was well-represented in Federal Way, Washington at the Pacific Northwest SCM championship, and in Commerce, California for the Southern Pacific SCM championship meet.
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