Pacific Update

Week of November 12, 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 December 10. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is Wednesday, December 5.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
2019 Swimmer Registration Now Open
New Process This Year 

USMS registration for 2019 is underway. If you haven't registered yet, click here. With the new USMS website that was launched last April, you will need a MYUSMS login. If you have not created your MYUSMS login, click here.  

If you don't see your club on the dropdown list, please hold off on registering and bug your coach to sign up your club for 2019.
3000/6000 Yard ePostal National Championships
September 15-November 15  

Last chance! This National Championship event ends on Thursday. Swim 3000 or 6000 yards in any pool and send in your results to see how you compare with other swimmers. 
Ross Yancher Memorial Brute Squad ePostal Swim
November 1-30
Challenge yourself with the 10th Annual Brute Squad e-Postal, sponsored by Davis Aquatic Masters! The event consists of a timed, continuous 200 butterfly, followed by a 400 IM, and finishing up with a 1650 freestyle. Completing this is something to brag about! Information
Fall Fitness Challenge
November 15-30

Third in the SmartyPants Vitamins Fitness Series following the Winter and Summer Challenges, the Fall Challenge consists of a 1-mile swim. This is a fun, no-pressure event and can be completed either straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins. These events are designed as motivation to get back into the pool, a perfect way to stay in shape during the holiday season, and can also be set up as a fundraiser for your LMSC. information.
Encore Games
December 2

Last chance to qualify for the 2019 Summer National Senior Games. Where: Community College of San Francisco, Wellness center, 50 Phelan St. 94112    Information.
Registration is open at (click on red box).
USMS Courses and Clinics
December 1-2

Hone your skills by taking advantage of these informative courses, held at the Embassy Suites in South San Francisco. Below are links for more information and registration: 
The Olympic Club 1500 
Registration Now Open; Don't Delay!
January 26, 2019

The 1500 is back!  Returning after last year's cancellation, this one day-one event meet is expected to be popular.  Registration is open now, spots are going fast, and the event is limited to 120 participants Information.
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting and Celebration Wrap-Up

Emphasis on "Celebration!" PacMasters had it going on at St. Mary's College last week. We've got all the highlights for you  here.

And photos, courtesy of Rich Burns:
How It All Works: Notes on the 2018 USMS Annual Convention from a Newbie Delegate

Lots of meetings in a labyrinthine conference center. Darting out to forage for food at odd intervals. An enormous blue bridge at sunset. Badges. Bags. Awards. Old friends and new colleagues. The finer points of parliamentary procedure. A remarkable election. Above all, love for the sport. Read more.

Convention Photo Gallery (photos courtesy of Rich Burns)
Great Swims, Cool Captures: Photos and Video of the SCM Championships  

Reflecting the experience we all had at Short Course Meter Championships is this video  from Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland. 

Scroll through pictures (photos courtesy of Rich Burns) from the Short Course Meter Championships.
Replacement Open Water Awards Available

PacMasters houses surplus season-ending Open Water Points Individual awards. If you've lost an award that you earned over the past twelve years, you might just find the replacement you're looking for. Contact Marcia Benjamin to arrange a time to take a look at these surplus awards.  
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 ].