Pacific Update

Week of October 15, 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 October 29. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is October 24.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
PacMasters 8th Annual Celebration and Meeting
Registration Now Open!
November 4

This year's celebration and meeting will again be held at St. Mary's College in Moraga on Sunday, November 4.
Morning workouts are now closed, but all the other events are ready for you. 
A Tech Talk on the KimSwims open water documentary will be followed by a catered lunch, and after that, 3-time Olympian and 5-time gold medalist Nathan Adrian will deliver the keynote address. Take a look at our exciting agenda and be sure to register soon -- space is limited! Register here .

Club registration for 2019 is now open. Each Club Contact should have received an email from USMS with instructions. USMS has a new platform for their website and the process is a little different this year. Each Club Contact should have a MYUSMS login to use during club registration. If you or your club contact does not have this informative email from USMS, please contact Chris Ottati and she will send you another copy of it. It is worth reading the instructions before starting the club registration process.

If you need to update the Contact Person for your club, please click here. USMS reminds Clubs that in order to be displayed in the Club Finder database, the facility address where workouts are held must be listed.

Please remember that a club MUST BE REGISTERED for 2019 in order for swimmers to select that club during their registration process. It creates a lot of frustration on the part of your swimmers if your club isn't on the list!

Individual 2019 USMS membership renewals will open on November 1. USMS has a new platform for their website and are now requiring all members to have a MYUSMS login to register as well as to receive other member benefits. If you have not created your MYUSMS login, please do so now by clicking here.

Then you will be set for your renewal. As of November 1, you will be able to renew for 2019 by clicking here and then clicking the renew picture. You will have to set up a MYUSMS login.

USMS and Pacific Masters are strongly encouraging our members to GO GREEN and not request to have a card mailed to you. You can download the pdf to your computer or tablet and either print it from there or just save it and access it when you need it.
Pacific Masters Stroke Improvement Clinic:
Basic Butterfly
October 27

Need help flying? We're on it! Presented by Pacific Masters Swimming and led by VP's of Club and Coach Services Stu and Mary Kahn, along with 2014 USMS Coach of the Year Cokie Lepinski, this clinic offers a 45-minute classroom presentation and 75 minutes of in-water demonstration and instruction. It is specifically designed for beginner to intermediate swimmers. Swimmers will leave the clinic with a personalized assessment and suggestions for stroke corrections. Registration
3000/6000 Yard ePostal National Championships
September 15-November 15 

Up for a challenge?  Swim 3000 or 6000 yards in any pool and send in your results to see how you compare with other swimmers.
Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland (MEMO) is sponsoring this event.
All the information you need is right here.
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
USMS Courses and Clinics
December 1

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: 
Encore Games
December 2
The Encore Games Swimming event registration is open at (click on the red box). This swim meet is taking place on December 2nd at the Community College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan St. San Francisco 94112.
This is a last chance for swimmers to qualify for the 2019 Summer National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico or to just swim in a meet.The meet is recognized by Pacific Masters. 
Registration closes November 21st. If you need assistance with your online registration, you can call Helen in the Senior Games office at 650-323-9400 in the mornings.   
Pacific Masters Helping Whiskeytown Swim Team

A big shout-out to all of the Pacific Masters swimmers who have made donations to the Whiskeytown swim team. Thanks as well to the Keller Cove Swim organizers, who announced that they will also be making a donation to this team. The GoFundMe campaign is still open  here.
Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting  
October 17

Our October meeting will be a conference call at 7 PM. If you wish to join in, please contact Chris Ottati, Administrator.  All members are encouraged to participate.
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 ].