Pacific Update

Week of October 28, 2019   
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2019 Age Group Standings  


Club List 


PacMasters Calendar 




Open Water  


USMS Insurance  


Places to Swim  

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 November 11, 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 6, 2019. 
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Ross Yancher Memorial Brute Squad and Inaugural Brute Squad Lite ePostal Swim
October 1-November 30

Time again to challenge yourself with the 11th 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. For those to whom these distances seem intimidating, DAM created a smaller event this year called the Brute Squad Lite. This event features timed, continuous distances of 100 fly, 200 IM and a 500 free.  Completing either of these events is still something to brag about! Information.
USMS Classes + Clinic
December 7-8, Sacramento
Level 1-2 Coach certification - Saturday, December 7, 2019 
Level 3 Coach certification - Saturday, December 7, 2019 
Clinic course for coaches - Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 (2-part course)
Stroke development clinic - Sunday, December 8, 2019
ALTS Instructor certification - Sunday, December 8, 2019
2019 Pacific Masters Celebration and Meeting
November 17
Registration closes November 12

Our 9th Annual Celebration and Meeting is just around the corner on November 17 at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.  Details and registration information can be found here

Join us for a morning swim and dry land workout, Tech Talk and Keynote address by three-time Olympian and seven-time medalist Aaron Peirsol.  What follows is a delicious lunch, short meeting, and biennial elections for your Pacific Masters officers.  Bring a buddy!
2020 Club Registration
Please Complete by October 31 

Club registration is now open. Club Contacts - please renew your club as soon as possible. If you are having trouble, contact      
2020 Swimmer Registration
Opens November 1

USMS members will be able to renew for 2020 beginning November 1. 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.

Rinconada Swim Coach Carol Macpherson Retiring after 47 Years

Carol Macpherson is retiring as Rinconada's coach after 47 years on the job. She founded Rinconada Masters, along with Cindy Baxter, in 1972, as one of the Bay Area's first  Masters teams. Cindy retired in 1999, leaving Carol as Head Coach for the last 20 years. Here is Carol Macpherson's retirement article.
Temescal Masters in Search of Assistant Coach

Temescal Masters in Oakland is seeking an assistant swim coach. Experienced swimmer or coach needed to provide fun and challenging workouts. If interested, please email   
Editor's Note

We welcome Kate Matwychuk to our Update editorial team.  Here is an article that Kate wrote about herself as a swimmer.