Pacific Update

Week of October 29, 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 November 12. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is Wednesday, November 7.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
PacMasters 8th Annual Celebration and Meeting
November 4  -  
Registration closes Tuesday, Oct. 30 at noon
This year's EXCITING celebration and meeting will again be held at St. Mary's College in Moraga on Sunday, November 4. The morning workout has reached max capacity, but the rest of the day still has space!
7:30 - 9:30 am - Morning workout - FULL
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - KimSwims open water documentary with Kim Chambers
11:45 -12:30 p.m. - Delicious lunch
12:40 - 2:15 p.m. - 3-time Olympian and 5-time gold medalist Nathan Adrian, keynote address and autographs
2:20 - 3:15 p.m. - Celebrate 2018 achievements
Space is limited and time is running out! Get details and register  here .
2019 Club Registration is Open
A Club Must be Registered before its Swimmers can Register

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.  The 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.   
2019 Swimmer Registration Opens November 1
New Process this Year 

Individual 2019 USMS membership renewals will open on November 1. All members will need 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.  

If you don't see your club on the dropdown list, check with your coach or club contact to make sure your club is registered for 2019!  

In an effort to be good stewards to both the environment and our Pacific Masters funds, Pacific Masters is 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.  
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 1-2

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: 
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.   
Trans Tahoe Happy Hour & Open Water Summit 
November 10 

The World Open Water Swimming Association & The Olympic Club invite you to three special events on November 10.  You will have the opportunity to relive Skylandia Beach at the Trans Tahoe Happy Hour, keep Tahoe Blue with a silent auction for the League to Save Lake Tahoe at the Awards Gala Dinner and more.  Information and registration.
What Happened at USMS Convention?

Here is where we catch up on a kaleidoscope of decisions that affect our swim adventures as the largest representation from Pacific Masters met in Jacksonville, Florida with leaders and lovers of our sport from across the nation. You just might recognize a few faces in these  pictures.  In one of those pictures, you'll find f irst-time Delegate, Peg Flynn, who sums up our brilliant experience.
Short Course Meter Championship
Capturing the Moments Forever

Reflecting the experience we all had at Short Course Meter Championships is thi s video  from Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters.  Shout out to MEMO for placing First as a team, a job well done!

While scrolling through pictures from Short Course Meter Championships, hosted by Walnut Creek Masters ("Let's Go Nuts!"), just imagine the expressions on the faces of first-time swimmers as they comment:  

"Wow, what an experience! I feel so happy to have found such a supportive swim community."

"This weekend I watched the sun rise over the hills as I drove to MY first ever swim meet. I swam, I raced, I made new friends, and I was a part of a team. It was challenging and amazing and fun and hard. I loved it. I am proud to have done this for my first time. I have a ton to learn and with trepidation I look forward to doing it again!"

"So much fun this weekend, watching and rooting for each other, swimming relays. Yes, still fun even if DQs were involved ... doh!"
Replacement Open Water Awards Available
PacMasters houses surplus season-ending Open Water Points Individual awards.  If you've lost your award in 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 ].