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Week of September 18, 2017  
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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.


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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Peter Guadagni Elected Vice President of Administration for USMS

Pacific Masters Swimming is proud to announce that past Chairman Peter Guadagni was elected Vice Preesident of Administration for United States Masters Swimming at last week's Aquatic Sports Convention. The ever hard-working swimmer is a stellar addition to the panel of volunteers steering USMS forward. We thank Peter for his dedicated service to Masters Swimming.
Call for Articles
Anyone can submit an article for consideration in the Pacific Masters Update. We appreciate new information and ideas. Please note that article length is generally limited to 100 words. If you have an idea for an article, please submit it  here no later than Wednesday, September 27 for the next Update.
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting
November 12 

Natalie Coughlin, Olympic gold medalist, world champion and record holder, is our keynote speaker at this year's Pacific Masters Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 12 at St. Mary's College, Moraga.  You are invited.  The morning commences with a refreshing swim workout in which you might be surprised to swim in a lane next to Natalie.  A breakfast snack follows along with a morning tech talk.  Lunch is served in an atmosphere of being at a reunion, leading up to America's swim darling at the podium.  Hold the date on your calendar, and stay for the business meeting that follows.  
Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake
September 23

8th annual fundraiser for youth swimming in Richmond is Pacific Masters' final event of the Open Water season. The Bay swim takes place in a protected cove at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline with half-mile, 1 and 2-mile race distances running concurrently in waves.  Start and finish on sandy beach with sweeping views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and Mount Tamalpais. Finish the Open Water season with a flourish!

Full event details, online registration, and printable registration form can be found at the bottom of this page: Keller Cove Swim 2017. 
14th Annual Alan Liu SCM Meet
September 24

This meet will be held at Eagle Park Pool, an 8-lane x 25-meter outdoor pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to six individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 20. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and registration.
2017 5k/10k USMS ePostal National Championship
Entries due September 25

Objective:  To swim by or before Friday, September 15 either distances of 5 kilometers and/or 10 kilometers in a 50-meter pool of your choosing, then submit your results online to compare yourself to other swimmers doing the same event.  Whether you do this for competition, challenge, fitness, or fun - all who wish to participate are welcome.  Your submitted time determines the final order of finishInformation and registration.
Short Course Meter Championships
October 13-15  
SCM Championships in friendly Walnut Creek will convene over three days during California's Indian Summer when lingering warmer days are welcomed.   Long and short events, and relays are offered.  A most unique race, last year, featured a heat of butterfly swimmers who raced the stroke in backwards motion.  The imagination, prior to this, could hardly picture six lanes of these "gutsy" athletes.  What unique races can we look forward to this year?  This meet is for experienced and first-time competitors,  Information and   registration.
STAS/ARM Distance Meet, ARM, Sacramento
October 21
The Pete Fitch Memorial Distance Meet will be held October 21, 2017, in Sacramento. This event has 6 races with warm-ups at noon on Saturday and competition beginning at 1 p.m. Competition will be the 400 IM, 500 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly and 1,000 Free. 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 p.m. The focus of the clinics is on strokes and turns.

Clinics coming up are: 10/4 - Starts/Turns; 11/1 - Breaststroke; 12/6 - Butterfly.

To sign up visit

USMS Instruction for Coaches and Swimmers
November 11 &12, San Mateo  
USMS is hosting a  Level 3 Coach Certification class (November 11 only, classroom), a  "How-to" Clinic Course for coaches (November 11 and 12, classroom and on-deck), and a Stroke Development Clinic for swimmers (November 12 only) at the San Mateo Athletic Club, College of San Mateo. Reserve your spot today! 
2018 Pacific Masters Championships Bidding
Event host bids for the Short Course Yards, Long Course Meters, and Short Course Meters Championship Meets are now open for submittal. If your team is interested in hosting one of these Championship Meets, please send an email to the Pacific Masters Scheduler as soon as possible, or submit your bid request information here
IMSHOF Inductions

During the recent USMS Convention, Hugh Wilder and Ann Hirsch were inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. Hugh was a longtime member of Pacific Masters and he recently moved to Phoenix. Congratulations to these swimmers for their tremendous accomplishments.
From the Editor
Now is the Perfect Time to Become a USMS Member 
Swimming's universally recognized health benefits are the envy of other sports: superior core strength, reduced stress, increased cardiovascular and respiratory health, improved flexibility, and much more. Swimming's low-impact nature makes it truly a lifelong sport. Swimming with a coach and a group offers motivational and social benefits, and most USMS programs include swimmers of all ability levels.
Whether you want to learn to swim, swim for fitness, or compete in swimming, our Year-Plus membership option is for you. Year-Plus gives anyone age 18 and older the opportunity to join USMS at a reduced cost for 2017, when purchasing a 2018 membership.
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 ].