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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 

Renew Your USMS Membership
November 1  
November is the time to renew your membership in USMS for 2016. The good news is that the registration fee for 2016 remains unchanged: $52 for your individual membership. Here is the link for registration and renewal.
2nd Annual Pacific Coaches Clinic 
Saturday, November 7
This all-day clinic is held i n conjunction with the Annual Meeting at St. Mary's College.  Top   coaches  and speakers from around the region will present contemporary topics on Teaching, Training, Technique, Open Water and Nutrition.  All sessions are built with the goal of getting  coaches   to  go beyond  their current levels and advance their knowledge and skills. No matter what your experience level, you have much to gain by attending this clinic.
The clinic begins Sat. morning at the Lafayette Library then moves up the hill to Campolindo HS for clinic drills.  The cost of the clinic is $30. Space is limited to the first 30 respondents, so please register early and plan on attending this informational and educational seminar.. Information
Pacific Masters Members to Receive Awards at Annual Meeting
November 8
  • Contributor of the Year: John King, WCM
  • Nancy Ridout Distinguished Service Award: Peter Guadagni, WCM; Verne Scott, TCAM
  • Appreciation Award: Benicia Rivera, RPM; Tri-Valley Masters; Richmond Plunge Masters
  • Personal Achievement Award: Asha Allen-Roth, WCM;
    Robert L. Anderson, PCCM; Ranie Pearce, OAM
  • Peggy Lucchesi Award: Hermine Terhorst, SRM
Approval of New Bylaws and
2015 Pacific Masters Elections
November 8
At this year's Pacific Masters Annual Meeting, a revised Administrative Handbook will be considered for approval. This Handbook, consisting of our policies and bylaws, outlines most aspects of Pacific Masters operations. The revision to be considered is a major update and reflects our current state of operations. It includes a new organizational structure in which elected officers are given oversight over different program areas. A copy of the revised Administrative Handbook will be included in the meeting package or can be obtained in advance by emailing a request to
There will also be an election of officers at the meeting. The following members have been nominated:
  • Chair/President: John King
  • Vice President of Pool Meets: John Morales
  • Vice President of Open Water: Phyllis Quinn
  • Vice President of Clubs and Coaches: Laura Schuster
  • Vice President of Communications and Technology: Robert Anderson
  • Treasurer: Teddy Palmer
  • Secretary: Leianne Crittenden
Additional nominations can be made from the floor with the consent of the nominee and recommendation of two Committee members.
2015 USMS Speedo 3000/6000-Yard ePostal National Championship
September 15-November 15
Swim 3000 yards or meters and/or 6000 yards or meters in their entirety in any 25-yard or 25-meter pool. Event results are sent in electronically so you can compare yourself to other swimmers doing the same event. Swim first, then enter/register. This event is hosted by Davis Aquatic Masters.  
information and registration                
7th Annual DAM Brute Squad Postal Swim
November 1-December 10 
Are you a brute?  If not, become one by participating in DAM's Brute Squad Postal Championship.  DAM has been challenging members for many years to be a brute ... what's a brute? Well, the Brute Squad event takes the three most difficult events in swimming: the 200 butterfly, the 400 IM, and the 1650 freestyle, and combines them into a single event!  Start the clock. Swim a 200 fly. Then a 400 IM. Follow that up with a 1650 free. Stop the clock. Ready? Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Information and Registration
2016 Pacific Masters Swim Event Scheduling--Pool and Open Water
Bidding Process Links Available
The Pacific Masters board has accepted bids for the three 2016 Pacific Masters Pool Championships. Pacific Masters is hosting the Short Course Yards Championships April 8-10, 2016 at Campolindo HS, Moraga CA. Soda Aquatic poolSan Mateo Masters will host the Long Course Meters (LCM) Championships July 22-24, at the College of San Mateo. Walnut Creek Masters will host the Short Course Meters (SCM) Championships October 7-9, at the Walnut Creek Heather Farms complex.

The Pacific Masters board is reserving all of April 2016 to allow some flexibility for the anticipated host of the Short Course Yards (SCY) Championships to establish the meet dates. The board would like to open up the rest of the schedule for event bids. If your club is interested in scheduling a traditionally held or new event, please use the appropriate link provided below to submit the brief information needed to set the schedule and follow up with each host for their event(s).

Feel free to contact Steve Cutting at for any other scheduling questions or concerns.
From the Editor
What is Masters Swimming?  
Masters Swimming is a successful blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults (18 years of age and over). The regular structured workouts use techniques of interval training in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, friendship and participation! Individuals who find it difficult to stick with a self-imposed, keep-fit routine will find it easier to maintain a Masters Swimming program. There are over 100 clubs in Pacific Masters Swimming. Most of our swimmers belong to one of these clubs. Take a look at the Places to Swim page that lists many of the places to swim in Northern California and Northern Nevada. For traveling swimmers, check out the USMS Places to Swim page.
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 ].