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Week of December 12, 2016  
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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 

New on the Website!
Age Group Standings Page

Pacific Masters has been recognizing swimmers of the year in each age group for many years. Using the point scale those awards are based on, we will create a ranking ladder in each age group. Each year will start fresh. Here is what the 2016 ladder looks like with most of the information from 2016 recorded. Click on each line item for further detail. The 2017 ladder will launch in late January and be updated regularly. Please let us know what you think!

Highlights from Pacific Masters Swimming Annual Meeting and Celebration

Were you unable to attend the Annual Meeting and Celebration, or would you like a recap to help you remember that special day? Either way, our website is here to help! The homepage includes a feature summarizing the Annual Meeting and Celebration (keynoted by Olympian Dana Vollmer) along with a summary of Achievement and Service Award winners
5th Annual MEMO 400 Kick for Time
December 1-31
Here's the event good kickers have been waiting for! Win a postal meet without even pulling. Just kick 400 yards! Any stroke is allowed and any length course will do. Kicking is great overall conditioning, contributes greatly to your speed in sprinting, and burns lots of calories. What's not to like? Team entries available. Hosted by Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland (MEMO). Information and Registration.
Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship
January 1-February 28
Start training now for an annual classic! Whether you're completing the 1-Hour ePostal for competition, fun, or fitness, all who wish to participate are welcome. The objective is to swim as far as possible in one hour in any pool 25 yards or longer. Record your splits, submit your results, and see how you stack up against other swimmers around the country. Hosted by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club. Please note that the timeframe for this event has been expanded by the USMS Long Distance Committee due to the extreme weather conditions often experienced during the month of January. Information on the 1-Hour ePostal can be seen here; online registration opens on January 1, 2017.  
TAM Jon Steiner Memorial 1650 Postal
January 1-February 28
Swim a mile for lung cancer research -- no set fee, pay what you want. 50% of your payment is donated to the Bopnnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in honor of the event's founder, Jon Steiner. Sponsored by Tamalpais Aquatic Masters. Mail-in entries only; entries must be postmarked by Saturday March 11, 2017. Registration information and entry form
Santa Rosa Masters SCY Resolution Meet
January 21
Indoor SCY event featuring 50s and 200s of all strokes. 100 IM and 100 free are also included. Bonus: all 50 free entrants are automatically entered free of charge in the Resolution 50 Free Challenge. This "event" will attempt to determine a single winner from all age groups and both sexes. For more information on the Challenge and the meet, click here. Online registration is now open.  
The Olympic Club 1500 SCM Swim Meet
January 28
For all distance enthusiasts! The Olympic Club will be hosting its annual 1500 meter event meet at the end of January. Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, January 26. Limited to the first 100 entrants. Entry time cutoff is 40 minutes. The meet will be pre-seeded and there will be no check-in. Information and registration.
USMS Coach Certification
January 28
USMS is hosting classroom instruction for Levels 1 and 2 coach certification on January 28 from 8:30 to 4:30 at Hyatt House in Pleasant Hill. USMS membership is required. Registration and information.
USMS Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic
January 29
On January 29 from 9:00 am to noon, Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Walnut Creek will be the setting for a USMS Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic. All swimmers wishing to improve their swim technique are welcome. USMS membership is required. Registration and information.
Renew Your USMS Membership for 2017 for Sponsor Discounts!

Don't forget: If you renew your USMS membership by December 31st, you'll receive special sponsor discounts of up to 30%, good through January 15. It's a great way to gear up for another year of swimming and fun! Renew here
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 ].