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Week of February 20, 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 

2017 Age Group Standings

The 2017 Age Group Standings webpage has been updated through USF's Valentine's Affair meet. Check it out! Come join us for a meet -- here is our meet schedule. Swimmers earn points in short course yards, long course meters, short course meters, and open water competitions (see the rules here).
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.  
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 Bonnie 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. Your 1-Hour Postal Swim 1-mile split can be applied.   
The City Mile
February 26
The City Mile will be held at City College of San Francisco Wellness Center. This competition is limited to the first 96 entrants. The meet will be pre-seeded and preliminary heat assignments will be made. Information and registration
March 5

A new event hosted by the Spare Time Aquatics Sharks and the Sacramento Spare Time American River Masters has been added to the schedule. The meet will be held at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento. Deadline for online meet entries: Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 pm. Information and registration
Rinconada Masters Spring Meet
March 11

This enjoyable meet has a variety of events that include two events for swimmers with no prior competitive Masters experience: 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke. The ever-popular 1650 butterfly is another highlight of this meet. Information and registration.
Cal Aquatic Masters Spring Short Course Meet
March 19

This annual meet is held at beautiful Spieker Pool in Berkeley. There are eight lanes for the races and ten for warm-ups. Please note that we will NOT be swimming into the bulkhead this year; we will be swimming across the pool in the deep end. The meet features thirty events, starting at 8:30 am and ending mid-afternoon. Free t-shirts (available in both men's and women's styles) will be given to the first 275 people who enter. Information and registration.
Visalia Senior Games
March 26

Visalia is excited to be hosting its second annual Senior Games. The swimming portion of the Games will be held at Mt. Whitney High School Pool. $20 registration fee; $4 event fee per person. Free on-site registration for 100 IM and 200 free relays.  Information and registration. Deadline for registration is March 3rd.
Welcome to PacMasters, Petaluma Salty Krakens!

Heads up, Petaluma and environs! As of February 1st 2017, there's a new Masters swim team in town: the Petaluma Salty Krakens Masters Swim Team (PSK)! The team trains at the Petaluma Swim Center and offers six Masters workouts per week, along with monthly open water swims. Open water swims are open to non-team members for a $10 drop-in fee that can be paid through the team's website.
2019 USMS Long Distance National Championship Bidding Now Open

Bid forms for USMS ePostal and Open Water Long Distance National Championship events can be accessed and completed by using the following links: 2019 USMS Open Water National Championship Bid Form and 2019 USMS ePostal National Championship Bid Form. All interested organizations are encouraged to submit bids. Please fill out and submit the appropriate form by July 1, 2017 for both ePostal and Open Water bids.
From the Editor: Remembering Loriene Boyer

The Update wishes to express its sympathy to the family of Loriene Boyer, who passed away on January 24, 2017. She began Masters swimming thanks to the encouragement of Ray and Zada Taft and swam for the San Mateo Marlins in 1970. When she relocated to Portola Valley in 1972, she joined Rinconada Masters. She swam Nationals at the College of San Mateo in 1972 and traveled to Santa Monica in 1973 with her teammates. Her accomplishments there can be viewed in the 40-44 age group listings for that year. Her team buddies at Rinconada were Bobbie Callison, Carol McPherson, and Cindy Baxter.

Her daughter Karen Boyer followed her mother's lead as a competitive swimmer. Karen swims for PCCM in Redwood City with teammate Bob Anderson (60-64 age group).
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 ].