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Week of January 23, 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 

2017 Spring Season Preview

The 2017 Pacific Masters Spring Season provides plenty of competitive opportunities with eight local meets, two postal events and a recognized senior games event. Distance enthusiasts can start anytime during the first two months. Read all about it here.

The SCY season is busy for Pacific Masters swimmers. With so many meets going on plus Postal events, it's a fun time to try a bit of competition. The season finale is the USMS SCY Championships held April 27-30 in Riverside, CA. Entries are open information.
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 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.   
Valentine's Affair
February 4
The University of San Francisco Masters 2017 Valentine's Meet will be held at the Koret Recreation Center. Featuring 50s, 100s, and a 200 yd Mixed Medley, this meet is a paperless meet. Registration is now open.
Splash & Dash, Sprint Pentathlon
February 11

What's not to like about a short morning meet with 50's of all strokes, 100 IM and 200 Medley relays? Richmond Swim Center's state-of-the-art indoor pool, will host their first meet at this facility.  An optimum meet for first-time competitors and for anyone to set new records in the short course yard Sprint Pentathlon.  You must swim all five individual events to be awarded embroidered towels offered to first place winners in each age group.  After the meet, join your friends for lunch and a stroll at nearby Solano Avenue. Online entries are due February 1. Deck entries are also permitted.
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.   
STAS SCY Spring Meet
March 5

An new event put on by the Sacramento Spare Time American River Masters has been added to the schedule. Information and registration will be coming out soon. Check the Pacific Masters website for more information.  
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.
Call for Coach of the Year Nominations
Due by February 15

Please consider nominating your coach for the Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award. Submissions should include a nomination letter along with a maximum of four support letters. A description of the award along with the nomination and selection process from the Pacific Masters Administrative Handbook is repeated below. Nominations for Pacific Masters Coach of the Year are due Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6 p.m. Requirements and nominations process can be found here.

Walnut Creek Intensive Training Camp
March 3-5

Kerry O'Brien and his staff at Walnut Creek Masters will host a 2-1/2 day swim training camp. Coaches Mike Heaney, Debbie Santos, Steve Stahl and Lisa Ward will be instructing campers on stroke mechanics, speed and tempo training among other things. Cokie Lepinski, Brian Stack and Sunny Blende will join them and share their wonderful swim techniques. This is a great camp for getting in a lot of yards plus socializing with the many other swimmers who attend.  Information and registration.
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 ].