Pacific Update

Week of March 6, 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 the Splash and Dash Pentathlon. 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

Mailed entries must be received by Fri, March 10, 2017 and relay entries by Mon, March 20, 2017.
TAM Jon Steiner Memorial 1650 Postal
January 1-February 28
Entries are due by mail on March 11, 2017. Registration information and entry form. Your 1-Hour Postal Swim 1-mile split can be applied.   
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. All entries are due by March 8.   Information and registration.
Pacific Masters Meeting
March 15

Our meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm preceded by dinner at 7 pm.  All members are encouraged to attend especially if you want to be informed about the USMS Convention, our Annual meeting or special events such as Swimming Saves Lives.  For location and phone in details please contact Charlene O'Brien, Administrator.
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 30 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 medley and 200 free relays.  Information. The deadline for entries into all other events has passed.
Pacmasters Short Course Yards Championships
April 7-9

Walnut Creek Masters will host this meet at the Soda Aquatic Center at Campolindo High School in Moraga. Meet information and registration are now available. This is our biggest meet of the year. See you there!
USMS National Championships
April 27-30 

This meet will be held in Riverside, CA. It's not too early to start making plans!  The full meet information is available in the January-February 2017 issue of  SWIMMER magazine can be found here. More info and a link to registration (which closes on March 27) can be found the meet page.
Officials Invited to Spring National Championships
April 27-30 

Officials are invited to USMS Spring National Championship, April 27 - 30, at the Riverside Aquatics Complex in Riverside, California.  OQM status will be obtained for N2 evaluations of all positions.  Two 9-lane 25-yard competition courses will be run, so your help to provide a positive experience for the swimmers is valued by those who have worked so hard to make the National Championships.

If you are interested, click on the link for more information.
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
New Kid on the Block
On February 11, The Albany Armada Masters put on its first-ever meet at the Richmond Swim Center. The brand-new pool was a sight to be seen. There is a six lane pool, a two lane pool, and two shallow pools, all connected. It's an indoor pool, but at the push of a button the roof opens up. The meet was extremely well run and the five "aquatic pentathlon" events went by very quickly. Here's hoping that this meet will become a regular part of our schedule.
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