Pacific Update

Week of October 10, 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 

Pacific Masters Swimming Monthly Meeting
October 19 

Pacific Masters Swimming will be holding its monthly meeting by conference call at 7:30 pm on October 19. All Pacific Masters members are encouraged and welcome to participate in the meeting. The call-in number is 1-866-212-0875 and the passcode is 5176157. If you have items that you would like to be included on the agenda, please forward them to Charlene  via email by Friday, October 14. We will be discussing items that came up during convention and other items pertinent to Pacific Masters members.   
USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification
November 5 
San Jose

The USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification Program curriculum is based on teaching methods practiced by leading adult learn-to-swim authorities. It incorporates the most innovative and effective training methods and gives certified instructors the tools to teach adults to swim, at a minimum, one length of a 25-yard pool and become safer in the water.

This one-day course, with classroom and in-water instruction, is taught throughout the country by USMS-certified instructor trainers. At the conclusion of the course, successful candidates will receive USMS ALTS instructor certification. Information and Registration. 
USMS Coaches Clinic 
November 11-13

Join us in San Mateo for an exciting learning and networking experience.
This three-day weekend clinic is specifically tailored for Masters coaches and is presented by award-winning coaches. Topics this year include open water, team building, turns, dryland, and, stroke technique. There will also be pool sessions to practice and apply what you learn. Event details and registration
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting
November 13  
Registration Now Open! What a Deal!  It's FREE!
If you've been to one of the past Pacific Masters Annual Meetings, you'll know that it's a not-to-be-missed event. If you've missed the Annual Meeting in prior years, this is your chance to enjoy one of our LMSC's premier events. Don't miss this celebration of a great year in swimming. This year's Annual Celebration and Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 13th, at the College of San Mateo.
Schedule of Events:
Swim workout located at College of San Mateo Aquatics Center, 8:00-9:30am
Swim technique presentation by Dr. Rod Havriluk, titled Technique Misconceptions, 10:00-11:30am, Room #202.
Catered lunch, inspiring address by keynote speaker Olympian Dana Vollmer, and PacMasters meeting in the Bayview Dining Room, 11:45am-3:00
RSVP required: Registration

Capacity is limited, so register soon!
California Encore Games SCY Meet 
November 20

The 2016 Encore Games are a second chance for local swimmers to qualify for the 2017 Summer National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The short course yards meet will be held at Martin Luther King Pool in San Francisco. Entry deadline is November 11 at 5 pm. Information and Registration.
Competition Schedule for 2017
Bids for meets are now being accepted. 

We are now accepting bids for pool and open water event hosts for the remainder of the 2017 calendar.  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 we need to set the schedule and follow up with each host for their event(s).  
Hosts and dates for the Pacific Masters pool championship meets have been selected. The dates are:
 - Short Course Yards April 7-9, 2017 
 - Long Course Meters July 14-16, 2017 
 - Short Course Meters October 13-15, 2017 
Details can be found here
Contact for any other scheduling questions or concerns.
2016 USMS Convention Recap 

Wondering what you missed at the convention? The PacMasters website has the scoop for you  here!
2016 Dorothy Donnelly Service Award Winners 

USMS recognizes the commitment of those who give back with the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award, named to honor one of USMS's outstanding volunteers. The award recognizes those whose contributions stand out in service to local, regional, and national programs. This year, Laura Val and David Wierdsma were the Donnelly Award winners from the Pacific Masters Swimming LMSC.

International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Laura Val has been volunteering for USMS since 1988 and currently serves on the Sports Medicine, Championship, and Recognitions and Awards committees. Her contributions involve hard work, valuable insight, and progressive ideas as she works quietly behind the scenes. Laura is eager to help swimmers at all levels as she continues to inspire the swimming community with her achievements.

David Wierdsma can be considered the voice of the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships. As a frequent announcer at the USMS Spring and Summer Nationals, Dave has been instrumental in getting everyone cheering, highlighting important records and inspirational swimmers, and keeping the crowd engaged. Dave is also a fixture at Pacific Masters swim meets, where his fun and gregarious attitude is well known.
Congratulations, Laura and David!
From the Editor
Features of the USMS Website
The USMS website has a large number of articles and videos about training. Go to the website and click on the Training tab. A page appears that helps you find information on almost any aspect of training you would like to know about. I chose starts and turns and found  eight excellent articles
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 ].