Pacific Update

Week of October 24, 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 

International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Special Offer to Pacific Masters Members
October 29th

The 2016 ISHOF Inductions will be take place this coming Saturday, October 29th.  To find out who the inductees are as well as the schedule go to ISHOF.  ISHOF is very excited to be moving to Santa Clara and bringing us access to all the history of our sport!  The normal cost is $200 for the dinner and Masters are being offered both the dinner, ceremony, and water show in the afternoon for half that cost.  If you would like more details, contact Meg Keller Marvin at  Let's show our support for the organization that keeps its history alive!  Get some teammates together and share a table for a fun evening!

8th Annual DAM Brute Squad Postal Swim
November 1 - 30

Are you a brute?  If not, become one by participating in DAM's Brute Squad Postal Championship.  DAM has been challenging members for many years to be a brute ... what's a brute? Well, the Brute Squad event takes the three most difficult events in swimming: the 200 butterfly, the 400 IM, and the 1650 freestyle, and combines them into a single event!  Start the clock. Swim a 200 fly. Then a 400 IM. Follow that up with a 1650 free. Stop the clock. Ready? Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Information & Registration
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
USMS Upcoming Classes 

If you can't make it to the classes offered above, check out the USMS schedule for coach certification classes, ALTS certification classes, and stroke development clinics. Many of the classes and clinics are in the Pacific Masters LMSC area. Please visit the links and register for any that you want to take. 
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.
From the Editor
Fun December Swim Meet
Pacific Masters has one event in December - the MEMO 400 Kick for Time which can be done anytime in December. Registration information will be posted soon. 

If you missed the Pacific Masters SCM Meet in Walnut Creek, you may want to swim in the Southern Pacific Masters SCM Championships December 2-4 in Commerce, CA.  Information
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 ].