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Week of 
 September 15, 2014 
In this Update
Keller Cove
Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
Coaches Certification
Sprint Pentathlon
SCM Championships
Request for Bids
Call for Service Award Nominations
Save the Date!
Important Reminder
From the Editor
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool and open water events as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Keller Cove Open Water

Saturday, September 20

The 5th Annual Cove Swim for Kid's Sake will be held at Keller Beach, Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond California.  [information]
[online entry] 

The 11th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet

Sunday, September 28

Entries are now open for the Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet. Swimmers may enter up to 5 individual events and 2 relays. [entries]   

Coaches Certification 

Saturday, October 4,  2014  

Pacific Masters is hosting a US Masters Swimming Coach Certification Level 1 and 2 at Rolling Hills Club in Novato on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Current full-time, part-time or volunteer coaches who would like to explore the possibilities of coaching Masters swimmers as a profession should attend. [Information and Registration] 

Sacramento Masters 42nd Annual Sprint Pentathlon

Saturday, October 4

The Sacramento Masters 42nd Sprint Pentathlon will be held on Saturday October 4,2014 at the deep water Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davic Campus. The meet starts at 11 am and usually concludes by 1:30 pm. The on-line registration deadline is Thursday, October 2. Deck Entries will also be accepted.  [Information and registration]

Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10-12

The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held October 10-12 at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek. This is one of the premiere meets of the season and is held in a six lane, deep water pool. The on-line deadline is 11:59 PM, October 1, 2014. Pac Masters Championships do not allow deck entries.[Information and Registration]

Request for Bids

Wednesday, October 15

Bids are now being accepted for the Pacific Masters Swimming 2015 event schedule. Bids should be received by October 15. [Pool Bids]   [Open Water Bids

Call for Service Award Nominations

Wednesday, October 15 

Each year Pacific Masters Swimming honors its volunteers with our service awards. At the annual meeting in November, we will award our Appreciation Award, the Nancy Ridout Distinguished Service Award, the Personal Achievement Award and our most prestigious volunteer award, the Contributor of the Year Award. Please consider nominating a person or group who you think deserves recognition by sending your nomination to the chairman at []. A description of the awards and selection criteria may be found in the Paciific Masters Administrative Handbook. Nominations will be considered at the September and October Pacific Masters Committee meetings and are due by October 15.

Save the Date!

Sunday, November 9 

Pacific Masters will host its 3rd Annual Meeting and Celebration on Sunday, November 9th, at St. Mary's College in Moraga.  A coached workout, a coach's multimedia presentation on technique, a catered lunch, a keynote address by Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion Anthony Ervin, and an enlightening review of Pacific Masters in 2014 will be included on the day's agenda.  It's free for all members and $20 for guests.  Look for more information and details in the coming weeks.  Meanwhile, save the date: Sunday, November 9th. 

Important Reminder

USMS Registration

At the August board meeting it was proposed and accepted that all Pacific Masters POOL MEET swimmers must be registered on the USMS data base for the competition year.  USMS registration is required PRIOR to swimming in a pool event. This does not eliminate same-day entries, but it does require the swimmer to be electronically signed up with USMS before entering the day-of. This can be electronically done at home before leaving for the meet, in the parking lot at the meet, or off to the side of the pool before entering the meet. This includes RELAY ONLY swimmers. With the advent of computers, iPads and smart phones, registering electronically with USMS is easy and instantaneous. The elimination of same-day USMS paper registrations will greatly reduce many of the problems which arise in obtaining correct meet results.           

From the Editor

If your coach exhibits a  new training technique or different on deck behavior, it could be due to participation at the upcoming USAS Convention [agenda], ASCA World Clinic or a USMS Coach Certification Course all taking place in September.[schedule] If your coach needs to be inspired, perhaps a suggestion to participate in one of these events would be welcomed!

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].