Pacific Update

Week of September 12, 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.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Year Plus USMS Membership Offering    

New members who need to join USMS before the end of the year have the opportunity to get $24 off their 2016 membership by also registering for 2017.
Please alert anyone who joins your team.
13th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet
September 18

This meet will be held at Eagle Park Pool, an 8-lane x 25-meter outdoor pool in Mountain View. Swimmers may enter up to five individual events and one of each type of relay. Online entries and entries submitted by surface mail must be received by Wednesday, September 14. Hosted by Mountain View Masters. Information and Registration.
Keller Cove Swim for Kids' Sake
September 24
The event includes open water swim competitions for youth (ages 6 to 18) and adult swimmers, at ½-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile distances, wetsuit and non-wetsuit. This is the final event of the Pacific Masters 2016 open water swim season.

The proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships to inner-city and at risk youth throughout Richmond, pool rental fees, training equipment, and coaches' salary. Information and Registration.
Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon
October 2

The Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon will be held at UC Davis.This ever-popular event includes 50s of all four strokes and a 100m IM, as well as medley relays. Information and Registration.
2016 Pacific Masters SCM Championships
October 7-9
My, how time flies! The Pacific Masters SCM Championships are coming up soon. Registration closes September 28. Walnut Creek Masters will be hosting the meet at The Clarke Swim Center in Walnut Creek. This meet offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a full plate of events and a great snack bar. Information

Custom Finis swim suits have been designed for this meet. Check them out!
USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification
November 3
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

The Pacific Masters Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, November 13 at the College of San Mateo. It will include a swim workout, lunch with Olympian Dana Vollmer, and a technical talk following the conclusion of the National Coaches Clinic. Registration will be available soon.
Open Water Swimming Results and History

Now you can view you and your team's open water points for 2016 and also for every year back to 2008.  This data can be found on our Open Water Points page in the section titled Historical Accumulated Points.
You also can compare yourself to past years by opening this year's individual accumulated results individual accumulated results page.

Click on your name to see how you've earned your 2016 points. Then click on an event to see how you performed in that event in past years. Remember that swim courses and distances can change and distances might vary by dozens of yards or more per year.
Questions?  Comments?  See any mistakes?  Send a message to our Open Water Scoring Chairperson.

USMS National Convention
September 21-25

The USMS convention is coming up. There are 52 Local Masters Swim Committees. PacMasters is the largest of these committees and is sending 33 delegates. Many important items relevant to our swimming and competition are voted on. Read Peter Guadagni's article here if you would like to learn more.
From the Editor

One of the Many Features of the USMS Website:  Places to Swim


When on the road, finding a place to swim is like discovering a home away from home. Your next swim is a click away at Places to Swim  on the USMS website.  A search by zip code brings up options within a 25 to 100 miles radius. Places to Swim features local masters swim committee websites and USMS clubs that may assist swimmers in finding pools and extended swim families throughout the nation. Just remember to take your current USMS card with you when on the road as clubs may need to verify your membership.
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 ].