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Week of February 1, 2016  
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The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

New Pacific Masters Website!
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Pacific Masters is pleased to announce the launch of our new website.  We have taken the features you have been using for years and wrapped them in a modern framework with easy-to-use menus. Useful features that have been on our website for years are now easy to find. There are sections for competitive swimmers, for coaches, for clubs, and more. Please explore our site and let us know what you think. 
Call for Coach of the Year Nominations
Deadline: February 14
What ever the reason we start Masters swimming, many of us depend on our coaches to keep us coming back to the pool. Whether it is providin g stroke instruction to help us improve or stay injury-free, workouts that are interesting and challenging, or a word of encouragement when we are feeling down, our coaches are an essential element of our swimming routine. Please consider recognizing his or her efforts by nominating your coach for the Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award. Submissions should include a nomination letter along with a maximum of four support letters. A description of the award along with the nomination and selection process can be found in the Pacific Masters Administrative Handbook. An excerpt of the relevant section can be downloaded by clicking here . Nominations for Pacific Masters Coach of the Year are due Wednesday, February 14, 2016 and should be sent to the   Chair of Pacific Masters
2016 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship: deadline extended
January 1-February 10

Because of the extreme weather conditions experienced during the month of January throughout the country, the USMS Long Distance Committee has extended the date by which all swims must be completed for the 2016 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship from January 31 to February 10. Entries will still be due by February 10, 2016. For those swimmers whose birthday occurs between February 1 and February 10, their age will be their age of record as of January 31, 2016. For everyone else, it will still be as of the day they swam, and results will be compiled accordingly. This extension shall apply to all swimmers regardless of their LMSC.
Hosted by Tamalpais Aquatic Masters. Information and Registration
Jon Steiner Memorial Mile TAM Postal 1650
January 1-February 29

Swim a mile for lung cancer research -- no set fee, pay what you want. 50% of all proceeds are donated to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in honor of the event's founder, Jon Steiner. Sponsored by Tamalpais Aquatic Masters. Mail-in entries only; entries must be postmarked by March 11, 2016. Registration info and entry form
University of San Francisco Masters 2016 Valentine's Meet - Mixed
February 20

This SCY meet will be held at the University of San Francisco, Koret Recreation Center, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117.
Warm-up from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The meet will start at 9:00 a.m. All events are 50s or 100s plus a 200 Mixed Medley Relay. Men and women will swim together and heats will be seeded by time only. Information and Registration
The City Mile: 1650 Short Course Yards Swim Meet 2016
February 21 
Warm-ups start at 8:00 a.m. and the meet starts at 9 a.m. It will be held at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. The event is limited to 96 entrants.
The 29th Annual Walnut Creek Masters Annual Intensive Training Camp
March 4-6

The 29th Annual Intensive Training Camp, the longest running camp in USMS, is being hosted by Walnut Creek Masters. The camp consists of two-and-a-half days spent with an award-winning staff of coaches who will enhance your competitive swimming performance throug h strenuous conditioning,
stroke and distance specificity, and stroke technique instruction, all in an atmosphere conducive to serious swim training.Register soon as the camp is capped at 50 swimmers. Questions regarding the camp may be directed to Head Coach Kerry O'Brien at  
Cal Aquatic Masters Spring Meet
March 6

CalM's annual meet features 50s and 100s of all four strokes, the 200 and 500 free, 100 and 200 IM, and 200 free and medley relays. There will be a free t-shirt given to everyone who registers before midnight on Friday, January 26. The meet can also be deck-entered or entered online by midnight, March 6.
Rinconada Spring Short Course Meet
March 12

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.
Club Affiliation for Competition

When a PacMasters member enters a meet, they must enter with a club affiliation that matches their current registration. If a member would like to transfer to another club affiliation, it can be done by their registrar upon written request. A member must wait 60 days between competitions with different clubs and needs to enter as unattached in any swim competition until that time period is completed. Unattached swimmers may not swim in relays or gather points for a club. If you need a club transfer form or have questions, please visit our website or contact Charlene O'Brien administrator
From the Editor

Do you want to swim faster? I've given a link to a nice article that shows in annotated pictures 10 reasons why Katie Ledecky swims faster than you. Of course she is still in her teens and trains harder than nearly everyone, but there is a lot we all can learn from watching her swim. Read the article 
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