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Week of February 15, 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 

New Pacific Masters Website!
Check it out!

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. 
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. Results from The City Mile can be used to enter this event.
The entry form has been updated.
  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. Entries closed on February 5. Information and Registration
The City Mile: 1650 Short Course Yards Swim Meet 2016
February 21 
The City Mile will be held at the City College of San Francisco Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco. The meet entry deadline is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 17th. Warm-ups start at 8:00 am and the meet starts at 9:00 am. The meet will be seeded fastest to slowest.  
Proceeds from this event go to the City College women's swim team, who will be doing the timing.
The swimmer whose seeded time comes closest to their actual time will receive a $25 gift certificate.  
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 through 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, February 26. The meet can also be deck-entered or entered online by 11:59 pm, March 4.
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

Laura Val celebrated ageing up by breaking four World Masters records in one race! Read about it here. Meanwhile for the rest of us mere mortals, short course season has started! Come to a meet and swim. You don't have to break a record or swim a fast time.  Everyone is welcome and your friends will cheer for you no matter what your times are. 
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