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Week of March 14, 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 

Pacific Masters Swimming 2016 Short Course Yards Championships
April 8-10  
The Pacific Masters SCY Championships will be held at Soda Aquatic Center, Campolindo High School in Moraga, CA. The meet entry deadline is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 30 for online entries. Mailed entries must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 and received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016. Warm-ups start at 8:00 am and the meet starts at 9:00 a.m. Meet Information and Registration.  
Sports Basement Discount

Become a Basementeer! Sports Basement, is spinning the traditional "loyalty" program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community.  Basementeer's receive 10% and give 10%: 
  •          10% off every item every day
  •          10% of profits back to your charity of choice
  •          Please watch this one minute video to get the idea
No fee for pre-exisitng partners (like Masters swimming) if you register before December 31, 2016. After that, there will be a one time $25 fee for membership. On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer!
Southern Pacific Masters Swimming and South West Zone Short Course Yards Championships
April 16-17

This meet will be hosted by Riverside Aquatics Association at the Riverside Aquatics Complex which is the site of the 2017 Spring Masters Nationals. This will be great opportunity to get experience at the Nationals pool before next spring. Registration 
USMS National Championships, Greensboro, NC 
April 28-May 1

Registration is open for the USMS National Championship meet in Greensboro, NC. You can find information about hotels, places to visit, and social activities here. Click  here for online registration. USMS national meets are a great place to meet new swim friends and spend time with old swim friends. We hope to see you there!
Keelhauler LCM Time Trial
May 15

Are you looking to assess your fitness going in to the long course season?  California Maritime Academy Masters invites you to participate in the second annual long course meters time trial event at their new aquatics facility in Vallejo, CA on Sunday, May 15.  Meet information and registration will be coming out shortly.  The time trial will consist of all events in the 50 m, 100 m, and 200 m races.
Spring Lake Swims
 May 21

Redwood Coast Masters hosts Pacific Masters Swimming's first open water race on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa, CA. Online registration is open registration. There will be a 500M race starting at 9:00 a.m. and a 1-mile race at 9:30 a.m. For more information visit the Lifeguards For Life website.  
Bay Area Senior Games
May 22

The 2016 Bay Area Senior Games swimming competition will be held at the Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford University on May 22. Registration. May 9 is the deadline for entering the meet.  
Spring Training - Stroke Technique Resources

Even those of us who choose not to compete benefit by organizing our annual swimming regimen into seasons. As we approach the spring season, it can be helpful to review our technique and look for areas of improvement. Obviously, asking your coach for suggestions is the best place to start. The USMS website is also a great resource for stroke tips. Check out the articles here.  
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