pacific masters swimming

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Pacific Masters Update November 14

The November 14 edition of the Pacific Masters update contains information about the following:

  • Upcoming events - DAM Brute Squad Postal, MEMO 400 Kick for Time
  • 2017 competition schedule now posted
  • Call for new event hosts
  • USMS Membership Renewal

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Olympian Dana Vollmer Highlights 2016 Pacific Masters Annual Meeting and Celebration

Warm skies greeted the 250 plus participants at this year’s Pacific Masters Annual Meeting and Celebration. For some, the day began with a swim workout at the San Mateo Athletic Club pool on the grounds of the College of San Mateo.  This year’s Tech Talk was held in conjunction with the USMS National Coaches Clinic and featured Dr. Rod Havriluk, the president of Swimming Technology Research. An internationally renowned expert on biomechanics as applied to aquatic sports, Dr. Havriluk’s talk was titled Swimming Science: Technique Misconceptions. At times controversial, the talked challenged many assumptions regarding optimal swimming technique.

Pacific Masters Service and Achievement Award Winners

Kerry O’Brien and Joel Wilson are the newest recipients of the Nancy Ridout Distinguished Service Award. The Ridout Award is given to individuals who have made a lasting contribution to Pacific Masters. Both longtime coaches of highly successful clubs, the two have mentored many younger coaches, been instrumental in the development of many of our events and programs including championship meets and open water swims and provided steady wise counsel to our Board and committees.

Bob Anderson was honored as Contributor of the Year. As the organization’s first Vice President for Communications and Technology, Bob oversaw the launch of our new website, pushed for a tracking system to let members keep track of their Swimmer of the Year points, advocated for improved access to the USMS swim results database and participated in the deliberations of several Pacific Masters Committees.

Renew Your USMS Membership for 2017 for Sponsor Discounts!

Registration is now open for 2017 USMS membership. If you renew by December 31st, you'll receive special sponsor discounts of up to 30%, good through January 15. It's a great way to gear up for another year of swimming and fun! Renew here.

2017 Pacific Masters Championships

Hosts for the Pacific Masters pool championship meets have been selected:

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