Pacific Masters Swimming
registers its 11,000th swimmer
on October 1st.
Another milestone! On October 1, Pacific Masters registered its 11,000th member for 2012. This is the first time Pacific Masters has registered over 11,000 members. Brian Cutter registered with the Orinda Aquatic Masters. And became the 11,000 Pacific Masters Swimmer registered this year. Brian is 37, was a high school swimmer in Ohio and participated in USA Swimming in Arizona. He moved to the Bay area two years ago, heard about the strong program in Lafayette/Orinda and has taken the plunge into Masters swimming. Brian wants to get back in shape, compete, and swim for life.
Pacific Masters continues to be the largest local masters committee within USMS; more than twice as large as the next largest local organization. Peter Guadagni, PacMasters chairman said “While reaching this milestone is a nice achievement, what is really important is Pacific’s role in supporting quality programs and events. Pacific Masters has been blessed with many outstanding coaches who have developed quality adult fitness and competitive programs.
“Also important are the volunteers whose roles have spanned picking up kick boards after practice to organizing international competitions with thousands of participants. However, the most important contributor to our growth and our greatest source of pride is everyone who has taken the time to welcome a new swimmer to his/her lane and offered words of encouragement as the newcomer finished his/her first set in practice”
Pacific Masters Swimming is a membership-operated regional governing body of United States Masters Swimming that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 120 adult swim programs across the Northern California and Northwestern Nevada; promoting information via the bimonthly member newsletter, regular e-newsletters, and website PacificMasters.org and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual events and competitions. More than 11,000 adults are registered members of Pacific Masters Swimming.