Fun Fitness Fellowship
Pacific Masters Swimming is a regional organization that
provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and
workshops for adults 18 and over. Programs are open to
all adult swimmers fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive)
who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.
Pacific is organized with over 120 clubs in Northern California and Nevada.
Membership numbers almost 11,000, with individual members ranging in age
from 18 to over 95.
Within the clubs, structured workouts, often with a coach, offer well-thought-out training
assistance, Pool and open-water races provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local, state, national and international levels, USMS programs also offer stroke and technique clinics, workshops and instructions, as well as social functions.
All Pacific Masters programs are designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship, and camaraderie.
So dive right in to Pacific Masters Swimming, where adults of all ages enjoy
aquatic fitness at any level, beginner to competitive. Thanks for stopping
by. Over 120 clubs, over 10,500 Swimmers in Pacific LMSC, over 56,000 in United States Masters
Swimming nationally. Find out more about
Pacific Masters Commitee meets 11 times a year (Every month except December - Because of the US Masters Swimming National Convention, the September meeting is cancelled and the August meeting will be a face to face meeting). The Committee has a face to face meeting in odd number months and a conference call meeting in even number months.
The May monthly meeting will be held lon Wednesday 22 May at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. The meeting begins at 7:30 with a light buffet at 7:00pm.
Minutes are available on line.
For swimmers who are traveling to Northern California and Nevada, check the Places to Swim page for information about workout times.
(Take your Masters Card - it is needed so that swimmers are covered under the USMS insurance program.)
Changed your contact information or your team
If you have moved, and wish to change your address
so you can receive your copy of USMS Swimmer Magazine while
it is still current, please fill out the on-line
change of address form. This can be done on line.
If you wish to change teams, you must fill out a change
of team form.
Become a Meet Official
Masters meets are always needs trained officials
to judge stroke and turns, to start and to referee
at meets. The first step is to attend an officials
For further information go the officials
web page or contact John King ,
The USMS Insurance Program, funded by a portion of the National Registration Fee, provides Excess Accident Insurance coverage for USMS members. Liability coverage is provided for USMS Members, Member Clubs, LMSC officials and volunteers acting on behalf of and with the approval of USMS. More Information is available on the USMS web site.
PacMasters New Tradition
Coaches Appreciation Week
Whatever the reason we start Masters swimming, many of us depend on our coaches to keep us coming back to the pool. Whether it is providing 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.
Despite their importance, it is easy to take them for granted and forget to thank them for their efforts.For this reason Pacific Masters Swimming has established Coach Appreciation Week designated as the week beginning with the first Sunday in May. The inaugural Pacific Masters Coach Appreciation Week will be May 5 to 11, 2013. [ More ]
Pacific Masters Records
Coaches and Swimmers Clinic
In Mountain View tthere will be the Breaststroke and Butterfly clinic, hosted by MVM Masters with coaches Cokie Lepenski and Scott Williams on 4 May..
All coaches are encouraged to attend and participate. There is no charge for coaches and nominal charge for swimmers.
Spring Lake is a one mile loop. Water temp is normally in the mid 60's. There are some weeds. This swim is always very well run; they will have you out of there by 11:00 am, even if you stay for the awards. Parking is easy. Nice green lawn to sit on. Post event snacks provided.
The on-line entry deadline is 5 PM 16 May. Deck entry is available.
One of the biggest swims of the year. This is a very popular swim that brings in the crowds. You'll find masters swimmers, age groupers and triathletes. Water temp is comfortable. But you never know what conditions will be like at the start of the swim. Plenty of parking and a shuttle runs frequently to haul you and your stuff from the parking lots. Bring a chair because the grass is full of foxtails and there are only a few picnic tables to sit at. You can pre-order a lunch…or bring your own food.
Lake Del Valle
National One Mile Championships
This year, the Lake Del Valle event will start on Saturday with a 5K/10K. The swims will run at the same time. You have to pre-register for the 10K and be able to meet the 3 ½ hour cut off time to swim the event. The total number of swimmers in the 10K and 5K is 225 and entries will close when that number is reached
On Sunday, the 1 mile and the 2.5K will be held. If you're new to open water swimming, try the 1 mile swim. It's run first. For a good workout, do both. Plenty of parking. A good place to bring the kids: they have a roped off swimming area. Post event snacks provided
2013 Pacific Masters
The Pacific Masters 2013 schedule was approved by the PacMasters Committee. The three pool championships are now on the schedule.
Thanks to John Morales for putting together the schedule and all the club volunteers whose work allows us to have our great meets.
New Social Media for PacMasters
Pacific Masters has added a new social media group. Linked in is a way for Pacific Master Swimmers to contact and network with each other. You must be a member of Pacific Masters to join the Pacific Masters group. Linked in has been added to the Pacific Masters Facebook page and the Twitter tweets.
US Masters Swimming also has a Linked in group. Again your must be a member of US Masters Swimming to join that group.
A new page devoted just to open water swimming is now up. OpenWaterPacific.org is just about open water swimming and Pacific Masters open water swims.
Pacific Masters is looking to recruit new officials to help out on deck at our swim meets. We have been very short handed recently, and anyone who can help out would be greatly appreciated. If you're going to a meet, officiating is a fun way to fill in the time between your events!
If you are at all interested in becoming an official, there are some clinics coming up soon:
For more information about becoming an official, check our web page at: http://www.pacificmasters.org/officials/. Training is conducted by Pacific Swimming; more information about clinics and officiating can be found at their web site at http://www.pacswim.org/page/member_officials.html.