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 130 clubs in Northern California and Nevada.
Membership numbers over 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 130 clubs, over 11,000 Swimmers in Pacific LMSC, over 59,000 in United States Masters
Swimming nationally. Find out more about
Pacific Masters Commitee meets 11 times a year (Every month except December ). The Committee has a face to face meeting in odd number months and a conference call meeting in even number months.
The next monthly meeting will be July 16th at Hearther Fams, (the committee does not meet in Decemberf) Swim teams are encouraged to have at least one member participate. All Members are welcome to attend, The meeting is a conference call. If you would like to participate, please contact the PacMasters Administrator.
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.
Swims from Farallones to
Josephe Locke, a North Bay Aquatics member, swam from the Farallones to the Golden Gate Bridge. The 45 year old financial anyalyst became the second person to complete the swim. Locke swam it 40 minutes faster than Ted Erickson who swam it in 1967
Suzanne Heim Bowen
Walnut Creek Swimmers, Suzanne Heim-Bowen completed a life time goal when she completed the 28 mile swim around Manhatten Island.
In an arrticle on the Walnut Creek Masters website Suzanne talks about the challenges of the swim, the first just being selcted, as they only accept 50 swimmers to compete in the race each year.
Congratulations to Suzanne
[ WCM article ] [ YouTube Video]
Short Course Yards
The 2014 Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Top Ten have been posted. Congratulations to all swimmers who have a swim in the Top Ten. (for those who are going to print the top ten, it is 86 pages long).
If there are any corrections that should be made, please contact Charlene O'Brien, the Pacific Masters Top Ten Chair.
List of 2014 Registered Club
A list of the 2014 registered clubs is on the website. Thank you to all the club representatives who completed the information. It would be very helpful if the club rep and members of a club checked out the informationand if there are any corrections, please forward them to our registrar.
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.