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Welcome to
Pacific Masters

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 Masters Swimming.


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 at the United States Masters Annual convention. In October there will be a conference call and then the annual meeting will be in November .(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.

Traveling Swimmers

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 clinic.

For further information go the officials web page or contact John King , Officials chairman.


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.

Pacific Masters
Service Awards

Every year PacMasters Swimming honors its volunteers with our service awards. At the annual meeting in November, we will award our Appreciation Award, Nancy Ridout Distinguished Service Award, Personal Achievement Award and our Pacific Masters highest award the Contributor of the Year Award. Please nominate a person who you think should receive this award by sending your nomination to the chairman (

History of Pacific Masters

Tito Morales, with help from Rich Burns, Peter Guadagni and Nancy Ridout, wrote an article on the History of Pacific Masters Swimming. From the genisus of an idea from Ransom Arthur and John Apannuth that created Masters swimming to Matt Biondi speaking at our latest annual meeting, Morales cover over forty years of PacMasters Swimming

Keller Cove
September 20

Keller Cove is the final event of the OW season; last chance to pile-up those points! The only San Francisco Bay swim on the calendar, in protected cove at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. ½, 1 and 2-mile distances run concurrently in waves – take your pick. Expected water temp 62 to 64 degrees. Start and finish on a sandy beach with sweeping views of The City, Golden Gate, Angel Island, Mt. Tam and more! Great spectator opportunities.
Lively race announcer!
Hot shower on the beach!
Free parking.
Post-race picnic at the park, or check out shops and restaurants in Point Richmond historic district, 5-minute walk from the beach. Finish the 2014 OW season with a flourish!

Alan Liu
Mountain View

The 11th Annual Alan Liu meet is on on Sunday 28 September. The meet remembers Coach Alan Liu of Mountain View Masters who was tragically killed by a drunken driver. Special awards are given to the age group winners of the 400 Individual Medley. Awards are also given to swimmers who complete the Animal Pentathlon - 400 IM, 200 Breast, 200 Fly and 400 Freestyle. On line entry deadline is 24 September, with deck entries accepted
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42nd Sprint Pentathlon

Sacramento Masters 42nd Sprint Pentathlon will be held on Saturday 4 October 2014 at the deep water Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davic Campus. The meet starts at 11am and usually concludes by 1:30pm. The on-line registration deadline is Thursday 2 October with Deck Entries accepted.
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PacMasters SCM Championships
10-12 October

The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held 10-12 October at the Clark Pool, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek.. This is one of the premiere meets of the season, in a six lane, deep water pool. The on-line deadline is 11:59PM 1 October 2014. Pac Masters Championship do not allow deck entries.
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Coaches Certification

Pacific Masters is hosting a US Masters Swimming Coach Certification Level 1 and 2 at Rolling Hills Club in Novato on Saturday 4 October 2014. Current full-time, part-time or volunteer coaches who would like to explore the possibilities of coach Masters swimmers as a profession should attend.
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Pacific Masters
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
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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. is just about open water swimming and Pacific Masters open water swims.

Officials Clinics

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: Training is conducted by Pacific Swimming; more information about clinics and officiating can be found at their web site at






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