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Pacific Masters Update September 17

The September 17 edition of the Pacific Masters update contains information about the following:

Please send suggestions for Update articles to the Update Editors.

2017 Swimmers of the Year

At last spring's Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships we recognized 2017's outstanding Pacific Masters swimmers. Andrew McPherson and Laureen Welting were recipients of the Laura Val Swimmer of the Year awards. In addition the top three swimmers in each age group were recognized as Age Group Swimmers of the Year. They are listed here.

Mike Lynch, 2018 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year

Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch, the long time coach of Peninsula Community Center (PCC) Masters, was awarded the 2018 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award during the Short Course Yards Championships meet in Moraga.  This award recognizes a coach’s ability to inspire swimming skill and ability, build a vigorous and healthy team, and promote the values held dearly by Pacific Masters Swimming and United States Masters Swimming.
 

Pacific Masters Celebrates Another Great Year at its 2017 Annual Meeting

Pacific Masters Swimming members gathered on November 12 for the organization’s annual meeting and celebration of fitness. This year’s event was highlighted by keynote speaker Natalie Coughlin and featured officer elections and the presentation of fitness and achievement awards.

The festivities started with a practice at Acalanes High School in Lafayette with a practice led by Mary & Stu Kahn with assistance from Rick Hamilton, Mike Kazek, Carol Nip and Joel Wilson. Following the work out, participants were treated to a breakfast of bagels, juice and coffee.

The Road to Recovery

Terrence Keller

With the leanness of a runner, Terrence Keller, a tall and fit 58 year old, would tell you, “life is full of opportunities and I am blessed.” You might not have thought that if you had met him in 2013. Terrence, a man who has dedicated his life to giving to others through fatherhood, teaching, and coaching, woke up one day in the hospital to find himself needing to accept care from others. At age 54, shortly after losing his wife to cancer, Terrence was in a solo vehicle accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury and legally blind. Today, he has not only defied the odds by living and functioning on his own, but through competitive swimming and finding new love.

Michael Moore Receives Ransom Arthur Award

Michael Moore Receives Ransom Arthur Award
 
In the over 20 years that Michael Moore has volunteered for Pacific Masters Swimming, he has officiated over 100,000 swims.
 
This contribution is reason enough for the Pacific Local Masters Swim Committee to nominate Michael for USMS’s most prestigious award, the Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. award, but additionally Michael has sustained over two decades of volunteering across a wide array of masters swimming activities.
 
The Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. award was established in 1973 to honor those who most further the objectives of USMS. The USMS objectives include: 
 
Improving physical fitness and health in adults, 
offering the opportunity to participate in lifelong fitness or competitive swimming programs, 

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