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We offer adults in Northern California and Northwestern Nevada the opportunity to participate in a lifelong fitness and/or competitive swimming program.

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Pacific Masters Update June 26

The June 26 edition of the Pacific Masters update contains information about the following:

  • Call for articles for the Update newsletter
  • Pacific Long Course Championships
  • Santa Cruz Open Water Weekend
  • USMS Summer National Championships
  • DAM End of Summer Splash
  • FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest (deadline June 29)
  • A list of upcoming open water and long course events 
  • Open Water swim season

Please send suggestions for Update articles to the Update Editors.

2017 USMS National Championships - Pacific Masters Represents!

Riverside Nationals
Over 2,000 swimmers converged in Riverside, California from April 27 - 30 to swim their hearts out at the USMS National Championships. 172 Local Clubs and 17 Regional Clubs were represented at the meet. The meet was held in the Riverside Aquatic Complex pool, which consists of a crystal clear 65-meter pool, divided into two 9 lane 25-yard courses for competition and two 25-yard warm up pools. 
Pacific Masters was well represented with 350 swimmers from 45 Pacific Masters clubs. Unlike our Pacific Masters Championships, swimmers experienced a sunny 80 degree meet and got plenty of vitamin D. With blue skies and clear water, there was a lot of fast swimming! Full results of the meet can be found here.

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, 

2017 Short Course Yards Championships: Hail? Yes!

2017 SCY Championships

The 2017 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships were held on April 7, 8, and 9 at Campolindo High School’s Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga. While Friday and Saturday were rainy and windy, with even a little hail thrown into the mix, a sunny Sunday proved kinder to swimmers. A bumper crop of 695 swimmers turned out to compete this year. USF Masters earned the top spot in the Large Team division (100+ swimmers); DAM was the highest-scoring Medium Team (20-50 swimmers), and TAM won the Small Team Division (fewer than 20 swimmers). Comprehensive team and individual meet results are available here.

Carol Nip Wins Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award

photo credit Leah Carroll
Carol Nip of Albany Armada Masters (ALB) was selected as the Pacific Masters Swimming Coach of the Year. This multi-faceted and coveted award reflects a coach's ability to inspire skill and ability, build a vigorous and healthy team, perform outstanding service, and contribute professionally through clinics and published works.
Coach Carol formed her team at the then brand-new Albany pool in 2012 and is a USMS Level 3 Certified Coach. She is cherished for her individualized approach in working with each swimmer on her team. The Albany team truly appreciates all that Coach Carol does, whether it is getting them competition-ready, ready to swim the butterfly or just plain ready to swim.

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