pacific masters swimming

We offer adults in Northern California and Northwestern Nevada the opportunity to participate in a lifelong fitness and/or competitive swimming program.
Pacific Masters Mission statement: The purpose of Pacific Masters Swimming is to encourage and promote physical fitness and enjoyment of swimming for adults 18 years of age and over through a program that supports clubs, coaches, facilities, education, competition and social opportunities.

Pacific Masters News and Events

Two New LCM Meets Announced

PacMasters Long Course Championships

The 2022 Pacific Masters Long Course Championships have been announced. They will be hosted by Marin Aquatic Masters and held  at Indian Valley College, Novato, California July 30-July 31.

Quicksilver LMC Jun 25

Quicksilver Masters will be hosing the Fast and Free CM Meet, It will be held at Gunderson High School in San Jose on Jun 25th

More to follow!!

Help Pacific Masters Grow Win a Pacific Masters Towel!

Swimming is one of the best exercises we can do for ourselves. Since word of mouth is the best advertising, tell everyone you know about Pacific Masters Swimming.

If you bring a friend to join your club, and Pacific Masters, you can enter a monthly drawing for a Sports 20 in. X 36 in. microfiber towel. The towel will have the Pacific Masters logo on it and will tell other swimmers that you helped grow Masters Swimming.

Just get a new member, or bring back a swimmer who has not been a PacMasters swimmer in the past four years (2018-2021), to join Pacific Masters. Then enter their name, your name, and the club name at New Member Towel Drawing.

There will be a drawing for towels on the last day of the month, from April through October. If you bring in a new swimmer from March 1st, 2022 to the end of October, 2022, you are eligible for the drawing.

Del Valle Open Water Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12

Save the date for the 2022 Del Valle Open Water Festival with the 5K USMS Long Distance National Championship taking place on Saturday and the 2.5K/1.2K on Sunday. Online registration for the 5K closes 11:59 PM on June 9, 2022, or whenever the participant limit of 350 swimmers is reached.

This year, a Just for Fun Division is being offered (for 1.2K and 2.5K events only): Fins or pull buoy will be allowed.

Proceeds from this event will benefit a charity to be determined. Registration coming soon!
Click here for information for the 5K, or here for the 2.5K/1.2K races. Registration

Lake Berryessa Open Water Swims Saturday, June 4

Registration for the 2022 Lake Berryessa Open Water Swims is open! Lake Berryessa is one of the best-attended and iconic swims on our schedule. The event includes both the 1-mile and 2-mile looped swims in Lake Berryessa, Napa County, CA.

Click here for more Information and Registration

The May 2nd edition of the Pacific Masters Update contains information about the following:

Events and Clinics

  • USMS Spring Nationals (SCY)
  • USMS Stroke Development Clinic - Palo Alto Sunday, May 15 Note: Change of Venue
  • Lake Berryessa Open Water Swims Saturday, June 4
  • Del Valle Open Water Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12
  • Silver State Long Course Meet Sunday, July 10, 2022
  • Upcoming 2022 Summer Events Start Making Your Plans!

Pacific Masters News - details in Update

  • 2022 Annual Coach Appreciation Week May 1-7
  • Help Pacific Masters Grow Win a Pacific Masters Towel!
  • Pacific Masters Monthly Meeting Wednesday, May 18, Doors Open at 6:45, Meeting at 7 PM


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Nominations are due July 1

Clubs and Coaches

  • Coach Certification, Level 2 Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15
  • Interested in Hosting SCY Championships in 2023?
  • Temescal Aquatic Masters Seeking Candidates for Head Coach and Assistant Coach

Editor's Note

  • Natalie Coughlin To Be Inducted Into International Swimming Hall of Fame

Please send suggestions for Update articles to the Update Editors.

Our Video Gallery

During the past year, Pacific Masters Swimming has held many online Coaches Clinics and Community Talks. Check out this list of recordings of those talks. You can learn technical tips, coaching tips, be inspired by the stories of other swimmers, find ways to contribute to your team and more. Let us know your ideas for 2022 talks.

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