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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 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.

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, 

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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