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Pacific Masters Update October 24

The October 24 edition of the Pacific Masters update contains information about the following:

  • Upcoming events - DAM Brute Squad Postal, California Encore Games SCY meet
  • Pacific Masters annual meeting - November 13
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction - special offer to PacMasters members
  • USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification
  • USMS Coaches Clinic
  • Bids for meets for 2017 competition schedule
  • Local USMS Upcoming Classes

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Olympian Dana Vollmer to Highlight Pacific Masters Annual Meeting and Celebration

Celebrate another great year of personal fitness at the 2016 Pacific Masters Swimming Annual Meeting. Whether you are purely a fitness swimmer or someone who is motivated by the challenge of competition, the annual meeting and celebration is a great way to join with other swimmers for a day of learning, appreciation and joy. 2016 marks the 6th anniversary of our annual meeting since the expanded format was adopted and this year’s program may be our best yet!

The event takes place on Sunday, November 13 at the College of San Mateo. As in previous years, the day starts with an opportunity to participate in a coached workout. This year’s technique lecture will feature Dr. Rod Havriluk, the president of Swimming Technology Research. An internationally renowned expert on biomechanics as applied to aquatic sports, Dr. Havriluk’s talk is titled Swimming Science: Technique Misconceptions. A catered lunch will follow the lecture.

2016 USMS Convention Recap

The 2016 USMS convention concluded in Atlanta on Sunday, September 25. This year’s meeting was largely free of controversy and contention. Even the most hotly debated topics (relaxing bulkhead measurement requirements, upper temperature limits for open water swims, certain fee increases) would have minimal effect on the typical Pacific Masters swimmer. One change of some significance to local swimmers regards age group classifications for long distance postal and open water swims; beginning next year these classifications will be based on a swimmers age at year end. A long standing challenge regarding the lack of officials for Masters meets was addressed with the introduction of USMS certification of stroke and turn judges and starters.

Leianne Crittenden was re-elected to another 2-year term as the Oceana at-large Board of Directors member. Laura Val and Dave Wierdsma were 2016 recipients of the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award.

2017 Pacific Masters Championships

Hosts for the Pacific Masters pool championship meets have been selected:

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