Fun Fitness Fellowship
Pacific Masters Swimming is a regional organization that
provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and
workshops for adults 18 and over. Programs are open to
all adult swimmers fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive)
who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.
Pacific is organized with over 120 clubs in Northern California and Nevada.
Membership numbers almost 11,000, with individual members ranging in age
from 18 to over 95.
Within the clubs, structured workouts, often with a coach, offer well-thought-out training
assistance, Pool and open-water races provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local, state, national and international levels, USMS programs also offer stroke and technique clinics, workshops and instructions, as well as social functions.
All Pacific Masters programs are designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship, and camaraderie.
So dive right in to Pacific Masters Swimming, where adults of all ages enjoy
aquatic fitness at any level, beginner to competitive. Thanks for stopping
by. Over 120 clubs, over 10,500 Swimmers in Pacific LMSC, over 56,000 in United States Masters
Swimming nationally. Find out more about
Pacific Masters Commitee meets 11 times a year (Every month except December ). The Committee has a face to face meeting in odd number months and a conference call meeting in even number months.
The next monthly meeting will be February 19th (the committee takes December off) Swim teams are encouraged to have at least one member participate. All Members are welcome to attend, The meeting is a conference call. If you would like to participate, please contact the PacMasters Administraror.
Minutes are available on line.
For swimmers who are traveling to Northern California and Nevada, check the Places to Swim page for information about workout times.
(Take your Masters Card - it is needed so that swimmers are covered under the USMS insurance program.)
Changed your contact information or your team
If you have moved, and wish to change your address
so you can receive your copy of USMS Swimmer Magazine while
it is still current, please fill out the on-line
change of address form. This can be done on line.
If you wish to change teams, you must fill out a change
of team form.
Become a Meet Official
Masters meets are always needs trained officials
to judge stroke and turns, to start and to referee
at meets. The first step is to attend an officials
For further information go the officials
web page or contact John King ,
The USMS Insurance Program, funded by a portion of the National Registration Fee, provides Excess Accident Insurance coverage for USMS members. Liability coverage is provided for USMS Members, Member Clubs, LMSC officials and volunteers acting on behalf of and with the approval of USMS. More Information is available on the USMS web site.
Short Course Yards
The Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Records have been posted. Records are as of the end of the 2013 Short Course Yards Season.
Thanks to Charlene O'Brien, our new Top Ten and Records chair and Nancy Ridout who compiled and published the records.
Top Ten Criteria
Reviewed by LMSC
At the February monthly meeting of the Pacific Masters LMSC there was a lively discussion on what should be the criteria for being listed on the PacMasters Top Ten list for a particular season.
The discussion is on the PacMasters section of the USMS forums. The two basic alternatives are:
The Pacific Masters Top 10 should be based on times achieved by a Pacific Masters member at a Pacific Masters sanctioned or recognized event. (This is the current criteria.)
The Pacific Masters Top 10 should be based on times achieved by a Pacific Masters member at any event sanctioned or recognized by USMS or at the FINA World Championships.
You are invited to go to the forums section to read the arguments and share your thoughts and concerns about the alternatives. The committee is looking for ideas from its members about what should be the criteria for Top Ten.
The City Mile
The results for The City Mile have been posted. Thanks to CCSF Aquatics Director Phong Pham and the CCSF wormen's swim team for all the help in organizing the meet.
Tamalpias Masters is sponsoring the Jon Steiner Memorial Mile. This event is unusual as there is no set entry fee - You pay what you want with 50% of the proceeds donated to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.
The event is named after the events founder Jon Steiner, who died of lung cancer six years ago. Swimmers can swim the event in a yards, 50 meter pool or 25 meter pool.
Swimmers can swim the event anytime between 1 January and 28 February with entries postmarked by 12 March 2014.
Freestyle and Backstroke
Albany - Sold Out
Pacific Masters Swimming Coarches are organizing a Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic in Crescent City, CA on 2 March 2014.
Stu Kahn is the lead coaches for the Albany event. If you are a coach and wish to help out, please contact Stu Kahn. If you are a swimmer, Coach Dan Gray for the Crescent City clinicThe clinic is free for coaches and is only $25 for USMS Members.
Short Course Meters Top Ten
The Walnut Creek Masters will be conducting their 27th annual Intensive Training Camp February 28th - March 1st. The ITC is nationally recognized as the longest running camp in USMS. A limit of 50 swimmers arrive from all over the country for 2-1/2 days dedicated to enhancing your competitive swimming performance through strenuous conditioning, stroke and distance specificity, stroke technique instruction and video analysis, and socializing all in an atmosphere conducive to serious swim training.
There will be two in-water training sessions per day. The morning practice will be a general conditioning session, with afternoon sessions split into Distance, Mid-Distance, and Sprint specialties. Mid-Distance and Sprint practices will be very accommodating to both freestyle and all non-free strokes. Here, the coaching staff will strive to meet your specific needs in training for your best events. Each morning session will conclude with a hearty breakfast..
List of 2014 Registered Club
A list of the 2014 registered clubs is on the website. Thank you to all the club representatives who completed the information. It would be very helpful if the club rep and members of a club checked out the informationand if there are any corrections, please forward them to our registrar.
New Social Media for PacMasters
Pacific Masters has added a new social media group. Linked in is a way for Pacific Master Swimmers to contact and network with each other. You must be a member of Pacific Masters to join the Pacific Masters group. Linked in has been added to the Pacific Masters Facebook page and the Twitter tweets.
US Masters Swimming also has a Linked in group. Again your must be a member of US Masters Swimming to join that group.
A new page devoted just to open water swimming is now up. OpenWaterPacific.org is just about open water swimming and Pacific Masters open water swims.
Pacific Masters is looking to recruit new officials to help out on deck at our swim meets. We have been very short handed recently, and anyone who can help out would be greatly appreciated. If you're going to a meet, officiating is a fun way to fill in the time between your events!
If you are at all interested in becoming an official, there are some clinics coming up soon:
For more information about becoming an official, check our web page at: http://www.pacificmasters.org/officials/. Training is conducted by Pacific Swimming; more information about clinics and officiating can be found at their web site at http://www.pacswim.org/page/member_officials.html.