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 130 clubs in Northern California and Nevada.
Membership numbers over 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 130 clubs, over 11,000 Swimmers in Pacific LMSC, over 59,000 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 April 16th, (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 Administrator.
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.
USMS Short Course Nationals
The United States Masters Swimming Nationals are coming to Santa Clara Swim Center Thursday through Sunday May 1-4, 2014.
With over 2,200 swimming competing,this will be the second largest Nationals. There have been five national championships with over 2,000 competitors and all have been held in Pacific.
Over 1,100 Pacific swimmers will be competing in this highly competitive meet. Come to Santa Clara to cheer your fellow Pacific swimmers.
Open Water Swimming
The Open Water Schedule has been posted and a discription of each even is on the Open Water Pacific web site.
For open water swimmers the top seven finishes count toward the Open Water Point Competition (If swims are cancelled, that number could change). The first open water swim is the Spring Lake One Mile and 500 m swim on Saturday 17 May 2014. [Registration ]
TriValley will be hosting the a two day open water festival meet at Lake Del Valle on 31 May and 1 June.
There are two Senior Games coming up. The first is the Bay Area Senior Games - to be held at Stanford University on Sunday 18 May.
The Wine Country Senior Games will be held on 31 May at Santa Rosa Junior College. These recognized events are the last two swimming meets that will count for the 2013-2014 SCY year.
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.
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.