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Welcome to
Pacific Masters

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 Masters Swimming.


Pacific Masters Commitee meets 11 times a year (Every month except December).

The next meeting will be annual meeting to be held at St Mary's College on Sunday, November 9th. (The committee does not meet in December) 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.

Traveling Swimmers

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 clinic.

For further information go the officials web page or contact John King , Officials chairman.


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.

MEMO 400 Kick for Time

The MEMO 400 Kick for Time Postal will be constested during the month of December. It is the only Pacific Masters Kick Only event held during the year. [ Registration ]

Its a new year
Time to Register for 2015

A new year is almost upon us and it is time to register to join Masters Swimming for 2015. All 2014 registrations expire on 31 December 2014.

You can go on line to register (preferred method). If you want you can down load the registration form, fill it out and send it to our registrar. Members will be sent information about registration by our national office.

The Olympic Club 1500

The Olympic Club is again organizing its 1500 Freestyle meet. This is the first Short Course Meters meet of the year. As everyone ages up on 1 January for meters meet, it is a great time to swim the metric mile. (The meet is seeded fast to slow) . [ Registration ]

History of Pacific Masters

Tito Morales, with help from Rich Burns, Peter Guadagni and Nancy Ridout, wrote an article on the History of Pacific Masters Swimming. From the genisus of an idea from Ransom Arthur and John Apannuth that created Masters swimming to Matt Biondi speaking at our latest annual meeting, Morales cover over forty years of PacMasters Swimming

Pacific Masters
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
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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. is just about open water swimming and Pacific Masters open water swims.

Officials Clinics

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: Training is conducted by Pacific Swimming; more information about clinics and officiating can be found at their web site at






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