Announcements

2021 Mission Viejo Masters SCM Meet Results
The 2021 Mission Viejo Masters SCM Meet results are now available on SwimPhone. Over 220 swimmers participated. Click here for results: MVN SCM Results

Nominations for officers
SPMS elections for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary. Treasurer, and Member-at Large, will be held at the annual meeting on Thursday November 4, 2021.  If you are interested in running for one of these elected positions, please contact Mary Hull, elections chair at lazyswimmer@pacbell.net
The officers job responsibilities can be found in the SPMS Policies & Procedures
beginning on page 6.
Nominations received as of October 4th:
Officer Nominee
Chair Ken Brisbin
Vice Chair Robin Smith
Vice Chair Arlette Godges
Secretary Diana Dolan LaMar
Treasurer Kris McPeak
Member-At-Large Becky Cleavenger


Swimmer of The Year Nominations
Due October 15
Know someone deserving of recognition as 2021’s SPMS Swimmer of The Year? Don’t wait – nominate!
Information on award criteria and the nomination process can be found at this link:
Southern Pacific Masters Swimming - Swimmer of the Year

SPMS Grant Applications are now available
SPMS members and/or clubs have the opportunity to apply for up to $1,500 once per year for grants to assist with hosting a swim meet, operating Adult Learn To Swim (ALTS), assisting with membership fees, attending swim meets, or other needs.
Click here to apply: SPMS Grant Application

Sept/Oct 2021 SPMS Newsletter

Swim Meet Hosting Bids
We are now taking bids for 2021 and 2022 swim meets.  Please complete the application (link below) and email to ViceChair@SPMasterSwim.org
Meet Hosts

What We're All About

Masters swimming is an organized program of swimming for adults. Masters swimming exists to promote health and fitness to its members who participate in a variety of ways ranging from lap swimming to international competition. Everyone has his or her own reason for joining Masters — health, fitness, camaraderie, fun, the thrill of competition, travel and coaching. Anyone 18 years of age or older can join. United States Masters Swimming, Inc.  (USMS) provides the national administrative structure for Masters swimming, and it supports the local Masters programs. USMS was founded in 1970 and has 60,000 members with 1,000 local swim clubs located throughout the country. USMS holds national championships each year for short course yards in the spring and long course meters in the summer.

Southern Pacific Masters Swimming (also known as Southern Pacific Masters Association) is part of the Southwest Zone of United States Masters Swimming.

On the local level, Masters swimming is governed by Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSC). The LMSCs in turn are composed of smaller groups: clubs, teams and un-affiliated swimmers. This is the web site for the Southern Pacific Masters Swimming (SPMS); the local association that encompasses Southern California and parts of Nevada. SPMS has more than 5,000 members.

For fitness and triathlete swimmers, being part of a Masters Swimming program provides a coached workout for help with swimming technique, and a pool full of teammates to encourage each other to continue with the swimming regimen. USMS also offers a Fitness Series throughout the year which includes a 30-minute, 2K, and 1 mile swim. Visit https://www.usms.org/events/fitness-events/fitness-series. Go the Distance is a self-directed program which encourages swimmers to track their own fitness and progress. More information may be found at https://www.usms.org/gothedistance. For swimmers who are interested in comparing themselves to other swimmers, USMS sponsors three ePostal National Championship Events that include a One Hour Swim, a 5k/10K Swim and a 3,000/6,000 Event. More information is located at https://www.usms.org/nationalchampionshipsWhat Masters Swimming is all about.