SPMS Unified Fee
Beginning November 1, 2019, based upon a SPMSC membership voting, SPMS is participating in the USMS unified fee of $60 per year.
SPMS Annual Meeting
The 2019 Annual Meeting is November 14, 2019. You must be present at the annual meeting to vote. 5:30 - 8:00 PM, El Torito, Long Beach, CA. Meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Registration is required, but free.
SPMS Swimmer of the Year Nominations
Nominations for SPMS Swimmer of the Year are due October 15. Details can be found here:
SPMS Board Nominations
Nominations as of 10/1/2019:
Chair: Mark Moore
Vice Chair: Kenny Brisbin
Secretary: Diana Lamar
Treasurer: Bob Eberwine
Member At Large: Becky Cleavenger and Kris McPeak
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.
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/nationalchampionships. What Masters Swimming is all about.
USMS 3000/6000-Yard ePostal National Championship
Ends Fri, 11/15/2019
UCSB Masters Freestyle Camp
Ends Sun, 01/05/2020
USMS Annual Convention
Ends Sun, 09/27/2020