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January/February 2024 SPMS Newsletter Desktop Mobile
 

The Matt Biondi St Patrick's Day Pentathlon SCY Meet is coming up on Sunday, March 17 and entries are now open! The meet is sponsored by Conejo Valley Multisport Masters. The location has changed and is now at the California Lutheran University Samuelson Aquatic Center in Thousand Oaks. It is also now at sprint/pentathlon format where swimmers swim a fifty of each stroke and 100 IM. The lowest combination for the five events are the age group winners with awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The fastest male and female in the 50 Free will be awarded the Matt Biondi Special Award. Our crowd pleaser Raffle Baskets will return and the Swim Guy will be on deck!

The Mission Viejo Masters SCY Meet is coming up on Sunday, March 3 and entries are now open! The meet will take place at the Marguerite Aquatic Center in Mission Viejo.

The Palm Springs Masters SCY Meet is now accepting registrations. The meet will take place on Sunday, February 25 at the Palm Springs Swim Center in Palm Springs. There will also be a SPMS Stroke and Turn Clinic on Saturday, February 24 starting at 2pm in the same facility.

 

We are accepting bids for 2024 swim meets.  Please email us with your request.

 

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/nationalchampionships.

Upcoming Events

Feb 24 - Today

SPMS Stroke and Turn Clinic

Feb 25 - Sun

Palm Springs Masters SCY Meet

Mar 03 - Sun

Mission Viejo Masters SCY Meet

Mar 17 - Sun

CVMM Matt Biondi Classic SCY Meet

Mar 21 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Apr 05 - Fri

CCAT Masters SPM SCY Championships

Apr 06 - Sat

CCAT Masters SPM SCY Championships

Apr 07 - Sun

CCAT Masters SPM SCY Championships

Apr 11 - Thu

Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions (dual sanction)

Apr 12 - Fri

Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions (dual sanction)

Apr 13 - Sat

Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions (dual sanction)

Apr 14 - Sun

Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions (dual sanction)

Apr 18 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Apr 20 - Sat

Rose Bowl Masters SCY Meet

May 16 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

May 19 - Sun

Mission Viejo Masters LCM Meet

May 24 - Fri

Speedo Grand Challenge (dual sanction)

May 25 - Sat

Speedo Grand Challenge (dual sanction)

May 26 - Sun

Speedo Grand Challenge (dual sanction)

Jun 01 - Sat

OC Riptide Masters LCM Meet

Jun 13 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Jun 20 - Thu

USMS Spring Nationals (Indianapolis)

Jun 21 - Fri

USMS Spring Nationals (Indianapolis)

Jun 22 - Sat

USMS Spring Nationals (Indianapolis)

Jun 23 - Sun

USMS Spring Nationals (Indianapolis)

Jun 24 - Mon

USMS Spring Nationals (Indianapolis)

Jul 07 - Sun

MVN Masters Patrick Moore Relay Meet

Jul 14 - Sun

Fullerton FAST Masters LCM Meet

Jul 18 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Aug 03 - Sat

Rose Bowl Masters LCM Meet

Aug 15 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Aug 21 - Wed

USMS Summer Nationals (Mission Viejo)

Aug 22 - Thu

USMS Summer Nationals (Mission Viejo)

Aug 23 - Fri

USMS Summer Nationals (Mission Viejo)

Aug 24 - Sat

USMS Summer Nationals (Mission Viejo)

Aug 25 - Sun

USMS Summer Nationals (Mission Viejo)

Sep 15 - Sun

Mission Viejo Masters Open Water Festival

Sep 19 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Sep 29 - Sun

Palm Springs Masters SCY Meet

Oct 06 - Sun

Mission Viejo Masters SCM Meet

Oct 10 - Thu

SPMS Committee Conference Call

Dec 06 - Fri

LBG SPMS/SW Zone SCM Championships

Dec 07 - Sat

LBG SPMS/SW Zone SCM Championships

Dec 08 - Sun

LBG SPMS/SW Zone SCM Championships