[PacMasterUpdate] July 30, 2001 v 2
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Tue Jul 31 16:42:00 EDT 2001
GEORGE HAINES SUFFERS A STROKE
Carol Macpherson reports that George Haines, former coach of Santa
Clara Swim Club and Stanford University and Rinconada Masters
Swimmers suffered a stroke a stroke last week. He is doing much
better. He has been move to a new facility for physical therapy and
is eating soft foods. "This is a hard workout for George and a long
journey, but I'm sure he will succeed."
Carol asks for your thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery for
Coach Haines. If you would like to send a get well card, send it to:
1033 Tioga Court
Lincoln, CA 95648
SUZANNE HEIM-BOWEN BREAKS THE USMS 1500M W40-44 LCM RECORD
At the USA-Swimmming Long Course Sectional Champions Series held in
San Jose, Suzanne Heim-Bowen swam a 18:00.51 in the 1500m LCM
shattering her USMS record of 18:14.34 set in 1998. Suzanne, in a
field where she is old enough to be the mother of any of the swimmers
in her heat, led wire to wire. (the next oldest competitor was 18.)
Suzanne also swims for the USA Swimming team Terrapins. Her younger
teammates were amazed that such an "old lady" could hold 1:12's
through the gruelling 1500 meters.
USMS will recognize swims at USA Swimming meets for records and top
ten. FINA requires that Masters records be set in a Masters
Sanctioned event. Suzanne set a USMS record but not a world record.
PACIFIC MASTERS OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS - THIS WEEK
The 2001 Pacific Masters Open Water Championships will be held in
Santa Cruz this coming Saturday and Sunday. Medals will be given to
the top five finishers in each age division.
On each short meet sheet there is a link to the full meet sheet. You
may deck enter The Rough Water and the Cruz Cruise. The entry
deadline for the Pier to Pier swim has passed.
LAKE DEL VALLE 2X1 OPEN WATER RELAY
The Manatees 2x1 Lake Del Valle Open Water Relay will be August 19th
at Lake Del Valle near Livermore.
This is an update on the Manatee 2x1 Open Water Relay Swim at Lake
Del Valle. Some of you may have heard the news back in June that
water from Lake Del Valle was being diverted to supply water
purveyors due to an emergency leak on the California Aqueduct. This
situation has since been fixed and water is being released back into
the Lake. As of last Tuesday, the lake is just 1.5 feet short of its
normal elevation. We expect the lake to be back to its normal
elevation well before the race on August 19th.
The Manatee 2x1 Open Water Swim is definitely still on for Lake Del
Valle, Sunday August 19th. Vincent Pons, meet director also
extended the Pre-registration deadline to August 10th. All
preregistered swimmers will receive a t-shirt this year. It should
be a great swim.
For more information or an entry form,
PINECREST OPEN WATER SWIM
Pinecrest Lake Open water swim is August 25th at Pinecrest Lake (east
Pacific Masters NEW AFFILIATE
Pacific Masters entered into a new affiliate relationship with Lands'
End Apparel . Lands' End is a maker of fine sports apparel for the
If you click on the link to Lands' End from the Pacific Masters web
site (like the link above or the link in the navigation bar) Lands'
End will rebate some of the money of your purchase to Pacific
Masters. Pacific will only receive funds if you click on the Lands
End web site from the Pacific web site
The Pacific Masters Logo'ed shirts that meet officials wear are from Lands End.
SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR
Marcia Benjamin has sent out to each club the forms to get on the
Pacific Masters schedule. If you did not receive a set of forms
please contact Marcia mailto: msbenjamin at earthlink.net . If you are
thinking about scheduling a meet, but have not put one on before or
it is not on the current schedule, contact either Barry Fasbender for
pool meets mailto:fasbenderb at aol.com or Jim Wheeler
mailto:jwheeler at sanselmo.org for open water meets. Both can tell you
about what is needed to put on a meet and give you the "inside"
IF YOU HAVE MOVED OR IF PACIFIC DOES NOT HAVE CORRECT ADDRESS
If you have moved or if Pacific Masters does not have your correct
mailing address, please notify Nancy Ridout about your correct
address. You can do that by filling out the form on
Filling out the form will ensure that your get your copy of Swim
Magazine and the Pacific Masters newsletter in a timely basis.
LAKE SONOMA AGE GROUP RESULTS
The Lake Sonoma Age Group results have been reposted to the Pacific
Masters web site. There was an error is some of the age group times.
Thanks to everyone who emailed to notify us of the problem.
USMS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BIDS
Bids for the 2003 Long Course, short Course and Long Distance
National Championships are due August 13th. For questions on the bids
for Long Course/Short Course contact Sandi Rousseau at
Championship at usms.org . Direct questions on Long Distance Bids to
Sally Dillon at LongDistance at usms.org .
(Editors note: This year the Long Course and Short Course Nationals
were held on the West Coast, next year Short Course is in Hawaii and
Long Course is in Cleveland. The only way the west coast will get the
short course meet is if no one bids from the East IMHO. I doubt that
the House of Delegates would vote for Long Course on the West Coast
for 2003. Open Water Championships is far more open and clubs should
consider hosting a long distance championship. If your club is
interested in hosting a long distance championship, please contact
Jim Wheeler jwheeler at sanselmo.org )
COMMUNICATIONS LINK DOWN
The communications link between Coach Midnight's fortress of solitude
and Pacific Master's tech center was down. The alternative Avian
carrier protocol was tried (RFC 1149) and it failed. We are not sure
what happened to the avian carrier, but the cat in the house has a
big smile and looking a little plump. It is hoped that the router can
be fixed so that Coach Midnight will be back next week.
Fog City Masters is looking for a person to coach three of the five
evening workouts of the well established evening crowd. Salary DOE.
Contact Diane Davis 415 731 2522 or mailto:ddavis at siprep.org
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