[PacMasterUpdate] September 23, 2001 Update
pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org
Sun Sep 23 22:10:24 EDT 2001
LYNBROOK AND SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUBS COMBINE
At the request of the Lynbrook Masters Board of Directors, Santa
Clara Swim Club will be taking over the noon practice at Lynbrook
High School. This will give members of both clubs more opportunities
for swim practice.
All the sanctioned meets meet sheets have been posted on the Pacific
Masters web site:
The Sacramento Pentathlon will be October 7th, in Davis. The meet
will start at noon. Deck entries will be welcome, but you have to
enter by 11am. Pre-entry postmark deadline is September 27th.
The Pacific Masters September monthly meeting will be September 26th
7:30pm at the Danville community center. All members are welcome and
each club is encouraged to send a member.
SAN MATEO MARLINS SHORT COURSE METERS MEET
The first short course meters meet of the SCM season will be Sunday,
October 14th, at Joinville pool. The postmark deadline is Monday,
October 8th. A reminder that for consideration for FINA World Record
you must inform the referee before the heat.
HEALDSBURG PACIFIC MASTERS 1500 CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters 1500 SCM Championships will be held at the
Healdsburg Community Pool on FRIDAY, October 19th. Swimmers must
pre-enter Championships meets - no late or deck entries accepted.
Entries must be postmarked by October 5th or received by October 9.
WALNUT CREEK PACIFIC MASTERS SCM CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters SCM Championships return to Walnut Creek's Clarke
Swim Center's pool. Swimmers must pre-enter Championships meets - no
late or deck entries accepted. Entries must be postmarked by October
5th or received by October 10.
There will be an officials clinic at Saratoga High School on
September 29th from 8a.m. 'til 12 noon. For more information call
408-266-2623 days, 408-268-7154 evenings.
Pacific Masters 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.
The revised (9/18/01) results from the TriValley Masters Shadow
Cliffs Open Water Swim have been posted on the web site:
Thanks to Suzanne VanCleve, Tina Talbot and the TriValley Masters for
putting on this event.
The results of the Redding Masters Whiskeytown One and Two Mile Open
Water Swims have been posted. Thanks to Paul O'Neil and the Redding
Masters for the event.
FROM THE DESK OF Coach Midnight
THE POWER OF MENTAL VISUALIZATION
We all know how effective it is to use mental visualization or
'rehearsal' to enhance our performances -- both in training and
competition --- so I am going to suggest using that style of
training in another way.
Rather that 'float' through your flip turns in your practices; rather
than use them as 'mini' rest pauses -- imagine the face of a certain
known Terrorist imprinted on the wall at every turn.
NOW --- AT EVERY SINGLE TURN I WANT YOU TO POUR ALL YOUR ENERGY INTO
REALLY ATTACKING THE WALL. EACH TURN I WANT YOU TO THINK: "BAMM....
NAILED ANOTHER ONE". AND DONT LET UP UNTIL YOU HAVE NAILED EVERY
SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR
MEETS IN JANUARY
If you are planing to have a meet in January, it is important that
the meet director get the information to Barry Fasbender and Marcia
Benjamin so that your meet can be listed in Swim Magazine.
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"
Thank you to each of your who sent me either a gif or URL of where I
could find a ribbon gif. The ribbon is on the Pacific Masters site.
OFF THE WALL
Saturday, the mid point of the solar disk passed the plane of the
equator on the sun's northern journey - It was the beginning of
Autumn. Autumn was always the beginning of the new school year, a
new chance to do better this year than in the last and a clean
slate. In the Bay Area, September has the best weather of the year.
For swimming, the short course meters season is just starting. The
short course meters championship has always been a fun meet. It is
usually the least competitive of the three courses. The serious
competitors are there, but the meet has always been understated, if a
swim meet can be understated.
Last Monday/Tuesday was Rosh HaShana, the start of the Jewish new
year. Happy New Year 5762.
September 27 is Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement.
This year the date of the Moon Festival, celebrated by many Asian
cultures is October 1. If you get a chance to have a moon cake, try
it. Most people enjoy it. It is a seasonal delight.
October 2nd is the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon
that is closest to the Autumnal Equinox. For farmers, the Harvest
Moon gave them extra time to harvest their crops. The next full moon
is the hunters moon.