[PacMasterUpdate] October 6, 2001 Update
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Sat Oct 6 17:48:55 EDT 2001
Pacific Masters AFFILIATE - LANDS END
Lands End is a maker of fine sports apparel for the active person.
Click on the link to Lands' End from the Pacific Masters web site
Lands' End will rebate some of the money of your purchase to Pacific
For those who get the update Saturday or Sunday morning, you might
want to swim in the:
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.
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.
For those who want to make hand deliveries or FED EX deliveries:
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 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 received by October
Results for the Folsom Lake Open Water Swim, The Tsunami Swim San
Francisco have been posted on the web site:
BOB KAEHMS took photos at the Shadowcliff Open Water Swim. They are
on his web site at:
GOLD IN THE WATER
Santa Clara Swim Club member P.H. Mullen wrote "Gold in the Water",
an intimate story about one special California swim team's
captivating journey to the 2000 Olympic Games. It's written for
sports fans and nonfans alike, and focuses on the characters and
their pursuit of greatness through adversity. You can go to his web
where there are excerpts from the book and a link to purchase the
book. (good writing).
SAFETY TRAINING FOR SWIM COACHES
Mills College will have Safety Training for Swim Coaches on Sunday,
November 11, 2001 8am to 1pm. To attend you must pre-register by
November 5th so all the books and supplies will be available. Call
510/430-3351 to register.
"Water, water everywhere ........"
But it seems -- not enough of it is getting into our bodies. Here are
some amazing little bits of facts I came across in a publication
recently. Read them, then ask yourself -- does any of this seem to
fit your own situation? And what shall we do about it?
"75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated"
"In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is
often mistaken for hunger"
"Even mild dehydration will slow one's metabolism by as much as 3%"
"One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%
of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study"
"Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue"
"Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day
could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of
"A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math (hey, from a 'coaching perspective' that
explains alot!), and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on
a printed page"
"Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon
cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%,
and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer"
Coach Haines is currently living at an assisted living facility. His
daughter, Kerry Haines Derr, reports that he has his good days and
some not as good days. "We have plenty of frustration "playing 20
questions with him trying to figure out what he wants. We (Dad
included) have some real laughs too trying to guess what he wants!!"
He has had some wonderful visits from his SCSC and UCLA swimmers.
"Doug Rowe brought him a UCLA baseball cap and he seemed pretty
pleased with that because he started working on the bill of the cap
right away! Had to round it just so!!"
To those who would like send a card sent it to
1033 Tioga Ct.
Lincoln, CA 95648
have a good week