[PacMasterUpdate] November 18, 2001 Update
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Mon Nov 19 23:25:29 EST 2001
BREASTSTROKE KICK IN BUTTERFLY
Barry Fasbender reported that the FINA Masters Technical Committee
met in the beginning of November and voted to get rid of the FINA "no
breaststroke" kick rule in the Butterfly for Masters swimming.
Swimmers MAY use the breaststroke or frog kick in the butterfly and
have their times count for FINA records and top ten.
At 2001 Convention the House of Delegate voted to elect the following
President - Jim Miller, Virginia LMSC
Vice President - Scott Rabalais, Southern LMSC
Secretary - Sally Dillon, Pacific Northwest LMSC
Treasurer - Doug Church, Indiana LMSC
National officers are elected for a two year term. A national officer
may be elected and re-elected once - they may serve a total of two
terms. Nancy Ridout, Pacific's registrar, finished her second term as
USMS President at the end of the convention then turned over the
reigns to Jim Miller.
Joan Alexander of Walnut Creek Masters was voted to be the Oceana
zone representative (Pacific and Hawaii's LMSCs make up Oceana zone).
Joan is also the Pacific Masters secretary.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003
The 2003 Short Course Yards National Championship will be held at the
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, May 16-19, 2003.
The 2003 Long Course Meters National Championship will be held at
Rutgers University, New Jersey August 15-18, 2003.
OTHER LEGISLATION 18 YEAR OLDS
The House of Delegates voted to allow 18 year olds to become members
of USMS effective immediately, however, they will not be able to
compete until they meet the age qualifications in the competition
section of the rule book.
PACIFIC MASTERS SWIMMING ANNUAL MEETING
The Pacific Masters September monthly meeting will be November 28
7:00pm at the Danville community center. All members are welcome and
each club is encouraged to send a member.
This annual meeting is the biennial election of officers. The
nominating committee has nominated:
Chairman: Doug Huestis
Vice Chairman - Administration : Rick Windes
Vice Chairman - Operations : Barry Fasbender
Secretary: Joan Alexander
Treasurer: Clarine Anderson
At-Large: Michael Moore
Each club may have one vote at the meeting.
The minutes of the October Minutes have been posted:
LAST MEET OF THE 2001 - RENO WINNERS MEET
The Reno Winners meet is the last meet of 2001. The short course meet
will be at the Northwest Pool in Reno on December 1st. For more
information contact Steve Lintz (775) 334-2262 (D), (775) 849-2179 (E)
The Postmark deadline is Monday, November 19th, 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
NEW YEAR - TIME TO RE-REGISTER
It is November, time to re-register for the 2002 Pacific Masters. The
form to re-register is on the web at:
(if you use the web form, you can type in the information and print
it out from your computer).
If you are changing clubs, with the annual re-registration you can
change clubs and compete for your new club without waiting 60 days or
paying the $2.00 to change clubs.
The November-December Newsletter is posted on the web site
The newsletter has the 2001 schedule in it, a column from the coaches
chair as well as how to check out videos from the video library.
THE WEB PAGE IS STARTING ITS SEVENTH YEAR
Today, November 18th, starts the seventh year of the Pacific Masters
web page. From the beginning when the web site would have 100k of
transfer a day to now when the average day is 34M bytes of transfer,
the web site has sought to give information about Pacific Masters and
adult swimming to the general public.
IF YOU HAVE MOVED
It is almost time again to put together the address list for the
first issue of Swim Magazine for 2002. If you have moved and have not
let the registrar know of your new address, please fill out the form
The January issue of Swim is normally the largest issue and filled
with swimming information.
Have a good week and a good and happy Thanksgiving