[PacMasterUpdate] January 13, 2002 Update
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Tue Jan 15 22:44:02 EST 2002
You recently registered or re-registered membership of Pacific
Masters Swimming. This is a copy of the recent Pacific Masters
update. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you enjoy your membership in
Pacific Masters swimming.
MONTEREY BAY CLAMBAKE
The first pool meet of the year is the Monterey Bay Clambake on
January 19th. There meet is deck seeded. You can enter on the day of
FOG CITY QUADRATHON
The Fog City Quadrathon will be held Sunday, January 27th at the
Herbst Natatorium on the St Ignatius College Preparatory Campus. The
entry fee is $15.00 if you register by January 16th (This Wednesday);
deck registration will be $30.00.
TAMALPIAS POSTAL MILE
The first event of the 2002 is the Tamalpias Postal Mile. Swimmers
can swim the mile any time between January 1, 2002 and February 28,
2002 and you can swim it in your own pool.
ONE HOUR POSTAL
The annual USMS One Hour Postal Swim is from January 1 through
January 31, 2002. The rules are fairly simple, it is to see how many
yards you can swim in one hour. It is a very good chance to see how
well you are swimming at the beginning of the year.
PAC MASTERS INDOOR RELAYS
Get your team together to for relays at the 17th Annual Pacific
Masters Indoor Relays at Oceana High School Pool in Pacifica, Sunday,
February 3rd. Awards will be given to the top three teams.
PACIFIC MASTERS MONTHLY MEETING
The Pacific Masters Swimming January monthly meet will be January 16
at the Oak Hill Park Community Center in Danville. All members are
welcome to attend. There is a link to a map with directions on the
Pacific Masters home page.
The Committee will receive and vote on nominations for the Ransom Arthur Award.
The March/April Newsletter deadline is January 16th.
NEW YEAR - TIME TO RE-REGISTER
It is the new year, time to re-register for the 2002 Pacific
Masters. Pacific Masters membership year is from January 1 to
December 31. Register now to keep your subscription to Swim Magazine
and you can swim in US Masters sanctioned events. 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 extra $2.00 fee.
For club reps, the 2002 club roster now available on the Pacific
Masters web site; you can check to see who on your club has
Every swimmer who has registered through last Friday is on the list.
Sierra Nevada will have an officials clinic in Sparks, Nevada at 1201
Baring Blvd. from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24th at Round Table in
Baring Village Shopping Center.
For more information contact Joan Smith, Pacific Masters Officials
Chair mailto:rtjpsmit at cwnet.com
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
From the desk of Coach Midnight
"Swimmers who know 'Pacing' are the luckiest swimmers in the
With apologies to "Barbra" --- but it is true; without the ability
to know your pace, to correctly pace a set or race, to predict your
performance by monitoring your pace -- a swimmer will never reach
their fullest potential.
And the best way to learn 'PACE' (and every swimmer can do this --
not just the 'gifted" ones) by paying attention to the pace clock
each and every repeat.
Learn to 'read' the clock so you know when your next repeat is to
start -- and what your 'time' was on the previous swim. When you
have gotten that down -- start playing the game 'predict your time as
you are swimming a repeat'
And to be able to do that you have to swim in an energy efficient
manner -- that is,even-paced -- because if you always go out too fast
or go out too slow -- it is very difficult to 'plot the curve' so to
speak and project into the future and predict your time.
Being able to correctly pace a set will allow your body to get the
fullest adaptations from that set. If you tend to work way too hard
early on in a aerobic set -- and start to tie up just as the coach
asks you to to start descending your times -- you will miss out on
valuable training in the energy systems needed for maximizing your
What you will have done is an incomplete and poorly done "anaerobic"
training session as well as an incomplete and poorly done "aerobic"
training session. That is --the worst of both worlds.
So, learn to properly pace yourself and see the results !!!
SWIM COACH NEEDED
Summer Head Coach Needed
The Loomis Basin Dolphin recreational swim team is looking for a head
coach. The season runs from May 1 through July 31. The team swims
at Del Oro High School and has been part of the Suburban Swim League
(7 to 8 teams) since 1979. It has approximately 240 swimmers aged 5
to 18. There are two other assistant coaches and several "associate
coaches" (older age group swimmers). Salary is negotiable. Resumes
can be sent to: Loomis Dolphin Swim Team, P.O. Box 773, Loomis,
CA 95650. Any questions can be directed to Paul Johnson at (916)
788-8297 or <mailto:taxguy at johnsonandco.com>taxguy at johnsonandco.com
MASTERS COACH IN ST HELENA
St Helena Masters are a small 'core' group of 15-16 Master's swimmers
in St. Helena (Napa County). Our coach of the last four years moved
to Santa Rosa. They are desperately in need of a coach for the coming
season. Their season is from March through October and swim at the
St. Helena High Scholl Pool M-W-F at 0545-0700. Contact Kevin Twohey
<kevin at whitings.com>
HIGH SCHOOL COACH
Castilleja high school (all girls) has a brand new pool and no swim
coach for the high school season which runs from early February to
early May. Interested coaches could call (650-854-5010)or email
mailto:lawnmower52 at hotmail.com for more info.
ANY CLUB WITH INDEPENDANT BY-LAWS?
If any club operates as an independent rather than a city sponsored group,
and has by-laws that work for them, Tri Valley Masters would like to talk to
them. CONTACT Joanne Bervan jdnevreb at earthlink.net
RULE BOOK ON LINE
Because the convention was so late (due to 9/11), so is the 2002 Rule
Book. The good news is that Meg Smath (Publications Chair) and Jim
Matysek (USMS Webmaster) have done a terrific job of updating it and
getting it onto The USMS web site so that those of you who are
running a meet in the near future, now have access to the Rule Book
and can download or print out the technical rules. It can be found at
All competitive swimmers should be familiar with the technical rules
of the strokes - it is only four pages long
Have a good week.
For those who want to contact Michael directly email
mailto:michael at pacificmasters.org . If you hit the return button on
your email client, it will only delay a response. thank you mwm
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org