[PacMasterUpdate] Update April 21, 2002
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PACIFIC MASTERS MONTHLY MEETING
The Pacific Masters Swimming February monthly meet will be Wednesday,
April 24 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.
Minutes have been posted for both the February and March meetings:
OPEN WATER CLINIC
The San Mateo Master Marlins are sponsoring an open water clinic. The
focus will be on the fundamentals of open water freestyle. Time will
be spent in the classroom and in the pool at Joinville Aquatic Center
and at the open water course at Parkside Aquatic Park. The number of
participants is very limited:
The Parkside Aquatic Mile is the finale event to the Open Water
Clinics and is held in the Parkside Lagoon in San Mateo. It is on
May 11. Info about how to register can be found at the above url.
The first meet of the open water season is the one mile Spring Lake
Swim near Santa Rosa California on May 18.
LAKE BERRYESSA OPEN WATER SWIM
The very popular Lake Berryessa Open Water swim will be Sunday June
1st at Lake Berryessa. If you plan on swimming the Lake Berryessa,
please put together a car pool with your team makes. There will be
more information on car pooling soon.
TRANS TAHOE RELAY OPEN WATER SWIM
The Olympic Club sponsors the Trans Tahoe Relay every year. This is
the Nevada to California relay swim. Get five of your swimming
buddies together to make up a relay team. For more information
contact Scott Williams (415) 775-3088 x 1241. (When you talk to Scott
ask him The Olympic Club did at the recent FINA Masters World
ALCATRAZ INVITATIONAL OPEN WATER
South End Rowing Club is sponsoring the Alcatraz invitational this
year. (This is not a Pacific Masters sanctioned event). This is a
very popular event - it always fills up. If you are interested in
making the 1.25 mile swim on September 9th, 2002, check out the South
End Rowing Club web site:
MAUI CHANNEL SWIM
The Maui Channel Swim, "the only masters inter island relay race in
the world" is scheduled for August 31, 2002. If you are interested in
making the swim yourself, or getting together five of your swimming
information for the 9 mile swim, check out the web site:
It was Paul Wrangell of Santa Cruz Masters who was awarded the
distinguished award. I misspelled Pancho's name twice last week.
The Pacific Masters Swimming bi-monthly newsletter is available on-line
Thanks to Joanne Bervan, newsletter editor, who puts together the newsletter.
LOOKING FOR RECORDS
We here in Mountain View are looking for old PMS SCM results from
1991 through 1995. Top Ten lists for those years would also be
helpful. If anyone can offer any assistance, I can be reached at
ccampbell at macconnect.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
MEET DIRECTORS GUIDE
Barry Fasbender, Meet Operations Chair, has updated the Meet
Directors Handbook. For Pacific Masters Clubs that will be running a
sanctioned meet, the information in the guide in invaluable.
UPDATE ON THE SCHEDULE
The San Mateo Master Marlins Short Course Meters meet will be on September 29th
The Donner Lake Swim is August 11th.
The meet sheets through the end of July have been posted;
RELAY ALL AMERICANS
The 2001 Relay All-american are posted on the USMS web site. There
are many Pacific Masters swimmers who made it:
One of PMS's teams, Transpersonal Swimming Institute (TSI) has
contracted to take members of its group, adults who are overcoming
their fear in deep water (or have overcome it) who wish to have the
experience of swimming with dolphins from July 26-August 2 with
Bottom Time Adventures in Fort
TSI has more spaces available than they can fill themselves, and have
opened the trip to PMS swimmers and their friends. The cost of the
week (July 27-August 2) on a catamaran plus hotel July 26, including
transfers, customs fee (British Virgin Islands), government taxes
($50), and all but one or two
meals is $1520 plus air plus crew tip (at your discretion at end of trip).
TSI will provide instruction for any who are afraid in the ocean if
they sign up for TSI's course. Otherwise, instruction on snorkeling
(in order to swim with dolphins) and swimming with dolphins will be
provided by the boat crew.
For more information go to
http://www.conquerfear.com/dolphinsmasters.html or call 510-782-3110.
have a good week
I did it again. I wanted to save the update as I was working on it.
Instead all of a sudden it was being sent to 9300 people on the
mailing list. Well I am taking steps so it wont happen again. But
that is why you are getting two versions of the newsletter this week.
OFF THE WALL
The Short Course Championships were fun last weekend. I did not swim
at last years short course championships, but I swam this year. And I
swam better than I did two years ago and almost as well as I did
three years ago. I swam a couple of events in the afternoon, when it
was fun just to get into the water, move arms and legs and compete.
The water felt great in the afternoon.
For three days in a row the weather this year was beautiful - not too
hot nor was it chilly. The sun was out, looking out we could see
Monterey Bay, but the action was in the pool.
Saturday, the pool and the pool deck was crowded with swimmers. I
dont think I have seen the pool, deck and lawn around the pool as
crowded as it was Saturday afternoon The Rolling Hills Mud Sharks
were cheering for their teammates. There were great individual
efforts by swimmers.
Being in the 50-54 age group, I watch the baby boomers a little
closer than the other swimmers. I stand in awe of Laura Val - on a
good day swimming with a strong current, I could not swim as fast as
her. Jim Clemmons keeps breaking Pacific Masters records - I wished
he was a sprinter instead of a distance swimmer. One of my lane
buddies when I swam at USF took one for the team and swam the 400 IM
to score a couple of points. She was surprised when she won the event.
It was a fun meet.
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