[PacMasterUpdate] Update May 5th 2002 - cinco de mayo
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Mon May 6 00:20:20 EDT 2002
LAURA VAL, BOB STRAND SWIM MAGAZINE'S SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR
Laura Val, Pacific Master's Woman Swimmer of the Year, was the named
Swim Magazine's 2001 Swimmer of the Year. Reportedly, Laura was the
first swimmer of the year chosen unanimously.
Laura was chosen for setting "21 world records and 26 national
records. No. 1 rankings in 30 of a possible 53 events (all three pool
Bob Strand, of The Olympic Club, was also named Swimmers of the year
for setting "six world records, 10 national records and 12 No. 1
rankings." Bob is Pacific Master's 2001 Male Swimmer of the Year.
PH Mullen, Santa Clara Swim Club, wrote the article that appears in
the May- June Swim Magazine. You can also read the article on-line.
San Mateo Master Marlins are sponsoring the The Parkside Aquatic Park
One Mile Swim. Race Day registration is available - $30 and includes
a t-shirt (first come first serve limited supply) post-race beverages
and snacks; picnic and bbq grills are available. Estimated water
temperature is 65 degrees.
Redwood Coast Masters is sponsoring the Spring Lake One Mile Open
Water Swim on Saturday, May 18, 2002. Pre-entry deadline (May 3rd)
registration is $20.00. late registration and race day registration
is $25.00. Expected water temperature is 68-70 degrees.
Davis Aquatic Masters is sponsoring the Lake Berryessa Annual One and
Two Mile Swims on Saturday June 1st. Pre-registration deadline is May
15th. Carpooling is strongly suggested. Expected Water temperature
is 65-70 degrees.
COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS DUE
Nominations for the 2002 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year are due
May 22, 2002. The Coach of the Year is selected on the basis of
inspirational and instructional qualities; club and individual
accomplishments including championships and world records; and
non-competitive club and individual accomplishments including club
size and growth, club participations. volunteering, and events run by
the club; and the coach's service to Pac Masters, USMS and other
Masters organizations, participation in clinics, and published works.
Nominations may be sent to
9 Escondido Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
or delivered to the Pacific Masters Swimming May meeting in Danville.
The Award will be presented at the Pac Masters Long Course
Pacific Masters is able to select 20 delegates to attend the USMS
Convention in Dallas, TX, September 12-14. If you would like to be a
delegate, please contact either Doug Huestis, Pacific Master's
Chairman mailto:klencke at itsa.ucsf.edu or Joan Alexander, Pacific
Masters Secretary mailto:swmrjoan at mindspring.com .
For coaches this is an excellent way to meet coaches from other parts
of the United States.
LONG DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
At the National Convention, the Long Distance Committee will be
choosing the sites for the 2004 long distance Championships. This
year the west can bid on the 1-3 mile open water championship. If you
club is eligible and would like to hold the 2004 1-3 mile national
championship, please contact Jim Wheeler, Pacific's Long Distance
chair and member of the USMS Long Distance Committee.
mailto:jwheeler at sanselmo.org
This year's USMS convention will focus on the Rules part of the Rule
Book (articles 1 and 3). If you have any suggestions about changes
for the Rule book, please contact Alan Levinson, the Legislation and
Rules chair of Pac Masters mailto:swimdogz at pacbell.net
This year the Championship Committee will be considering the order of
events for the National Championships. If you would like to see
changes to the order of events please contact Barry Fasbender, the
USMS Championship Chairman, mailto:fasbenderb at aol.com
The minutes of the April Pacific Masters Monthly meeting have been
posted to the web site. The next meeting of the committee is May 22.
There will be an officials clinic in Yuba City on the 13th of May
which will start at 7:30. The clinic will be at the Yuba City Racquet
Club. For more information contact Chris Davis <Chris at Farwestrice.com>
Save the 26th of May for a Truckee Stroke and Turn Clinic!! An
Officials Clinic on Saturday, May 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at
Truckee High School.
IVY BROWNE (1915-2002)
Ivy Browne of the Sierra Nevada Masters passed away. Last year Ivy
had five top times in her age group. She also holds the Pacific 50
yard free record in the 85-89 age group. She was a frequent
participant at the Senior Games. Last month, she participated in the
recent FINA World Masters Championships. Wednesday, she died in her
PACIFIC MASTERS OFFICE CLOSED MAY 13-17
The Pacific Masters Swimming Office will be closed the week of May
13-17 and will re-open May 20. our Registrar will be attending her
28th consecutive short course nationals. Good luck Nancy.
BY THE NUMBERS
9170 - People receiving The Update
7708 - The number of registered swimmers for Pacific Masters Swimming
215 - Number of coaches in Pacific Masters
107 - Number of Clubs in Pacific Masters LMSC (through 4-30-02)
19 - Members of the Board of Directors
have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org