[PacMasterUpdate] Update May 27th 2002
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Tue May 28 01:12:52 EDT 2002
LAKE BERRYESSA OPEN WATER
Davis Aquatic Masters is sponsoring the Lake Berryessa Annual One and
Two Mile Swims on Saturday June 1st. Carpooling is strongly
suggested. Expected Water temperature is 65-70 degrees.
The race will have a new procedure where swimmers will wear an anklet
sensor. When the swimmer crosses the finish line, the swimmers time
will be recorded. After passing the finish line there will be a
corral where swimmers will remove the anklet and give it back. The
anklet will replace the paper tag that swimmers pinned to their suits.
Herb Marsden said that the Cal-Aggie band will be playing before the
race. Race day registration is available.
WALNUT CREEK INVITATIONAL
The annual Walnut Creek Invitational June 7th and 8th. June 7th is
the 800 M freestyle is Friday evening. The pre-entry deadline is June
1 and race day entry is available for all the events EXCEPT the 800 M
Ann Hirsch of Walnut Creek said swimmers could use the regular
consolidated forms for meet entry. You do not have to use the pink
and blue forms.
SHADOWCLIFFS OPEN WATER
Registration for the TriValley Masters Shadowcliffs Open Water Swim,
June 29, 2002, can be done on the internet. Go to
and click on the internet icon.
BURLINGAME SPLASH AND DASH
The Burlingame Splash and Dash is a sprint LCM meet. The 200 meter
relays and the all the 50 events are the only events on the
schedule. The deadline is June 19th, with race day entry available.
LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
A couple of extra things about the Long Course Championships in Santa Cruz
Facility: "Dogs or other pets are not allowed on the campus."
Entries: "All relays will be deck seeded."
Entry Fees: Add after the address "PLEASE DO NOT SEND ENTRIES THAT
REQUIRE A SIGNATURE. THEY WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER. If you want
an entry confirmation, include a SASE or post card. Sorry, entries
cannot be confirmed by phone.
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.
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 14th, 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:
For those who are not tired of traveling to swim meets, THE
INTERNATIONAL BERIMBAU SWIMMING MASTERS 2002 1st CUP will be held
June 26th through 29th in Mexico City, MX. Regina Brittingham will be
giving a swim clinic there also. If you are interested in swimming
and participating contact Regina mailto:swimmers at inreach.com
Information on the meet is at http://swimmex.homestead.com/b.html
Ray suffered an injury to the brain recently (broken aneurysm ?). He
is in a peninsula hospital where he is recovering. We all hope for a
speedy recovery for Ray and our hearts go out to Zada, Lynn and Roy.
Ray holds many national and world swimming records. Ray is an honoree
of the International Swimming Hall of Fame
SAFETY TRAINING FOR SWIM COACHES
Carol Berendsen will be teaching an Safety Training for Swim Coaches
Class at Mills College the evening of Tuesday June 18 (You are asked
to register by June 10th. Contact Carol Berendsen for further
information 510-430-3351 or mailto:carolb at mills.edu
MASTERS COACHES AT ASCA CLINIC (IF A COACH WANTS TO GO THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE)
The American Swim Coaches Association is hosting its annual World
Clinic in Las Vegas from September 2-8, 2002. Twelve of the top
Masters coaches in the country are scheduled to give presentations on
Masters coaching and team building on Saturday, September 7, and
Sunday, September 8.
The clinic is an outstanding opportunity for current coaches to
enhance their knowledge of Masters coaching, while potential Masters
coaches can learn more about the trade.
For more information on the clinic, go to ASCA's site at
HTTP://www.swimmingcoach.org, or contact
To enhance participation, USMS will pay the registration fee ($165
value) to the first 20 coaches who apply - no limit on the LMSC.
(For coaches if you go to expedia.com you can get a flight to Las
Vegas for as low as $38 r/t and hotels are inexpensive if you book
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 Red Bluff Tritons requested that Sherry King present a clinic to
card stroke and turn officials and marshalls. The clinic will be in
Red Bluff on May 30th in the evening. She would be happy to have
folks from Reddingand the surrounding areas join her. The time will
be 6:30 PM at 14220
Wyndhaven Drive, Red Bluff 530-527-8001.
Email Sherry King for further directions or questions at <eyedoc at tco.net>
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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
If you have moved or changed your address be sure so update your
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your copy of Swim Magazine.
have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org