[PacMasterUpdate] Update July 14, 2002
pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org
Mon Jul 15 22:13:08 EDT 2002
LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters Long Course Meters Championships were held this
upcoming weekend at the University of California Santa Cruz. This was
one of the largest long course meters Pacific Masters Championships -
465 swimmers registered. over 2000 splashes. The meet ended after 5
pm on all three days, and this was after each of the three distance
events was swum two to a lane.
Laura Val, still not getting the memo about getting slower as you get
older, become the first woman over 45 to break 10 minutes in the 800
freestyle and she negatively split it. She also took back the 400 IM
record from former team mate Danielle Ogier.
National and world records broken include:
Event Person Age Record(s) Broken Time Club
Men's 100 Back Aldo DaRosa 85-89 Pac, Nat. 1:49.54
Men's 100 Breast Aldo Darosa 85-89 Pacfic Masters &
National 52.80 Rinconada Masters
Women's 100 Free Marjorie Sharpe 85-89 Pac, Nat, World
1:55.46 Stanford Masters
Women's 200 I.M. Laura Val 50-54 Pac, Nat, World
2:41.31 Tamalpais Aquatic Masters
Men's 100 Breast Aldo DaRosa 85-89 Pac, Nat.
2:01.60 Rinconada Masters
Women's 800 Free Laura Val 50-54 Pac, Nat, World
San Mateo took first place in the large team division.
LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
If you want to swim the Santa Cruz open water swims the first weekend
in August, the pre-entry entries are due this week
Scott Williams, the director of the Trans Tahoe relay, reports that
there are over 100 teams signed up to swim across the lake. Because
of the number of entries, the Coast Guard is looking more closely at
the meet. A Coast Guard representative will be at the MANDITORY
The main part of the Open Water Swim season is coming up. Meet
information is on-line for
Santa Cruz Rough Water Swim August 2rd
Santa Cruz Pier to Pier Swim August 3rd
The Cruz Cruise August 3rd
Donner Lake Open Water Swim August 11th
Lake Del Valle 2x1 Mile Open Water August 18
Pinecrest Open Water Swim August 24th
SOUTH PACIFIC LCM CHAMPIONSHIPS
For those planning to enter the South West Zone LCM Championships at
UC Irvine, you will find links to the entry information, consolidated
entry card, hotel information and a secured site for on-line hotel
http://www.masterswim.uci.edu/SwimMeets/SPMAlcm02/lcm02.html. The same web
page will also later have the links to the "psych" sheets, estimated
timeline, and daily results as each becomes available.
For those who plan to stay overnight in the area, UCI Masters has
arranged for a block of rooms to be offered at a discounted rate at
the Country Inn & Suites by Ayres, near the Orange County Airport,
about 7 minutes from the pool. However, the discounted rate is only
guaranteed through this Friday,
July 19, so make your reservations now, even if you are not fully
committed to entering the meet.
PACIFIC MASTERS MONTHLY MEETING
The Pacific Masters Swimming May monthly meet will be Wednesday,
July 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.
Results have been posted for
Lake Berryessa Open Water
Burlingame Splash and Dash
Shadow Cliffs Open Water
PEDRO ODENES SE ROWING CLUB
July 6, the team from the Sunrisers, South End Rowing CLub, crossed
the English Channel with a time of 13:03 hrs from Shakespeare Beach
to the beaches of France. Congratulations
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
(Captain Midnight's carrier pigeon, which is how he communicated with
the Update, must have been eaten by an eagle. His column will return
upon the retraining of a new carrier pigeon).
Sorry for being late. have a good week
UPDATE GOES TRAVELING
I will going on fact finding mission starting on Thursday. I am not
sure how much Internet access I will have so the Update may be on
hiatus. (but then again, if there is Internet connection you might
find out more about swimming in other lands).
Have a good few weeks.
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org