[PacMasterUpdate] Update September 8, 2002
pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org
Sun Sep 8 21:22:33 EDT 2002
ZADA TAFT (1919-2002)
from Lynne Taft "Just to add some more about Zada Taft.She first
swam the Golden Gate in 1937 when the bridge was first built. She
swam it several times and again in 1987 ( the 50th anniversary) Ditto
Clark described her as the Mother of Open Water Swims.
The passing of Zada was the end of a perfect love story of two young
people that meet on a swim team in the 1930's Ray and Zada were
married 61 1/2 years. Thank you to all those that have sent cards
Sallie Olsen wrote " I believe this elegant woman was one of the
first and one of the oldest FEMALE swimmers at the South End Club.
She went along with the unspoken rule of no wet suits in
the Bay. When I first joined the South End Club in 1989, Zada was
swimming the "out of the cove" races. She was and will continue to be
quite an inspiration.
END OF YEAR FEE REDUCTION
Beginning September 1st, the late-in-the year reduced rate
registration fee is $15. normally refunds are not made to clubs and
swimmers sending in $25 unless requested, because it creates extra
work for our (volunteer) Treasurer. Registrations for 2003 will be
taken beginning November 1st, 2002. Get your friends to join Pacific
Masters - Also remember that all swimmers must be members of Pacific
Masters for your practice to be covered by USMS secondary insurance.
FOLSOM LAKE SWIM
For those who want to swim on the Autumnal Equinox, the Rocklin
Aquatic Master's Folsom Lake Swim will be September 21st. This is the
second year of the swim after a few years hiatus.
SAN MATEO MASTER MARLINS PENTATHLON
The San Mateo Master Marlin's Pentathlon will be September 29 at the
Joinville Swimming Pool in San Mateo.
PACIFIC MASTERS OFFICE CLOSED SEPT 10-SEPT 17
The Pacific Masters Office will be closed from Septmeber 10th through
September 17th as members attend the United States Masters Swimming
Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas this week.
2002 USMS CONVENTION
The 2002 USMS Convention will be in Dallas, Texas next week.This is
where the business of the organization will be discussed and voted
on. Committee reports and legislation is available on line:
The committee reports tell what the organization is doing. There is
some legislation that will be considered. Your Pacific Masters
Committee will be sending over 20 delegates to the convention. If you
have any questions or comments about the organization, please let
your executive committee members know.
The September-October Newsletter has been posted to the Pacific
Masters web site.
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
The minutes of the August Pacific Masters Swimming monthly meeting
have been posted to the web site.
2003 LOCAL MEETS
Marcia Benjamin, the scheduling chair, has sent out the 2003
scheduling forms to all clubs. If you club is interested in holding a
Pacific Masters meet - Short Course Yards, Short Course Meters or
Long Course Yards. Please be sure to fill out the forms and return
the forms to Marcia. If you want to hold a local meet and have not
received a sets of forms, please contact Marcia Benjamin at
mailto:msbenjamin at earthlink.net .
have a good week, I will be at the Hyatt at the DFW airport attending
the USMS convention. (There is nothing like the smell of burnt
kerosene.), but there is good company and the topics will be
michael w. moore
michael at pacificmasters.org