[PacMasterUpdate] Update September 29, 2002
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Sun Sep 29 23:14:19 EDT 2002
1500 M FREESTYLE SCM CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 1500 Meter Freestyle Championships will be held Saturday October
5th in Healdsberg.
You must have already entered this meet to participate. If you are in
the North Bay come out and cheer for your favorite distance swimmer
The Sacramento Pentathlon will be Sunday October 6th in Davis.
Pre-entry Deadline was September 26th. You can still enter at the
SHORT COURSE METERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Walnut Creek will be hosting the 2002 Pacific Masters Short Course
Meters Championships at the Heather Farms pool October 12 and 13. You
must pre-enter this meet by September 30th.
Pacific Masters AFFILIATE - LANDS END
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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
2003 LOCAL MEETS
A tentative 2003 schedule is published on the web.
If you submitted a bid, please check the information on the page to
be sure that the date, the contact and the telephone numbers are
SHORT COURSE YARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TEMPE
Mark Gill the meet director of the USMS 2003 Short Course Yards
Championships at ASU, said that ASU will be having its graduation on
the same weekend as the National Championships. If you plan on going
to the national championships, you should make your reservations NOW.
The date of Nationals are May 15-18, 2003
OPEN WATER POINTS COMPETITION
Marsha Benjamin is totalling up the open water points competition.
For the 2003 Open Water Points competition, it has been proposed that
instead of calculating the best seven races, that all the races be
used to calculate the winner. (one reason is because of the
difficulty of recalculating the top seven races after a swimmer
competes in 20 events - If someone has a macro that will calculate
the top seven races, that may work instead of totalling all the
If you have thoughts about the change in the calculation of the Open
Water Points Competition, please send them to
chairman at pacificmasters.org
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.
The proposed 2003 Pacific Masters monthly meeting schedule is posted.
PACIFIC MASTERS ONE DAY MEETING
November 23, Pacific Masters will have a meeting to look at where
Pacific Masters is and where Pacific Masters is going. Interested
swimmers are invited to attend. Meeting will be from 9am to 3pm with
lunch provided. If you would like to attend, please contact Nancy
Ridout registrar at pacificmasters.org
NEW CHAIRMAN MICHAEL MOORE
Michael Moore was elected by the Pacific Masters Board of Directors
fill out the Doug Huestis's remaining term as chairman of Pacific
"I look forward to working for all the swimmers and to help Pacific
Masters grow" Michael said. "Pacific Masters has always been a leader
among the LMSCs, we have great swimmers, great volunteers and super
coaches. It will be my job to get everyone working together."
Michael is the current At-Large delegate to the Executive Committee,
webmaster and marketing chair on the Pacific Masters .He serves on
the USMS Championship Committee, Communication Committee and Rules
After being elected Chairman, Michael resigned as the At-Large
delegate. Joan Alexander was appointed chairman of committee to
nominate a candidate.
DO YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS
If you have moved since you registered for Pacific Masters, be sure
to fill out the on-line change of address form:
By changing your address, you will continue to receive your copy of
SWIM Magazine and the Pacific Masters Newsletter.
michael w. moore
michael at pacificmasters.org