[PacMasterUpdate] Update October 13, 2002
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Mon Oct 14 00:49:34 EDT 2002
10,000 PACIFIC MASTERS SWIMMERS
On Friday, October 11th, 2002, Pacific Masters reached a milestone by
registering it 10,000th member for the year. Michele Heinz of the
Santa Clara Swim Club was the 10,000 registered member this year. Her
2003 membership fee will be picked by Pacific Masters
Pacific Masters, the largest regional organization of United States
Masters Swimming, became the first LMSC to hit the five digit number.
Last year Pac Masters was within striking distance of the magic
number at year end and finished with 9700 registered swimmers.
Pacific has enjoyed ten years of sustained growth, increasing the
membership by about 500 swimmers a year.
"This is really a tribute to the coaches, meet directors and all the
volunteers who have worked tirelessly for the athletes" said Chairman
Michael Moore. "With the continued support of these volunteers and
the emphasis now being placed on physical fitness, I am sure we will
continue to lead USMS in membership.
SHORT COURSE METERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships were held this
weekend at The Clark Swim Center at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. The
Walnut Creek Masters hosted the meet.
Results are posted on the web site
Thanks to Theresa Wistrom, Debbie Santos, John King and Kerry O'Brien
for putting on the championships.
GEORGE CUNNINGHAM SUFFERS A SMALL STROKE
George Cunningham had a stroke a week ago today. Georoge has been a
stalwart of Pacific Masters. He has swum for Tamalpias and now swims
for Cruz. George is seen at the Cruz meets. He also believes that it
is the breaststroke that is the most perfect of the competitive
It wasn't a real bad one but a stroke never the less. His left side
is weakened and he did have some trouble swallowing but that is ok
now. His speech is a bit slurred though not too bad.
If you would like to send George a get well card, send it to
270 Sunnycroft Road
Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9726
ZADA TAFT MEMORIAL
A memorial for Zada Taft will be held on Sunday, Ocober 27, 2002 at
the Half Moon Bay Community Center. It is located at 535 Kelly Avenue
and will be from 1:30pm - 4:00pm. It is a potluck.
SWIMMERS CONQUER MONTEREY BAY
On Sunday, October 6, a team of six Pacific Masters swimmers
completed a relay crossing of the Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz Main
Beach to the breakwater beach just south of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The team completed the 23 mile swim in 10:48.55. Relatively mild
conditions favored the swimmers throughout most of the swim. Clear
skies allowed a 5:20 a.m. start. and calm water prevailed throughout
the morning effort.
Afternoon winds generated 6-8 foot swells with some chop on the
56-58 degree water. The team followed the guidelines of the Channel
Swimming Association, each swimmer completing one hour legs from
start to finish. The team agreed that, even under these ideal
conditions, this is a very
Team members were Becky Fenson, Duke Dahlin, Alex Johnston, Rick
Barthels, Neala Kendall, and Joel Wilson.
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
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
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
BECOME AN OFFICIAL
The Sierra Marlins Swim Team will be hosting a Stroke and Turn
Clinic on October 23, 2002. It will start at 6:30 PM and will be in
a new location for a clinic. Jeff Doyle will be hosting the clinic
in his conference room. We should have enough room for all of the
people who attend. The location of the clinic will be 1548 Rocky
Ridge Road, at the LPA Building. If you have any questions
concerning directions or anything else about the location, you can
contact Jeff Doyle at: <jtdoyle at widebrim.com> or phone his
cell at: (916) 223-2476 or his office phone at: (916) 772-5250
michael w. moore
michael at pacificmasters.org