[PacMasterUpdate] Update January 6, 2003
pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org
Tue Jan 7 01:50:56 EST 2003
The first meet of the new year is the Monterey Bay Masters Clambake
held at the Pattullo Swim Center in Seaside, California on Saturday
January 11, 2003. The meet starts at 10am, so that swimmers from the
bay area have time to drive down there that morning. There is going
to be a full range of events, but this is usually not a big meet so
back to back entries is not encouraged. Race day entry will be
ONE HOUR POSTAL
January is the USMS Hour Postal Swim. For swimmers who would like to
compete in the hour swim information may be found at:
The Hour Swim is a great opportunity to find out "where" you are
swimming and what condition you are in, even if you just swim the
event and dont compete.
PACIFIC COACHES RETREAT AND ROUNDTABLE JANUARY 25TH
Kerry O'Brien and Brian Stack are organizing a coaches retreat and
roundtable on Saturday, January 25th at the Clarke Swim Center,
Heather Farms Pool. The retreat is sponsored by Finis/Lane 4, if you
have not received an invitation contact Kerry O'Brien at
mailto:swim4wc at netscape.net or at the Coaches clinic.
IMSHOF INAUGURAL INDUCTION CEREMONIES
On Saturday evening, January 11, 2003, the International Swimming
Hall of Fame (IMSHOF), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will
induct its first class of Honorees into the International Masters
Swimming Hall of Fame. The group consists of 15 outstanding Masters
athletes. Included in the group are Pacific Swimmers Ray Taft* and
This first-time ever induction class was selected by the IMSHOF
Selection Committee and this induction will be held in conjunction
with the semi-annual ISHOF Board of Directors meeting.
OFFICIALS CLINIC - January 8th
Burlingame Aquatic Club is hosting a beginning stroke and turn
officials clinic on January 8, 2003 at Burlingame High School. The
clinic will start at 6:00 PM. If you need to get re certified as a
stroke and turn you can also do it at this clinic. Please pass the
word to any Masters swimmers that you know about this clinic.
Pacific Swimming and Masters needs people to become officials. Meet
at the pool deck and someone there will give you direction to the
PACIFIC MASTERS MONTHLY MEETING
The regular monthly meeting of Pacific Masters will be Wednesday
January 15th, 2003 7:30 PM It will be at the Oak Hill Park
Directions are on the home page
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
USMS AFFILIATE AMAZON
If you use this link
or go to the USMS web site and hit the link there, USMS will receive
an affiliate fee. Amazon has a great selection of books and CDs.
USMS FITNESS ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
The USMS Fitness Committee produces many different types of articles
about swimming, with topics ranging from swimming technique to
nutrition. They will feature a new article each month on the USMS Web
Site. At the end of each month, these articles will become a part of
the permanent archive.
How did a TV show help Bill Volckening lose 70 lbs. in one year? Read on...
Spudly to Studly
It is the beginning of the new year and it is time to register for
2003. Nancy Ridout, registrar, sent out club registration information
to all the clubs. Clubs are asked register soon, as the club has to
be registered before Nancy can a register a swimmer with that club.
Clubs that are registered for 2003 are posted on line.
Well it is January, it is now time to register - if you havent done
it already. In the last update, I said it would be nice of everyone
re-registered in the last couple of weeks of the year. Many of you
did. Nancy has been overwhelmed with 2003 registrations. There has
been over 1200 already registered and about another 1000 still
needing to be registered. If you have registered and have not yet
received your 2003 card, she is working on the backlog.
It is important that your club reregister. A person cannot be
register to a club until that club has registered. This is the first
year that a permanent number is used, so it will not be the same type
Please be sure to write in your current registration number.
have a good week.
michael w. moore
michael at pacificmasters.org