[PacMasterUpdate] March 30, 2003 Update v 1.0
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Mon Mar 31 00:54:47 EST 2003
PACIFIC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters 2003 Short Course Yards Championships will be
held at the University of California Santa Cruz April 4, 5 and 6th.
Come cheer your fellow swimmers on at the meet
NOTE:On Friday the women's 1650 will start at 10 am on both courses.
SHORT COURSE NATIONALS - ENTRIES DUE THIS WEEK
The on-line application for the USMS Short Course Nationals is now available
Nationals are May 15-18 in Tempe Arizona. The postmark deadline is
April 3rd. If you are going to enter on-line (the preferred method by
the meet host) you have until April 10th. If you are going, now is
the time to make your hotel and transportation reservations.
OPEN WATER EVENTS
The first two meets of the 2003 season are coming up:
Spring Lake May 10th http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/03rcmow.html
Lake Berryessa June 7th http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/03damow.html
The Spring Lake meet is a great meet that is not too long and if you
have never swam in an open water event, it will make a great first
open water swim. It is about a month and a half away, so if you have
never swam an open water swim before, practice then make it a goal to
STROKE CLINIC - OLYMPIC CLUB
The Olympic Club and Pacific Masters will be sponsoring a stroke
cline at the Olympic Club in San Francisco April 13th. Pool training
- rotation through stations for practice of sprint,mid- and
long-distance techniques discussed in the classroom and worked on in
the pool. A flyer is available, for further information contact Scott
Williams (415) 775-4400. The clinic is limited to 30 participants.
STROKE CLINIC - BURLINGAME MASTERS
Doug Huestis coach of Burlingame Masters, Scott Williams, Coach of
The Olympic Club and Robert Strand, Pacific Masters 2002 Swimmer of
the Year and world record holder in the breaststroke will be holding
a clinic for swimmer who wish to compete. it will be in Burlingame,
April 26th 8 am to 2:30 It will cover:
How to sharpen your skills to race fast
Great starts, turns and finishes
The scary but necessary TAPER
Nutrition and diet
Dry land programs/stretching
Race day tips/secrets
This is for swimmers of all abilities. This clinic is limited to a
few participants For more information:
COACHES NEEDED AT PACIFIC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NATIONALS
If you are a coach and would like to work with swimmers that do not
have a coach at either Pacific Masters Championships or USMS
Nationals please contact
Brian Stack brianstack at sbcglobal.net if you can work at Pac
Master championships or
Kerry O'Brien swim4wc at netscape.net if you can work at USMS
You would work swimmers at warm up.
COACHES TO GO TO ASCA CLINIC IN SAN DIEGO SEPTEMBER 2-7
FOR USMS coaches interested in attending the 2003 ASCA World Clinic
in San Diego in September, USMS is offering one free registration
grant per LMSC up to 25 LMSCs on a first-come, first-served basis.
This is a tremendous opportunity for any Masters coach to further his
or her education. Act now before it's too late. Contact Brian Stack
brianstack at sbcglobal.net for further information.
IN THE NEWS
In the March 8th contra costa Times, Mary Moorhead wrote an article
on Masters swimming helping all ages get in the swim.She mentioned
many Masters swimmers and teams.
In the San Francisoc Chronicle and SF Gate there is an article about
Olypic Swimmer Matt Biondi and what he has been doing (teaching in
LATEST ROSTER ON THE NET
The latest Roster is on the Pacific Masters web site. Team
representative can log on to get a list of their teams memebers.
Currently there are almost 6000 members of Pacific Masters. Looking
to a goal of 11,000 for the year. Tell your friends about Masters
FROM THE DESK OF COACH MIDNIGHT
Details - Details - Details
For all of you going to the SC Yards Championships this coming
Friday, Saturday, Sunday here is a (probably) not complete check
list to make sure all is as it should be:
1) Have your 2003 PMS/USMS Reg card with you ? -- just in case.
2) Pack extra goggles, suit, water, etc ?
3) Low on gas ? Fill up the night before -- and that goes for your
own 'tank' -- good time to eat some extra 'carbo's' last few days
4) Try to get a little extra sleep last few nights also -- dont go
'overboard' -- but an extra hour each night for last few nights can
make big difference.
5) Be sure to arrive early enough to have plenty of time for
'check-in' AND a good warmup!!
6) After each race be sure to get a proper warm-down/recovery swim --
very important if you are swimming multiple events each day.
7) Do some 'mental rehearsal' for each race -- "see" yourself
swimming as you want and expect to.
8) DONT FORGET TO "SPRING FORWARD" (SET CLOCK AHEAD 1 HOUR) BEFORE
YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT AS SUNDAY (APRIL 6TH) WE WILL BE ON
'DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME'. SURE WOULD HATE TO MISS 'CHECK-IN' AND/OR
YOUR FIRST RACE !!!
9) Have fun -- and remember: We are all in this together !!
have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org