[PacMasterUpdate] Update July 14th, 2003
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Mon Jul 14 23:48:27 EDT 2003
SANTA CRUZ PIER TO PIER SWIM USMS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
This years Santa Cruz Pier to Pier Swim will be the United States
Masters Swimming 10K National Championship.
LAKE DEL VALLE 1.5 AND .75 MILE OPEN WATER SWIM
The Lake Del Valle Open water swim will be on July 27th. Lake Del
Valle is a great open water swim for the intermediate open water
swimmer. Lake del Valle is just on a windy road above Livermore.
RESULTS PACIFIC MASTERS 2003 LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2003 Pacific Masters Long Course Championships are history now.
Eleven World records were broken, Sixteen National records and twenty
six Pacific records were also broken.There were three days of great
weather for the meet.
Thanks to Joel Wilson, Meet Director, Pancho Wrangell, chief admin
person and the Cruz Masters for putting on the event. There is no way
it could have been done with out a lot of very hard work by the group.
Also thanks to Barbara Thomas for organizing the barbecue on Saturday
evening. The food was good and company was great.
2003 COACH OF THE YEAR - SCOTT WILLIAMS
The 2003 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year is The Olympic Club's
Scott Williams. Scott has worked with Pacific Master's coaches in
their retreat. He also organized the Fitness clinic in April and
participated in a competitive swimmers clinic also in May.
Scott is also at many of the Nationals and International meets, where
he will work as a coach on deck for any swimmer who does not have his
coach at the meet. Congratulations to Scott
San Francisco Tsunami welcomes ALL swimmers (gay, straight,
in-between, undecided and confused) from around the Bay Area, around
the state and around the World to the IGLA Championships that will be
at Stanford University August 22 through the 24th. Much of the meet
will be pre-seeded and thus there is a very early meet entry deadline.
The meet deadline is July 22 - a month before the first day of the
meet. Remember that it is a pre-seeded meet for the 200's and shorter
There are going to be great competition this year in short course
meters. Besides the IGLA meet, there will be the Mountain View
Masters meet at Eagle Pool, the Marlins meet at Joinville pool and
the Pacific Masters Championships at the Menlo Atherton being put on
by Rinconada Masters.
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
FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIOPS ON TV
The FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, will be televised
on ESPN and ESPN2. The schedule can be found at USA-Swimming.org
and takes place Tuesday, July 15-Sunday, July 27th. Swimming,
diving, water polo, and synchro will be featured.
7/15 1:30-3:300pm, 10pm-midnight
I assume times are EDT but not positive as no such disclaimer is
obvious on the site.
USMS has taken out ads for each segment and they can watch for the
Masters swimming promos!
USMS SHORT COURSE YARDS TOP TEN
The preliminary 2003 USMS short course yards top ten listing is now
available for review at http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/.
Please report any problems found to Pieter Cath at topten at usms.org.
The Pacific Masters Top Ten is still being formatted and will be
MORE SWIMMING SITUATION
1. The Flying Stingray's were assigned to lane three when the 400 yard
medley relay started. The backstroker got into the water and had a legal
start and swim. There was a legal exchange between the backstroker and the
second swimmer. The second swimmer started swimming butterfly and continued
until she had a legal touch which finished the second leg of the relay. The
third swimmer did breaststroke and the anchor swimmer did freestyle. Was
2. During the freestyle portion of the medley relay, Billy Johnson
decided to do some butterfly and some freestyle. The relay team was
disqualified because Billy was disqualified for doing the butterfly during
the freestyle length of the medley relay. Why was this an infraction
because freestyle should mean freestyle?
3. During the 400 yard freestyle relay, the Santa Rosa team decided to
swim in medley relay order. They were later disqualified for not swimming
all freestyle. Was this correct?
4. During the 200 yard medley relay, the breaststroke swimmer doesn't get
out of the pool before it is time for the freestyle swimmer to make the
final exchange with the butterfly swimmer. The team is disqualified because
the breaststroke swimmer didn't get out of the pool in time. Was this a
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SITUATIONS
Answers at the end
1. Why was Jennifer Smith disqualified for doing the individual medley in
this order: Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Freestyle?
2. Before starting the breaststroke length of the individual medley,
Peter Davis did a non-continuous motion turn after completing the
backstroke. He disqualified himself for doing this type of turn. Can you
quote the rule that covers this type of situation?
3. Is this a correct statement for the Coach of Jimmy Jones to say,
"When turning from the butterfly to the backstroke, the swimmer's shoulders
must be at or past the vertical toward the back before the first armstroke
is taken on the back?"
have a good week
1. No, 101.6.2 states, "Four swimmers on each team, each to swim one-fourth of
the prescribed distance in the following order: first, backstroke; second,
breaststroke; third, butterfly; and fourth, freestyle. Rules pertaining to
each stroke used shall govern where applicable. At the end of each leg, the
finish rule for each stroke applies in each case." The Head Referee asked
the third swimmer why she swam the breaststroke and she said because the
second swimmer swam butterfly.
2. 101.4.2 states, "In an event designated freestyle the swimmer may swim any
style, except that in a medley relay or an individual medley event,
freestyle means any style other than butterfly, breaststroke or backstroke.
Some part of the swimmer must break the surface of the water throughout the
race, except it shall be permissible for the swimmer to be completely
submerged during the turn and for a distance of not more than 15 meters
(16.4 yards) after the start and each turn. By that point the head must
have broken the surface." 101.6.2 also states, "Four swimmers on each
team, each to swim one-fourth of the prescribed distance in the following
order: first, backstroke; second, breaststroke; third, butterfly; and
fourth, freestyle. Rules pertaining to each stroke used shall govern where
applicable. At the end of each leg, the finish rule for each stroke applies
in each case."
3. No, 101.4.2 states, "In an event designated freestyle the swimmer may swim
any style, except that in a medley relay or an individual medley event,
freestyle means any style other than butterfly, breaststroke or
backstroke..." 101.6.1 further states, "Four swimmers on each team, each to
swim one-fourth of the prescribed distance using any desired stroke(s).
Freestyle finish rules apply."
4. Yes, 101.5.4 states, "The swimmer shall have finished the race when any part
of his/her person touches the wall after the prescribed distance." 101.6.3E
further states, "Each relay team member shall leave the water immediately
upon finishing his/her leg, except the last member."
1. Rule 101.5 states, "The swimmer shall swim the prescribed distance in the
following order: the first one-fourth, butterfly; the second one-fourth,
backstroke; the third one-fourth, breaststroke; and the last one-fourth,
2 101.5.3B(2) states, "The swimmer must touch the wall while on the back..."
3. No, the swimmer's shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the back
when the swimmer leaves the wall. 101.5.3B(1) states, "The swimmer must
touch as described in 101.2.5. Once a legal touch has been made, the
swimmer may turn in any manner, but the shoulders must be at or past the
vertical toward the back when the swimmer leaves the wall."
michael w. moore
michael at PACIFICMASTERS.ORG