[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, September16th, 2003

pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org Wed Sep 17 01:00:59 EDT 2003

United States Masters Swimming had its annual convention in San Diego 
last week. Masters is primarily run by volunteers and it is at 
convention that much of the work for the corporation is done.

The House of Delegates voted to submit a bid to FINA for the 2006 
FINA Masters World Championships. Masters would like to hold the 
championships at Stanford University in August of 2006. (Organizing 
committee being formed very soon). If FINA accepts the bid then there 
will be no USMS Long Course Championships in 2006.

The 2005 Long Course Championships will be held at Mission Viejo, 
California. Short Course Yards will be decided later.

There was a major re-write of Part Four of the USMS Rule Book. 
(Athletes hearing, and appeals).

The Pacific Masters Coaches Committee announces the annual Pacific 
Coaches Clinic Masters Coaches Scholarship program.  The Annual 
Pacific Coaches Clinic will be held at the Napa Marriott Hotel, on 
the Friday Jan 2, Saturday Jan 3, and Sunday Jan 4, 2004.  The 
Pacific Masters Coaches Committee will produce a Masters Coaching 
Track on Saturday afternoon.  The PMS Coaches will also offer a 
scholarship for one half the registration fee to any Masters Coach 
working with a registered PMS Team.  Send your request for 
scholarships to Pacific masters Coaches Co Chair Brian 
Stack(brianstack at sbcglobal.net).  Look for clinic schedule updates on 
the PMS e-mail updates.

The Folsom Lake Open Water Swim put on the Rocklin Aquatic Masters 
will be September 20th. There will be the one mile and two mile swim. 
Both of those swims will earn points for the Open Water Point 
Part of the Folsom Open Water Swim is a novice 500 yard swim. This is 
a great chance for those who have never had the pleasure of being in 
an open water swim to swim out in the lake. There are no open water 
point awarded for the 500 yard open water swim and swimmers who enter 
the 500 yard swim will not be allowed to enter the 1 mile and 2 mile 
The San Mateo Marlin Masters will be Sunday, September 28th. The 
pre-entry deadline is September 22 with race day entries accepted.

The 2003 Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Championships will be 
held at the new Menlo Atherton High School Pool. The meet is being 
run by Rinconada Masters.

The meet is being held on three days, over two weekends. The  1500 
free will be September 27th and the other events will be on the 
weekend of October 4th and 5th. For swimmers who want to swim the 
1500, the 1500 is considered one of the seven events that you can 
swim at the meet. There is no 800 meter freestyle at this meet.

For teams that might consider entering a relay to get at top ten 
time, the short course meter relays are usually considered the 
softest of the three seasons.

Entries are due postmarked by September 15th and /or received by 
September 22, 2003.

All clubs are invited to participate in an Open House at your pool on 
Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Schedule a 
special training session, have a team party or just have bagels & 
juice available for visitors.  PMS will give you promotional 
materials like banners and posters to publicize the event. Coaches 
and club members agree to be at the pool during the Open House hours 
to showcase your Masters program. The goal of the Open House is to 
advertise that your Masters team is there, hopefully having fun, 
throughout the winter months.

Contact Bill Grohe at (415) 681-2376 or 
<mailto:WGrohe at aol.com>WGrohe at aol.com if your club is interested in 
participating.  Let him know if PMS can help with your event 
(arranging a loan from the PMS library of training videos or 
arranging a mentor coach for the day, for example).  We'll publish a 
list of participating clubs on the PMS website at 
<http://www.pacificmasters.org>www.pacificmasters.org closer to the 
date of the event.

Fog City Masters, located in San Francisco is looking for a coach to 
coach the morning workouts. (5:30 am). This would be for two or three 
times a week. If interested contact Diane Davis, Aquatic Director 
(415 731 2522) or ddavis at siprep.org

Have a good week

michael w. moore
michael at PacificMasters.org