[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, FINA World Championships to the Bay Area

pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org Wed Mar 17 09:28:36 EST 2004

FINA World Championships
Coming to Bay Area

FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports awarded the 
XI FINA Masters World Championships to the United States, where it 
will take place at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center. The 
championships will take place in August 2006.

After United States Masters identified Stanford University as a venue 
that USMS would like to stage the championships, the Pacific Masters 
executive board has worked very long and hard to produce the bid. 
Pacific Masters Chairman, Michael Moore, traveled to Dubai, UAE, to 
make the bid presentation before the FINA Bureau on March 12th.

"The awarding of the bid to the Bay area is a the result of a lot of 
hard work by the Pacific Masters and local swimming community" said 
Michael Moore. "Anne Warner Cribbs of the Bay Area Sports Organizing 
Committee (BASOC) was instrumental in getting the information and 
creating a coherent bid and plan for the bid. Her knowledge of Bay 
area sports is tremendous.

"Nancy Ridout, Beth Folkreth, Barry Fastbender and Barbara Thomas 
worked tirelessly to bring the championships to the Stanford. We look 
forward with our friends of the other aquatic sports to produce the 
World Championships that will set the standard for the rest of the 
world. "

copy of press release

michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org