[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, April 25, 2004
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BATTLE OF THE BAY CANCELLED
The team event The Battle of the Bay has been cancelled. The
TriValley Masters thanks everyone who supported this event.
NATIONAL RECORDS BROKEN BY PACIFIC MASTERS SWIMMERS
At the 2004 US Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championships held
in Indianapolis, Indiana Pacific Masters Swimmers broke numerious
records. Records were broking by Tod Spieker (1000 FR 10:36.93, 500
Fr, 200 Back 2:07.54), Suzanne Hiem-Bowen ( 1650 Fr 17:49.94, 500
Fr) 5:13.89, Rich Burns (100 Back 1:01.40 , 100IM 1:02.52, 50
Ba 28:27 200 Ba 2:17.33 ) Daniella Barneia (200 Fl David Gildea 200
Br 2:36.36 100 Br 1:08.28 ) Jim Triolo 200 Ba 4:17.64)
FOR SWIMMERS GOING TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONTACT SCOTT WILLIAMS
If you are going to the X FINA World Masters Championships in
Riccione, Italy, please contact Scott Williams, he will be one of
the USMS Masters coaches there. He and the other coaches would like
to get USMS swim caps for the swimmers competing in Italy. Also if
you would like coaching and your coach is not going, you can contact
one of the USMS coaches while you are there.
MAILTO:swilliams at olyclub.com
For North Bay swimmers training for FINA Championships in Italy or
other distance swims, the Petaluma Swim Center's 50 meter pool opens
Saturday, April 3, from 11:00 - 1:00. Take 101 to Petaluma, exit
west on Washington. The pool is adjacent to Highway 101.
Dan Wood of University of California - Santa Cruz took a picture of
Pacific Masters Swimmers in the Pool on Saturday of championships.
Many swimmers have asked how to get a copy of the picture. The
picture costs $10.00 - Send a check made out to UCSC Foundation. Send
UCSC East Fieldhouse
University of California - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Your $10.00 check will be matched by $10.00 from the chancellors fund
so that $20.00 will go to the UCSC Swimming program. (Let's see if we
can break the Chancellors "bank").
PRELIMINARY ONE HOUR SWIM RESULTS
The preliminary ONE HOUR SWIM results have been posted on the USMS
web site (soon to be on the Pacific Masters Site).
WEB DEVELOPER WANTED (USMS contract position)
USMS is soliciting applications for the position of Web Developer to
assist the USMS Webmaster. This position will be involved in all
phases of development and maintenance of the USMS web site. Such
development includes the design and maintenance of a MySQL database,
creation of custom PHP and Perl scripts to drive the web site and to
provide for USMS administrative features, and web page layout and
design. The application deadline for this position is May 16. Details
for those interested can be found
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Have a good week
Notes from the USMS championships. I attended the 2004 USMS National
Championships learn more how the USMS was run. It was a great time
and I saw many people there.
I saw Danielle Barnia break the womens 200 Butterfly record - she not
only broke it but crushed it. Taking about 8 seconds off the old
standard. Daniella has been swimming for quite a while now and this
was her first national record.
After being away from swimming for 29 years Leianne Crittenden took
it up last year. I saw her at a couple of meets last year. With a big
smile on her face she said she was having fun swimming. She joined
Walnut Creek Masters this year. At her first Nationals, she won the
100 Freestyle touching out second place by 0.02 seconds and then the
next day she won the 50 by 0.07. The Creek took all the women's
freestyle events in the womens 45-49 (except for the 1000) with
Leianne and Suzanne Heim Bowen.
Gary Hall Jr, Sabir Muhammad and other members of the Race Club came
to the meet. they were the most fun to watch. When they swam
everything stopped. there was a lot of screaming and cheering when
they came to the blocks - they stopped racing on the other course.
The stands were filled and everyone was looking at the course. The
deck was filled with swimmer spectators who stood at the ropes to see
the fast heat.
After the races, Zabir and Gary were very gracious, they signed
autographs and had pictures taken with any swimmer who asked.
Rich Burns had a different look. He shaved his beard, which he said
he had not done in a long long time. Also for the first time he wore
a swim cap and gogles for a race. It worked breaking three nationals
Michael W. Moore City College of San Francisco
IS Administrator 50 Phelan Ave
Film Department San Francisco CA 94112