[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, April 17th
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Mon Apr 18 00:12:47 EDT 2005
PACIFIC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2005 Short Course yards championships are being hosted by
TriValley Masters and Walnut Creek Masters at the pool in
Pleasanton. Now is the time to register and make your hotel
The postmark deadline is this Saturday, April 16th.
OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC - Cancelled
The San Mateo Marlins Open water clinic is April 16th and 23rd was
cancelled. Information is at
DAM SPRING STROKE CLINICS - FITNESS SWIMMERS
Davis Aquatic Masters has 20 openings for each of the 4 spring stroke
clinics in Davis. Dates and strokes are: Sat. May 14 Free, Sun. May
15 Back, Sun. June 5 Fly, Sat. June 11 Breast. Clinics begin at 1pm
and last approx. 90min. Each clinic covers drills and turns for that
stroke. DAM coaches will give individual attention and demonstrate
drills. Cost is $10 per clinic. Clinics are geared more towards
fitness swimmers. Civic pool in Davis is at the corner of B St. and
5th. Send checks made out to DAM to Rick Powers, 911 Pennsylvania
Place #14, Davis,CA 95616. Email Coach Rick at
<mailto:rpswimmer at hotmail.com>rpswimmer at hotmail.com for more info and
to reserve a spot.
STARTS AND TURNS CLINIC
So the Starts and Turns Clinic is scheduled for Saturday April 23
from 11 am to 12:30 pm. USMS Coach of the Year Scott Williams of
the Olympic Club will host a clinic to prepare competitors for the
upcoming short course Pacific Championships in April.
The focus will be on starts and turns in the Olympic Club's new
Space is limited to 50 participants.
Clinic Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: The Olympic Club, 665 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Make checks payable to Pacific Masters, and send check with;
- a signed Pacific Masters meet registration and
- a copy of current USMS registration to:
1 Indian Gulch Rd.
Piedmont, CA 94611
For more information, please contact Leianne at (650)506-3933 or by
email at <mailto:LeianneC at aol.com>LeianneC at aol.com
Thanks to Scott Williams and the Olympic Club for putting this on.
NATIONAL AND PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE YARDS RECORDS
The current USMS National Short Course Records and Pacific Masters
Short Course Yards records have been posted on the web site:
TEMESCAL AQUATIC MASTERS - NEEDS COACH
The Temescal Aquatic Masters are currently in the market for a
Mon-Wed-Fri 6-7am coach. All workouts are held at the newly
renovated Temescal Pool in Oakland on 45th Street. The pool is 33 &
1/3 yards long, sharing it's uniqueness with it's diverse and
energetic team members. In turn, we are looking for a coach willing
to share his/her uncommon talents in ability to communicate stroke
technique and provide challenging workouts. Please contact head
coach Karin Hurley if you are interested or would like more
<mailto:karin.hurley at gmail.com>karin.hurley at gmail.com
(510)333-1415 (cell, anytime)
(510)595-1233 (home, between 9A-6P only, please)
BURLINGAME MASTERS - NEEDS COACH
The Burlingame Aquatic Club (http://www.burlingameaquatics.com),
located in Burlingame, California is looking for a talented
individual to take one of the most successful regional masters
programs, and make it even more exceptional. We are proud of all of
our approximately 130 members, which include former Olympians as well
as people who just want to stay in shape and become better swimmers.
Interested applicants should contact Chris Culp, Head Coach, at
B.A.C. at chris at burlingameaquatics.com or 650-558-1298 for more
WATER POLO COACH NEEDED
Redwood High School in Larkspur (Marin) is looking for a water polo
coach for the girls water polo team. For information contact Wendy
Doherty dosho94947 at yahoo.com
The Donner Lake swim will be on Saturday August 6th, 2006 not on
Sunday. Please mark your calendars.
SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA
Lynne Cox's 'Swimming to Antarctica' is now available in paperback.
It is the story of her major swims and what went right and what went
wrong with them. It is available in your local bookstores -If you are
going to purchase it through Amazon, please go to USMS then hit the
Pacific Masters by the numbers
1 DAM 499 452
2 WCM 377 320
3 TCAM 313 273
4 USF 269 207
5 MELO 235 198
6 MAM 209 200
7 SCAM 204 193
8 MVM 194 157
9 STAN 184 156
10 CRUZ 172 154
11 TSUN 145 138
12 BMW 144 137
13 RINC 140 135
14 TVM 137 121
15 SMMM 123 110
Total members 6208 5287
Number of Clubs 99 93
Update List 13888 13632
>I have an update concerning the Vacaville High School Alumni meet.
>We have decided to cap the total number of swimmers to 100. This we
>believe will make for a much better day for all concerned. We would
>like everyone to please get their entries sent in to me as soon as
>possible to seed the races accurately.
>Again I would like to say this meet is intended as a fund raiser for
>the high school, our first year we plan to start small and hope to
>grow in the coming years.
>A little about our facility, it is a 6 lane 25 yard 4.5 foot deep
>pool. The pool surface has been redone and is exceptionally well
>cared for. There is not a lot of room on deck for easy-up set up but
>there is a large parking lot adjacent to the pool. We also hope to
>have some local vendors for athletes to take advantage of. There
>will be a hospitality area for athletes participating with some
>complimentary item such as water, gator aid, sandwiches, coffee etc.
>We will also have a snack bar with other item at a nominal charge.
>Would it be possible to let your swimmers know? I again have
>attached a flier with all the information.
>Lastly we plan on having heats in all events for both women and men
>and will award 8 deep for each event.
>Thank you for your time,
Vacaville High School Varsity Swimming
mar.julie.shockey at sbcglobal.net
SITUATIONS - ALL USA - SWIMMING
During the preliminary heats of the 200 yard butterfly, three
swimmers tied for eight place. We would have to have a swim-off to
see who would qualify for eighth place for finals later that evening.
All three coaches met with the Deck Referee to determine when would
be the appropriate time to hold this swim-off. It was determined
that the swim-off would be held before the relays and after the last
individual heat for the morning. This particular meet has both a
heat of an A (championship) finals and a B (consolation) finals.
Situation 1: All swimmers are disqualified in the swim-off.
Situation 2: Two swimmers are disqualified in the swim-off, while
one swimmer is faster than the fastest seed for finals.
Situation 3: Only one swimmer is disqualified, but the other two
swimmers tie again.
Situation 4: If the Timing Judge looked at the times in thousandths
of a second, one of the swimmers has a faster time. In order to
eliminate the swimmers from swimming the 200 butterfly an extra time,
the Deck Referee decides to use this time in order to not have a
swim-off. Was this the correct procedure for the Deck Referee to
Have a good week
#1 Possible Solution: There will have to be another swim-off to
determine the eighth place swimmer. The time of the swim-off will be
determined by the coaches and Deck Referee. The rule book states in
102.5.2, "If disqualifications leave a vacancy for the full
complement of finalists, swim-offs shall be continued among the
disqualified swimmers until a full complement of finalists is
#2 Possible Solution: The one swimmer that swam faster than the
fastest seeded swimmer for finals will swim as the eighth seeded
swimmer for finals. The two swimmers who were disqualified in the
swim-off will swim in the consolation heat and their seeding will be
determined by a draw. 102.5.2 states, in part, " A swim-off is
considered to be part of the total preliminary process of qualifying
for the finals." "... The official time for the swimmers involved
shall be the time set in the original preliminary heat." 102.5.3
states, " In finals, the times to be considered are those times made
in preliminary heats. If any qualifying swimmers have the same time
their respective lanes shall be determined by draw."
#3 Possible Solution: There will be another swim-off for the
tied swimmers to determine the eight place swimmer. The one
disqualified swimmer will be the tenth seeded swimmer in this event.
102.5.2 states, "...In the case of a disqualification in a swim-off
the swimmer so disqualified is relegated to the lowest qualifying
position for which he/she is competing. Disqualification in a
swim-off for a qualifying position in the A (championship) finals
shall not eliminate a swimmer from eligibility to compete in the
accompanying B (consolation) finals. If disqualifications leave a
vacancy for the full complement of finalists, swim-offs shall be
continued among the disqualified swimmers until a full complement of
finalists is assured."
#4 Possible Solution: No, this isn't the correct procedure.
102.16.4B states, "Timing Resolution - All timing systems, including
manual watches, shall have a resolution of one one-hundredth of a
second (0.01 second). Times from all systems shall be recorded to
hundredths of a second. The digits representing thousandths shall be
dropped with no rounding." The swim-off process will have to be
continued until a full complement of finalists are assured.
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org