[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, May 8, 2005

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Mon May 9 01:02:57 EDT 2005

The March monthly meeting of the Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 
will be this Wednesday, May 11th at Heather Farms meeting room in 
Walnut Creek.

ALL members are encourage to attend. It is much cheaper (and 
productive) to attend the meeting to address the problems and 
challenges of Pacific Masters Swimming than to create t-shirts and 
put them on
cars. 2005 Pacific Masters Swimming Coach of the year nominations are 
due at this meeting (see below).
Every year Pacific Masters honors one coach who has demonstrated 
outstanding qualities.Pacific Masters Swimming has many good coaches 
who has demonstrated outstanding coaching qualities.

We try to honor an exceptional coach each year with the "Coach of the 
Year" award. The criteria for the award will be considered first, 
since January 1 of the preceding year, and second, over the coach's 
career with his or her club. Outstanding contributions to his or her 
club and its individuals are measured by the following competitive 
and non-competitive factors:

Competitive factors shall include club and individual performance at 
Pacific Masters and USMS Championships,in any sanctioned course, as 
well as relay and individual Pacific Masters, USMS and World records 
that reflect the coach's skill and inspiration.

Non-competitive factors shall include club vigor, size and growth, 
club participation and volunteering, and club having hosted well run 
events. It shall include outstanding service to Pacific Masters, USMS 
and to other public or private community organizations; outstanding 
professional contributions,such as participation in clinics and 
published works. Nominations may be made by any registered Pacific 
Masters club officer in the form of a written statement addressing 
both the criteria above and the instructional and inspirational 
qualities of the coach. The nominating letter and a maximum of four 
supporting letters from registered Pacific Masters swimmers shall be 
submitted to the Chairman at or before May meeting of Pacific Masters 
(May 11th, this year).

Nominations can be send to
	Michael Moore
	350 Wayland St
	San Francisco CA 	94134

with the little time left a nomination can be emailed to
	mailto:chairman at pacificmasters.org

United States masters Swimming in it's continuing effort to promote 
and support USMS Coaches will sponsor one coach from each LMSC to 
attend the American Swimming Coaches Association's World Clinic in 
Fort Lauderdale Florida September 6 to 11, 2005.

Pacific Masters Coaches who are interested in the award should 
contact Brian Stack Pacific Masters Coaches Co - Chair at 
mailto:brianstack at sbcglobal.net to apply.  The Pacific Masters Coach 
who is selected will also receive from Pacific Masters a $250.00 
stipend to help with room or travel expenses.
Coaches interested should include with their application email a 
short biography including a resume of coaching experience and a short 
statement of how attending the ASCA Convention will make them a 
better coach, both for their team and for Pacific Masters.  Please 
respond by May 20, 2005.
Interested coaches can get more info on the USMS Home page.
The 2005 Pacific Masters Open Water Season is about to begin. The 
first open water swim is the San Mater Master Marlins Parkside 
Aquatic Park One Mile Swim on Saturday May 14th. The Parkside Aquatic 
Park is in San Mateo near the Joinville pool The race begins at 9:00am

Redwood Coast Masters is organizing the Spring Lake One Mile Open 
Water Swim. The race is in Spring Lake, in Santa Rosa and will start 
about 9:am. You can enter on-line at www.lifeguardforlife.org

Lake Berryessa Annual one and Two Mile Swims will be on Saturday June 
4, 2005. You can register at www.damfast.org
The XI FINA Masters World Championships has an email list list to 
inform people about the Championships taking place at Stanford 
University in 2006.

If you would like to be on the email list go to 
http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/finamasters to sign up.

  The first email has gone out. All email will be archived at 
USMS Election Committee Qualifies Candidates
During a meeting on May 8, the Election Committee qualified the 
nominees for the USMS Executive Committee and BOD. Candidates for 
Executive Committee will be placed on the slate for election in 
September. Director candidates will be slated by their respective 
zones during convention. All positions, filled and unfilled, will be 
open for nominations from the floor during convention.
The slate for Executive Committee:
	* President - Rob Copeland
	* Vice President of Member Services - Mark Gill
	* Vice President of Community Services - No Candidate
	* Vice President of Local Operations - Julie Heather
	* Vice President of National Operations - Colleen Driscoll, 
Michael Heather, Leo Letendre
	* Secretary - Meg Smath
	* Treasurer - Tom Boak
Qualified Director Nominees are:
	* Breadbasket Zone - Anna Lea Roof
	* Colonies Zone - Betsy Durrant
	* Dixie Zone - No Candidate
	* Great Lakes Zone - Nadine Day, Mary Pohlmann
	* Northwest Zone - Jeanne Ensign
	* Oceana Zone - Michael Moore
	* South Central Zone - Carolyn Boak
	* Southwest Zone - No Candidate
National Office Newsletter
The Spring, 2005 edition of the USMS National Office newsletter, 
Streamlines... From the National Office is now available
The Pacific Masters May June Newsletter is now on line at
The news letter includes information about the upcoming meets. It is 
the beginning of the Open Water Season and the Long Course season. 
Leianne Crittenden has written an article about Masters training at 
the Olympic High Altitude Training Center.

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.

Stanford University Invitational Grand Prix, May 20-22, 2005

The first annual Stanford University Invitational Grand Prix is 
coming May 20-22, 2005 to the Avery Aquatic Center. Many of the 
fastest and most exciting swimmers in the country, including Tara & 
Dana Kirk, Randall Bal, Peter Marshall, Michael Phelps and Natalie 
Coughlin will be participating in the meet.

In order to host such a world-class event we need your help to make 
sure all the participants have a first-class experience. We are 
looking for volunteers, especially Timers and Meet Marshals. Not only 
do you get a front row seat at the meet, you are helping ensure the 
success of the event. To volunteer, please visit 
http://pasa.stanford.edu/SUGrandPrixSign-up/Scripts/index.pl and 
click on any of the team sites. Volunteer work opportunities include 
marshaling, drug testing escorts, timers and runners. For more 
information about volunteering, please contact Stanford Master's 
Swimmer Sue Jensen at grandprixswim at sbcglobal.net.

If you would like to purchase tickets for the meet you can call 
1-800-STANFORD or visit the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office at Gate 
2 of the Stanford Football Stadium. Tickets for Prelims are 
$3-Youth/Senior and $5-Adult. Tickets for Finals are $6-Youth/Senior 
and $8-Adult. All Sessions passes are also available for the meet. 
Visit <>www.stanfordinvite.org for additional meet information,

The World Masters Games is coming to Edmonton, Canada July 21 - 28, 
2005. This exciting event is an opportunity to compete against the 
world in an environment of fun, friendship and fitness. Any masters 
swimmer over the age of 25 is eligible to compete. This competition 
is sanctioned by Swim Alberta
the sanctioning authority for masters competitions in the province of 
Alberta as the FINA affiliated member.

Currently there 1050 registered swimmers in the pool event with a cap 
of 1500 and 274 swimmers for the open water event out of 300 places.

The latest issue of In The Games, our Athletes' Newsletter is now 
available. You'll find it on their web site under News, and 
Newsletters, or you can click this direct link: 


A couple of typo were made in the records that were broken
Walnut Creek 25+    400 Mens FR    25+    3:13.66
Allison Wagner    200 IM    25-29    2:04.99

Have a good week

michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org