[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update August 29, 2005
pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Thu Sep 8 01:25:44 EDT 2005
WHISKEYTOWN ONE AND TWO MILE SWIM
Sunday September 11th is the one and two mile Whiskeytown Lake Open
Water swim. Whiskeytown Lake is about 15 miles from Redding. The
meet will accept race day entries. The race management will donate a
percentage of the profits from the meet to the Huricane Katrina help
SAC AND DAVIS MASTERS
The Sacramento and Davis Masters Short Course Meters meet will be on
Sunday, October 2nd.
PACIFIC MASTERS OFFICE CLOSED 13 SEPTEMBER THROUGH 18 SEPTEMBER
The Pacific Masters office will be closed from 13 September through
18 September while Nancy Ridout attends the US Masters Swimming
annual convention that is being held in Greensboro, NC.
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE
There was a problem with the Heather Farms pool schedule. The 2005
Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships have been moved to
November 4th, 5th and 6th. This meet is the first meet where the
distance events will be held on the last day.
DAVIS AQUATIC MASTERS will host stroke clinics for fitness
swimmers from 1-2:30 pm on the following dates at the Civic pool in
Davis just off the corner of 5th and B St.
Clinics are $10 each, pre-paid, for non-DAM members. Coach Rick
Powers has given more than 100 clinics in 30 countries. DAM staff and
swimmers will assist you in the water with your technique.
Freestyle on Sat. Oct. 8; Backstroke Sun. Oct. 9; Butterfly Sat.
Oct. 15; Breaststroke Sun.
2006 LOCAL MEETS / NON-CHAPIONSHIPS
An email was sent out to the clubs earlier this month about
Championships for next year, a few came back so here is the
information if your club is interested in hosting a Pacific Masters
Championship for next year or hosting a sanctioned meet.
There were a couple of items that were passed at the June
meeting that may affect your considertion of a bid.
1. There will be a long course championships
2. The XI FINA World Masters Championships, which is hosted
by Pacific, will be August 4-11 (the swimming events).
3. The long course season for 2006, for meet re-imbursement
will start April 15. There may be may swimmers who would like to swim
a long course meet before the world championships entry deadline of
June 3rd. We hope that you consider holding a meters meet between
April 15 and June 3rd.
4. Your meet information sheet must be in a computer file,
either a pdf file or .doc (Microsoft Word file).
5. If you are running a pool meet you must use a meet
management program. Results must be produced in an sdif format and a
results format that can be put on the web. (You can rent a hy-Tek
swim management program for about $100 for a meet).
PACIFIC MASTERS SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
The Pacific Masters Swimming September - October Newsletter has been
posted to the web site. The newsletter includes the meet sheets for
meets in September October and November.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POLO SHIRT AVAILABLE
A few polo shirts for the upcoming XI FINA World Masters
Championships are available. They are gray cotton with the meet logo
and the championship name over the left breast. They are available in
mens XL, L, M and there is ONE small. The price is $34.00 and that
includes shipping. Contact anne at 2006finamasters.org
These are cool shirts and you can be the first on your block to
support the championships that are coming to the Bay Area next year.
From Carol Macpherson:
Subject: Recognizing a Stroke - Public Service Message
Neurologists say if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10
people, you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Susie is recouping at an incredible pace for someone who suffered a
massive stroke. And all because Sherry saw Susie stumble - -and then
she asked Susie 3 questions.
* Raise both hands
* Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(ie.It is sunny out today)
If he or she has trouble with ANY of these tasks, call 911
immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. After
discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify
facial weakness, arm weakness and speech
So simple - These 3 questions literally saved Susie's life. Susie
failed all three so "911" was called.
Even though she had normal blood pressure readings, and did not
appear to be having a stroke as she could converse to some extent
with the Paramedics. They took her to the hospital right away.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, lack of public awareness can spell disaster. The
stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to
recognize the symptoms.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three
simple questions. * Ask the individual to SMILE
* Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
* Ask them to say a simple sentence.
problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions.
They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's
annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could
result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent
brain damage. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail
sends it to 10 people, you can bet that at least one life will be
BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE,
it could save their life.
Have a good week
Michael W. Moore