[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update All Hallows, 2005

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Tue Nov 1 02:24:00 EST 2005

The Tsunami hosted Officials clinic on Nov.2 at the Martin Luther
King pool community room. It is at the corned of Third street between
Keith and Carroll streets, starting at 6:00 pm. Darryl Woo will be
leading this clinic. Questions about this clinic can be directed to
Cris Meier-Windes at 415-285-5659.

Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships are being held on
November 4 - 6, 2005 at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek. You can
cheer your friends on.

The October Pacific Masters Swimming Monthly meeting will be held at
Danville, California, Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 at 7:00. All
clubs are asked to send a representative. All members are invited to

To be considered will be the Dispute Resolution. It is proposed to
change the Administrative Handbook to:

101.9 Dispute Resolution

A. Disputes during competition shall be resolved at the event, if at
all possible.

B. Disputes arising within a single club shall be filed directly with
such club and handled pursuant to the clubs rules and procedures.

C. Disputes arising between two clubs shall be attempted to be
resolved between the clubs. If resolution attempts are unsuccessful,
both clubs shall file a written summary of their dispute with the
Chairmen of Pacific Masters Swimming.

D. If a dispute arises outside of competition, or cannot be resolved
at the event, the complainant shall inform the Chairman of Pacific
Masters Swimming, in writing, of the nature and details of the
dispute within 30 days of the incident.

E. The Executive Committee shall investigate any written complaints
and make a recommendation as to the resolution for action by the
Pacific Masters Swimming Committee.

(Items B and C are new)

It is that time again - time to re-register. The 2006 year will be a
big one for Pacific Masters Members. There will be the three annual
championships as well as the XI FINA World Championships will be held
next year at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center. This will be a great
time to compete in great competitive conditions.

It is very important that clubs re-register, as we cannot register
members for a club UNTIL the club is registered.

For athletes that wish to change clubs without an extra cost, you can
register with a new club without waiting 60 to compete.

Forms that are available are

Individual Registration Form

The Club Application http://www.pacificmasters.org/admin/06clubapp.pdf

FAQs http://www.pacificmasters.org/admin/06regfaqs.pdf

Registration check list

Registration instructions

The November-December newsletter is available on line. The newsletter
includes all the meet sheets for December and a couple for January.
It also has the individual membership registration.

Toulomne County Aquatic Masters (TCAM) regretfully decided to cancel
their pool meet scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2005. Pacific
Masters would like feedback from you to assist in future meet

1. How far would you travel to a meet?
2. Would you rather attend a one-day meet on Saturday or Sunday?
3. Do you prefer to attend multiple day meets (3-day championship
meets) or one-day meets?
4. Are there certain times during the year you prefer to attend a
meet (for example, you only go to meets during summer months)
5. Any other comments on the timing or location of Pacific Masters pool meets?

Please send any responses to MAILTO:barryfasbender at comcast.net

Opportunity Knocks
- Swim for Malaria!
Pacific Masters Swimming encourages you to support the World Swim for
Malaria, a global grassroots swimming initiative partnering with
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Speedo, and Microsoft that can be swum on or
before December 3rd. The goal is to have a million people participate
in this event. 100% of all monies raised will go toward the purchase
and installation of mosquito netting - the single most effective way
of preventing malaria.

Though we don't experience malaria first hand here in the US, at
least a million people die from malaria each year. Some put the
estimates as high as 2.7 million. 70% of the deaths are of children
under 5. You can find all the information you need at
http://www.worldswimformalaria including sponsorship forms, how to
collect and submit donations, the background and goals of this event,
and the pledges of participation of individuals, groups, Masters
teams, and corporate organizations around the world.

You can swim this event at Stanford Swimming pool this event on
December 3rd or you can organize this event at your own pool. Pacific
Masters encourages you and your friends and teammates to join in this
effort to make a real difference in the world.

Have a good week


Michael W. Moore