[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update January 22, 2006

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Mon Jan 23 00:34:21 EST 2006

Happy New Year

Olympian Janet Evans will be part of the
Worldwide Swim For Malaria. Janet won three
individual gold medals at the 1988 Seoul
Olympics. (400m, 800m and 400 IM. She also won
the 1989 Sullivan Award Winner. At the 1992
Atlantic Olympics she won gold in the 800 M and
silver in the 400m.

She holds the World and American records in the
400 M Free, 800 M Free and the 1500M Free, The
American record in the 500 Y Free, the 1000 Y
Free and the 1650 Y Free and nine American Age
group records (some of which are about 18 years

Be Part of the Worldwide Swim for Malaria on January 28, 2006 At Stanford
Saturday, January 28, 2006 - Masters Swimmers are
invited to participate in the worldwide "Swim for
Malaria" at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center from
10:00am to 1:00pm. All registered Pacific Masters
Swimmers are welcome to attend. (Swimmers who are
not currently registered, may register at the

Minimum contribution for laps swum and clinic is
$25.00. Janet Evans will be there.

Sponsored by Stanford Masters Swimming and the
2006 FINA Masters World Championships and Speedo.
For more information contact Anne Cribbs at
650.856.3200, or

The results of the Monterey Bay Moasters Bob
Walthour III Masters held in Seaside on January
21, 2006 have been posted on the web site. Thank
to all the Monterey Bay team members for putting
on the meet.

2006 will be a great year for swimming in
northern California. Pacific Masters will be
having it regular Short Course Yards, Long Course
Meters and Short Course meters championships.
Stanford University will be the site of the XI
FINA World Masters Championships, where we expect
over 5000 swimmers to compete over seven days for
the World Championships. Besides the
championships, there will be the regular high
quality pool meet where swimmers can compete.

There will also be great open water competition
this year. Besides the normally great open water
swims available, the XI FINA World Masters
Championships Open Water swim will be at Crown
Point, Alameda, California. The World
Championship will be a 3KM swim.

The 2006 schedule is on the Pacific Masters website

Fog City Masters has the Quadrathon will be on
January 29th at the Herst Natatorium, St Ignatius
College Prep, San Francisco. The pre-entry
deadline is Friday, January 20th.

On February 11th is the University of San
Francisco Masters Valentine's Day meet. The
pre-entry postmark deadline is Wednesday,
February 1st.

The Walnut Creek Intensive Training Camp will be
March 3, 4 and 5th at the Heather Farms Pool in
Walnut Creek. The Coaches will be Kerry OBrien,
Debbie Santos, Mike Heaney, Steve Stahl, Brian
Stack and Scott William. The Camp is open to all
2006 USMS Registered Swimmers with registration
being taken on a "First Come Basis". Space will
be limited to 50 swimmers.

The Camp is not the place to begin your training,
but to continue it. By registering, you are
confirming the fact that you are in good physical
health, have been competitive swim training for
at least 8 weeks, and are capable of swimming two
workouts a day (approximately 6,000-8,000 yards).

We ask that, if possible, you bring your own
pulling gear. All swimmers who register for the
camp prior to February 13th will receive a
commemorative T-shirt. For further information,
call Kerry O'Brien (925) 943-5856.

The meet book for the XI FINA World Masters
Championships is posted on the 2006 FINA Masters
Championships web site.

In the meet book is the entry forms. The first
1000 athletes who register will receive a quality
nylon Drawstring Tote bag with the XI FINA
Masters logo when the are accredited at the meet.
It does not make any difference if you register
by mail or on line. This drawstring tote is make
of 210D nylon and will be not be available for
sale. If you register now, you can change your
times later on-line (you have to submit your
final entry times by 3 June).

The on-line meet entry system is still be worked
on. Please check the 2006 FINA web site on 1 Feb
for further update. When the on-line meet entry
system is ready, it will be announced in the

The Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters spring meet
will be on Sunday, March 19 instead of the date
mentioned in the newsletter. Please note the day

On the registration form there is a spot to
contribute money to three other organizations. I
would hope that you would consider giving the
International Swimming Hall of Fame a few
dollars. They are a repository of many of the
articles of our sport.

If you get a chance to go to Fort Lauderdale, you
should take half of a day and go to the Hall of

Become a sponsor of the XI FINA World Masters
Championships for additional benefits by donating
to the no-profit organization hosting the event.
YOu will receive a sticker at registration to add
to your ID card to receive your benefits.
Sponsorship levels include:

As a patron sponsor, you will receive the following:
Individual meet entry fee paid
Expedited processing at registration and check in
Preferred seating in the Avery Aquatic Center
Entry fees paaid for all social events
An official XI FINA World Masters Championships logo polo-shirt and hat
An official XI FINA World Masters Championship swimbag
A Speedo Fastskin II suit
a preferred parking pass for the duration of the championships

As a friend sponsor you will receive the following
Expedited processing at registration
Entry fees paid for all social events
an official XI FINA World Masters Championships logo t-shirt and hat

As a Seal Sponsor you will receive the following
Expedited processing at registration
a limited-edition XI FINA Masters logo mascot seal
an official XI FINA World Masters championships logo t-shirt and hat

Seven has signed up so far - only 43 more spots available.

For information on being a sponsor, please contact anne at 2006finamasters.org

Teams who are interested in special items of
apparel, using the XI FINA World Masters
Championships log should contact
mailto:worldmastersproduct at speedousa.com

Your team is invited to attend the Cal/Stanford
BIG dual meet on Saturday, February 11th! All
masters swimmers will be admitted at no charge if
they reserve tickets in advance. Your swimmers
would (obviously!) not need to give their age or
grade in school! Be sure that any of your
younger masters swimmers understand that they
cannot accept free admission if they are still
considering swimming in college (NCAA rules).
You can either send me a list of swimmers who
would like to attend, or else have your swimmers
contact me individually. The five coaches who
bring the most swimmers will receive a free 15”
straw hat. Thank you!

Melanie Davis Home: (925) 682-4857 Cell: (925) 330-3069

Free to all pre-registered coaches, master's
swimmers, and 8th grade and under club and
recreational swimmers
High school students - $4
Adults - $6

Pick up reserved free tickets at a table near
the main pool entrance between 12 and 1 PM on the
day of the meet
Goody bags for first 200 fans that check in
Free parking in the varsity lot off Galvez St. on Nelson Rd.
To reserve free tickets, send a list that
includes each swimmer's name, age, grade in
school, and team name to: Melanie Davis,
laurah2o at pacbell.net, or call (925) 682-4857 by
February 9th

So far we have volunteers for Germany, France,
Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and Taiwan.
If you have swimming friends in other countries
and know the coaches and teams in other
countries, would you be interested in telling
your friends about the XI FINA World
Championships that will be held in Northern
California next year.? Much of business is done
by person to person contact, we would like you to
just inform your foreign friends about the
upcoming championships and about northern
California. Please see the article at the end of
the email if you are interested. We could use
your help.

Re-registration 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

You should have at least Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0 or later.

There are 2618 members of Pacific Masters
Swimming, leaving only 7000 swimmers who have yet
to re-register. In the re- registration of clubs
- so far 64 clubs have re-registered.
Pacific Masters affiliate
Lands End

Pacific Masters entered into a new affiliate
relationship with Lands' End Apparel . Lands' End
is a maker of fine sports apparel for the active

If you click on the link to Lands' End from the
Pacific Masters web site (like the link above or
the link in the navigation bar) Lands' End will
receive a rebate from your purchase

The Pacific Masters Logo'ed shirts that meet officials wear are from Lands End.
For the XI FINA World Masters Championships, we
will need office help in Palo Alto during the day
room now till the event starts. Much of the work
will involve office work, answering mail, sending
out meet books and helping doing the work that is
needed to help run the meet. If you have the time
please contact michael at 2006finamasters.org or
anne at 2006finamasters.org

More Help needed
We need a creative person who is incharge of the
goodie bags. That person needs to think of
things that would be interesting to Masters
swimmers, then to get those times. Finally we
will have to put all of the items into goodie

What: Stroke and Turn Clinic

For Who: All certified Officials or new
parents wanting to be professional swimming

Where: Shasta Junior College just outside of Redding, California
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon
When: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Directions: Use the website below to look at
the map of the Shasta College campus.


If there are any questions please contact:
Mark Wagner, Head Coach of the Redding Aqua Ducks
<<mailto:aquaduck at c-zone.net>aquaduck at c-zone.net>
<<mailto:reddingswimteam at yahoo.com>reddingswimteam at yahoo.com>
Directions to Shasta College:
I-5 North to Redding. Take the Burney/Alturas/Lake Blvd. exit. Stay to the
right and you are now on 299 east. Take the 2nd exit which will say for
Shasta College. Turn left and at the 4-way stop go staight and take the
next entrance to the College which is the north entrance. Turn into the big
parking lot on the right and head to the big building on your left which is
the gym. If you walk in front of the gym, you will see the Shasta Knight.
The hospitality room is to the right as you enter the gym, 1900. The gym is
adjacent to the pool.

USMS Coaches and Swimmers,
Due to popular demand, the deadline for the 2006
Check-off challenge has been extended to February
28th. T-shirts will be mailed in mid-March.
This is the finis (final) deadline.

Federal Way Kings Masters Swimmers are excited to
sponsor the 2006 Check-off Challenge with a Latin
theme of "Veni, Vidi, Swimi - I came, I saw, I
swam it all." We invite all workout groups to
integrate the Check-off Challenge into your goals
and workout plans. If you haven't purchased your
2005 shirt yet, you can get a discount when you
order your 2006 shirt.

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Wanted: International Team liaisons for 2006 FINA Masters World Championship

Much business is done because of a relationship
that one has with another person or company. If
you have a relationship with some Masters
swimmers or teams in a country outside the United
States, we would like to call upon you to contact
your foreign friends to tell them about next
years FINA World Masters Championships at

Sign up today to be an international team liaison
or "Foreign Team Captain" for the 2006 FINA
Masters World Championships. Competitors from
over 60 countries will attend the event in August
2006 at Stanford. We are looking for Pacific
Masters Swimmers who have a relationship with
Master swimmers and teams from other countries.

Here are some of the suggested tasks:

1. Customize and translate the cover letter that
has been written to be applicable for usage in
the team you are representing.

2. Compile list of target teams and individuals
that you can contact to tell about the 2006 XI
FINA World Masters Championships at Stanford.

3. Recruit your fellow swimmers or friends to
help you spread the word and work with other
teams to make your countries representation as
significant as possible..

4. Create a link on your team's website as well
as the websites of other teams to help spread the
word about 2006 XI FINA World Masters
Championships at Stanford.

5. Provide a monthly update via email to Brian
Boeggeman - (brian at 2006finamasters.org) on how
your recruiting activities are progressing in
your country.

We promise all the foreign team captains will
have a great time...and receive a gift from our
sponsor - Speedo!

To sign up, email mailto:anne at 2006finamasters.org
and let us know the foreign team you would like
to represent.

Many thanks for your interest in and your support
of the 2006 FINA Masters World Championships!

Michael W. Moore