[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update February 5, 2006
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Mon Feb 6 01:28:16 EST 2006
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO VALENTINES DAY AFFAIR
On-Line Pre-Entry Deadline Extended
On February 11th is the University of San Francisco Masters
Valentine's Day meet. The pre-entry postmark deadline is Wednesday,
The on-line pre-entry deadline has been extended to Wednesday,
February 8th. You may enter on-line at the pre-entry rate. Entering
the meet early does help meet management as there are many swimmers
who enter the meet and on-site meet entry sometimes delays the meet.
The Koret Pool was just drained, replastered and resurfaced. The pool
is in great shape. This is the 15th Valentines Day Affair. The meet
is known for its fast 50s and fast 200s. In the middle is the world
championships centipede swim.
This is the first big meet of the season, so you can see where you
are in your annual workout season. The meet will have the XI FINA
World Masters Championships Meet books. At the USF meet will be World
Championship t-shirts for sale.
21st ANNUAL PACIFIC MASTERS INDOOR RELAYS
The 21st Annual Pacific Masters Indoor Relays will be at the Oceana
High School Pool, Paloma Avenue, Pacifica, California. This is a
chance for you to get your relay team together and practice for the
relays that will be coming up at the Pacific Masters Championships
Short Course Championships, Long Course Championships and the FINA
There is no pre-entry for this meet.
RINCONADA MASTERS SPRING SHORT COURSE MEET
The Rinconada Mastesr Spring meet weill hbe held at the Rinconada
Pool in Palo Alto on March 11th. The pre-entry deadline is February
24th. For those who have no prior competitive Masters experience
there are three special events: the 50 yard Free, and the 50 yard
Back. For those who are feeling studly, there is the 1650 yard fly.
(you must finish the event within 45 minutes).
The 1000 yard freestyle is the first event, there is no deck entries
for 1000 free only - you must pre-enter.
XI FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
FREE DRAW STRING BAG
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 15 Feb for further update. When the on-line
meet entry system is ready, it will be announced in the Update.
SWIM FOR MALARIA
Thanks to Anne Cribbs, Tim Edmonds, Barry Fasbender and all those who
work hard on the Swim for Malaria project at the Avery Aquatic
Center, Stanford University. A special thanks to Janet Evans who flew
up from southern California to answer questions and talk about the
Olympic experience. A great time was had by all and money was raised
to buy mosquito nets for those who live in malarial infested areas.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Pacific Masters honors it volunteers who have contributed to the
sport of Masters Swimming. There are four awards for volunteers that
are given out at the Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships
to be held at Santa Cruz.
The four awards are
Contributor of the Year (multiple awards)
Personal Achievement Award (only three)
Distinguished Service award
The criteria for the awards are at the end of the Update.
Nominations are due to Chairman Michael Moore by Pacific Masters
Monthly meeting on February 15th. If you wish to email them (Please
email them by Tuesday, February 14th evening
awards at pacificmasters.org)
LOGO'ED ITEMS OF APPAREL
Teams who are interested in special items of apparel, using the XI
FINA World Masters Championships log should contact
mailto:worldmastersproduct at speedousa.com
PACIFIC MASTERS BY THE NUMBERS
As of Friday, February 3rd, 5,047 swimmers have registered or
re-registered for membership in Pacific Masters. This is a 9.1%
increase over last year at this time. We thank all the clubs who have
increased their membership over the past year. There was about
9,676 registered members last year.
There are 100 clubs that have registered. All the registered club
leaders can get their roster from the team list on the Pacific
Masters home page.
DO YOU HAVE SWIMMING FRIENDS IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
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
Registration check list
You should have at least Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0 or later.
Pacific Masters affiliate
Pacific Masters entered into a new affiliate relationship with Lands'
End Apparel . Lands' End is a maker of fine sports apparel for the
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.
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