[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update March 12, 2006
pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Mon Mar 13 02:10:31 EST 2006
The XI FINA World Masters Championships need a surveyor to measure
one of the pools at the Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford University.
If you are a professional surveyor and would like to volunteer to
help this event, please contact Michael at
mailto:michael at 2006finamasters.org
STRAWBERRY CANYON INVITATIONAL
The Strawberry Canyon Meet will be on Sunday, March 19th 2006 at the
Spieker Pool, University of California, Berkeley, California. You can
deck enter. this is the last meet before championships.
PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE YARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters 2006 Short Course Yards Championships will be
held at Pleasanton and will be hosted by TriValley Masters and Walnut
Creek Masters on 7-9 April. They would like swimmers to enter
Is there anyone who would like to create a podcast for the FINA
Master Championships that will show the Stanford Avery Aquatic
Facility. It would be a great way to show the fantastic facility
that will host the championships. If you are interested, please
contact Michael at michael at 2006FINAMasters.org
RESULTS RINCONADA MASTERS MEET
Many thanks to the Rinconada Masters for holding the Reconada Spring
Masters Meet. Jim Shaw, Carol MacPherson, and the Rinconada Masters
for putting on the meet. The weather was cool, but there was no rain
or snow during the meet. Results can be found at
MONTHLY MEETING MARCH 15, 2005
Pacific Masters regular meeting will be the 15th of March at the
Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, California. the meeting start at 7:30.
The minutes for the all meeting from 2005 are posted, including the
November annual meeting. The minutes for the November Annual meeting
have been posted on the Pacific Masters web site.
USMS ADVERTISES FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
USMS is currently accepting applications for an Executive Director.
The deadline for applications is April 7th. Please check the
Mar/April issue of USMS Swimmer for more information (pages 8 and
38). More information will be made available on www.usms.org in the
ARTICLE ABOUT XI FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN USMS SWIMMER
An article about the upcoming FINA World Masters Championships by
Mike Ashley is in the current issue of the USMS Swimmer. If you have
not received USMS Swimmer yet (and I have not received it), it is on
The organizing Committee hope to have the on-line meet registration
within the next ten days. (a testing version is supposed to be
available on MondayP
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 Pleasanton.
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.
The Pacific Masters Committee voted to extend the deadline.
Nominations are due to Chairman Michael Moore by Pacific Masters
Monthly meeting on March 15th. If you wish to email them (Please
email them by Tuesday, March 14th evening awards at pacificmasters.org)
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.
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 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.
The FINA Worlds Organizing Committee has secured a limited number of
Stanford Dorm rooms. Please note as Stanford says "Dorm Rooms" are
not hotel rooms and Stanford is not in the hotel business. These
rooms are used for students during the academic year and for
conferences during the summer season. More information is at
SOCIAL EVENTS NEED YOUR LEADERSHIP
Want to help with the parties at the 2006 FINA World Championships?
If so, please contact Anne Cribbs at anne at 2006finamasters.org with
your contact info including email.
Event planning responsibilities include
1. Liaison with event company and 2006 Local Organizing Committee
2. Oversee marketing efforts and outreach to competitors
3. Recruit volunteers to help with day of event set up,
greeting, and clean up
4. Provide guidance and inspiration for all to have a great time!
1. Ice cream social
2. Taste of California
3. Real Texas BBQ
4. DIne out in Palo Alto
5. South of the Border Feast
NEW MEET THIS YEAR
Menlo Masters is holding a Long Course World Qualifying Meet at
Sacred Heart High School, Atherton, California 22 April.
SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB
Santa Clara Swim Club 55 Year Reunion & Tribute to George Haines,
June 23-25, 2006.
This exciting, star-studded extravaganza will coincide with the 39th
Annual International Invitational Swim Meet, which will once again
host elite swimmers like Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Aaron
Peirsol and Brendan Hansen.
Friday, June 23: SCSC Olympian Introduction Ceremony 4:30 PM.
We will introduce all 46 SCSC Olympians.
Friday, June 23: Hosted Cocktail Reception
Saturday, June 24: Reunion Gala Dinner, featuring Donna de
Varona, Mark Spitz, Don Schollander and many others.
Sunday, June 25: Hosted Alumni Breakfast.
Tickets: $175 per person; Table Sponsorships available. Check out
Please visit their website for more info!
http://www.santaclaraswimclub.org. We also welcome volunteer
workers! mailto:scscalumni at santaclaraswimclub.org
MISSION VIEJO NADADORES SHORT COURSE YARDS MEET
Mission Viejo Nadadores SCY meet, Sunday 3/26
Mission Viejo will be hosting their Short Course Yards meet on
Sunday, March 26th. The meet will start off with the 500 free and 400
IM, followed by additional warmup and lots of events for the sprinter
(who can sleep in a few hours). The meet will conclude with a Fun Fin
Relay and the 1000 yd free.
The postmark deadline for this meet is Monday, March 20th. Deck
entries are allowed, but pay an additional $10.
http://www.spma.net/meetforms/MissionViejoNadadoresSCYForm.htm (HTML format)
http://www.spma.net/meetforms/MissionViejoNadadoresSCYForm.pdf (pdf format)
The consolidated entry card can be downloaded from:
TO REPLY OR COMMENT
To reply or comment about anything in this email, please write to
mailto:update06 at pacificmasters.org
If you hit the reply key on your computer, your email may or may not
be seen in a timely manner. Use only the update06 address please.
If you are wishing to get off the list, hit the reply key, then put
in the subject line.
Have a good week
Michael W. Moore