[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update March 19, 2006
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Mon Mar 20 02:18:17 EST 2006
PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE YARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS REGISTER NOW
Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships will be April 7,8
and 9 in Pleasanton. The meet is hosted by the Walnut Creek Masters
and the TriValley Masters at the Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center. You
can register on-line for the meet. If you register by mail, the mail
in deadline is March 25th, On-line entries must by submitted by
midnight March 29. There are no deck entries.
There are many hotels in the Pleasanton, Dublin area to stay when
competing at the meet.
You can register on-line at:
This will be a great time to see how you are swimming and compete
against yourself. You can also convert those time to long course, so
make the qual times for FINA Worlds.
USMS SHORT COURSE YARDS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REGISTER NOW
The USMS Short Course Yards National Championshps are May 11-14 at
the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.
Mailin entries must by postmarked by March 30 and received by by
April 6th. You can register on-line by April 6th.
RESULTS STRAWBERRY CANYON AQUATIC MASTERS INVITATIONAL
The results of the Strawberry Canyon Invitational have been posted.
There was beautiful sunny weather at the Spieker Pool. Thank to Meet
Director Sarah Trejo, Assistant Meet Director Ben Swiggett and the
SCAM team for putting on the meet.
Congratulations to Ann Hirsch who broke 100 yard breaststroke in the
75-79 age group.
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
USMS SEARCHES FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
USMS is looking for its first executive director. USMS has been
primarily a volunteer based organization, but with the growth of
Masters Swimming, the organization can no longer give its members the
service they deserve with going to a different management model.
The primary responsibilities of the USMS executive director will be to
Manage the staff and day- today business operations of USMS
Identify and develop opportunities for increasing USMS visibility and
revenue through sponsorships and relationships with external entities
Develop implement and maintain programs to support LMSCs and clubs;
enhance service to members; and foster growth
Implement policies established by the USMS Board of Directors
For more information contact the USMS national office at MAILTO:usms at usms.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.
DORM ROOMS -
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
There is a time limit if you want to have a dorm room.
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.
UPDATE ON WORLD SWIM FOR MALARIA
We are pleased to report that we have now passed the US$1m mark in
funds we have received and money is still coming in and swims are
still taking place! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those that
have swum, sponsored, raised funds and otherwise helped.
We will be sending an email shortly with information on the first
bednet distribution programmes. As promised 100% of funds will
purchase long-lasting insecticidal nets and, via cooperation from
bednet distribution partners, these nets will end up over heads and
I look forward to giving you the details shortly of those first
Very best wishes
World Swim For Malaria
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:
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Have a good week
Michael W. Moore