[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update April 17, 2006
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Mon Apr 17 09:54:32 EDT 2006
NEW MEET THIS YEAR MENLO MASTERS LONG COURSE WORLD QUALIFYING MEET
Menlo Masters is holding a Long Course World Qualifying Meet at
Sacred Heart High School, Atherton, California 22 April.
The meet is this Saturday. It is a great place to get times for the
upcoming XI FINA World Masters Championships.
MONTHLY MEETING APRIL 19, 2005
Pacific Masters regular meeting will be the 19th of April 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.
Richard Smith suffered a heart attack after warming down from one of
his races. Thanks to the quick work of Craig Dennis and Mellissa
Wong, they were able to revive Richard, whose heart had stopped. They
lost his pulse and breathing. Performed CPR and broke out the AED
You know he'll be OK because in typical Richard style, when they
asked him what day it was he said, "Of course I know what G*!-damn
day it is!" And, "Get me off of this thing!" (stretcher), and "Why
should I care who the President is!"
Dick had to go into surgery because the wire that was implanted dug a
hole in the heart. They found this by xray so they immediately took
him to major surgery to patch the hole and transplant the wire in a
different place. They told his wife that it may be 1-2 weeks before
he gets home. They will take him out of CCU when he is well enough.
Richard has been a stalwart of Pacific Masters Swimming and our best
wishes for a speedy recovery go out to him and his wife Joan.
PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE YARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The results of the Pacific Masters Championships have been posted on
the web site.Thanks to John King, Kerry O'Brien, Mary Nygren, Walnut
Creek Masters and Try Valley Masters for organizing the meet.
Congratulations to Walnut Creek Masters who just edged out USF
Masters for the team championships.
DAVIS AQUATIC MASTERS STROKE CLINIC FOR FITNESS SWIMMERS
This spring's annual stroke clinics hosted by Davis Aquatic Masters
will be on May 13 (Freestyle), May 14 (Backstroke), June 10 (Fly) and
June 11 (Breast). Clinics are open to all swimmers. DAM coaches Rick
Powers and Ahelee Osborn and staff will run the clinics at the Civic
Pool in Davis, corner of B St. and 5th, from 1-2:30pm. Clinics will
also cover the turn of that stroke. Cost of each clinic for non-DAM
members is $10 pre-paid or $15 on clinic day. Contact Rick at
<rpswimmer at hotmail.com>.
STROKE ENHANCEMENT CLINIC BY TEMESCAL MASTERS
Attention all Triathletes, Intermediate and Advanced Swimmers! The
racing season is upon us and you can not pass on this opportunity for
the ultimate stoke tune-up!
The Temescal Aquatic Masters is hosting it's 5th Freestyle Stoke
Enhancement Clinic, April 22nd and 23rd, with coaching staff to
provide both in water instruction, classroom instruction and
underwater video. A small group format with the ratio of coach to
swimmer will not exceed 1 to 6, you will learn quicker to improve
your freestyle mechanics and increase efficiency. Benefit from 4 USMS
coaches equipped with underwater video to analysis your stroke and
receive the DVD of yourself in the clinic to take home.
To insure your space in the clinic, please register early by April
15th. You can get more information and download a PDF entry form at
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.
DAM MASTERS GO TRAVELING
Davis Aquatic Masters will be taking its 5th annual overseas trip
from Oct. 11-28. This year DAM will go to Singapore for a meet and
the Philippines for an open water swim. Activities will include
hiking in the rice terraced mountains of Luzon Island, 4-5 days of
snorkling and scuba diving off Panglao Island in the Philippines, a
visit to Corregidor Island, of WWII fame and more. Swimmers
interested in joining the DAM group pls. contact Coach Rick Powers at
<mailto:rpswimmer at hotmail.com>rpswimmer at hotmail.com. Cost of trip
with airfare included will be approximately $2,200.
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
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Have a good week
Michael W. Moore
PACIFIC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
This is the first time in about 15 years, I have not been to a
Pacific Masters Long Course or Short Course Yards Championship. I
will be giving a presentation on the XI FINA World Masters
Championships in Shanghai. I wish all the competitors the best of
luck and may everyone swim well and swim their best. (and have a lot
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - HALL OF FAME DINNER
The 2006 International Swimming Hall of Fame Honors Recognition
Dinner will be on Saturday, May 13th, 2006 in Fort Lauderdale. This
is the Saturday of SCY Nationals.
The Hall of Fame will be recognizing:
Jane Asher - GBR Honor Masters Swimmer
Joe Bottom - USA
Flip Darr - USA
Carlo Dibiasi - ITA
Tom Dolan - USA
Igor Milanovic - YUG
Susan O'Neil - AUS
Kieren Perkins - AUS
Alison Streeter - GBR
Xiong Ni - CHN
After the recognition, there is a Bug Greenspan Tribute.
Information is available at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Website .
Tickets for the dinner are $150/person, but it is tax deductible.
The Hall of Fame is a great repository of things associated with
swimming. If you have not been there, it is well worth the effort
when you are in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.
The Hall is now under new management. Bruce Wigo has done a great job
of putting the hall back into shape. We can all be proud of what he
has done for our sport and we should support the Hall.
Swim Well - have fun