[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update April 23, 2006

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Mon Apr 24 02:05:16 EDT 2006

Swimming in her first meet as a 55 - 59 year old, Laura Val, of
Tamalpias Masters, set six world long course at the Menlo Masters
FINA Worlds Qualifying Long Course meet held at Sacred Heart High
School, Atherton California, on Saturday, April 22, 2006

In going out in the 400, she broke the existing standard in the 200m.
Her split time at the 200 was 2:24.44 bettering the old record of
2:28.56. Her 400 M time of 4:51.15 eclipsed the old mark of 5:08.91
by an astounding 17 seconds

Swimming at the Menlo Masters Long Course meet, a qualifying event
for the upcoming FINA World Championships, Val set the following new
50 free 29.54 Old record 30.33
100 free 1:03.75 Old record 1:08.08
100 back 1:16.31 Old record 1:17.51
50 fly 32.10 Old record 32.24
200 Free 2:24.44 Old record 2:28.56
400 Free 4:51.15 Old record 5:08.91

Ann Hirsch of Walnut Creek Masters set a new national record in the
100 M Breaststroke. She swam a 1:51.40 breaking the old standard of
1:57.62, by over six seconds.

Results of the meet are posted on the Pacific Masters web site

On May 13 the San Mateo Master Marlins will host the Parkside Mile in
San Mateo.

On June 3rd, Davis Aquatic Masters hosts the 25 Annual Lake Berryessa Swim.

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>.

The XI FINA World Masters Championships on-line Meet entry system is
now available. You can now register for all the events online at


then click on the "OnLine Entries" button on the right side.

If you are one of the first 1000 entrants, you will receive a FINA
Logo'd blue nylon bag (the bag also has the meet's seal logos on it)
when you are accredited at the meet. ALMOST 800 have registered
already, so NOW is the time to register.

If you are worried about your times, until 3 June, you can go back on
line and change your meet entry time.

For each team that registers 20 swimmers, the coach will receive a
championships coaches polo shirt. This cool shirt will identify the
person as a coach for a team that is competing at the World

All the relays will be on Tuesday - the 200 Mixed Free Relay, 200
Mixed Free Relay, 200 Men's Medley relay, 200 Men's free relay, 200
Women's medley relay and 200 Women's free relay. The team leader can
enter a time and an event. The final names do not have to be entered
until Monday before the relay - so the coach/team leader can see who
is swimming at the meet, but all the swimmers have to had registered
for the meet.

We have made a couple of changes in the registration process, you do
NOT have to send two photos with your registration, if you a USMS
member, your membership will be checked when you register. When you
go to accredition, you must bring a government issued ID (eg
California Drivers license), your picture will then be taken and your
meet ID will be generated.

This is a great meet to compete against other swimmers, you will
compete against other swimmers of your age and swimming ability. If
you enter a good seed time, in your heat you will compete against
swimmers who will almost match your ability. This will be great
competitive conditions. And the social events will a great place to
meet swimmers from around the world.

If you want to stay at a hotel or motel in the Stanford area, now is
also the time to register for a room. You can sign up now, and your
credit card will not be charged until July. Most of the rooms in Palo
Alto have been booked, but there are plenty of rooms in Santa Clara
and San Mateo.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we hope that you will
participate at the first World Championships that is being held in
the western hemisphere in ten years. And we look forward to seeing
you at the Stanford Avery Aquatic Center in August.
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
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 person.

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.
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.

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.

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Have a good week

Michael W. Moore