[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update June 27, 2006

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Wed Jun 28 01:18:38 EDT 2006

Pacific Master Long Course Championships will be at Santa Cruz, July
7,8, and 9 at the University of California Santa Cruz. This will be a
great time to practice for the World Championships.
The postmark deadline for entering is 24 June, this Saturday. Online
entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM Wednesday 28 June, 2006 (That
is tomorrow) .

The Pacific Masters Open Water Championships have been moved from
Lake Sonoma to a one mile course at the Russian River near
Healdsburg. The race will take place from Memorial Beach in
Healdsburg on Saturday, July 15th, 2006. You can register online
You can also register on the day of the meet.

We are still working on totalling up the entries, so far there are
7,200 entries from over 80 countries. Over 5400 athletes will be
competing in swimming and 900 swimmers will be competing in open
water event . Of the 5400 athletes in swimming, 1400 are from Pacific
Masters. Congratulations to everyone who entered the meet and will be
competing at the World Championships

The world championships will be the largest swim meet held in the
United States. It is also the largest Master's meet held in the
United States. Stanford is still the location of the largest meet as
Stanford will be superseding the 1987 USMS Short Course
Championships where 2328 swimmers competed.

The opening ceremonies will start at 7 PM on 3 August. This will be
the formal start of the XI FINA World Masters Championships. The
ceremonies will be at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center and will last
about 90 minutes.

The LOC was able to secure a block of rooms for the duration of the
World Championships For those who will be traveling to World
championships there are still a wide variety of hotels available.
There are a couple of teams that will rent a hotel room as so that
their team members can rest there instead of at the pool venue.

The LOC was able to secure good pricing from many hotels in the are
San Mateo, Santa Clara and Palo Alto areas. We have to sell the rooms
soon, or we have to give the hotel rooms back to the hotels. Go to
on the right side column click on Hotel Reservations.

If you want to phone your reservation, please call
1-800-826-4630 US or
01-310-590-4721 International
We will have to turn back the rooms by July 12, to save money make
your reservations NOW!!

Parking will be available at Stanford, but it will be about a 250
yard walk from the parking lot to the swim center. There is no
overnight parking .

The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame will be inducting its
new class in inductees. The new class includes swimmers Drury
Gallagher, Katherine Pelton, Walter Pfeiffer , Rita Simonton ,
William Specht and Lavelle Stoinoff. Induction will take place on
Friday, the fourth of August at 6:00 in the evening for a Welcome
Reception and 7:00 for Dinner and the Induction Ceremony.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Information about the Ceremony is at
The reception, dinner and ceremony is $100.00. All Pacific Masters
Swimmers are encourage to attend.

Have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org