[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 16 April 2007

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. Tue Apr 17 01:48:43 EDT 2007

The 2007 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships will be
held 20--22 April 2007 at the Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center in
Pleasanton, California. Entries are closed

The Dolores Bengstron pool is very fast pool. Ribbons will be
presented to first through eighth place.

The Pacific Masters Service awards and Swimmer of the year awards
will be presented about noon on Saturday 21 April. Announcement of
who are presented which awards will be in the next Pacific Masters

All swimmers are invited to attend the meet to cheer their teammates.

The monthly Pacific Masters monthly meeting will be a conference call
that will start at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 18 April. All members are
invited to participate. Please call Nancy Ridout at 415 872 0771 for
the telephone number and password.

There will be a coaches meeting / Team leadership meeting on May 5th.
Tom Boyd, and Jim Wheeler are the featured speakers. Tom Boyd did a
survey of Masters swimmers last year. Tom segmented swimmers into
different groups. Each group, whether it be the elite, tri-athlete,
competitive or "swim for exercise swimmer" has its own peculiarities
He will discuss the results of the survey and what it means for
coaches and with that knowledge how they can work better with thier

Jim Wheeler will be speaking on getting along with the pool
management. Aquatic management has its own set of priorities and
needs. For the team, by addressing the needs of aquatic management in
the terms of aquatic management will insure a more harmonious
relationship. Jim has work on both sides of the aquatic table so his
insights will prove valuable for team management.

The meeting will be at the Heather Farms, starting at 11am until 3PM

The XII FINA World Masters Championships will be held in Perth,
Western Australia, Australia 15-25 April 2008. All of the aquatic
disciplines will be run concurrently, so that one can see all the
events there.

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The sprints will not have any qualifying times. The distance events
will have qualifying times, but the times have not yet been posted.

Davis Aquatic Masters spring stroke clinics for novice swimmers: Sat.
May 12 Freestyle; Sunday May 13 Backstroke; Sunday June 3 Butterfly;
Sat. June 9 Breaststroke. All clinics held at Civic pool, corner of
5th and B St. in Davis from 1-2:30 pm. Cost is $10 per clinic for
non-DAM members. Contact Coach Rick Powers at
mailto:rpswimmer at hotmail.com>rpswimmer at hotmail.com

Tim Spicer, a member of the South End Rowing Club and the Petaluma
Swim Club passed away on 9 April. A memorial Mass was held for im hi
Cincinati, OH.

Don McKenzie
We have heard that Don McKenzie is very sick. Friends should send him
a get well card soon.


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Have a good week

michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org