[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 6 May 2007
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Mon May 7 01:25:30 EDT 2007
Ross Shoemaker, RIP
Ross Shoemaker died suddenly at the Senior Games following one of his
swims. Ross had collapsed on the deck, and was not able to be
revived. It is a terrible loss - Ross was a longtime member of the
San Mateo Marlins, a warm and supportive man, and a devoted swimmer
with an encouraging word for everyone.
Ross coached at Chabot Junior College for many years. Services are pending.
PARKSIDE AQUATIC MILE
The Parkside Aquatic Mile will be on 12 May 2007 at San Mateo,
California. The entry fee is $30.00 if paid by 5 May. there will be
race day entries. For more information contact Joel Swartz at
openwater at sanmateomarlins.org.
SPRING LAKE ONE MILE OPEN WATER
The Spring Lake One Mile Swim will be on 19 May at Spring Lake which
is near Santa Rosa, California. You can register on-line at
http://www.lifeguardsforlife.org before 13 May. Or you can register
at the meet.
LAKE BERRYESSA OPEN WATER
The 33rd Davis Aquatic Masters Annual Lake Berryessa Open Water swim
will be held Saturday 2 June at Lake Berryessa. This is the most
popular Pacific Masters sanctioned swim. You are encourage to enter
early to avoid the lines on race day.
COACH OF THE YEAR
The nomination deadline for the 2007 Pacific Masters Coach of the
year is 30 May at the Pacific Masters Swimming Monthly meeting. You
are encouraged to nominate your coach before then by sending your
350 Wayland Street
San Francisco, CA 94134-1730
The award is based on a coach's activities since January 1, 2006, and
also their activities over their career. These activities are
measured on a competitive as well as a noncompetitive basis, taking
Competitive: Club and individual performance at Pacific meets and
championships as well as USMS National Championships in any
sanctioned course that reflects the coach's skill and inspiration
(including relay and individual records on a Pacific, USMS or World
Non-Competitive: Club size, growth and vigor; participation in
volunteering, and club participation in hosting well-run events.
Other Factors to Consider: Service to Pacific Masters, USMS or other
public or private community organizations, and outstanding
professional services, including publications or participation in
clinics or other activities
Nominations: Nominations may be made by any registered Pacific
Masters club officer, in a written statement setting out how their
nominee meets these qualifications, as well as the instructional and
inspirational qualities of the coach. You may support your
nomination with supporting letters from up to four registered
Pacific Masters swimmers. Send these materials by 28 May to Michael
Moore (by email at <mailto:chairman at pacificmasters.org>
chairman at pacificmasters.org
or by mail to 350 Wayland, San Francisco, CA 94134.
IF YOU HAVE MOVED
If you have moved and want to still receive your copy of Swimmer
Magazine, please go to the Pacific Masters On-Line Change of Address
page. Fill it out and your address will be changed and you will
continue to receive USMS Swimmer Magazine.
FINA WORLDS -2008
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
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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.
The Personal achievement awards were given at the 2007 Pacific
Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championships. The people who
received those awards represent excellence in swimming. The Service
awards represent the people worked very hard for Pacific Masters
Contributor of the Year
WALNUT CREEK MASTERS, Coach Kerry OíBrien
STANFORD MASTERS, Coach Tim Edmonds
ALAMEDA AQUATIC MASTERS, Coach Linda Gilchrist
TUOLUMNE COUNTY AQUATIC MASTERS, Coach Patti Scott-Baier
The swimmers of the year represent competitive excellence, these
swimmers worked very hard in the pool and by talent and work they
were the best of their age group:
Swimmers of the Year
18-24 Laura Davis, 22, WCM, 545
25-29 Courtney Minetree, 28, MBSC, 240
30-34 Catherine Hanley, 34, WCM, 316
35-39 Alison Zamanian, 36, WCM, 604
40-44 Jana Matena, 44, MELO, 352
45-49 Terri Maginnis, 46, RAMS, 505
50-54 Leianne Crittenden, 50, WCM, 508
55-59 Laura Val, 55, TAM, 1,680
60-64 Daniela Barnea, 62, STAN, 649
65-69 Susan Munn, 68, DAM, 698
70-74 Barbara Callison, 73, RINC, 548
75-79 Ann Hirsch, 75, WCM, 1,495
80-84 Margery Meyer, 84, TOC, 598
90-94 Audrey Etienne, 90, SMMM, 275
95-99 Ellen Tait, 96, RINC, 45
18-24 Gary Marshall, 24, TOC, 300
25-29 Andy Nonaka, 27, DAM, 495
30-34 Ili Selinger, 33, MAM, 212
Lee Wanie, 32, TOC, 212
35-39 Roque Santos, 39, WCM, 423
40-44 Hector Chao, 42, WCM, 242
45-49 John Morales, 48, SRM, 416
50-54 Peter Guadagni, 51, WCM, 338
55-59 Jim Clemmons, 56, MAM, 667
60-64 Rich Burns, 63, TAM, 551
65-69 David Fairfield, 67, TCAM, 384
70-74 Emory Haworth, 70, WCM, 661
75-79 Ashley Jones, 77, AAM, 398
80-84 Tom Mc Call, 83, SCAM, 210
85-89 Steve Carlson, 87, DAM, 264
90-94 Jim Triolo, 92, LAM, 138
95-99 Bill Reeder, 96, SNM, 90
DAM STROKE CLINIC
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
USMS is soliciting bids for the 2009 Short Course Yards
Championships, the 2009 :Long Course Meters Championships, the 2008
Open Water Championships. In 2008, Pacific is eligible to bid on
the greater than 3 mile and less than six mile open water swim.
If you are interested in organizing the National Championships,
please contact Barry Fasbender at
(mailto:operations at pacificmasters.org>operations at pacificmasters.org.
Barry was the USMS Championships Committee chairman. He can answer
your questions and walk you through the process.
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Have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org