[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 21 May 2007
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Tue May 22 01:48:16 EDT 2007
PARKSIDE AQUATIC MILE
The Parkside Aquatic Mile results are now posted on the Pacific
Masters web site. Thank to Joel Swartz and the San Mateo Marlins for
putting on the mile.
Marcia Benjamin wrote for SwimInfo a daily blog for a week "A day in
the life of a swimmer"
She wields a very sharp pen. Would someone tell her that
Seattle/Federal Way is in Washington. I am afraid if I do it, I will
be the next subject of her rapier wit. Of course, maybe she will want
to write a "chairman's column" for me. (BTW first place girl (you
have to read the column), who is not known for being a distance
swimmer, did break a national record at the "Oregon" nationals).
The 2007 United States Masters Short Course Nationals have concluded.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed. Also
congratulations to Jane and Hugh Moore and the entire PNA LMSC who
did a great job in organizing the meet.
Congratulations to the following who broke National Records at the meet:
Laura Val ( 6 )
Jeff Cummings (2)
Leianne S Crittenden
Erik Scalise (3)
Gary Marshall (2)
Tamalpias Masters 55+
Congratulations to the following teams who did well in the Combined Team
4 Walnut Creek (1st non LMSC Team)
9 The Olympic Club (2nd nonLMSC Team)
15 Sierra Nevada Masters (6th non LMSC Team)
20 USF Masters (9th non-LMSC Team)
4th Walnut Creek (1st non LMSC Team)
5th TOC (2nd non LMSC Team)
13th Sierra Nevada Masters (5th non LMSC Team)
16th USF Masters (7th non LMSC Team)
18th Tamalpias Masters (8th non LMSC Team)
7th Walnut Creek (1st non LMSC Team)
12th TOC (2nd non LMSC Team)
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.
TRIVALLEY LAKE DEL VALLE
The TriValley Lake Del Valle swim is 9 June. There are two events,
the .75 mile and the 1.5 Mile course. Lake Del Valle is a treasure
behind Livermore .
BURLINGAME SPLASH AND DASH
The Burlingame Splash and Dash is Sunday 10 June. The Splash and Dash
has added 200's to its schedule this year. One can swim all the
strokes in thier 50's and 200s.
CHANGE IN PACMASTERS SCHEDULE
There have been changes in the Pacific Masters Calendar. The Short
Course Meters Championships have been moved to the 20-22 of October.
Please check the schedule for the schedule of meets during the year.
FRAZ is back in to pool. The strip can be viewed at:
GRANTS AVAILABLE TO CLUBS FROM USMS ENDOWMENT FUND
Your club can apply for grant money for anything that advances
Masters swimming. Examples may include:
· Swim clinic for prospective Masters swimmers
· Transportation from a local retirement home or college
campus to your pool for a one-day trial membership swim
· Team brochures or posters to distribute at triathlons, ball
fields, rec centers, etc.
· Formation costs for a new Masters team
· Relocation costs to maintain Masters practices at an
alternate facility during construction or renovation
Pacific Masters can't guarantee that your application will be
approved. Read the program requirements at
or call Doug Church at (317) 773-2190. Applications must arrive by
mail on or before June 1 at the USMS Endowment Fund for payment this
year. Take advantage of this opportunity to market your club.
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
For those who would like to receive their newsletter, go to
The Quaifying times have been posted:
In looking at the Q times, it looks like I can qualify - well only if
I work hard and practice.
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
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