[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 2 August 2007
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Fri Aug 3 01:57:39 EDT 2007
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INTERNATIONAL MASTERS SWIMMING HALL OF FAME HONORS
JEAN DURSTON AND SUZANNE HEIM-BOWEN
The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame will be inducting
Jean Durston and Suzanne Heim-Bowen during the United States Aquatic
Sports to be held at the Hyatt Regency.
Both Jean and Suzanne swam for Walnut Creek Masters. Jean passed away
a few years ago. At the Olympic Club Mile that was being held at the
Herbst Natatorium a few years ago, I saw Jean swim the 1650 and
during that event broke the 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 records. It
was truly an awesome performance.
Five years ago at a USA Swimming regional meet where I was
officiating, Suzanne Heim-Bowen at an age group meet in the outside
lane swam the 1500 in 18 minutes flat. She was first in the heat, her
nearest competitor was just making the last turn at the other end of
the pool. Suzanne was 43 and the next oldest swimmer was 18. Suzannes
team was cheering her on, girls from the other teams were watching in
amazement as woman who was old enough to be their mother was womping
on her competitors in the pool.
If you would like to attend the ceremony contact the International
Swimming Hall of Fame:
SANTA CRUZ ROUGH WATER SWIM This weekend
The 34th Annual Rough Water Swim will be on Saturday 4 August at the
Santa Clara beach. The race starts at at Lifeguard tower #1 at 11:00
am. On site registration begins at 9:30. You can enter at the meet
The Cruz Cruise this weekend
The Cruz Cruise - the 2 Mile Open Water Swim will take place on
Sunday 5 August. . On site registration will be taken. Abpout 1.3
Miles - water temperature about 60 degrees
DONNER LAKE SWIM
The 2007 Donner Lake swim will be on Saturday, 11 August . It is a
straight swim from the east beach of Donner Lake to the west beach -
a distance of about 2.7 Miles. You can get the meet sheet by going to
the Sierra Nevada web site.
You can enter on line by going to the SNM website. The pre-entry
deadline is 6 August.
The Manatee Aquatic Masters 2x1 Relay will be at Quarry Lakes in
Fremont on 19 August. This is a wonderful race to bring a friend to
have a easy swim. You each swim one mile
MODESTO AQUATIC CLUB SUMMER SCM
The Modesto Aquatic Club will have their first short course meet ever
at the the Modesto Junior Aquatic Complex. Modesto is about two hours
east of San Francisco. Since this is the first time the meet is being
run, any first place finish is a meet record. This is the first short
course meter race of the season.
SAN MATEO PENTATHALON CANCELLED
The San Mateo Marlins have cancelled the Pentathalon for this year.
They hope to have the have the Penthathalon next year.
USMS TREASURER DECIDES NOT TO RUN
The USMS Treasurer has chosen to withdraw his name from consideration
for re-election to this position. Therefore, USMS is seeking new
nominees for the position of USMS Treasurer, to be elected at the
2007 annual meeting of the House of Delegates.
I strongly encourage interested individuals to read the Election
Operating Guidelines ( www.usms.org/admin/election07/,
http://www.usms.org/admin/election07/ ), complete a Candidate
Questionnaire/Consent-To-Run Form and return it to the election chair
Debbie Morrin-Nordlund ( Colonies at usms.org
<mailto:Colonies at usms.org)at your earliest convenience.
Please note that our regular nominations are closed, so all
nominations will be considered as "Floor Nominations" (see Election
Operating Guidelines IV.D - Floor Nominations.) Floor nominations
are opened immediately follwing the presentation of the Committee
report in the HOD. Providing your Candidate
Questionnaire/Consent-To-Run Form to Debbie in advance of the
convention will facilitate this process and will be greatly
appreciated. However, nominations from the floor for any elected
positions will be for accepted. Please direct any questions to Debbie
The United States Masters Swimming annual convention will held at
Anaheim at the end of September. Pacific has one delegate spot open
for the convention. If you are interested in representing Pacific at
the national convention or interested in learning more about what it
takes to be a delegate, please contact Nancy Ridout at
mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org .
PACIFIC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
Bids are due in for clubs that are interested in organizing the
Pacific Masters pool championships. Pacific Masters has short course
yards (spring), Long course meters (summer - usually July) and short
course meters (fall - usually October). If your club is interested in
organizing a championship meet, please contact Marcia Benjamin
msbenjamin at earthlink.net
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Have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org