[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 23 October 2007

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. Wed Oct 24 00:55:17 EDT 2007

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.

The USMS House of Delegates voted a $5.00/year dues increase for the
next year. These funds will be used for the professionalization of
the organization.

The 2008 Pacific Masters Schedule has been posted on the web site.


Currently 35 events are planned for the next year. Included in the
schedule are short course yards, long course meters, short course
meters and open water.

The Tuolumne County Short Course Yards meet 28 October has been cancelled.

The Pacific Masters will meet by conference call Wednesday, 24
October 2007 at 7:30. All clubs are encourage to have a member
attend. All members can attend. If you are interested in
participating, please contact the registrar Nancy Ridout for the
telephone number. registrar at pacificmasters.org - 415 -872 8771.

Pacific Masters is sponsoring a nutrition seminar for Masters
Swimmers. Dr. Clyde Wilson, PhD in
Chemistry and consultant for Stanford Athletic Department, will speak
to interested PMS Swimmers at The Olympic Club [address] on
Saturday, November 10 from 1-3 pm. Parking in the neighborhood,
including Sutter/Stockton garage, is limited, so please come early.
He will focus on nutrition and swimming, and achieving optimal
workout and race performance through better nutrition. See his
website at http://thehealthmonster.com for more information. Please
come with questions, feel free to submit them beforehand to
leianne.crittenden at oracle.com.

Clubs that register early will receive a $10 discount if their
registration is received by the registrar by 1 November 2007. All
clubs should have received re-registration information. If you have
not received the forms, please contact Nancy Ridout at
mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org

USMS is going to a new registration system and it would be greatly
appreciated if clubs registrar early.

The 2008 FINA World Masters Championships are about six months away.
The early bird accommodations specials are selling fast. There are
some great deals at a variety of hotels apartments and resorts. You
would get Free Airport Transfer, Free Daily Event Transport and a
Free Discount Vouch Book.

You can also register online:
Time to start making those reservations!!!
USMS will have coaching available at the Championships (see end of Update).

Nine World Records and seventeen national Records fall at Pacific
Masters Short Course Meters Championships. Laura Val, Paul Carter and
Rechard Todd combined to break nine world standards, while Laura
Davis broke three national standards and two Walnut Creek Masters
teams each broke a national relay records and Laura Val lower one
national record.

With over 350 Masters athletes competing at the three day annual
championships, 55 year old Laura Val went on a tear.

Seven swims Six world records

Saturdays first event was the 100 Backstroke. Laura lowered her own
record by a third of a second. The sixth event of the day was the 100
freestyle, Laura swim a 1:02.36 again lowering her own record. The
next event was the 50 fly, the only event Laura did not set lower a
World record, she broke her own 50 Fly by 0.02 seconds and came
within 0.22 of the Judy Wilson's world record.

In the last event of the day, Laura and Menlo Masters Jana Matena
were in the same heat. Jana said after the event said she planned to
swim hard to win the heat but Laura does not give you an inch.
Swimmng hard, Jana won the heat by two seconds but Laura became the
first woman 55+ to swim the 800 Meter freestyle under 10 minutes.

On Sunday, Laura lowered the 100 Fly record, then lowered the 200
back record and then finished out the day swimming the 400. Margee
Curran, Jana Matena and Laura Val swam in the same heat. Margee won
the heat at 4:43.60 edging Jana and Laura swam it in 4:47.03 and
lowering the 400 freestyle record.

Paul Carter (Unattached) broke the 100 Fly record (58.01 - taking 2
seconds off the WR); Richard Todd (TCAM) broke the WR in the 100 Br
(1:20.71) and the 200 Breast (2:59.11).

National Records Broken include the160+ 400 Mixed Medley Relay
(4:28.64 - WCM R Santos, A Mikuni, L Ward and L Crittenden - breaking
the 1995 TOC record by over 4 seconds). 288+ 200M Medley relay
(2:46.41 WCM J Perilman, N Stupfel, E Hayworth, R Mayo).

Laura Davis (WCM) broke the national records in 100 Fly(1:03.67), 200
IM (2:24.25 ), and the 200 Fly (2:23.78). There are no world records
in the 18-24 age group.

There were many great races to watch. In the fastest heat of the 200
freestyle Walnut Creeks Andy Nonaka and Andy Brown (both 25-9) held
off the Manatee Ili Selinger (30-34) swimming in an outside lane.

Craig Dennis's sone Andrew swam in his first meet for many years cam
back to swim after Craig told him "it's masters, you can set your own
interval, you
can do as much or as little as you want, you could even move over a lane
and do another stroke -- it is your workout to choose..." Craig then
swam a 1:00.45 in the 100 back to win the event in the 30-34 men.

In a fun race, Michael Heaney and Kerry O'Brien (both of Walnut
Creek) had a grudge match against each other in the 100 Backstroke -
an event that is neither athletes best stroke. With the luck of the
draw, both were seeded in the two middle lanes. With the hundreds of
swimmers cheering them on 50 year old Coach O'Brien beat the 41
year old Heaney by two seconds.

Meet results can be found at http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/results.shtml

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Have a good week

michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org