[PacMasterUpdate] The Update Lincolns Birthday 2008 -
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Wed Feb 13 01:36:17 EST 2008
Results for the USF Valentines Day meet have been posted on the
Pacific Masters web site. Thanks to Elmer Tosta, Duke Dahlin and the
USF Masters team for putting on the fine event.
OPEN WATER POINTS COMPETITION
The results of the Open Water Points competition is in the
March-April Pacific Masters Newsletter page 2
Congratulations to Trevor Gillis (SCSC), Lisa Hazen (SCSC), Jeffrey
Barriger (UNAT), John R. Morales (SRM), Sandy McDonalt (SMST), Kate A
Coleman (SCAM), Susan Munn (DAM), Allan Carwright (LNM) and Don Myers
for achieving a perfect score.
PACIFIC MASTERS FEBRUARY MEETING.
The Pacific Masters February Meeting will be a conference call
Wednesday, 13 February 2008. We invite all Pacific Masters to
participate (although if we get 10,000 people on the line we are
toast). If you would like to attend please call Nancy Ridout at the
Pacific Masters Office 415 892 0771
The Committee will be discussing Goals and the Mission of Pacific
Masters Swimming. Information about the proposed Mission Statement
and Goals are in the Pacific Masters newsletter. The Committee will
be discussing the Mission and goals for the next couple of meetings.
Monterey Clambake 23 February 2008
The Monterey Clambake will be on 23 February 2008 at the Patullo Swim
Center in Seaside California. . The on-line deadline is 17 February
2008. Race day entries will be taken
The Riconada Spring meet will be on Saturday 8 March 2008. Besides
the regular events Rinconada has the 1650 Butterfly at the end of the
meet. The 1650 Fly has limited number of slots open so register early.
WALNUT CREEK INTENSIVE 21ST TRAINING CAMP
This Training Camp is 2 1/2 days dedicated to enhancing your
competitive swimming performance through strenuous conditioning,
stroke and distance specificity, and stroke technique instruction,
all in an atmosphere conducive to serious swim training.
The 2008 Coaching Staff will consist of Kerry O'Brien, Debbie Santo,
Mike Heaney, Steve Stahl, Scott Williams and Brian Stack. Bob Bruce
of Oregon Masters will be there.
More information can be found at the Walnut Creek web site
Jon Steiner Memorial Mile
You can start competing in the Jon Steiner Memorial Mile now.
Competition started on 22 December and will go through 29 February.
You can swim the Memorial Mile will swimming the One Hour Swim
(killing two birds with one stone).
If you have not registered for Pacific Masters, you can register on
line. It is quick and easy and you can do it in the privacy of your
home. To compete you must be a current member of United States
Masters Swimming, if you go to a meet to register and compete, you
will just stand in line longer. By registering now you will get the
USMS Swimmer and all the benefits of being a member, besides
belonging to a group that has great people.
BREASTSTOKE IN THE FREESTYLE EVENT
For those swimmers who would like to swim the Breaststroke in the
Freestyle event, please be aware of the freestyle rule, that past 15
meters some part of the swimmers body must be above the water. Most
breaststrokes have an undulating motion where they will be submerged
during part of the cycle.
If you receive a DQ for this infraction, remember it is a freestyle
event and you must comply with the Freestyle rules.
GO THE DISTANCE
It looks like USMS will again have the GO THE DISTANCE Challenge. I
would urge swimmers to track their swimms for the a while until the
2008 forms are posted on the USMS Web site. To participate just log
your workout yardage.
For those who are participating in the Go The Distance, the January
millage should be sent it by tomorrow.
PACIFIC MASTERS NEWSLETTER
The March April Pacific Masters newsletter is posted on the Pacific
Masters web site. Besides the Open Water Points competition, there is
information on the Service Award nomination and information about
There is also information about the Pacific Masters Mission statement
and Goals for Pacific Masters Swimming Committee. All swimmers are
invited to swim and comment on the Mission Statement and Goals.
BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES
The Third Bay Area Senior Games will be 15-16 March 2008 at Stanford
University. The swimming will be Sunday 16 March at the Avery
Aquatic Center. To swim at the Nationals, one must qualify at a State
Games. The state games this year will be in Pasadena, CA. You can
also qualify at the Nevada State Games in Las Vegas (more information
You can get a registration brochure at:
XIII FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
FINA announced that the XIII FINA World Masters Championships will be
in Goteborg and Boras Sweden between 28 July and 7 August.
PACIFIC MASTERS 2008 SCHEDULE
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.
PORTRAIT OF A MASTER
There is an article about Judy Wilson of Great Briotain who was
inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007
on the FINA website.
FINA ALL TIME TOP TEN
On the FINA website is the all time top ten. It is a great look to
see who is on the two lists (short course meters and long course
meters). There are many, many Pacific Masters on the lists.
Congratulations to those who are on the lists, you should be proud
APPLICATION TO OFFICIATE AT USMS NATIONALS
For Officials who would like to officiate at the 2008 USMS SCY
National Championships, you can apply on line at the USMS web site:
USMS LONG DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
The USMS 25 KM long distance championships will be at Morse Resevoi,
Noblesville, IN, July 19, 2008
This is the inaugural event of for the 25 KM event.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PACIFIC MASTERS TEAMS
The preliminary USMS teams numbers are out and Pacific Masters again
leads other LMSCs single teams in number of swimmers. Pacific has
been blessed with such great coaches that just attract swimmers.
Below are listed the 20 largest teams along with all the Pacific
Masters teams that have 100 swimmers or more. Congratulations Coaches
1 DAM PC 653
2 TCAM PC 483
3 WCM PC 438
4 STAN PC 400
5 ISF IN 390
6 USF PC 321
7 MELO PC 317
8 WMST GU 266
9 MVM PC 252
10 CRUZ PC 248
10 MAM PC 248
12 SCSC PC 246
13 UCLA SP 232
14 MHSC PC 223
15 ANCM PV 217
16 WH2O SP 209
17 NOVA SP 194
18 MVN SP 193
19 SWOM OH 183
20 SERC PC 180
Other Pacific Masters Teams (100 Members or more)
SCAM PC 171
TVM PC 171
TSUN PC 165
RAMS PC 163
TEME PC 154
TOC PC 150
BAC PC 149
RINC PC 139
SNM PC 138
MAAC PC 137
TSI PC 131
AAM PC 126
BAY PC 125
DC PC 122
SMMM PC 121
CMSC PC 115
SAC PC 113
PCAM PC 103
TODD SMITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS
Todd Smith has tendered his resignation as Executive Director of
United States Masters Swimming.
While his stay with our Masters family was short, his contributions
in the areas of executive management of a sports NGB and professional
growth of the organization are greatly appreciated. We at USMS are
grateful for his service and leadership, as our first Executive
Director. And we wish Todd well as he moves into his new position.
USMS has begun the search process to hire a new Executive Director
and is actively seeking qualified candidates for this position.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRAINING CAMPS
A training camp program is offered to Masters Swimmers and coaches
who will be attending the XII FINA World Championships in Perth. Pool
time will be dedicated to conditioning and technique improvement.
This program is designed for dedicated Masters Swimmers who are
committed to advancing their performances and skills.
Swimmers will train in 50m pools and attend one to two workouts a day
training and getting to know fellow swimmers and coaches.
Further information can be found at
Looking for one or two additional roommates for Worlds in Perth.
A swimmer reserved a 2 bedroom apartment at the City Stay
Hotel/Apartment in Perth arriving Wednesday, April 16, leaving
Saturday, April 26 (10 nights). It's on the complimentary busline to
get to and from the venue.
There are 4 single beds, complete kitchen, television -- more below.
2 Bedroom Apartment
The two bedroom apartment accommodates up to five people with the
choice of a queen bed or single beds in each bedroom. Some apartments
have a double bunk.
Each two bedroom apartment has a kitchen, a laundry, an
air-conditioned lounge with a writing desk, and a private bathroom.
Total cost is $1550 for ten nights.
With 2 people it's $775 a piece
With 3, it's $517.00 a apiece
With 4, it's $380.
Send a note to chairman at pacificmasters and I will pass along the information.
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