[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 14 April

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. Mon Apr 14 23:11:55 EDT 2008

The Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Championships were held at
Pleasanton California. Over 40 national records were broken. The
results are on the Pacific Masters web page.

For those who are about to travel to the world championships, be sure
to bring you USMS/PMS membership card. They are asking for it.
It is a long long flight from San Francisco. From the time I left my
house til the time I got to the hotel was 26 hours and the only lay
over was about 2 hours in Sydney (and that was short - imagine getting
to customs and immigration when 5 747's land. It was a long long line.

USMS Executive Director Search
United States Masters Swimming (USMS) seeks a qualified candidate for
the position of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of
Directors, this person will supervise USMS staff and contractors and
be responsible for the overall operations of USMS, including managing
finances, soliciting and stewarding sponsors, raising awareness of
Masters swimming, creating and providing additional services to the
membership, and growing our organization. USMS seeks a leader who
cares deeply about the organization's mission and values and who
brings experience in operational supervisory management. A complete
job description and a list of qualifications may be found by
contacting Anderson & Associates. Applications must be received no
later than April 15, 2008, and may be sent to Anderson & Associates
at dka at andersonexecsearch.com.

Our registrar, Nancy Ridout, will be out of the office from April 9th
until April 25th at the FINA World Championships in Perth, and again
from April 30th through May 5th at the USMS National Championships in
Austin. The office will be manned most days, registrations
processed, cards sent out, videos processed, and phone calls returned.

Also at Perth will be PacMasters chairman, Michael Moore and Vice
President of Operations, Barry Fasbender.

Davis Aquatic Masters will hold it's Spring Stroke Clinics at the
Civic pool, corner of 5th and B.St. in Davis from 1-2:45 pm on the
following dates:
Sat. May 3 Freestyle, Sat. May 10 Backstroke, Sat. May 17 Butterfly,
Sun. May 18 Breaststroke. Clinics are oriented for the novice masters
swimmer and include video presentation, stroke explanations and in
water drills. DAM coaching staff and swimmers will help individuals
in the water. Cost is $10, prepaid, for non-DAM swimmers, $15 at the
door . Contact Coach Rick Powers for details at rpswimmer at hotmail.com

Susan Helmrich, and Judy Struass masters swimmer, and cancer
survivors are organizing a Forum at Nationals in Austin for Cancer
survivors. Janel Jorgensen, 1988 Olympian and Executive Director of
Swim Across America has graciously agreed to be the speaker. They
are working on a specific time and location for her talk but it will
be after the competition on Friday evening, May 2. They would like a
good turnout Contact Judy Straus judystrauss at sbcglobal dot net
for more information.

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.

Members 3/31/08 6,643
Clubs: 116
Update: 15,090

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.

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