[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 2 June 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Tue Jun 3 00:49:11 EDT 2008
DORE SCHWAB, JR, 1922-2008
Dore Schwab, Jr, past chairman of Pacific Masters
Swimming, passed away 1 June 2008. Dore went to
UCLA where he was on the swimming team and the
water polo team.
Dore joined USMS in March 1972. It was Dore, Ray
and Zada Taft, Carol MacPherson and Cindy Baxter
that started Pacific Masters Swimming.
He was a USMS Top Ten swimmer. Dore was a member
of Tamalpias Masters from March 1972. He servers
as President of Tamalpias Masters, Chairman of
Pacific Masters, Marketing Chairman of USMS
Masters. He also worked as a meet official in his
later years. Dore was the USMS Zone Chair in 1985
-86. He was a recipient of the Dorothy Donally
Dore contributed to the Newsletter by writing
poetry - Pacific has one of the few newsletters
that has had poetry in it.
When I first met Dore, he was the chairman of
Pacific Masters. He was always very courtly and a
gentleman to all who conducted the meeting. He
also ran a meeting that allowed everyone to give
their report and kept them people on track.
Dore suffered a stroke a few years ago and had
been living in an assisted living facility.
For those who would like to send a note to the
family, you can send it to the the Pacific
Pacific Masters Swimming
580 Sunset Parkway
Novato CA 94947
Dore Schwab, Jr, was one of the giants who help
build Pacific Masters swimmers. We will miss
Dore. Rest in Peace.
PACIFIC MASTERS MISSION STATEMENT:
As adopted by the Pacific Masters Committee the Mission of Pacific Masters is:
Pacific Masters Swimming welcomes anyone who
would like to gain and maintain fitness through
swimming and encourages programs to foster this
UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING CONVENTION
The 2008 US Masters Swimming Convention will be
held in Atlanta ,Georgia, September 24th through
28th. Delegates are expected to attend the House
of Delegates meetings and at least two committee
meeting This year is a "rules" year. Rule of
Swimming and Long Distance Swimming are the main
items for consideration. This is also the year
for voting on members for the Board of Directors.
There are eight open spots. If you are interested
please contact Nancy Ridout at
registrar at pacificmasters.org
LAKE BERRYESSA OPEN WATER
The Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim two and One
Mile Swims will be on Saturday June 7. This is
one of the biggest open water meets in the United
States. You can pre-register until 23 May.
Biggest swim of the year. You will run into
people you know from your past swimming life.
Water temp is comfortable. Get there early or
you'll have a long walk from the parking lots.
Bring a chair because the grass is dead and full
of foxtails and there is nowhere to sit. Plan to
be there for a long time. You can pre-order a
lunchor bring your own food.
CALIFORNIA STATE SENIOR GAMES
The state Senior Game Championships will be held
in Pasadena on 8 June. To compete in the National
Championships that will be held at Stanford next
year, one has to qualify at a state championship.
For more information go to
DICK BENNETT LONG COURSE MEET
Menlo Masters is organizing the Dick Bennett Long
Course Meet to be held at the Sacred Heart Long
Course Pool in Atherton. The meet will be on 14
MILLERTON LAKE OPEN WATER
A new open water event, the Millerton Lake Open
Water Swim will be on 15 June. Millerton Lake is
just outside of Fresno and will be the site of
the 2009 One Mile Open Water National
Lake Mendocino 2 Mile Pacific Masters Championships
Since it's a championship swim, awards are given
to 5th place. A new venue but it will be put on
by the same people who host the Spring Lake and
Russian River swims. They tell us that the drive
is only 20 minutes longer than the drive to Lake
Sonoma. Likely to have post event food.
COACH OF THE YEAR
100 BEST SWIMMING DRILLS
Blythe Lucero of Berkey Aquatic Masters wrote
"The 100 Best Swmming Drills". In the 100 Best
Swimming Drilsl, Blythe has compliledd the most
effective swimming drills observed during two
decades of working with swimmers.
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.
5K and 10K Long Distance Postal National Championships
The 5 K and 10 K Postal is swum between 15 May
and 15 September. This is a great way to swim a
national championships at a local pool. You must
swim the event in a 50 meter pool. Further
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.
Coach of the Year
Thanks to all who submitted their nominee for the
coach of the year. There are eight coaches who
have been nominated for the 2008 Coach of the
Year. The committee is reviewing all the
nominations and the result will be announced at
the 2008 Pacific Masters Long Course
Thoughts and Prayers
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers a 24
year old USF swimmer and coach who has a
non-malignant brain tumor.
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