[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 8 June 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Mon Jun 9 01:23:44 EDT 2008
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
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
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 June.
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 championship.
THE MILLERTON MILE
Clovis Swim Club is sponsoring the Millerton Mile. It is a one mile
open water swim on Millerton Lake that is about 35 miles east of
Fresno. This is the first time of this event is being swum and it
counts for the open water points competition. The Millerton Mile will
be the site of the US Masters Swimming one mile open water. For those
who will be swimming the championships next year, it will give you a
chance to scope out the event.
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
PACIIFIC MASTERS LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters Long Course Swimming Championships will be 11-13
July 2008. This is meet always features great competition. It will be
at US Santa Cruz Swimming Complex at the East Field House, Santa
Cruz. You must pre-enter this meet.
For those who swim the distance events, the events will be swum one
to a lane, men and women will be swimming together. (this will help
the meet go faster).
TRANS TAHOE SWIM
The 32nd Annual Trans Tahoe Relay crossing takes place July 19th,
2008, and is hosted by The Olympic Club. This event is the only swim
race that crosses two state lines and has become one of the most
popular relay open water swims in the nation.
US MASTERS SWIMMING LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2008 USMS Long Course National Championships will be held at the
Mt Hood Community College, Gresham , OR 14-17 August 2008 (Gresham is
near Portland). There is a discount on the surchargeg if you enter by
GO THE DISTANCE
You can still enter the "Go The Distance" program. There is a great
tracking program you can down load to see how many miles you have
been putting in. You do not have to enter your times, but it is fun
to see how you compare to your age group compatriots. (My swimming is
all over the place - in getting ready for worlds - one month I swam
over 35 miles. Last month I swam 13 miles - A little slacking off -
but so far this month I have swum 6 miles - I should have swum
Berryessa - I could have added two miles to the total).
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 information is
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.
Thoughts and Prayers
Mary Lee Watson
Mary Lee Watson passed away yesterday. Mary Lee was from Tennessee
and very active in Masters Swimming. We would see her at the US
Masters Convention. Until a couple of years ago she ran the
Mike Lynch of PCA Masters suffered a minor heart attack pool side a
couple of weeks ago. He received prompt medical attention and was
back coaching in less than a week.
For those who would like to send a card to Dore's family the address is
Mary Rebecca Thompson
30 River Road #9C
New York, NY 10044
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