[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 29 June 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Mon Jun 30 00:34:56 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
SWIMMING OLYMPIC TRIALS
The US Olympic Swimming Trials are being held at Omaha, Nebraska this
week. They will be on the NBC and USA network.
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Sunday, June 29 8:00-9:00 pm
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Monday, June 30 8:00-9:00 pm
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Tuesday, July 1 8:00-9:00 pm
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Wednesday, July 2 8:00-9:00 pm
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Thursday, July 3 8:00-9:00 pm
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Friday, July 4 8:00-9:00 pm
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Saturday, July 5 8:00 -9:00
pm ET NBC
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Sunday, July 6 8:00 -9:00
pm ET NBC
(For those who have satellite reception check when USA will be
broadcasting the Trails part of the Trials and Finals meet. On Dish
network USA broadcasts at 5 PM - time to use TIVO.)
You can watch the trials on the net at nbcolympics.com, they start at
9am PDT. http://www.nbcolympics.com
The Heat list is at omega timing http://www.omegatiming.com
Lake Mendocino 2 Mile Pacific Masters Championships
The Mendocino County Department of Health gave the Ukiah Valley air
quality a Health Hazard warning. This was an advisement to stay
indoors and only go outside when absolutely necessary and while
wearing a HEPA mask. Redwood Coast Masters has therefore postponed
the Lake Mendocino 2-mile Championship to be held on 6/28/08 until 26
For more information please see
The Lake Mendocino 2-mile championship will be held on July 26th,
2008, replacing the Russian River 1 mile swim scheduled for that
date. Registrants will automatically be moved to this date unless I
am otherwise notified.
Please contact David Robinson with questions at redwoodmasters at yahoo.com
Lake Mendocino is about 130 miles north of San Francisco.
PACIFIC 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).
On-line entry closes at 11:59pm Wednesday.
US MASTERS SWIMMING LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The first deadline for the 2008 US Masters Swimming Long Course
Championships is tomorrow. You can save $10.00 by entering by
tomorrow. The championships will be held at Mt Hood, Oregon (near
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 surcharge if you enter by
LAKE NATOMA OPEN WATER CANCELLED
The Lake Natoma State Recreation Area revoked the event permit as a
result, the open water swim has been cancelled. Thanks to Casey
Newton and everyone who worked hard on the open water swim. Hopefully
we will be able to have a swim at this location next year.
PACIFIC MASTERS SWIMMERS IN THE TRIALS
Nancy Ridout has noted that following swimmers will be competing at
the Olympic Trials:
Laura Davis WCM
Allison Wagner USF
Glenn Counts USF
Chris Horner WCM
Gary Marshall TOC
Congratulations to all who have made the qualifying time and the best
of luck for all the swimmers at the trials.
USMS COACHES CHAIR CHANGE
Mo Chambers, the USMS Coaches Chair has resigned to spend more time
with her family. Chris Colburn will be taking over as Coaches
HEAD COACH NEEDED
Davis Aquatic Masters (Pacific Masters largest team) is looking for a
new head coach. Davis Aquatic Masters (DAM) is seeking a Head Coach
to promote team growth and development while leading a competitive
and fitness-oriented Masters swimming program. This position is
overseeing 9 workouts/day, Mon-Fri, and 2 workouts on Saturday
morning. The Head Coach is expected to coach 60-75% of the workouts,
attend various swimming competitions and supervise a staff of 2-3
Compensation: Approx. $50,000 to $60,000 per year based on a
negotiated contract and commensurate with experience. Fundraising
incentives may be used to supplement basic compensation package
Benefits: Medical, IRA matching, office space and equipment.
More information will soon be on the DAM website
You can also contact Sharon Blaha at 530 * 902 * 8005
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Tracy Grilli 's sister passed away on Friday. Please keep Traci in
your thoughts and prayers. Tracy Is the executive administrator of US
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.
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