[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 13 July 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Sun Jul 13 23:15:06 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
PACIFIC MASTERS LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters Long Course Swimming Championships was held over
11-13 July 2008. at US Santa Cruz Swimming Complex at the East Field
House, Santa Cruz.
WORLD RECORDS BROKEN
Suzanne Heim-Bowen broke Laura Val's 1500 Free World Records with an 18:45.21
Laura Val broke the 400IM records swimming a 5:53.40
Richard Todd broke the 100 Breast Stroke records 1:23.40
Laura Val broke the 50 Free record 29.31
Laura Val broke the 800 Free record 10:05.28
Laura Val broke the 50 Fly record 31.77
Laura Val broke the 100 back record 1:16.15
Richard Burns broke the 100 Back stroke records 1:16.15
NATIONAL RECORDS BROKEN
Richard Burns broke the 200 Backstroke record 2:50.79
Richard Burns broke the 100 Fly record 1:14.91
There were 21 Pacific Masters records broken.
The full list is at
The full results are at
There were over 400 competitors who entered the meet, making it the
second largest long course Masters meet in the United States.
In Team Hi Points, USF Masters brought 135 swimmers and took the
large team division. Medium team was won by Walnut Creek Masters and
Menlo Masters won the Small Team division.
REAL TIME RACE RESULTS
In working with Franz Mortensen, we have developed a place to put the
race results as the meet is going on. You can go to
And the race is sorted by event. For those who would like to follow
the championships at home, you are now able to. The results can also
be accessed by mobile devices, but be sure you have enough memory.
Thanks to Franz for the idea to create the real time results.
Lake Mendocino 2 Mile Pacific Masters Championships - note email address change
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 rdwoodmasters at yahoo.com
Lake Mendocino is about 130 miles north of San Francisco.
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.
A CHANCE FOR YOUR CLUB TO HAVE A SWIM CLINIC FEATURING DARA TORRES
"As part of their sponsorship of Swimming, Toyota is working with
United States Masters Swimming to conduct a number of clinics
featuring Dara Torres! As many of you know Dara will be competing for
an unprecedented 5th Olympic team at the Olympic Trials in Omaha this
July. What you may not know is Toyota is a proud sponsor of USA
Swimming and of Dara. Because of this partnership, Toyota has
offered to sponsor a number of Masters Clinics led by Dara. Toyota
will be selecting the host clubs based upon the number of requests on
their web site.
I strongly encourage you to spread the word and get your teammates to
go to the web site below and take advantage of this unique
opportunity to spend time with one of the world's greatest female
Click on the Toyota/Dara Torres link below and let Toyota hear from
you and your club. The club that generates the most requests may be
getting a visit from one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers in
history! Don't miss this opportunity!
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). Deadline is 11 July - this Friday
IN THE NEWS
An article about Dara Torres in the Minneapolis Star:
Big article about Carson Valley Swim Center in the Record Courier
Congratulations to Laura Goodwin and Eric Slivka on the birth of
their son Jonathan Adam Slivka on 21 June. Mother and son are doing
well. Laura is the coach of Fog City and looks forward to coaching
some practices in the near future.
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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