[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 6 August 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Thu Aug 7 00:34:42 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
The results of the Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim have been posted.
Thanks to Rick Gould for getting the results quickly out.
DONNER LAKE OPEN WATER SWIM
The 28th Annual Sierra Nevada Masters Donner Open Water Swim is on
Saturday 9 August, 2008. This is a 2.7 mile straight swim (direction
- not sexual preference).
It is open to 350 swimmers. Registration is closed for the Donner
Lake Open Water Swim. We have 335 swimmers registered. There will
be only 15 spots available on race day.
MODESTO SHORT COURSE METERS MEET
The Second Annual Modesto Area Aquatic Club Short Course Meters meet
will be held Saturday 23 August 2008 at the Modesto Junior College
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA
For the last few years Swim Across America has had a San Francisco
Bay swim to raise money for breakthrough cancer programs at UCSF
Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland. Swim Across
America's motto is "Making Waves to Fight Cancer". This year the Bay
Swim will be on October 18th and you can find information on the swim
We have changed the swim to accommodate more people.
In addition to the Bay swim we have a new pool event which runs for
the entire month of September. We are asking that masters teams swim
a total of 3000 miles, the distance from coast to coast. Each
individual participant is asked to raise a minimum of $50. (There are
incentives for individuals and teams that raise more than that.) This
is the first time that we are having this event and the SF Bay Area
is the first to try it. Please consider it for your team. Here is the
Sports Basement has offered all Pacific Masters Swimmers a 10%
discount off their merchandise - suits, goggles and everything else.
To get the 10% off you must show your Pacific Masters Card at the
register as proof that you are a member. There are four locations in
the Bay area.
PRELIMINARY SCY TOP TEN OUT
The preliminary Short Course Yards Top Ten are out. There are still a
few errors in the list and it is being corrected, for those who had
great SCY swims, check it out to see if your correct time is listed.
MEET RESULTS DATA BASE
USMS Has a new meet results data base, where swimmers can go on line
to see how they have done in individual events. The database covers
about four years worth of data and does not have all Pacific Masters
swims in it, but it does have many of them. Go see how you have been
CLUB INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP
Congratulations to the following clubs who, by the end of July, have
increased their membership over their 2007 end of year membership
Marcia Benjamin has sent out a request form for all clubs who wish to
have a pool meet or open water meet. If your club wished to have a
sanctioned meet, please contact Marcia an application to get on the
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!
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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