[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 27 August 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Wed Aug 27 00:50:04 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 revised Modesto Area Athletic Club Short Course Meters results
are posted on the web site. Thanks to the entire club for putting on
the meet. Richard Todd set a world record and two national records in
Whiskeytown 1 and 2 Mile 7 September
Near Redding California.
Alan Liu Memorial SCM 14 September
Mountain View California
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
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT MASTERS
Masters in a world of their own
Getting better with Age Dive in
This is the 2009 Pacific Masters Championship Schedule
Saturday; August 1, 2009 36th Annual Santa Cruz Roughwater
Swim (1-mile), Santa Cruz Masters/Santa Cruz Lifeguards,
Long Course Meters
Friday-Sunday; July 10-12, 2009 UC Santa Cruz,Santa Cruz Masters
Short Course Yards
Friday-Sunday; April 17-19, 2009 Pleasanton Aquatic Center,
Walnut Creek Masters/TriValley Masters
Short Course Meters
Friday-Sunday; October 16-18, 2009 Heather Farm Pool, Walnut Creek Masters
SHORT COURSE YARD MEET WEEKEND OF 8 NOVEMBER AT THE CLOVIS NORTH
POOL. DETAILS TO COME
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
"Our dear friend Julie Hulet who was a many time Donner Lake swimmer
(going back 25-30 years) , Blue Hooter team captain for the relay
across Lake Tahoe (she's done at least 25 of those too) died
suddenly of heart attack on weekend of July 12 at age 56. There are
about ten of us swimming at Donner and dedicating the swim to her.
She has T-shirts and later towels going back to the very beginning
of the Donner swim and the Tahoe Relays. Granted the last couple
years she has been less active, but she deserves some recognition.
"There were almost 400 people at her memorial. The school gym seating
was packed left with standing room only. She was a Special Ed.
teacher to middle school kids and beloved. She also taught sign
language starting at the Fremont School for the deaf and bringing
her talent to Toulumne County in the late 80's teaching deaf and
hearing people to communicate with each other. She was a very special
person, wonderful wife (she and Ben were always totally in love),
mother (to Bret and Grant), friend. She leaves a big hole in our
In honor of the recent accomplishments of FINIS Sponsored Athlete and
U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo team captain, Tony Azevedo, all Pacific
Masters will receive a 15% discount off the entire Azevedo line-
balls, suits, hoodies, you name it. To celebrate one of the finest
water polo players in history, and to take advantage of this limited
time offer, simply visit www.finisinc.com and enter the login code
"USAWATERPOLO" and password "GOUSA".
Pacific Masters by the Numbers
9,382 swimmers and 120 clubs as of August 18, 2008:
DAM Count 609
WCM Count 478
TCAM Count 451
STAN Count 387
USF Count 337
MELO Count 324
SCSC Count 303
CRUZ Count 256
MAM Count 224
MVM Count 216
SERC Count 181
MAAC Count 180
SCAM Count 174
TVM Count 168
RAMS Count 159
TEME Count 151
TOC Count 144
SMMM Count 141
SNM Count 138
BAY Count 137
MHSC Count 132
TSUN Count 132
BAC Count 131
AAM Count 122
RINC Count 122
DC Count 118
SAC Count 117
USMS OFFICE - SEND SWIM CAP
USMS has oppened an office in Charlotte, NC where the Executive
Director and his assistant are working. Each club is invited to send
one of their swim caps. The caps will be put on the wall.
United States Masters Swimming
500 East Morehead St, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202
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.
Rule Book Cover Contest
It's time to send your submission for the 2009 USMS Rule Book Cover
Contest. Camera-ready designs should be 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2
inches high. Electronic artwork should be larger, to scale, with 300
DPI resolution, and CMYK color separation. Submissions must use the
phrases "United States Masters Swimming" and "2009 Rule Book" in the
design as well as the USMS logo (including trademark
sign). Send finished designs to USMS Rule Book Coordinator
Susan Ehringer at susanehr at usms dot org. All submissions become
the property of USMS; we will ask each contestant to sign a release.
Submittals are due by September 15, 2008.
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
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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