[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 16 September 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Wed Sep 17 00:22:52 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 MONTHLY MEETING
The September Monthly meeting will be held tomorrow at the swimming
classroom at the Clarke Swim Center, Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. On
the agenda will be the swim meet schedule for 2009, and the rules and
legislation that is being considered at the US Masters Swimming
convention next week. Items to be considered will be team scoring at
nationals and wet suits at open water meets.
FOLSOM LAKE OPEN WATER SWIM
The last open water meet, the Folsom Lake One and Two Mile Open Water
swim will be held at Folsom Lake on Saturday 27 September. You can
enter the meet the day of the meet.
34th Annual Sacramento Pentathlon
The 34 Annual Sacramento Pentathlon will be held Sunday October 5 at
the Schall Aquatic Center. The meet starts at noon and usually lasts
about 3 hours.
CLOVIS SHORT COURSE YARDS MEET.
The first Clovis Short Course Yards meet will be held at the Clovis
North Aquatic Center (the site of the 2009 USMS Short Course Yards
Championships). The meet will be held 8 November and is organized by
The Clovis Swim Club and the Fig Garden Masters. The meet will start
at 1 PM, which will give swimmers from the Bay Area time to leave
early in the morning and make it in time to compete.
PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE METERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2008 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be
held at the Clark Swim Center, Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. You must
pre-enter the meet. The meet entry deadline is 26 September. You can
also enter on line - the on-line deadline is 1 October 2008.
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
The Senior Games will be held at Stanford's Aquatic Center in August
of next year. To swim at the meet you must be 50 years old in 2009
and you must qualify. You can still qualify at the Nevada Senior
games. Swimming is October 4th and 5th in Las Vegas. The deadline for
submitting your application is September 22, 2008 and a Late Fee will
be imposed for applications postmarked after September 15th.
You can also qualify at the Huntsmans World Senior Games (October
8-10) St George, Utah.
PACIFIC MASTERS NEWSLETTER
The September-October Pacific Masters Newsletter has been posted on
the Pacific Masters web site. It covers upcoming meets and swim
library information and a great article about Bud Meyer.
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
Dara Tores and me by Kate Coleman (Dolphin Club)
PACIFIC MASTERS 2009 CHAMPIONSHIPS
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
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
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.
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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