[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 1 October 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Thu Oct 2 20:15:10 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.
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.
To register go to:
You Must register by 2 October. You can also enter the day of the meet.
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.
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.
USMS SHORT COURSE NATIONALS -CLOVIS CALIFORNIA
Hotel Reservations are open for the USMS Short Course Nationals that
will be held in Clovis Califoria in May. You are encouraged the use
of the direct link for reservations at all preferred hotels:
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
Masters coach needed Berkeley, CA
The Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters needs a coach.We swim in two
different pools on the UC Berkeley campus. This is a full-time
position and the coach is a UC employee with benefits.
You can read about the team at:
Please go to the University job listing site at:
Click "Search and Apply for jobs now" at the top of the page. Then
click "view job posting/apply for job" and enter "Aquatics" as the
keyword to see the official job listing. (you don't have to create an
account name or password to do this)
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)
The House of Delegates voted that the 2010 Short Course Yards
championships will be held in Atlanta. The Long Course Championships
will be held in Puerto Rico in August.
The House also voted that Team awards will be given to Regional
Clubs and Local Clubs. This will make Pacific Clubs more likely to
score higher in their division.
Thanks to all the Pacific Masters swimmers who took time from their
busy schedules to fly to Atlanta to help with the work of United
States Masters Swimming.
ROBERT STRAND INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Congratulations to Robert Strand, of the Olympic Club, who was
inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. The
Induction ceremony was held in Atlanta and twenty-five Pacific
Masters Swimmers cheered him on when he was inducted.
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
The Olympic Club is seeking a Full Time Aquatics Director!
The Olympic Club is the oldest private member athletic club in the
nation with over 5000 active members. The Olympic Club's City Club,
located in San Francisco, offers its members state of the art
athletic facilities including two pools, two gymnasiums, athletic and
cardio equipment. The Olympic Club currently has over 100 Masters
swimmers.For additional information about The Olympic Club please
view our website at www.olyclub.com.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Overseeing and
Supervising the Aquatics Department and staff. Working with the
Commissioners of Rough Water, Masters Swimming, and Water Polo in
implementing budgets, administrative duties, travel, scheduling, etc.
Regularly inspecting and maintaining pool areas and water
conditioning. Coaching at least 50% of the Masters workouts. Coaching
Jr. workouts as needed. Maintaining up-to-date member communications.
Planning and running Trans Tahoe event. Attendance at specific
aquatics events as required. Completing additional assigned duties
Bachelor's Degree or the foreign equivalency in Physical Education or
a related field. Minimum 5 years experience in aquatics management
and 5 years experience in coaching Masters Swimmers. Must have Red
Cross Lifeguard certification, ASCA Coaches certification.
Intermediate knowledge of Word and Excel. Fluent oral and written
English communication skills required. Proficient business writing
Health, Dental, Life/AD&D/ltd, 401K, Sick, Vacation, Holidays and Meals.
HOW TO APPLY:
1. **PLEASE SUBMIT SALARY REQUIREMENTS
2. Email Resume to jobs at olyclub.com or fax to 415-345-5158
3. Please state "Aquatics Director" in subject line.
The Olympic Club at Lakeside is located at 524 Post Street, San Francisco.
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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