[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 19 October 2008
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Mon Oct 20 00:30:17 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 SHORT COURSE METERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2008 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships results
are posted on the Pacific Masters web site.
CHANGE OF PACIFIC MASTERS MONTHLY MEETING DATE
The executive committee voted to change the date of the monthly
Pacific Masters Swimmers meeting. The October meeting will be a
conference call on 22 October. We encourage all members to attend.
Please call Nancy Ridout [415 -892 0771] for telephone number and
PACIFIC GOES OVER 10,000 MEMBERS
As of 14 October 2008, Pacific had over 10,000 registered members for
2008. This is the third time in six years, Pacific has gone over the
Congratulations all coaches and members who made this possible. The
following clubs now have more members registered in 2008 than they
did in 2007.
There is still over weeks left for registration for the year. There
are two clubs within a few members of registering 500 members for the
year. Congratulations to all.
Vern Scott Inducted into Triathlon Hall of Fame
Verne Scott, a long-time Masters swimmer and a former chairman of
Pacific Masters, will be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame
as part of its inaugural class of inductees. In the 1980s Verne
dedicated his time and efforts to the establishment of the Triathlon
Federation (USA Triathlon) and served as the USA Triathlon executive
Verne began his involvement in USMS in 1974 after years of
involvement in swimming at the age-group level, when he recognized
the lack of an adult program in Davis, Calif., and decided to
initiate a Masters program. In 1974, Verne started the Davis adult
program with 11 athletes; the Davis Masters program now has almost
Vern's daughter, Patty, is the coach of Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters.
OPEN WATER SURVEY
This is a quick survey for open water swimmers and for swimmers who
wouldn't enter any body of water without chlorine or a black line at
the bottom. This will help the PMS open water event directors plan
for the next few seasons. The survey will stay open until November
19. Tell us what you think! Really...we want to know.
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.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF SWIMMING? OF JOINING USMS
The USMS website has a new feature "What is the Value of Swimming."
It covers seven adults who answer the question "Join USMS? What's in
it for ? The answer is a better you.
USMS SHORT COURSE NATIONALS -CLOVIS CALIFORNIA
Hotel Reservations are open for the USMS Short Course Nationals that
will be held in Clovis California in May. You are encouraged the use
of the direct link for reservations at all preferred hotels:
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