[PacMasterUpdate] 28 June 2009
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Mon Jun 29 00:27:41 EDT 2009
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
MARGERY MEYER TO BE INDUCTED IN
THE INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME
Margery Meyer will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall
of Fame Sepetember 12. The induction ceremony will take place during
the ASCA convention in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Congratulations to
Margery for achieving this very high honor.
Margery has been an All American Masters swimmer 24 times. She has
currently 20 USMS pool individual records.
PACIFIC MASTERS LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS deadline 1 JULY
The 2009 Pacific Masters Long Course is going to be held at the
Chabot College Swim Complex, Hayward,California. The meet will be
July 10, 11 and 12.
You can now register on line at:
It is preferred (and less expensive to register on line). The
distance events will be swum men and women in the same heat.
OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2009 PMS Open Water championship will take place at the Santa
Cruz Roughwater Pier Swim, August 2, 2009.
DONNER LAKE SWIM
Registration for the Donner Lake swim is open. This event is limited
to the first 350 swimmers. You can register on line at:
LAKE MENDOCINO JUNE 27
The results for Lake Mendocino have been posted. Thank you to all the
volunteers who made the race possible.
BARRY FASBENDER INTERVIEWED FOR SENIOR GAMES
Vice President of Administration Barry Fasbender was interviewed for
the National Senior Games that are being held the beginning of August
MASTERS PROFILES - SUZANNE HEIM-BOWEN
Walnut Creek Masters Swimmer Suzanne Heim-Bowen was featured in an
Masters Swimming profile article in May 2009 FINA Aquatics World (No
77) - the official monthly magazine of FINA.
The USMS Fitness Award
The United States Masters Swimming Fitness Committee annually
presents the USMS Fitness Award to individuals and organizations
demonstrating outstanding contribution to fitness activities within
Please use the provided nomination form and electronic submissions
are encouraged. Submit them to Fitness Chair, Marcia Anziano at
fitness AT usms DOT org.
The Newsletter Of The Year Award
This award is presented annually to the most outstanding LMSC or club
To submit your newsletter, or another newsletter, for consideration,
send a copy of the newsletter directly to the Communications
Committee Chair at
Communications AT usms DOT org
SUBJECT: Newsletter of the Year.
The June Krauser Communications Award
The June Krauser Communications Award is presented annually to an
individual, or group, whose communicative efforts have contributed to
the growth, improvement, or success of United States Masters Swimming.
To submit a nomination, write a one-page letter detailing why the
candidate is deserving of the award and send it to:
2102 N Vassault
Tacoma, WA 98406
E-mail: swimmoore AT comcast DOT net
Don Galine has a glioblastoma (a brain tumor the size of 2 "golf
balls" in the occipital (rear brain) and parietal (side).
He is scheduled for surgery Wednesday, (July 1st) at 8:30 am at UCSF.
Surgery is being done to "debulk" the tumor. This reduces the
pressure by removing what they can of the tumor and then reduces the
tumor "load" for the chemo and radiation. Radiation and chemo will
follow the surgery.
Don really appreciates the cards and e-mails that are sent to him and
hearing from his Creeker teammates and Pacific Master friends as it
keeps his spirit up as well as those of his wife Sue.
Send cards and letters to: Don Galine 411 Borel Ave., Suite 500, San
His e-mail address is: don at dongaline.com
Please keep Don and his family in your thoughts and prayers during
this very difficult time.
New Masters Swim Team in Novato for Unattached swimmers in Northern Marin
The Marin Pirates Masters Swim Team, in Novato, CA, is a new branch
of Marin's Pirates. Their team gets underway July 13th and will
train at College of Marin's Indian Valley Campus Pool in Novato. They
offer five 75-minute workouts per week (Monday-Saturday) in a
beautiful outdoor, 50 meter by 25 yard, heated pool.
Marin Pirates Masters pride themselves in providing technique and
conditioning for various skill levels. They can help you reach your
swimming and fitness goals whether that means learning a new stroke,
improving your swim portion of a triathlon or breaking a National
For more information, contact Coach Cokie Lepinski at 415-827-5672,
swimnut at mac.com. Find them on Facebook (search Marin Pirates Masters)
or at http://www.marinpiratesmasters.com.
OPEN WATER POINT COMPETITION
There is a link on the Open Water Pacific page
http://www.openwaterpacific.org/ to a page that is keeping an
unofficial total of the open water points. Currently, the total of
the first three have been posted to the page.
OPEN WATER 101- Moved to Lake Del Valle
Want to learn about open water swimming, but not sure how to start?
Concerned about cold water, crowded starts, open water culture,
Pacific Masters is sponsoring Open Water 101 a clinic for new and
developing open water swimmers. It will cover Breathing and sighting,
coping with panic, pack swimming, water entry and exit and mental
There will be dry land talks by Suzanne Heim-Bowen, Suzie Dods Trevor
Gillis and Lisa Hazen as well as other local, national and
international open water swimmers. The location has been moved to
Lake Del Valle. There is a limit of 50 swimmers so register early:
The Pacific Masters Swim Committee has opened up the event to all
swimmers, but there will be a discount for Pacific Masters Swimmers.
BIDDING FOR NATIONAL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
You can create an exciting opportunity for your club by bidding to
host either the 2011 United States Masters Swimming National Short or
Long Course Championships. The USMS Championship Committee to
strongly encourage you to work with facilities within your LMSC to
consider bidding for either of these showcase events. All entries are
now processed by USMS, which takes away much tedious work from the
host. The short course meet (25 yards or meters) typically takes
place mid-May, however, it may be held anytime between April 15th and
May 31st in accordance with USMS rules. The long course meet
typically takes place mid-August although its allowable range is
August 1 - September 15th.
BIDDING FOR NATIONAL OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Long Distance Open Water Committee is soliciting bids for postal
events for 2011 and the Open Water events for 2011. The Postal events
are the One Hour Postal, the 3,000-6,000 yard postal and the 5,000
and 10,000 M postal Clubs are encourage to bid for those events.
For the open water events, in 2011 it is the West region's turn to
host and organize the one mile Open water swim, the 1 Mile cable and
the 3-6 Mile swim. The national championships would be a great way to
get swimmers from all over the US to come to your swim.
Next year Lake Del Valle wil be the venue of the 1-3 Mile national
championship. This year Millerton Lake was the scene of the one mile
PACIFIC MASTERS BY THE NUMBERS
Total members through 6/28/09 9,512
members through 6/28/08 8,656 increase of 9.9%
Clubs with 100 or more members:
Davis Aquatic 590
Walnut Creek 471
Tuolunme County 432
Santa Clara 356
Mountain View 220
Tri Valley 167
Central Valley 152
Olympic Club 147
Sierra Nevada 145
Dolphin Club 128
Peninsula Covenant 122
San Mateo 119
Congratulations to those clubs whose membership is greater than last
Fitness Logs Available for US Masters Swimming Members
U.S. Masters Swimming has released a new online service that is
available exclusively for our members. Members may now track their
swimming and other fitness activities via our new online Fitness Logs
(FLOGs) tool. With this exciting new online service, you can log a
wide variety of fitness activities such as swim workouts, running,
weights and yoga on your flog calendar and track your weekly, monthly
and annual totals online.
Members who are participating in the popular "Go The Distance"
fitness event will also enjoy the convenience of having the data from
their flog automatically included in the monthly event reports
BABY WRINKLES; LEATHER FACES
Dr Jim Miller has written an article that is on the USMS web site
about skin damage by the sun.
For those of you who have an Apple iPhone, there is a program that
will tell you how long a sunscreen if properly applied will last (put
in the SFP and it looks for the UV rating for the day in your area.
Early Registrations for Long Course Nationals Due 07/03/2009
The registration period for the 2009 Long Course National
Championships in Indianapolis ends on 03 July at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
The meet will be held from August 6-10.
Application to Officiate at Long Course Nationals 6/30/2009
An application to officiate at the USMS Long Course National
Championships is now available. The meet will be held from August
6-10 in Indianapolis. Applications are due by June 30 for specific
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