[PacMasterUpdate] 03 August 2009
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Tue Aug 4 00:14:16 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
PACIFIC MASTERS IS OVER 10,000 MEMBERS
On the last day of July, Pacific Masters reached 10,000 members when
Jenifer of Central Valley All Stars joined Pacific. Congratulations
to all the clubs and coaches that make the growth of Pacific Masters
possible. The following are clubs that have more than 100 members.
(Bolded clubs have met or increased their membership of 2008)
Davis Aquatic Masters 620
Walnut Creek 480
Tuloumne County 462
Santa Clara Swim Club 385
Menlo Masters 367
Cruz Masters 280
Mountain View 233
Manatee Masters 217
Temescal Masters 192
Modesto Aquatic 182
Tri Valley 175
Rocklin Aquatic Masters 170
Central Valley 166
Strawberry Canyon 161
South End Rowing Club 159
Sierra Nevada Masters 158
Bay Masters 151
The Olympic Club 151
Tsunami Masters 144
Rinconada Mastesr 132
Dolphin Club 131
Peninsula Covenant Aquatic 130
San Mateo Master Marlins 127
Sacramento Masters 109
Alameda Masters 104
Santa Rosa Masters 104
Pacific's highest number of members was in 2006, (the year of the
FINA Worlds) when Pacific grew to 10,185 members. We are now at
10,037 members and look forward to breaking the 2006 record.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE SENIOR GAMES
The 2009 National Senior Games (formerly the Senior Olympics) needs
volunteers for swimming and the other competitive sports. Swimming
will be August 1 though 5 at the Stanford swim center. The time line
is for the events to start at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday and 9 am on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The competitive day will be over by
about 1 pm on all days except Tuesday, when the 500 Free will be
If you can help, please contact Stephanie at 650-323-9400 or
stong at 2009seniorgames.org.
SENIOR GAMES SCHEDULE
The 2009 National Senior Games swimming competition schedule, heat
sheets and psych sheets are at
Best of luck to all Pacific swimmers who will be competing at the championships
OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS - Santa Cruz Rough Water
The 2009 PMS Open Water championship were at Santa Cruz this year.
The results are now posted on the Pacific Masters web site. Thanks to
all who participated
The results of the Cruz Cruise are now on the Pacific Master web site.
DONNER LAKE SWIM - Closed
Registration for the Donner Lake swim is closed . This event was
limited to the first 350 swimmers.
MAAC SUMMER SCM
Modesto Area Aquatic Club is organizing the 3rd Annual MAAC Summer
SCM. It will be at the Modesto Junior College Aquatic Complex on
Saturday 15 August 2009.
HOT AUGUST CHILL
The Donner Lake 1/2 mile, one mile and 500 yard Hot August Chill will
be on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the west end of Donner lake. This is
the first year of the event organized by the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team.
Debbie Meyer will be the Master of Award Ceremonies.
2009 Whiskeytown Lake Open Water Swim
The 2009 Whiskeytown Lake Open Water Swim will be on Sunday September
13th at Whiskeytown Lake (just outside Redding, California). It is a
one and two mile swim. Both swims count in the open water points
2009 TOP TEN SCY
SCM AND LCM RECORDS POSTED
The 2009 Pacific Masters Top Ten have been posted on the PacMasters
website. Congratulations to all the Pacific Masters Swimmers who made
the top ten. Top Ten swims are achieved only by Pac Masters Swimmers
who compete in a Pacific Masters meet.
The current Pacific Masters Long Course Meters and Short Course
meters records have been posted. Again congratulations to all
swimmers who have set Pac Masters records. And Thank you to Nancy
Ridout who compiles the Top Ten and all the records
PACIFIC MASTERS OFFICE LIMITED SERVICES
There will be limited service at the Pacific Masters office from
Tuesday 4 August until Monday 20 August. Full service resumes on 10
US MASTERS SWIMMING CONVENTION
The 2009 US Masters Swimming convention will be in Chicago, ILL
September 17-20. Pacific is still looking for a few more swimmers who
would like to learn about the Masters organization and be willing to
help Masters swimming over the next year. A delegate is expected to
attend the House of Delegate meetings, a workshop and the Zone
meeting. You get to meet scores of enthusiastic Masters swimmers who
have been dedicated to make the Masters swimming work.
If you are interested in attending and meet wonderful people from all
over the US, please contact Nancy Ridout at
mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org.
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
3RD PAN AM MASTERS SWIMMING AND OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The third Masters Pan American Championships will be held in
Veracruz, Mexico, October 28 through November 1, 2009. October 28 is
the Open Water swim and the pool events commence the next day.
The summer issue of Streamlines is out. While written for the
administrators of US Masters Swimming all are invited to read about
the business of Masters Swimming:
USMS 5 and 10 Kilometer Postal Championships (50 meter pools only)
A reminder that the USMS 5 and 10 Kilometer Postal Championships are
currently going on. You can compete. Information is at
You can swim in the championships until 15 September.
2010 FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Swimming is 31 July to 6 August with Open Water on 7th August 2010.
There is one relay day on 4 August.
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