[PacMasterUpdate] 17 August 2009
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Tue Aug 18 00:55:20 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 MONTHLY MEETING - PHONE MEETING
The regular monthly meeting of the Pacific Masters Swim Committee
will be a teleconference that will start at 7PM. All teams are
invited to have a representative on the phone call. All members are
invited to contribute. If you are interested, please contact Nancy
Ridout at 415 892 0771 and she will give you the telephone number and
The phone meeting allows swimmers from all over the Pacific LMSC to
participate and not travel to the bay area. On the agenda is the 2010
Pacific Masters Championships.
MAAC SUMMER SCM
Modesto Area Aquatic Club 3rd Annual MAAC Summer SCM is now history.
Thanks to Tom Kara and the entire Modesto Area Aquatic Club for
organizing the meet
Lake Sonoma Open Water
The Russian River swim was moved to Lake Sonoma. It will be a one
mile swim on 22 August 2009 at Lake Sonoma.
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
The preentry deadline is 15 August and there is race day registration.
LAKE NATOMA OPEN WATER SWIM
The Lake Natoma Open Water Swim, the 2009 Cold Water Challenge, will
be Saturday 26th September. The meet is organized by the Sierra
Marlins Masters. The Lake Natoma swim will be the last open water
swim in the annual open water points competition.
MARLINS SWIM AND EAT CLASSIC
The San Mateo Master Marlins Swim and Eat Classic is Sunday 20
September. All of the 50s will be swum along with the 100 IM, 200
Medley Relay and 1200 Free Relay and the 100 IM
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.
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.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Sara Snoek passed away 26 July after a fight with leukemia. She was
active up one week before her death swimming in the pool on the Crown
Princess during a trip to Norway. Masters swimming was a key part of
her life as she up in her 100 laps faithfully four times a week with
the North Bay Aquatics group in Tiburon. She and her husband Peter
would participate together at many domestic and international swim
meets over the past 30 years.
William Stanley "Stan" Aldrich passed away on 2 August. He swam both
open water and pool meets and did very well in both. After his
engineering days, he and his wife Nancy volunteered for Loves and
Fishes, Senior Gleanors and several other church related activities.
Susan Helmrich, will be undergoing surgery for cancer (neuroendocrine
pancreatic tumor) on August 20, 2009. This is Susan's third cancer
diagnosis, the first was 32 years ago, just after she graduated from
Syracuse University, where she was captain of the varsity women's
swim team. Although this cancer was found early and is treatable, it
is in a very difficult place, and Susan is expected to be at Stanford
Hospital from 1 to 4 weeks. Susan is currently the Bay Area
Co-Director for Swim Across America.
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