[PacMasterUpdate] 31 January 2010
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Tue Feb 2 00:33:09 EST 2010
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
USF VALENTINE'S AFFAIR
The 2001 USF Valentine's Day Affair will be held on Saturday 6
February 2010 at the Koret Recreation Center, 2926 Turk Street
(Corner of Parker) San Francisco. Please enter on line at
You can enter by on-line unitil 11:59PM 3 February 2010. Swimmers can
also deck enter the meet for an additional charge.
This is a fun, well attended meet in a fast pool.
WALNUT CREEK INTENSIVE TRAINING CAMP
The 2010 Walnut Creek Intensive Training Camp will be held 5-7 March
at the Clark Swimming Center, Walnut Creek, California. The Camp
will consist of two in-water workouts per day. The morning practice
will be a general conditioning session, with the afternoon sessions
being divided up by Distance, Mid-Distance, and Sprint Specialties.
Here the Coaching Staff will strive to meet the specific needs of
training for your best events. Each morning session will conclude
with a hearty breakfast.
The camp usually sells out, so if you would like to attend, register.
PACIFIC MASTERS JANUARY FEBRUARY NEWSLETTERS
The Pacific Masters January-February News letter is posted on the
Pacific Mastesr Web site. Information about all the January, February
meets is in the newsletter. Thanks to Joanne Bervan for editing and
organizing the newsletter.
NEW REGISTRATION YEAR
If you have not registered yet, you can registered on-line.
All Pacific Masters memberships expire on Thursday 31 December 31. It
is very important that you register. Your registration fee helps
supports US Masters Swimming and PacMasters. Your membership fee pays
for the secondary insurance, the USMS Swimmer, and the webs sites.
Swimming is a great exercise; exercise that our bodies need. We hope
you continue to swim, as we are "Swimming for Life."
For clubs to be covered by USMasters Swimming Secondary insurance,
all swimmers must be currently registered. You can still register
using a paper registration, by going to the PacMasters home page
Currently there are 6343 swimmers and 110 clubs registered with
Pacific. Last year at this time, there were 5818 members of Pacific
(about 9% ahead of last year). Thanks to all the coaches and clubs
that work so hard with the swimmers - Pacific is here because of the
work of the clubs and coaches. The clubs with 100 or more members
Grand Count 6343
In about a month we will have the final numbers of club registration
for 2009, along with the club registration. Congratulations to all
the coaches and clubs that have done so well
The 2010 USMS Rule Book is available on-line at
The Rule book also lists the current USMS and World records. If you
want a hard copy of the rule book, please contact Nancy Ridout,
mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org . Pacific will give each deck
official a current copy of the rule book.
CHANGE IN SWIM SUIT RULES
The FINA Bureaua meeting in Bankgok, Thailand, has approved the
Masters Committee recommendation that the swimwear be the same as for
the elite pool swimmers. They made the ruling effective 1/1/10. (two
weeks before the meeting) The USMS Rules Committee met by phone to
discuss the implementation for SCY. After the Rules Committee makes a
determination, that will be forwarded to the Executive Committee of
USMS. When information becomes available, it will be posted on the
USMasters Swimming web site and we will let you know via the update.
OPEN WATER SWIMWEAR
Open Water swimwear for both Men and Women, shall not cover the neck,
extend past the shoulder, nor shall extend below the ankle. All Open
Water swimsuits shall comply with the FINA Criteria for Materials and
Approval Procedures. Until June 2010, the 2009 models can be used in
order to protect the athlete from sunburn, jellyfish etc. Again the
Rules committee will issue a determination of how this will apply to
US Masters Swimming.
PLACES TO SWIM
US Masters Swimming has a Places to Swim spot on their web site:
It would be very helpful if each club checked its name, address and
swim times that are posted against actual. If there are any
corrections to be made, please fill out the form provided on the web
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