[PacMasterUpdate] The Update PacMasters 19 September 2010

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Mon Sep 20 00:36:55 EDT 2010

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 this mission.

New distance for this year! Sierra Marlins is hosting a 5K and 1 mile swim. The swims will be held in Folsom Lake at Beals Point. The water will be in the 70's if not 80's. Every pre-entry receives a tee shirt. Check http://www.sierramarlins.net/Home.jsp?team=smst for more information.

7th Annual Alan Liu Memorial SCM Meet 26 September -
The 7th Annual Alan Lie Memorial SCM Meet will be Sunday 26th September. Online entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM PDT Thursday, September 23.
Special awards in memory of Coach Alan Liu for the winners of the 400 IMs, and to those who complete the Alan Liu Animal Pentathlon--400 IM, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 Back and 400 Free. Award recipients for the Alan Liu Animal Pentathlon are not required to win their events.
for more information.

To register go to https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1291&smid=2498

At the upcoming Alan B. Liu meet on Sept. 26, MVM has typically made a donation to the Jill Mason Fund in support of Jill Mason, former MVM swimmer. As many of
you know, she and Alan were hit by a drunk driver while riding their bikes on Easter morning in 2004. Jill's life will never be the same as she was permanently paralyzed, and our on-going support of her is very important.
www.jillmason.com For the 2nd year in a row, we have a FUN way to support her: by sponsoring each event at our meet.

In exchange for your (minimum) donation of $25 to the "Jill Mason Fund," your sponsorship will be announced during the meet. For example, "Up next is the women's 400IM, sponsored by Coach Laura, in heat one..."

We are asking for sponsors for each event from our MVM teammates and other teams for all 32 events. Individuals, groups of lanemates, be creative!

Sponsorship checks made out to the "Jill Mason Fund" can be brought to the pool or mailed through September 23. If you would like more information or to request sponsorship of a particular event, please email Coach Laura (schulaura65 at yahoo.com)

37th Annual Sacramento Sprint Pentathlon 3 October
The Sacramento Masters 37th Annual Sprint Short Course Meters Pentathlon will be at the Schaal Aquatic Center on the UC Davis campus on Sunday, 3 October 2010. Preentry deadline is 29 September 2010. The meet starts at noon.

at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1266&smid=2507

and you can deck enter the meet.

Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships 8-10 October Note entry deadline
The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held 8-10 October at the Clarke Swim Center, Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. The on-line deadline is 29 September - You can enter the meet at:


and there are no deck entries. This is one of Pacific's premiere meets, the weather is usually warm, the pool is very deep and Walnut Creek does a great job organizing it.


US Masters Swimming Convention
The US Masters Swimming annual convention was held in Dallas, Texas this past week. Pacific Masters members were awarded

Dorothy Donnelly Award
As a volunteer-driven organization, USMS is forever grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who give their time, talent, and expertise to help all phases of our programs. Among those volunteers are some whose service stands out in its scope and its impact on the program and the US Masters Swimmers members who have benefited from their efforts on the local, regional, and national level. The Dot Donnelly Award honors these volunteers. PacMasters receipiants this year include:

Glenda Carroll
Glenda's contributions to Pacific Open Water Swimming have been outstanding! She has created an open water web site, initiated OW 101 - a clinic for beginning or potential open water swimmers, that was so successful it's been copied by many other groups in 2010, has come back with OW 201 in 2010, brought in new OW ideas and formats, enhanced the OW experience by streamlining the timing and results, initiated an upgrade to the Pacific Masters logo that would include OW in the representation, proposed and designed a branded finish arch, and has been extremely helpful in her responsibility to administer Pacific's extensive open water program and help event directors. Glenda is an outstanding and committed volunteer.

Caroline Lambert
Caroline is one of those unsung heroes who see a need and step in to fill it. She has previously served as Officials Chair and has continued to attend and be active in Pacific Masters administration. She volunteers as an official at meets even when she is also swimming. Her cheerful disposition and helpful nature have made her an asset to Pacific's program. Last year, she proposed that Pacific create a Facebook page, volunteered to construct it, and proceeded to develop a valuable tool. It's proved to be very popular and an alternative way of communicating with the aquatic community. Pacific gives a shout out to Caroline and her creativity!

Joel Wilson
Joel has been active for many years in Pacific. He's a coach who developed a large Masters program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has worked hard to help it grow, has run almost all Pacific's Long Course Championship Meets, has been a voice in the community for aquatic issues and concerns, and is himself an outstanding open water and long distance swimmer. Joel has provided Pacific with great leadership in meet operations, open water, and long distance swimming. He created the Cruz Cruise, originally a 5 mile cold ocean swim, that is now a 2 mile swim. It's people like Joel whose contributions have helped Masters swimming grow and prosper.

Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award
The U.S. Masters Swimming Coaches Committee initiated a new award in 2008 with the goal of recognizing coaches who are building our membership in communities throughout our country. Originally named the Grass Roots Coaching Award, it has been renamed to honor Coach Kerry O'Brien of Walnut Creek Masters, who embodies the passion, dedication, and heart that these coaches bring to the pool deck.Three Pacific Masters coaches were awarded the Kerry O'Brien coaching award.

Patty Scott Baier was honored for her work with Tuollomne County Aquatic Masters (TCAM). In a town of 8,000, her team of over 500 Masters swimmers is a coaching achievement that very few have matched. She is the head coach of the fourth largest coach club in US Masters.

Chris Campbell of Mountain View was honored for his work with Mountain View Masters Swim and Social Club. Chris was the PacMasters 2010 Coach of the Year. Coach Chris has coached Team MVM for over 13 years, three of those years as head coach. His tireless passion and dedication to the team has been the glue that has held Team MVM together throughout the years. Team MVM has been reenergized and flourished under Head Coach Chris’s leadership both in and out of the water. Last year, the club won the award for Best USMS Team Newsletter. Besides coaching the social club, he is the force behind the Alan Liu Memorial swim.

Mike Lynch, of Peninsula Covenant Aquatic Masters was honored for long term work with PCAM and his ability to work with his swimmers and keep his swimmers. His team has one of the highest reregistration rates in Pacific Masters

June Krauser Communication Award
Pacific Masters was the first group to be honored with the June Krauser Communication 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. The Pacific Masters Communications team included Joanne Berven - newsletter editor, Caroline Lambert - Facebook guru, Tracy Barbates, chief tweeter and Michael Moore - webmaster.

2012 National Championships
The US Masters Swimming Spring Championships (SCY) were awarded to Greensboro, North Carolina where it will be held in the currently being contructoed Greensboro Aquatic Center. 26 -29 April 2012 (tentative).

The US Masters Swimming Summer Championships (LCM) will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, July 5 - 8, 2012. The championships will be held in the same pool as the 2012 US Olympic Trials.

Nevada Fall Classic - New Swim
2010 Masters Nevada Fall Classic. The 2010 Masters Nevada Fall Classic to be held in the Carson Aquatic Facility on Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Cancelled Meets
Please note the 49 swim (16 October) and the Clovis Swim (6 November) which appear in the Newsletter have been cancelled and are no longer on the calendar.

Pacific Masters Pool Championships
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee chose the venues for the 2011 pool Championships. The Short Course Yards will be at Pleasanton, California, April 8-10. The Long Course Championships will be July 8-10, at Santa Cruz California and the Short Course Meters Championships will be October 14-16, Walnut Creek, California.

Do you Tweet? Pacific Masters does!
Twitter is a social media tool in which people communicate (tweet) in 140 characters or less. Twitter is free, however, to have full access, you must sign in with a username and password. Registered users may subscribe to other author tweets - known as following - and subscribers are known as followers. Twitter is another opportunity to reach out and interact with the swimming community, as well as encourage others into the sport. Twitter is, without a doubt, the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.

Our Twitter ID is @PacMastersSwim (http://twitter.com/PacMastersSwim)

Lose your Pacific Masters Card?
If you lost you Pacific Masters card and need a new one, you can go to:
where you can print out your PacMasters Card. Of course, you can contact our Registrar about getting a new card (mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org) to get a new card.

KENT LENCI 1967-2010
Kent Lenci, a standout water-polo player and fine swimmer, recently lost his battle with cancer. Kent swam with Peninsula Covenant Aquatic Masters. Kent was 42 years old, battled cancer for the last three years, and was a tremendous spirit and encourager to all he encountered. He was happiest when in the water, and recently completed a mile swim in the pool, which was a significant effort for him to do. He is survived by two children, Taylor and Trent, his parents Sal and Jan, and his brother Craig.
Many, many friends were in attendance at his Memorial Service and the Celebration of his Life.

2010 Swim Across America - 25 September
The Bay Swim is an SAA favorite - swimming under the Golden Gate Bridge is unbeatable and swimmers come from all over the country to participate. Expect to see recreational and competetive swimmers as well as a few Olympians. This years open water swim will take place September 25th, 2010 in the San Francisco Bay. Sign up for this fun 1.5 mile (or .5 mile) swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to Crissy Field Beach.Join them this 2010 in the Bay, or by starting a pool swim in the SF area.wim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming - related events.

Registration is open for the Tiburon Mile which will be held on 17 October. The swim is one nautical mile from Angel Island to the shores of downtown Tiburon. In addition to the race that weekend there will also be The Olympic Gold Medal Swim Clinic with Josh Davis, 2000 Olympic Team Captain, on Saturday, Oct. 16th from 9-11 am at the College of Marin pool. There will also be the Sprint Classic which will featureRyan Lochte, Cesar Cielo, Matt Grevers, Nathan Adrian, Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Garret Weber-Gale and Fred Bousquet who will compete for a $10,000 1st prize.

In the 10 year history of the event over $1,000,000 has been raised for charities including Hospice By The Bay, Special Olympics and the USA Swimming FoundationFor more information go to:

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