[PacMasterUpdate] The Update PacMasters 18 October 2010

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. Tue Oct 19 01:12:38 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.

PACMASTERS Short Course Meter Championships -
The results of the 2010 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships are posted.
Congratulations to Jim Clemmons who broke two Nationals records - the 800 Free and 400 Free. Thanks to Chris Stewart, Debbie Santos, John King, Kerry O'Brien and the Walnut Creek Masters for organizing the competition.
Nevada Fall Classic - New Swim
The first Nevada Fall Classic will be held in the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, Nevada on Sunday, October 24, 2010. The starting time has been pushed back 30 minutes to 12:30.

Scott Williams (swilliamssgtrock at yahoo.com) and the San Mateo Master Marlins are hosting a freestyle clinic on Oct. 23, 2010, 9-11 am at their facility (the San Mateo Athletic Club) on the campus of college of San Mateo. Cost is $25 for members - $35 for non-members. All are welcome. More clinics will be held in Nov. (breaststoke), Dec.(backstroke), and Jan.(butterfly!)

The address is:
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
Building 5
San Mateo, CA. 94402

The Olympic Club presnets a special clinic with Olympic Gold Medalist and Beijing hero Lason Lezak. Saturday, at the Olympic Club, 524 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 San Francisco. $50. Contact Laureen Welting <mailto:LWelting at olyclub.com>

The preliminary final results of the Open Water Points Competition are posted:
They are not final until approved by the Open Water Committee Chair. If find any errors, there is an email address at the end of the form for corrections. Thanks to Marcia Benjamin and Bob Upshaw for all the work in producing the Open Water Points. The last day for changes is 31 October, after that date, the results are FINAL.

PacMasters Schedule
The 2011 Pacific Masters Schedule is posted on the web site.Currently there are 11 pool meets, 6 open water meets and 2 postals. The Executive Committee is looking to put more meets on the schedule.

Reregistration rates
Below are clubs that had more than 50 members in 2009 and their reregistion rate for those clubs is great that 75%. Congratulations to all these clubs.

SMMM 85%
MAM 85%
TAM 85%
DC 83%
SERC 82%
WCM 82%
OAM 81%
TOC 80%
PCAM 78%
TVM 78%
SCAM 77%
SRM 76%
DAM 76%
TSUN 76%
SNM 75%
TCAM 75%
STAN 75%

On Saturday September 25, 2010 Swim Across America held it's 5th annual San Francisco Bay 1.5 mile Bay Swim. It was a record breaking event in every way. Over 150 swimmers, many of whom are members of Pacific Masters Swimming, raised over $300,000 to fight childhood cancer (donations will be accepted through December 1st. http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/Page.aspx?pid=560 ) The beneficiaries are Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. It was an incredible swim; while most swimmers swam the 1.5 mile course from mid-span of the Golden Gate Bridge to Crissy Field some swimmers swam did a 1/2 mile course. The water was the calmest it had been in years and the air was warm. It was an absolutely perfect day! Please join the SAA next year as a swimmer, volunteer, kayaker or donor as we continue to make waves to fight cancer!

Our Registrar has sent out the 2011 Pacific Masters Club registration to the club representative. The following clubs have re-registered: 49ER, AHSM, BAY, BMSP, BRS, CARS, CRUZ, CVM, DAM, DC, EEE, FGST, FOG, H2OL, LAMV, LODI, LVTC, MAAC, MAM, MELO, MMSW, MPM, MVM, NCAL, OAK, OAM, PPP, RAMS, RINC, SAC, SCSC, SCUS, SMMM, SMST, SNM, SST, TCAM, TEME, TOC, TUTE, UCPA, USF, VACA, WAMS, and WEST. Thank you for reregistering - it is so very helpful.

Swimmer registration starts 1 November, and it will be very helpful if all the clubs are registered so that swimmers can register with their club. If you have a any questions, please contact Nancy Ridout mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org .

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.