[PacMasterUpdate] The Update PacMasters 29 November 2010
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Tue Nov 30 09:47:56 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 this mission.
2nd Annual DAM Brute Squad Postal
To offer a 26-year DAM tradition to our fellow 'Masters' swimmers The Brute Squad Postal Swim the 3 most beloved, short course events in 90 minutes - 200 Fly, 400 IM, 1650 Free in their entirety in any 25-yard pool you choose (sometimes referred to as the 300 Fly, 100 Back 100 Breast 1750 Free). Event results are sent in electronically or by mail so you can compare yourself to other swimmers completing the same 3 events. The cumulative times submitted determine the order of finish. If two or more swimmers report the same cumulative time, a tie will be declared.
Reno Winners Meet - This Saturday
The 17th Annual Reno Winners meet will be held in the Northwest Pool in Reno, Nevada, Saturday 4 December 2010. The meet starts at 12:30 pm. Deck entries will not be accepted after 11:30 the day of the meet.
SWIMSTUTE PRESENTS KATE ZIEGLER
The Swimstitute of Sacramento presents a distance freestyle swimming clinic with the current 1500 meter world records holder and 2008 Olympian Kate Ziegler on Saturday 22 January 2011. The focus will be on distance fereestyle swimming. Great for mile swimmers, open water swimmers and triathletes who want to learn from the best in the world. Registration is limited to 40. $75.00 ($90 after 23 December)
Sports Basement (Presidio San Francisco) Special Night for Masters (2 December 6 to 8 pm only)
At the Sports Basement Presidio, San Francisco on December 6th- 6 to 8 pm - there is a special for PacMasters swimmers. You can save 20% on your purchases. Now is the time to buy your swim suit or goggles. There will also be a place to meet other masters swimmers at the store and enjoy a little beer or wine - All Masters are are welcome but to be sure there are enough snacks, please let me know if you plan to attend.
mailto:updater00 at pacificmasters.org
US MASTERS SWIMMING ON THE ROAD
Laura Hamel, editor of Swimmer, visited PacMasters in October. She took many videos and the results are on the US Masters nook on YouTube. See some of your favorite swimmers and coaches:
DAVIS AQUATIC MASTERS ON YOUTUBE
US Masters Swimming has a little cubby hole on Youtube that has videos on Masters Swimming. The latest edition has Stu and Mary Kahn of Davis Aquatic Masters talking about the Davis Aquatic Masters, (the largest USMS non-regional club) and their coaching philosphy
They join Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters as Pacific Master teams in the Masters section
Not to forget the Manatee Relay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbjlcgFDykw&feature=related
The November / December PacMasters newsletter is out and available on-line. Thank you to Joanne Berven and the rest of the staff for putting in the time to get the newsletter out. It has the upcoming meet's meet sheets.
USMS memberships expire on December 31. However, if you renew or register between November 1 and December 31, your membership will be valid for the following year as well. Thank you to the over 2,100 PacMasters members who have already registered.
We are excited to share that this year, for the first time ever, USMS sponsors are offering exclusive incentives to members who renew or register before December 31, 2010. Members who renew before December 31, 2010 will receive an e-mail with personalized discount codes, totaling more than $30 in savings, from these sponsors:
Barracuda: 10% off your total purchase, blueseventy: $15 off purchase of $30 or more, FINIS: $10 off total purchase, Fitness Nutrition: 20% off total purchase, Hammer Nutrition: $5 off total purchase, SwimOutlet: 10% discount on Sporti and ClubSwim products, TriSwim: 30% off total purchase, TYR: 20% off total purchase.
Thanks to the over 2,100 athletes who have already registered. You can register online at:
or you can download the registration form:
.If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Ridout mailto:registrar at pacificmasters.org .
Our Registrar has sent out the 2011 Pacific Masters Club registration to the club's representative. The following 99 clubs have re-registered 49ER, AAM, AHMS, AHSM, ALMA, AQUM, BAC, BAM, BAY, BMSP, BRCM, BRS, CARS, CHIC, CLOV, CMAM, CRUZ, CSSR, CUDA, CVM, DAC, DAM, DC, ECYM, EDHS, EEE, FDM, FGM, FGST, FOG, HTUB, HYM, LAM, LAMV, LNM, LODI, LOM, LVAM, LVTC, MAAC, MAM, MELO, MMS, MMSW, MPM, MPSC, MSC, MSMA, MTRC, MVM, NBA, NCAL, NVM, OAK, OAKD, OAM, PCAM, PPP, PRES, PVMA, RAMS, RHMS, RINC, RPM, SAC, SCAM, SCSC, SERC, SFRP, SHMS, SJAM, SMMM, SMST, SNM, SOLO, SPAS, SRAT, SRM, SST, STAN, SVAM, TAM, TCAM, TEME, TMSC, TOC, TSUN, TTAM, TTST, TUTE, TVM, UCPA, UNAT, USF, VACA, WAMS, WCM, WEST, WOOD, YCMS
. Thank you for reregistering - it is so very helpful.
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.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Please remember the father of Marcia Benjamin, who recently passed away after a long illness. Marcia has been our scheduling chair for many years.
UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS - HOME AND EMAIL - can be done on-line
You can update your profile (home address and email address) by logging on to:
when you do this your information is immediately updated. We have a couple data bases and it is important that we have your correct email address. If you changed your address, the next Swim Magazine will be sent to your new address.
CHANGES IN CLUB INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE
There have been a bunch of changes made to the PacMasters website. The Places to Swim page now has the club names and pool addresses of clubs that have registered or 2011, filled out the survey and replied that the club accepts drop ins.
Please check it and check the map to be sure the information is correct.
There is a club list of all the clubs that have registered for 2011. Also all the clubs that have indicated that they will accept drop in (and have a web site) are linked on the home page.
The club links on the left side of the home page have been update, please check to be sure that it links to the correct URL.
If your club is not listed and think that it should be, please email the webmaster at mailto:webmaster at pacificmasters.org .
To send news or articles or an item for Thoughts and Prayers
To send any news, articles, thoughts and prayers , please send the tiem to
mailto:updatenews at pacificmasters.org