[PacMasterUpdate] The Update PacMasters Winter Solstice
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Thu Dec 23 00:45:05 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.
Happy New Year
On behalf of Nancy Ridout, PacMasters registrar, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. May you enjoy great success throughout the year.
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 almost4,000 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 almost 4,000 athletes who have already registered. You can register online at:
or you can download the registration form:
You can check on registration by going to
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 110 clubs have re-registered 49ER, AAM, ACAC, AHMS, AHSM, ALMA, AQUM, BAC, BAM, BAY, BMSP, BRCM, BRS, CARS, CHIC, CLOV, CMAM, CRUZ, CSSR, CUDA, CVM, DAC, DAM, DC, DEC, ECAM, ECYM, EDHS, EEE, FDM, FGM, FGST, FOG, GG, HMSC, HTUB, HYM, LAM, LAMV, LNM, LODI, LOM, LVAM, LVTC, MAAC, MAM, MBAY, MELO, MHSA, MMS, MMSW, MPM, MPSC, MSC, MSMA, MTRC, MVM, NBA, NCAL, NVM, OAK, OAKD, OAM, PCAM, PPP, PRES, PVMA, RAD, RAMS, RCP, 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, WINE, WOOD, YCMS
. Thank you for reregistering - it is so very helpful.
The leading club registrations are:
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.
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 freestyle 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)
The January - February Newsletter is now available. It has the current meet sheets and schedule for the beginning of 2011. Thanks to Joanne Berven for producing it.
Pacific Masters is committed to supporting and training our masters coaches. For the 2010 Coach's Clinic, PacMasters offered sponsorship to coaches from registered masters teams in Pacific Masters zone to cover the basic registration cost ($99 to $114). We will offer that same sponsorship for this 2011 clinic. Coaches will pay the registration up front, submit a reimbursement form (to include proof of registration payment and proof of attendance) and will then be reimbursed for the basic registration.
To learn more about the clinic, please go to the NorCal Swim Shop's website at: http://www.swimshop.com/. From here you can sign up online or obtain more information about the clinic. At the NorCal site, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic. There you will find a downloadable PDF with specific clinic information and a registration form.
USMS SWIMMING SAVES LIVES FUND
The USMS Swimming Saves Lives Fund, established in 2010, focuses its resources on the vital lifesaving and lifetime benefits of swimming. In addition to drowning prevention, swimming has a positive impact on health conditions like obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which afflict millions of people in the U.S. The Swimming Saves Lives Fund provides grants to programs that support the lifelong benefits of swimming.
For more information go to the US Masters Swimming web site that discusses the programs that we support. Among them are IU Counsilman Center, Exercise is Medicine (with the American College of Sports Medicine), SwimFest (to help educate our coaches) and Arizona State (a study focused on our swim stroke as we age) as well as others.
Jon Steiner Memorial Mile
The Tamalpias Aquatic Masters agains is organizing the Jon Steiner Memorilal Mile. The mile (either the 1650 Yards or 1500 Meters) can be swum any time from 17 December to 28 February. You must have a 2011 US Masters Swimming membership to be eligible to participate.
The TOC 1500
The Olympic Club is again organizing the TOC 1500. The 1500 is swum at the very fast Olympic Club pool. This meet is preseeded and you are encouraged to enter on-line.
FOG CITY QUADRATHON
The FOG City Quadrathon will be held at the Herbst Natatorium on the St Ignatius College Prep Campus in San Francisco. The Quadrathon is the 500 YD, 100 YD, 200 YD and 50 YD events. It will be held on Sunday 23 January.
USF Valentines Day Meet
The 20th Annual USF Valentines Day meet will be held Saturday 12 February 2011. Swimmers are encourage to pre-enter the meet.
GO THE DISTANCE
Over 250 PacMasters Swimmers participated in the US Masters Swimming Go the Distance. They have racked up over 50,000 miles with ten days left in the year. Congratulations to the 42 Manatee swimmers who led Pacific Masters in the program. Congratulations to all the swimmers who swam. The Go the Distance is a great way to keep track of your milage during the year. Time to start planning for 2011.
SWIM THE HOUR POSTAL AT STRAWBERRY CANYON
The Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters team is hosting USMS Postal Swims on campus in January 2011.
· January 9th & 30th (Sundays)
· Spieker Aquatics Complex
· 10:30-11:30 am & 11:50 am-12:50 pm
Please use the information below to secure your spot in the pool as each swim is limited to 18 swimmers:
· Registration available from 12/23-1/9 & from 1/2-1/30.
· Facility Access Fee is $10.00
· ALL swimmers must bring their receipt to gain access to the event. They will be able to escort NON
· SWIMMERS (i.e. lap counters) into the facility at that time.
· ALL swimmers are required to provide their own assistant for counting laps/timing.
· ALL swimmers will be responsible for sending their own results and registration fee directly to USMS.
· For details, rules, and info on registering for the USMS 1 hour postal swim, please follow the link below:
Questions? Contact Danski Perez at danskiperez at berkeley.edu .
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 .
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