[PacMasterUpdate] The Update 18 August 2008

Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends. pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org
Mon Aug 18 23:58:33 EDT 2008


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.

RESULTS
The results of the Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim have been posted.
Thanks to Rick Gould for getting the results quickly out.
http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/results.shtml

UPCOMING :

PACIFIC MASTERS MONTHLY MEETING
The Pacific Masters monthly meeting will be a teleconference on
Wednesday 20 August. We will talk about the upcoming USMS Convention
and the Championships for next year. All are invited to participate.
Each club is encourage to have a representative. For the call in
number contact Nancy Ridout 415 872 0771

MODESTO SHORT COURSE METERS MEET
The Second Annual Modesto Area Aquatic Club Short Course Meters meet
will be held Saturday 23 August 2008 at the Modesto Junior College
Aquatic Complex.
http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/08maacscm.pdf

Whiskeytown 1 and 2 Mile 7 September
http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/08WhiskeytownOw.pdf
Near Redding California.

Alan Lie Memorial SCM 14 September
Mountain View California
http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/08mvmscm.pdf


SPORTS BASEMENT
Sports Basement has offered all Pacific Masters Swimmers a 10%
discount off their merchandise - suits, goggles and everything else.
To get the 10% off you must show your Pacific Masters Card at the
register as proof that you are a member. There are four locations in
the Bay area.
http://www.sportsbasement.com/


MEET RESULTS DATA BASE
USMS Has a new meet results data base, where swimmers can go on line
to see how they have done in individual events. The database covers
about four years worth of data and does not have all Pacific Masters
swims in it, but it does have many of them. Go see how you have been
doing:
http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/resultstrack.php

NATIONALS
Congratulations to all who attended the 2008 USMS Long Course
National Championships. It was a lot of fun. There were many records
broken including
Suzanne Heim-Bowen 1500m World
George Wendt 1500m National
Laura Val 200 Fr World
Ann Hirsch 50 Br National
Robert Strand 50 Br World
Rich Burns 200 Ba National
Gary Marshall 100 Br National
Robert Strand 100 Br World
Ruth Shapps 50 Fl National
Paul Carter 50 Fl World
Laura Val 200 IM World
Ruth Shaps 100 Fr National
Rich Burns 50 Ba National
Paul Carter 200 Fl National
Bonnie Bilich 100 Ba World
Laura Val 100 Ba World
Rich Burns 100 BA World
Robert Strand 200 Br World
Richard Todd 200 Br National
Laura Val 50 Fr World
Margery Meyer 50 Fr National
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Tamalpias Aquatic Maqsters 240 200 Medley World
Tri Valley 200 Free World
Olympic Club Men 200 Free World
Great Swimming!!!

USMS OFFICE - SEND SWIM CAP
USMS has oppened an office in Charlotte, NC where the Executive
Director and his assistant are working. Each club is invited to send
one of their swim caps. The caps will be put on the wall.
United States Masters Swimming
Charlotte Headquarters
500 East Morehead St, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202


Rule Book Cover Contest
It's time to send your submission for the 2009 USMS Rule Book Cover
Contest. Camera-ready designs should be 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2
inches high. Electronic artwork should be larger, to scale, with 300
DPI resolution, and CMYK color separation. Submissions must use the
phrases "United States Masters Swimming" and "2009 Rule Book" in the
design as well as the USMS logo (including trademark
sign). Send finished designs to USMS Rule Book Coordinator
Susan Ehringer at susanehr at usms dot org. All submissions become
the property of USMS; we will ask each contestant to sign a release.
Submittals are due by September 15, 2008.

2009 CALENDAR
Marcia Benjamin has sent out a request form for all clubs who wish to
have a pool meet or open water meet. If your club wished to have a
sanctioned meet, please contact Marcia an application to get on the
calendar.

A CHANCE FOR YOUR CLUB TO HAVE A SWIM CLINIC FEATURING DARA TORRES
"As part of their sponsorship of Swimming, Toyota is working with
United States Masters Swimming to conduct a number of clinics
featuring Dara Torres! As many of you know Dara will be competing for
an unprecedented 5th Olympic team at the Olympic Trials in Omaha this
July. What you may not know is Toyota is a proud sponsor of USA
Swimming and of Dara. Because of this partnership, Toyota has
offered to sponsor a number of Masters Clinics led by Dara. Toyota
will be selecting the host clubs based upon the number of requests on
their web site.

I strongly encourage you to spread the word and get your teammates to
go to the web site below and take advantage of this unique
opportunity to spend time with one of the world's greatest female
athletes.

Click on the Toyota/Dara Torres link below and let Toyota hear from
you and your club. The club that generates the most requests may be
getting a visit from one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers in
history! Don't miss this opportunity!

http://www.toyotaswimming.com/mastersswimming/

ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you have not registered for Pacific Masters, you can register on
line. It is quick and easy and you can do it in the privacy of your
home. To compete you must be a current member of United States
Masters Swimming, if you go to a meet to register and compete, you
will just stand in line longer. By registering now you will get the
USMS Swimmer and all the benefits of being a member, besides
belonging to a group that has great people.
http://www.pacificmasters.org/admin/onlineRegistration.shtml

5K and 10K Long Distance Postal National Championships
The 5 K and 10 K Postal is swum between 15 May and 15 September.
This is a great way to swim a national championships at a local pool.
You must swim the event in a 50 meter pool. Further information is
http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats08/5k10kentry.pdf

PACIFIC MASTERS 2008 SCHEDULE
The 2008 Pacific Masters Schedule has been posted on the web site.
http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/schd.html
Currently 35 events are planned for the next year. Included in the
schedule are short course yards, long course meters, short course
meters and open water.

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