[PacMasterUpdate] Update November 7, 2002
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Fri Nov 8 00:56:04 EST 2002
PACIFIC MASTERS ONE DAY MEETING- CLUB SUPPORT
November 23, Pacific Masters will have a meeting to look at where
Pacific Masters is and where Pacific Masters is going. Interested
swimmers are invited to attend. Meeting will be from 9am to 3pm with
lunch provided. If you would like to attend, please contact Nancy
Ridout registrar at pacificmasters.org
10 am-12 noon Group 1 - Marketing your club.
Group 2 - Stroke & coaches Mentor Clinics in your area.
Group 3 - Participation in the PacMastersSwimming program and the
role of PacMastersSwimming in club support.
Noon-1 pm Lunch - provided by PacMasters Swimming
1 pm-3 pm Focus Groups of interest to your club and Wrap-up:
All or a selection will be held depending upon the interest of the
participants. PMS specialists in these areas will be present.
1) Webmasters & Newsletter Editors (share ideas, software and
2) Coaches (liability, required certifications, workouts
3) Club Administration (insurance, growth, registration,
4) Hosting pool meets, open water events, clinics.
Join us Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Marin Academy, Cottage & Mission, San Rafael.
Time - 9:30 am until 3 pm.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Workout (optional) with TAM - 7:30-9 am.
Parking available in lots or on street (if the parking is full).
More information on the Pacific Masters web site:
RENO WINNERS MEET
The Reno Winners Meet will be Saturday December 7th in Reno. This
will be the first short course yards meet of the season and the last
pool meet of the year. If you are planning to go, remember it is a
small meet, so back to back events are not encouraged.
The 2003 annual meeting of Pacific Masters Swimming will be
Wednesday, November 20, 2003. All members are encouraged to attend.
It is a pot luck, but if you have never attended, just bring yourself.
JANUARY COACHES CLINIC
NorCal Swim will be sponsoring its annual January 3,4,5 in Napa,
California. Dave Salo is the featured speaker. Olympian Jim
Montgomery, the USMS 2002 Coach of the Year, will also be a featured
speaker. Pacific Masters will give Masters coaches a "scholarship" of
50% of the registration fee if you early enter (Contact Brian Stack -
stackb at aol.com) You can get information about the clinic from NorCal
Swim at 800-725 SWIM.
All coaches are encourage to attend the clinic. It is a great way to
meet other coaches, to find out the newest trends in coaching and
have a good time. Brian would like to have a coaches round table
As information becomes available it will be included in the Update.
SHORT COURSE METERS - SOUTHERN PACIFIC MASTERS
SPMA had to move their annual short course meters championship from
Long Beach to Las Vegas. Their championships will be December 13-15
at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas natatorium. It will be a good
chance to swim those good times before everyone ages up on January 1.
For those who want to swim the distance events you must enter early
to be assured of being able to swim.
Pacific Masters AFFILIATE - LANDS END
Lands End is a maker of fine sports apparel for the active person.
Click on the link to Lands' End from the Pacific Masters web site
Lands' End will rebate some of the money of your purchase to Pacific
Be sure to do some of your Christmas shopping there.
ANNUAL PACIFIC OFFICIALS CLINIC
Pacific Swimming will be having their "Pacific Officials Clinic" on
January 4, 2003 in Alameda.The format will be: morning will be
running a mock meet. They will be going over the Colorado System,
Time adjustments, swim meet programs and general information on Meet
The afternoon will start with a Stroke and Turn session for
re-certification and answer & question
sessions. They will then do the Referee/Starter re-certification as
we have done in the past.Please let Gerry Ng (fish_ng at hotmail.com)
know if you are interested in working the Clinic.
LARRY TAGGESELL IN SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Larry Taggesell of the Manatees (and formerly of Santa Clara Masters)
had a very serious motorcycle accident last month on his way to a
morning swim workout. The initial reports were extremely grim and we
hear his great physical conditioning helped him pull through.
Larry's status has improved and he has recently been transferred to
Alta Bates Medical Center, 2450 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705. He
still has a long, challenging period of recovery and rehabilitation
ahead. Cards and/or visitors are welcome.
CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE
There has been a few changes to the schedule (the schedule should be
viewed as tentative). Fog City added the Quadrathon on February 2nd;
SCAM moved their spring invitational from March 29th to March 22nd
and Mountain View Masters is adding a short course meters meet on
It is the end of the year and it will soon be time to register for
2003. Nancy Ridout, registrar, sent out club registration information
to all the clubs. Clubs are asked register soon, as the club has to
be registered before Nancy can a register a swimmer with that club.
November is time to reregister for 2003. It is important that your
club reregister. A person cannot be register to a club until that
club has registered. This is the first year that a permanent number
is used, so it will not be the same type number.
Please be sure to write in your current
have a good week ! ! !
michael w. moore
michael at pacificmasters.org