[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, September 7th, 2003
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Mon Sep 8 01:26:56 EDT 2003
FIVE WORLD RECORDS SET A NEW SHORT COURSE METERS MEET
Five World records were set at the Mountain View Masters Short Course
Meters meet September 9th at the Eagle Pool. It was a great day for
swimming at the pool. The weather was warm and the pool was fast.
Suzanne Heim Bowen set new world records in the 400 and 800 Meter
Freestyle. Suzanne broke the Laura Vals five year old 400 meter
standard on her way to breaking Danielle Ogier six year old mark.
Swimming a 9:35.19 she broke the old mark by 21 seconds. In the past
month Suzanne has broken seven world records in her freshman year in
the 45-49 age group.
Laura Val broke her own 800 meter standard by swimming a 9:50.53 in
the morning. Then came back to swim a 1:12.50 in the 100 meter
Individual medley. Laura broke Danielle Ogiers standard she set last
year. Laura and Danielle Ogier have been breaking each other standard
in the Individually Medley.
In the last race of the meet, Tod Spieker broke the 400 Meter
Individual Medley record. By swimming a 5:13.29, Tod took 15 seconds
off the old 55-59 world record (5:28.51).
In that heat Tod Spieker (55-59) and Jim Clemmons (50-54) were seeded
in ajoining lanes. In the fly leg, Jim was ahead by two body lengths.
Tod, a world record holder in the backstroke, swam faster in that leg
to surge ahead of Jim by a body length. Jim, the better breaststroke,
was able to out pace Tod so that by the end of the breaststroke they
were in a dead head. Both Tod and Jim are distance freestylers so
the race depended on who would win the freestyle leg. Both took off
quickly. Sunday was Tod's day as he was able to surge ahead in the
second 25 of the 100 meter leg. Tod finished two body lengths ahead
of Jim to break the 55-59 standard.
FOLSOM LAKE OPEN WATER SWIM
The Folsom Lake Open Water Swim put on the Rocklin Aquatic Masters
will be September 20th. There will be the one mile and two mile swim.
Both of those swims will earn points for the Open Water Point
Part of the Folsom Open Water Swim is a novice 500 yard swim. This is
a great chance for those who have never had the pleasure of being in
an open water swim to swim out in the lake. There are no open water
point awarded for the 500 yard open water swim and swimmers who enter
the 500 yard swim will not be allowed to enter the 1 mile and 2 mile
SAN MATEO PENTATHLON
The San Mateo Marlin Masters will be Sunday, September 28th. The
pre-entry deadline is September 22 with race day entries accepted.
PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE METERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2003 Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Championships will be
held at the new Menlo Atherton High School Pool. The meet is being
run by Rinconada Masters.
The meet is being held on three days, over two weekends. The 1500
free will be September 27th and the other events will be on the
weekend of October 4th and 5th. For swimmers who want to swim the
1500, the 1500 is considered one of the seven events that you can
swim at the meet. There is no 800 meter freestyle at this meet.
For teams that might consider entering a relay to get at top ten
time, the short course meter relays are usually considered the
softest of the three seasons.
Entries are due postmarked by September 15th and /or received by
September 22, 2003.
RESULTS DONNER LAKE
The Donner Lake Open Water Swim results have been delayed. There was
a problem of mixing the wet suit swimmers with the other swimmers.
Just as soon as the results are received, they will be posted.
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
The September October Newsletter is now posted on the web site. The
newsletter covers the upcoming meets. It has an article about the
coach of the year; there is also an article in it from Coach Doug
Huestis on "Why Swimming?"
The annual US Master Swimming convention is this week in San Diego.
There will be over 20 Pacific Masters swimmers traveling there to
represent the LMSC.
The Pacific Masters office will be closed next week from Monday
September 11 through Sunday, September 17th. If you need any help
please call next week.
United States Masters Swimming is run almost exclusively by
volunteers. Much of the work of the corporation is at convention
where the delegates decide on the rules and legislation of Masters
swimming and plan for future.
Representatives of Pacific Masters include
Joan Alexander, Walnuet Creek
Joanne Berven, TriValley Masters
Cokie Lepinski, Rolling Hills Mud Sharks
Michael Moore, Fog City Masters
Scott Williams, The Olympic Club
Rich Burns, Tamalpias Aquatic Masters
Alan Cartwright, Loch Nest Swimmers
Jon Steiner, Tamalpias Aquatic Masters
Cindy Baxter, Rinconada Masters
Barbara Thomas, Loch Nest Swimmers
Cindy Clements, Tamalpias Aquatic Masters
Paul Wrangell, Santa Cruz Masters
George and Tillie Cunningham , Santa Cruz Masters
Barry Fasbener , Stanford Masters
Rick Meier-Windes, Tsunami
Cris Meier-Windes, Tsunami
Richard and Joan Smith
Bill Grohe , USF Masters
Doug Huestis, BMW
PACIFIC MASTERS OPEN HOUSE
All clubs are invited to participate in an Open House at your pool on
Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Schedule a
special training session, have a team party or just have bagels &
juice available for visitors. PMS will give you promotional
materials like banners and posters to publicize the event. Coaches
and club members agree to be at the pool during the Open House hours
to showcase your Masters program. The goal of the Open House is to
advertise that your Masters team is there, hopefully having fun,
throughout the winter months.
Contact Bill Grohe at (415) 681-2376 or
<mailto:WGrohe at aol.com>WGrohe at aol.com if your club is interested in
participating. Let him know if PMS can help with your event
(arranging a loan from the PMS library of training videos or
arranging a mentor coach for the day, for example). We'll publish a
list of participating clubs on the PMS website at
<http://www.pacificmasters.org>www.pacificmasters.org closer to the
date of the event.
Have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at PacificMasters.org