[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update, September16th, 2003
pacmasterupdate-admin at PacificMasters.org
Wed Sep 17 01:00:59 EDT 2003
United States Masters Swimming had its annual convention in San Diego
last week. Masters is primarily run by volunteers and it is at
convention that much of the work for the corporation is done.
The House of Delegates voted to submit a bid to FINA for the 2006
FINA Masters World Championships. Masters would like to hold the
championships at Stanford University in August of 2006. (Organizing
committee being formed very soon). If FINA accepts the bid then there
will be no USMS Long Course Championships in 2006.
The 2005 Long Course Championships will be held at Mission Viejo,
California. Short Course Yards will be decided later.
There was a major re-write of Part Four of the USMS Rule Book.
(Athletes hearing, and appeals).
COACHES COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR '04 CLINIC
The Pacific Masters Coaches Committee announces the annual Pacific
Coaches Clinic Masters Coaches Scholarship program. The Annual
Pacific Coaches Clinic will be held at the Napa Marriott Hotel, on
the Friday Jan 2, Saturday Jan 3, and Sunday Jan 4, 2004. The
Pacific Masters Coaches Committee will produce a Masters Coaching
Track on Saturday afternoon. The PMS Coaches will also offer a
scholarship for one half the registration fee to any Masters Coach
working with a registered PMS Team. Send your request for
scholarships to Pacific masters Coaches Co Chair Brian
Stack(brianstack at sbcglobal.net). Look for clinic schedule updates on
the PMS e-mail updates.
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.
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.
Fog City Masters, located in San Francisco is looking for a coach to
coach the morning workouts. (5:30 am). This would be for two or three
times a week. If interested contact Diane Davis, Aquatic Director
(415 731 2522) or ddavis at siprep.org
Have a good week
michael w. moore
michael at PacificMasters.org