[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update 17 October 2007
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Thu Oct 18 00:45:46 EDT 2007
IF YOU HAVE MOVED
If you have moved and want to still receive your copy of Swimmer
Magazine, please go to the Pacific Masters On-Line Change of Address
page. Fill it out and your address will be changed and you will
continue to receive USMS Swimmer Magazine.
PMS OFFICE CLOSED 11-22 OCTOBER
The PMS Office will be closed from Thursday, Oct. 11th through
Monday, Oct. 22nd.
Swimmers who have registered by Wed., Oct. 10th will receive a card
but those who applications are not received by then will have to wait
until Nov. 1st for a card. USMS will be changing over its current
registration system to a new web-based system from Oct. 15th until
Nov. 1st. After that, Nancy can enter new data and send out cards.
While Nancy is out of the office, consult our web site for answers to
your questions and for something urgent you can contact Bill Grohe
(wgrohe at aol.com, 415-681-2376) or Barry Fasbender
(BarryFasbender at comcast.net, 650-494-3128).
The USMS House of Delegates voted a $5.00/year dues increase for the
next year. These funds will be used for the professionalization of
PACIFIC MASTERS 2008 SCHEDULE
The 2008 Pacific Masters Schedule has been posted on the web site.
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.
Tuolumne County SCY MEET CANCELLED
The Tuolumne County Short Course Yards meet 28 October has been cancelled.
PACIFIC MASTERS SHORT COURSE METERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Pacific Masters Short Course Meter Championships will be held
19-21 October at the Clarke Swim Center, Heather Farms, Walnut Creek.
Distance events are Friday.
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
Pacific Masters is sponsoring a nutrition seminar for Masters
Swimmers. Dr. Clyde Wilson, PhD in
Chemistry and consultant for Stanford Athletic Department, will speak
to interested PMS Swimmers at The Olympic Club [address] on
Saturday, November 10 from 1-3 pm. Parking in the neighborhood,
including Sutter/Stockton garage, is limited, so please come early.
He will focus on nutrition and swimming, and achieving optimal
workout and race performance through better nutrition. See his
website at http://thehealthmonster.com for more information. Please
come with questions, feel free to submit them beforehand to
leianne.crittenden at oracle.com.
Leianne Crittenden was one of the subjects of an article in the
LATImes Fitness Section. Leianne , the new Oceania Zone Repe and
member of the Championships Committee and Kerry O'Brien, coach of
Walnut Creek, talk about the aging athlete. The article can be found
BTW it has a print date of 15 October.
Congratulations to Leianne and Kerry.
2008 FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2008 FINA World Masters Championships are about six months away.
The early bird accommodations specials are selling fast. There are
some great deals at a variety of hotels apartments and resorts. You
would get Free Airport Transfer, Free Daily Event Transport and a
Free Discount Vouch Book.
You can also register online:
Time to start making those reservations!!!
USMS will have coaching available at the Championships (see end of Update).
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USMS COACHING SUPPORT AT 2008 WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
USMS Coaching Support at the 2008 World Masters Championships
Program Purpose & Goals
The purpose of this program is to provide USMS swimmers with the best
possible coaching support as they strive for excellence at the World
Championships in Australia, 2008. We know that many of you do not have
coaches or whose coaches will not be traveling with them to Perth-we're here
The coaching staff will be available before and during the meet to provide
these services to USMS swimmers at the meet:
? Schedule and hold a pre-meet meeting for USMS swimmers on the day before
? Designate an USMS "team area" & hang the USMS banner. Please sit with us.
? Offer guidance & splits during warm-up to those who desire it.
? Offer pre-race guidance & post-race comments throughout the meet to those
who desire it.
? Assist videotaping if possible.
? Offer encouragement as needed.
? Serve as advocate for USMS swimmers regarding protests & administrative
? Arrange for team picture(s).
? Perform other coaching tasks as needed.
We welcome all USMS swimmers and coaches present in Perth to join us at the
meet, in the spirit of fellowship that is United States Masters Swimming!
The USMS Coaches Committee has named four Masters Coaches to assist USMS
swimmers planning to compete at this spring's FINA World Masters Swimming
Championships in Perth, Australia April 15-25, 2008.
Mark Moore, Mission Viejo Masters - coachmark at mastersmvnswim.org
Michael Collins, Irvine Novaquatics - mcollins at multisportsOC.com
Tiffany Forbes, Boulder Aquatic Masters - tafswim at comcast.net
John Grzeszczak - Florida Gold Coast Masters - swimjohnswim at bellsouth.net
If you are planning to swim in Perth, please contact Coach Mark Moore by
e-mail at coachmark at mastersmvnswim.org
If possible, indicate the events and days that you will swim, so that the
coaching staff can plan their daily coverage.
The coaching staff is working on Regional Training Camps and USA Masters
logo apparel for swimmers attending the meet.
More information and details will be posted on the USMS web site in the near
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org