[PacMasterUpdate] Pacific Masters Update Hanukkah
Update on Pacific Masters Swimming sent to members and friends.
Wed Dec 5 01:07:05 EST 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.
To all who celebrate the festival of lights, Pacific Masters wishes
you a Happy Hanukkah.
Reno Winners Meet
The results of the Reno Winner Meet held last Saturday have been
posted . Thanks to Gwen Shonkwiler and all of the members of Sierra
Nevada Masters for putting on the last Pacific Masters meet of the
SOUTHERN PACIFIC MASTERS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
The Southern Pacific Short Course Meters Regional Championships Meet
was held in Long Beach last weekend. Congratulations to Laura Val who
set new World Records in the 50 Fly, 100 Fly 100 Back, 50 Fr, 100 Fr,
and100 IM. Bob Strand set new World Records in the 50 Breast and 100
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.
USMS Swimmer Info Incorrect
In the USMS Swimmer there is a quote "Since a wristwatch can be used
as a pacing device it is illegal to wear one while racing"- That
information is INCORRECT!!!!
Bruce Stratton, Chair of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations
Committee, issued the following interpretation regarding swimmers
wearing watches during competition, "Watches are not necessarily
pacing devices and each case must be decided on its own merits."
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRAINING CAMPS
A training camp program is offered to Masters Swimmers and coaches
who will be attending the XII FINA World Championships in Perth. Pool
time will be dedicated to conditioning and technique improvement.
This program is designed for dedicated Masters Swimmers who are
committed to advancing their performances and skills.
Swimmers will train in 50m pools and attend one to two workouts a day
training and getting to know fellow swimmers and coaches.
Further information can be found at
NOMINEES FOR THE 2007 MICHELOB ULTRA GEEZER JOCK OF THE YEAR
The goal of the 2007 Michelob Ultra GeezerJock of the Year award
program is simple: To celebrate the best 40-and-over athletes in the
world. Here you'll find nominees for the 2007 Michelob Ultra
GeezerJock of the Year awards. PacMasters Swimmers Laura Val of
Tamalpias and Robert Strand of the Olympic Club have been nominated
for the 2007 Geezer Jock award. More information and voting can be
You may wish to vote for them.
INFORMATION FOR THE OLDER ATHLETE
Sports Geezer is the website for the older athlete. There is plenty
of information about the mature athlete and information about
training for swimming as well as other sports. It says is it has
Health, fitness and lifestyle tips for men and women over 40 who
still like to play hard:
The most recent articles it has are: Finally: Yoga for the Upper
body; Three and half Reasons to play computer games; How long can you
stay firt with no exercise and Pedometer Wearers walk more, lose more
From Sports Geezer:
AQUATIC CERTIFICATION COURSES
The Courtside Club in Los Gatos will be offering six Aquatic
Certification Courses in association with the American Red Cross.
Courses include Lifeguard certification, Basic Water Rescue and
Coaches Safety. For more information contact Renate Olaisen at
aquatics at courtsideclub dot com.
CHECK OFF CHALLENGE
The objective of this event is to challenge yourself by making a
check list and swimming each of 18 swimming events found in pool
competition. The participating swimmer will get a T-shirt in advance,
which will list the 18 swimming events on the back. These events will
include: 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 or 500 free, 800 or 1000
free, 1500 or 1650 free, half-mile open water, one-mile open water,
50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50
fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 IM, 200 IM, 400 IM. As you swim the
events, simply check them off on the back of the T-shirt using an
indelible marker. You can swim them during practice, during a swim
meet, during an organized open water event, or during an organized
open water training session -- any time, any place, at your own pace!
The Federal Way Masters of Federal Way, Washington, are hosting this
Pacific Masters members can now register for the 2008 year. The
registration for is on the first page of the November - December
newsletter. The cost for 2008 is $40.00 - a $5.00 increase that will
be going to the national USMS organization.
Almost all the clubs have re-registered. Nancy has sent out invoices
to most Pacific Masters members. You might have already sent sent in
your money and still received an invoice - they are two different
systems (we are working on a new registration system for 2008). For
those who have sent in their 2009 registration, 2009 cards will start
to be sent out the end of this week (after Thanksgiving).
The Pacific Masters Committee hopes that you will register early. By
registering early, you will continue to USMS Swimmer, your club will
continue to be covered by USMS secondary insurance (if all the
swimmers are USMS members), you receive borrowing privileges from
Pacific Masters Video library and there is a central Pacific Masters
office to answer your questions:
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