The Pacific Masters 2012 Long Course Championships were this last weekend. The meet was held in the very fast College of San Mateo 50 Meter pool and the event was hosted by the San Mateo Marlins. With over 600 swimmers competing it was the second largest long course meet this year.
For those who do the backstroke, it is funny that if you glide in the turn you can be DQ'ed. What I did notice that the swimmers are not "attacking" the backstroke turn, but slowing down before making the turn.
It was good to see Regina Brittingham swimming for Walnut Creek at the meet. She is a cancer survivor.
Also at the meet was John Coughlin of the San Mateo Masters. John was timing at the meet. He survived a horrific accident at the Maui Channel Swim last year. John was smiling and having a good time at the meet. We all should have his outlook on life.
The monthly Pacific Masters meeting is tomorrow evening (August 15) . It is a conference call, that starts at 7PM. If you are interested in participating and all members are encourage to participate, please contact Nancy Ridout for the phone number and the pass code. Nancy's phone number is 415 892 0771.
I received information about an event in September: "On September 8, 2012 - in an effort to raise awareness about the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT - Sarasota resident and a Florida Masters swimmer will be swimming four crossings under the Golden Gate Bridge doing a mile of each of the four strokes." (all the information we have now).
Enjoy the summer.
Fun, Fitness & Competition