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20 July  2013

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Last weekend was the Pacific Masters Long Course Championships. In the team competition, it was one of the closest results as USF was ahead of host San Mateo, with under a 100 point lead going into the final day, before extending its lead on the last day.


Multiple World records were broken [see below], our swimmers had fun. Thanks to the San Mateo Masters for organizing the event.



For swimmers who are moving or need to change your Pacific Masters profile, USMS has a web page so it can be done on-line. It is very easy to update your email address, home address or phone.It is very easy to update.



As part of our PacMasters Extra, Tito Morales has written a fine article about Glenda Carroll, who was our PacMasters Open water chair for many year.




Fun Fitness and Competition


Michael W Moore 

PacMasters Monthly Meeting 
The July Pacific Masters monthly meeting will be held this Wednesday, 24 July 2013 at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. All members are invited to attend, all clubs are asked to send a representative. 
The August Meeting will be NOT be a conference call, but will also be a face to face meeting.
A Pacific Masters Extra 
Glenda Carroll 
On September 1, 2003, Glenda Carroll, a veteran open water swimmer and
Glenda Carroll
Glenda Carroll
member of TAM, participated in her first Waikiki Roughwater Swim. That turned out to be the infamous year when adverse conditions resulted in the rescue of 361 competitors. Just one-third of the 900 swimmers who started the race were able to complete it and Glenda, with an equal amount of skill, creativity, patience and guile, was among them. 
That morning, after battling the relentless current for some 45 minutes and realizing that she wasn't making any progress, Glenda decided to call it a day and started swimming back to shore. But when she noticed that the current lessened the closer she drew to the beach, she decided to simply start zig-zagging her way through all the surf breaks that dotted the 2.4 mile course until . . . [ more
Upcoming Open Water Meets 
The open water meets are currently posted on the PacMasters Schedule Page. Currently sanctioned open water Pacific Masters meets are:
  Santa Cruz Rough Water 3 August
  Cruz Cruise 4 August
  Donner Lake Open Water Swim 17 August
  Manatee 2x1 Relay Swim 21 September
Results of Meets 
The results of the 2013 Pacific Masters Swimming Long Course Meters Championships have been posted. Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed. 
Also contratulations to USF who edged out host San Mateo for the large team high point award. Walnut Creek edged out Menlo Masters for medium team and Santa Rosa beat out Tamalpias for combined team score small teams. 
World records were broken by Rich Burns (50 Back, 100 Fly, 100 Back), Laura Val (200 back, 400 Free, 200 IM), Garry Marshall (200 Br), USF 100-119 400M Relay, USF 320-359 400 M Relay.
Del Valle Open Water
Results of all the Del Valle Open Water Events have been posted. Thanks to Bill McCracken and the TriValley Masters for organizing the events. 
Upcoming Open Water Clinic 
OPEN WATER Ultimate Swim Clinic Saturday July 27, Rolling Hills Club, Novato. 
DATE: July 27
TIME: 8:00am-11:00am
FEE: $50 
sponsored by the Rolling Hills Mud Sharks and the Rolling Hills Club,  Novato.


Training for an open water swim? Whether it be a triathlon, charity event, lake, bay or ocean swim, NOW is the time to improve your open water skills! Learn the latest open water swim techniques with tips for EVERY LEVEL of swimmer.
* Lecture with Video presentations
* Drills, Demonstrations
* Personal Instruction in the pool through small group rotations
* Live Videotaping & Review
* Open discussion with Q&A

...with SCOTT WILLIAMS and Laureen Welting 
2013 Masters Swimming Hall of Fame 
The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) announced its class of inductees for 2013.  The group of eight outstanding individuals will be inducted at the annual ceremony to be held Friday evening, September 13th, at the Hyatt Regency, Orange County, in Garden Grove (Anaheim), California, in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports Convention. 
Included are Judie Oliver (Swimming - Canada), Jenny Whiteley (Swimming - Australia), Edward Cazalet (Swimming - Pacific Masters - USA), Hiromu Yoshimoto (Swimming - Japan); Felix Grassman (Diving - USA); Holly Kyle (Synchro - USA); Mike Haley (Water Polo - USA); Ted Haartz (Contributor - USA)
Ed Cazalet was a Pacific Masters swimmer. He was a member of Los Altos Hills, Stanford and Tamalpias Masters. He broke eight long course and ten short course meters World records. 
Ted Haartz has been with Masters swimming since the beginning of Masters swimming. He has set 16 world records, 12 of them in the breaststroke, 3 in the IM and one in free style. He is currently on the USMS Board of Directors as a Past President of USMS.
Synchronized swimmer Holly Kyle swims with Santa Rosa's Redwood Empire Synchro and Mike Haley is from Stockton, California. He was the Water Polo Coach for UOP for a number of years. Congratulations to all.
2014 Pacific Masters Schedule 
Pacific Masters Championships are chosen by bid by the PacMasters Committee. If your club is interested in hosting a 2014 championship meet (short course yards, long course meters, ,short course meters or open water), please contact John Morales (scheduling chair) at for information about the biding process as soon as possible.
Pacific Masters Swimming bids for the following year's championship meets should be received by 10 August to be voted on at the August committee meeting. 
PacMasters Office Administrator 
Application Process 
PacMasters is looking for an office administrator who will support Pacific Masters carry out our duites providing service to our members and clubs. There is a job description available and there is description of the applicaiton process. After an interested candidate has read both documents and has questions, please feel free to contact the chairman at
Coach Needed
Rinconada Master

Rinconada Masters Swim Team, located in Palo Alto, CA, has an opening for a part time swim coach for their Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning workouts from 7 to 8:30am. Please contact Carol MacPherson if you are interested: 650-799-9847, or email:  

Articles from the USMS website
Yoga for Swimmer

by Emily Silver
Swimmers know: It's important to be in the water at least once a day to keep your feel for the water and your stroke. Outside of the water, it's equally important to get in some dynamic dryland workouts for strength and flexibility. 


During my swimming career at Cal, coach Teri McKeever had us try a number of different cross-training exercises. Our workouts varied from normal weight lifting and hip-hop dance classes to Pilates, spinning on a bike, yoga, and running stadium stairs. We tried just about anything and everything. [ more ]


New to Butterfly Focus on the Second Kick 

by Heather Howland

Butterfly is all about rhythm and good technique. Many swimmers struggle with developing and timing a strong second kick, which is important for a faster and more efficient butterfly. One drill to help develop a second kick starts with simply floating on your stomach, your elbows bent at 90 degrees. From this floating position, complete a single dolphin kick and finish the fly arm stroke. Using a snorkel is helpful with this drill... [ more ]

Invisible Training 

by Chris Ritter

Have you ever stopped to think about when improvement occurs in your training cycle? You may have never thought about this, but you should. Is it right after a hard workout? Is it 12 or 24 hours after a workout?


For most people, the benefits of the work done need time to transpire, and once the body has adapted, you start to see performance improvements.


Some coaches even refer to this recovery period as "invisible training," less obvious than the actual workout, but vitally important... [ more ]