Seven Oregon swimmers made the trek to Novato, CA, about an hour north of San Francisco to participate in the Pacific Masters LCM Championship meet. They were treated to a brand new facility that opened in February 2022. Everyone agreed the pool was top notch and it has been a while since a pool has been constructed with diving platforms.
Arlene Delmage, Janet Gettling, David Hathaway, Beth Martell, Christine Mcclafferty, Michael Power, and Joy Ward represented Oregon in this meet. Everyone had fast swims and two of them resulted in records:
Joy Ward (Women 80 – 84) set an Oregon and Zone record in the 400 LCM IM with a time of 9:38.03.
David Hathaway (Men 60 – 64) set an Oregon record in the 200 LCM IM with a time of 2:48.66.
Christine Mcclaferty scored the most points of any female in the meet but we are waiting to hear if an out-of-state swimmer can have the high point award.
Over 300 swimmers entered this meet and it was great to see familiar faces again after such a long break. For me personally, I have not been in a LCM pool since 2019! The meet warm-ups started at 7:00 a.m. both days and the first race was at 8:00 a.m. The meet concluded by 2:30 on both days which gave participants time to rest or explore the surrounding area.