On the strength of the "Team 200" campaigne, Walnut Creek Masters claimed the Pacific Masters Short Course Championships in the large team division. 147 members competed in the meet,combined with those who tirelessly volunteered to help run the meet that atracted some 850 competitors from over 50 teams, brought us very close to our 200 goal. It was a two-horse race from the beginning, with WCM at 147 swimmers and USF with 155 making up 36% of the entered swimmers. The final Top Ten Team tallies went as folloew:

1st WALNUT CREEK MASTERS 3,644 (1st place Large Div.)

2nd University of San Fransisco   3,074 (2nd place Large Div.)

3rd Davis Aquatic Masters           1,089.5 (1st place Medium Div.)

4th Manatee Masters                      980.5 (2nd lace Medium Div.)

5th Tri-Valley Masters                     754   (3rd place Medium Div.)

6th San Mateo Marlins                     660

7th Menlo Masters                           476  (1st place Small Div.)

8th The Olympic Club                      465  (2nd lace Small Div.)

9th Tamalpias Masters                     339  (3rd place Small Div.)

10th Rolling Hills Mud Sharks            304.5

AGE GROUP HIGH POINT WINNERS for WCm were Alison Zamanian(35-39); Roque Santos(35-39); Ann Hirsch(70-74); Stan Morner(70-74); and Bill Johnston(85-59)

The Walnut Creek relay team of Chris Horner, Brian Hoffman, Andy Brown, and Rich Elder set a National Record in the 25+ 400 Freestyle Relay. with a time of 3:13.