POOL OF POSSIBILITIES; ACHIEVEMENT FOR LIFE
Pacific Swimming, the third largest of USA Swimming's 59 regional associations, is made up of 120 swim clubs and more than 16,000 swimmers. While our membership is centered in California's San Francisco Bay Area, our territory also includes the coastal counties of Northern California from Monterey to the Oregon border, the Stockton-Modesto area of California's Central Valley, and the Reno-Carson City-Lake Tahoe area on the California-Nevada border.
February 25, 2021 - CA/NV Sectionals March 11-14 in St. George, Utah
In order to offer our Nevada teams and adults the opportunity for competition, the CA/NV Sectional scheduled to be held in St George, UT, on Mar 11-14 will be held as scheduled. Pacific Swimming reminds teams located in CA, that as of February 25, the travel ban on youths travelling outside CA to participate in youth sports is still in effect. USA-Swimming has informed Pacific Swimming that CA clubs that travel out of state in defiance of their local public health rules and guidelines will likely not be covered by USA-Swimming insurance. Pacific Swimming strongly discourages CA clubs from attending this meet and will not provide any support for teams or athletes that travel in defiance of local public health rules and guidelines. Click for more details and how NV teams may enter this meet.
February 20, 2021 - New Travel Forms Are Now Available
Travel Support Forms are now posted for Open Water Nationals, Olympic Trials Wave I, and Olympic Trials Wave II. Click for the link.
February 19, 2021 - 2021-2022 Pacific Swimming Meets
The 2021-22 Pacific Swimming Meet Schedule has been set. All locations TBD. Click for more details.
February 18, 2021 - Announcing the New Athlete PenPal Program
The PenPal Program is a way to connect athletes all over Pacific Swimming. Monthly emails are sent out with prompts corresponding with the monthly theme. It is essentially an online friend that you can write to as often as you’d like. The first one starts on March 1st. Click to see more details and to sign up.
February 18, 2021 - 2021 USA Swimming Rulebook Now Available in PDF Format
Starting in 2021, USA Swimming will no longer send out a hardcopy version of the rulebook to officials. However, the digital USA Swimming rulebook is available online for anyone to access. In addition to being viewable online in real time, the 2021 USA Swimming rulebook can also be downloaded to all devices and is available print at any time. To easily locate topics of interest, the PDF search function will allow searches by specific words or phrases. In addition, the 2021 USA Swimming Rules and Regulations outline is linked so you can quickly access specific content categories. Click here to view this year's official rulebook.
February 15, 2021 - Posting of a Team's Time Trial, Intrasquad, or Dual Meet Results
For times from a sanctioned time trial, intrasquad, or dual meet to be added to the SWIMS and posted on the website, procedures are different than for a C/B/A+ meet or Senior Meet. Click for full details.
February 12, 2021 - Coach Certifications Extended Further to July 1, 2021, But Are Not Automatic
USA Swimming will be further extending required CPR/AED and STSC certification requirements for non-athlete coach members from March 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021, with some stipulations. Whereas previous extensions were automatic, this extension will require documentation to be sent to LSC registrars before the extensions will be granted. Click for full details.
February 8, 2021 - Officiating Opportunities at Sectional Meets
Currently there are 3 Sectional Meets in the West that are being planned - Phoenix, AZ #1 (March 19-22), Phoenix, AZ #2 (March 25-28) and St. George, UT (April 22-25). Officials must apply if they would like to work these meets. Click for links to apply.
February 1, 2021 - Mental Health - Anxiety in Athletics During COVID-19 and Beyond
The Mental Health Taskforce of Pacific Swimming's Athlete Representatives has put together a presentation for both athletes and adults on Anxiety in Athletics. Please click for the links to watch and for other mental health resources.
January 31, 2021 - 100 Day Mask Challenge by Pacific Swimming Athlete Reps
The Pacific Swimming Athlete Reps are encouraging you to participate in a 100 Day Mask Challenge. Click to see their statement.
January 30, 2021 - Officials Clinic Presentations
If you were unable to join us for our 2021 Officials Clinic, please click for PDFs of the Power Point presentations presented at the clinic. Recordings of the Zoom presentations will also be available after processing time.
January 26, 2021 - New U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming Format
USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, in partnership with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the Omaha Sports Commission today announced a revised plan and schedule for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. The Olympic Trials will be divided into two competitions, with Wave I on June 4-7, 2021, and Wave II on June 13-20, 2021. Wave II will continue to serve as the sole qualifier for pool swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021. Click for full details and the time standards.
January 6, 2021 - Pacific Swimming Announces the Passing of Lois Race
It is with deep sadness that Pacific Swimming announces the passing of Lois Race, a long-time official and board member of Pacific Swimming.
January 4, 2021 - PC Swimmers' College Commitments (Class of 2021)
Congratulations to the swimmers in the Class of 2021 who will be signing their NLI and/or have received their admission letters from the college they will be swimming at. Click for the full list. (Updated 2/25/21)
December 18, 2020 - Message to Our Membership from the General Chair - 12/18/20
Update on developments related to the recently effective revised Health Orders in the Bay Area.