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.
July 16, 2018 - Board of Directors Meeting This Wednesday
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Courtyard San Ramon located at 18090 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. All members of Pacific Swimming and USA Swimming are welcome to attend. Board meetings start at 7:30 PM and generally end at 9 PM.
July 11, 2018 - National Evaluations for Officials Taking Place at the Upcoming Far Western Championships Meet (July 26-29) in Moraga
National Evaluations for Officials will be taking place at the upcoming Far Western Championships Meet (July 26-29) in Moraga. Click for more information.
June 14, 2018 - No Change in Membership Fees for 2018-19 Season
Pacific Swimming membership fees for the September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 season will remain the same. Click for more details.
June 8, 2018 - 2018 Western Zone All-Star Team Announced
Congratulations to the swimmers that will represent Pacific Swimming at the 2018 Western Zone Championships in Roseville, CA, August 8-11, 2018. Click for full details.
May 30, 2018 - Scholastic All America Applications Now Available
Online applications are being accepted for the Scholastic All America Team, which is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the 2017-18 school year and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2018. For more details, click here.
May 14, 2018 - Sr. Time Standards Overview Updated
USA Swimming has revised the time standards for the December 2018 Winter Junior Nationals Meet. Please click for the revised Times Standards Overviews, in SCY and LCM.
May 9, 2018 - Officials Needed For CA-NV Sectionals at Santa Clarita on July 19-23, 2018
This meet will be OQM sanctioned meet. This is a great meet to apply for a National Certification or apply to renew an existing National Certification. Click for more details and the application.
May 8, 2018 - GoFundMe Page Set Up for Coach Brian Holm
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the medical expenses of Brian Holm, former swim coach of the Pleasanton Seahawks and the Reno Aquatic Club. Brian was in a very serious skiing accident where the impact broke his back in two places. Click for more details and how you might be able to help.
May 2, 2018 - IMPORTANT: New Requirement for Coaches and Officials
California has modified existing school concussion law to apply the requirements to youth sports organizations in which athletes participate, including swimming. Click for more details.
May 1, 2018 - NEW Backstroke Start Certifications Effective May 1, 2018
At the 2015 USAS Convention, the USA Swimming House of Delegates adopted safety guidelines for teaching and performing backstroke racing starts. In 2018, the Operational Risk Committee’s recommendations for Backstroke Start Teaching Protocol and Certification were adopted. The recommendations took care to keep this process as streamlined as possible for coaches. This new certification is now combined with the Forward Start Certification adopted in 2009. The new requirement (Backstroke Start certification) is to be effective on May 1, 2018. Click for full details
April 20, 2018 - Summer Far Westerns Hotel Information
For summer Far Western Championships, Orinda Aquatics has secured some hotel room blocks at the following hotels: 1. Residence Inn, Pleasant Hill, CA; 2. Holiday Inn Express, Walnut Creek, CA; 3. Hyatt House, Pleasant Hill, CA Click for more details of booking at these hotels
April 10, 2018 - 2nd Round of Bidding for 2018-19 Season Complete
The 2nd Round of Bidding for the 2018-19 season has now been completed. Click for the entire list of meets awarded in Rounds 1 and 2.
March 24, 2018 - PC Swimmers' College Commitments (Class of 2018)
Congratulations to the swimmers in the Class of 2018 who have committed to swim at their college or university next fall. (Updated 6/25/18)
March 10, 2018 - Stockton Swim Club Athletes to Swim in Tokyo, Japan Meet
An invitation from Tokyo, Japan was extended to 25 athletes, aged 7-17, from Stockton Swim Club to participate at the “March Age Group Championship Swim Meet” this weekend, March 10-11, 2018. Fundraising efforts, including a grant from Pacific Swimming Diversity and Inclusion helped send these swimmers on this trip. Click for the full press release and more details.
March 5, 2018 - New Travel Support Forms Posted
Travel Support Forms are now posted for Spring Sectionals, Open Water Nationals, Summer Sectionals, Summer Nationals, Summer Jr. Nationals and Pro Swim Series. Click for the link.