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 19, 2019 - N2 & N3 Stroke and Turn Officials' Evaluation Taking Place at the Upcoming Far Western Championships Meet
N2 or N3 Stroke & Turn Officials' evaluations are available at the Upcoming Far Western Championships Meet, July 25-28th, in Moraga. For a N3 evaluation to be valid, it must be done over four sessions in the same position. N2 evaluations must be done over three sessions in the position. Recertification evaluations must be done over two sessions; however, the official must work at least four sessions at the meet for advancement/recertification evaluation(s) to be valid. Click for more details and the application for evaluation.
July 17, 2019 - Athlete Protection Training Needed for Far Westerns for 18+ Year Old Swimmers!
All 18+ year-old athletes will need to complete this training course before they are able to swim in a meet including the upcoming Far Westerns (July 25th), Nationals (July 31st), Futures (Aug 1st), and Jr. Nationals (Aug. 6th). The meet directors will flag any 18+ athletes that have not completed the online course and they will not be able to receive their Deck Credentials and they will not be allowed to check in and swim in the meet. Click for more details.
July 15, 2019 - July 2019 Far Westerns Information
Click for the link for all the latest Far Western Championships meet information, photo and merchandise pre-ordering, psych sheets, and timing assignments.
July 10, 2019 - Nationals and Jr. Nationals is Coming to Palo Alto
The USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championship & the Speedo Junior National Championships are around the corner! Both meets will be hosted by Alto Swim Club and will be held at the Avery Aquatic Center on the Stanford University Campus. Nationals will be held on July 31-August 4 and Junior Nationals from August 6-10. Click for ticket information and volunteer opportunities.
July 1, 2019 - Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics Coming to the Bay Area July 31st - August 4th
2019 Summer Elite Performance Racing Academy is coming to San Mateo, CA (July 31-August 4). This Performance Racing Academy consists of five individual clinic sessions over five days to improve THE BROAD SPECTRUM of competitive swim racing. The curriculum for this Academy will mirror the event schedule at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Palo Alto, CA. Click for more details.
June 10, 2019 - 2019 Western Zone All-Star Team Announced
Congratulations to the swimmers that will represent Pacific Swimming at the 2019 Western Zone Championships in Gresham, OR, August 7-10, 2019. Click for full details. (Revised 7/15/19)
June 4, 2019 - 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2019. For more details, click here.
May 22, 2019 - New Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
All USA Swimming clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. There are additional steps that our 18+ year old athletes must complete by the deadline before they are able to swim in a meet. Click for the full policy and other education materials.
May 21, 2019 - Congratulations 2019-2021 Board of Directors
Elections were held at the May 19, 2019 House of Delegates Meeting. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for serving our LSC!
May 16, 2019 - Santa Cruz Small Teams Invitational - October 19 & 20
Calling all small teams - Santa Cruz Swimming is hosting an invite meet just for you! Teams are welcome to come join for a glorious October weekend filled with great team-oriented competition as well as a load of beach fun. October weather in Santa Cruz is fantastic and it’s a perfect time for a great team-oriented event. Click for the meet invitation and details on how to sign your team.
May 1, 2019 - 2019-2020 Pacific Swimming Meets
Most of Pacific Swimming's major meets for the 2019-20 swim year have been awarded. Any club interested in hosting the meets still open should contact Annie Stein at email@example.com Click for more details.
April 30, 2019 - Looking for Officials for Both Western Zone Championship Meets
The Western Zone has a funding program for officials who work all but one session of either of these meets - WZ Senior July 30-Aug. 3 in Clovis, CA, or WZ Age Group Aug. 7-10 in Gresham, OR. Officials' funding to these meets is to promote quality officiating throughout the Zone and to identify officials who are ready to advance and work assigned positions at these meets. Each of these Meets will be an Officials Qualifying Meet and evaluations for all positions are possible. Click for more details on how to sign up.
April 6, 2019 - New July 2019 Sectional Cuts Posted
There has been an update to the CA/NV Sectional cut times which affect the meet to be held July 18-21, 2019, in Santa Clarita, CA. Click for the link to the entire Sr. Times Overview.
February 22, 2019 - Opportunities for Pacific Swimming Members to Engage at Summer Nationals and Junior Nationals 2019
Alto Swim Club is extending a special invitation to all members of the Pacific Swimming community to share in the fun and excitement of both the Phillips 66 National Championships and Speedo Junior National Championships being held at Stanford University in the summer of 2019. Click for full details.
February 1, 2019 - Daily GoSwim Video Available to All Coaches
Pacific Swimming is pleased to offer a daily GoSwim coach education video to all of our coaches. These will be appear in your inbox each morning. See the attached document for more information.