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.
April 16, 2021 - 2022 CA/NV Sectionals Bid Packet Available
2022 CA/NV Sectional Championship Meets are available for bid. Deadline to apply is by Tuesday, June 1st at 11:59 P.M. The meets up for bid are: 2022 Spring Sectionals – March 3-6, 2022, 2022 Summer Sectionals – July 21-24 and 2022 Winter Sectionals - November 17-20 The CA/NV Sectional Committee will have a Site Selection Conference Call on Thursday, June 10th at 10:30 am and you must plan to be on that call to present your bid. Click for full details and the bid standards.
April 14, 2021 - 2021 Speedo Sectionals April 22-25 in St. George, UT Meet Now Open to All WZ LSC Teams & Athletes
In order to offer our Nevada teams and 18+ swimmers the opportunity for competition, the WZ Sectional scheduled to be held in St George, UT, on April 22-25 has been reopened until April 18th 11:59 pm. 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 under the age of 18 that travel in defiance of local public health rules and guidelines. Click for more details and how NV teams and 18+ swimmers may enter this meet.
April 8, 2021 - Time Standards Files for Hy-Tek Now Available for 2021-2024 USA Swimming Motivational Times
The Hy-Tek Time Standards files for the 2021-2024 USA Swimming Motivational Times are now available for download. Click here for the files.
April 1, 2021 - 2021-2022 Pacific Swimming Meets
The 2021-22 Pacific Swimming Meet Schedule has been set. Click for more details.
March 23, 2021 - Congratulations TRIV on Becoming a Safe Sport Recognized Club
Pacific Swimming currently has 45 clubs that have been certified as Safe Sport Recognized Clubs - 2nd LSC in the Nation! We would like to recognize Tri Valley Aquatics on achieving Safe Sport Recognized Club status! The Safe Sport Recognized Club Program (“SSRP”) allows a USA Swimming member club to publicly demonstrate its unwavering commitment to creating an abuse-free, safe, healthy and positive environment for all its members through the implementation of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy, Anti-Bullying measures, Safe Sport Best Practices and Athlete Protection Training. Click for more details on how your club can become a Safe Sport Recognized Club.
March 22, 2021 - Statement from Pacific Swimming's Athlete Committee Regarding Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate Crimes
Pacific Swimming's Athlete Committee would like to address fellow athletes and members of the Pacific Swimming Community to take a firm stance against hate crimes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.Click for the full statement.
March 17, 2021 - LSC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair Proposed Legislation
Click for information regarding the upcoming DEI legislation that will be brought before the House of Delegates at this year's convention in September.
March 12, 2021 - USA Swimming LCM 18 & Under Spring Cup - April 29-May 2, 2021
USA Swimming will be hosting the TYR 18 & Under LCM Spring Cup, April 29 - May 2, 2021, at four sites across the US. Pacific Swimming athletes will attend the one in Irvine, CA at the Woollett Aquatic Center. Swimmers may enter the 18-Under Spring Cup through USA Swimming’s Online Meet Entry (OME) system at (usaswimming.org/ome) beginning Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:00 am Mountain Time. Time standards are Winter Jr. cuts. Entry will open to Futures qualifiers after two weeks if the meet is not full at that time. Click for more details, the meet sheet and the time standards.
February 28, 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 4/14/21)
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 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 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.