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.
August 17, 2018 - 2018-19 JO and FW Time Standards Set
The new short course time standards are now posted. These time standards cover the Dec. 2018 and March 2019 Junior Olympics and the April 2019 Far Westerns. Click for full details.
August 15, 2018 - Congratulations to Nicole Stiles of CROW!
Pacific Swimming would like to congratulate Nicole Stiles of the Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks on being named to the 2018 National Open Water Select Camp to be held August 23-26 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Click for more details and the article link.
August 6, 2018 - Congratulations Jr. Pan Pacific Team Members
Pacific Swimming would like to congratulate Zoie Hartman, 17, of the Crow Canyon Sharks for being selected to the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, set for Aug. 23-27 in Fiji. Congratulations also to coach Allison Beebe of Santa Clara Swim Club for being named head women's coach of this team. Click for more details and the link to the article.
July 31, 2018 - Pacific Swimming's Clark Kent Apuada Beats Michael Phelps Record
10 year old Clark Kent Apuada (MCAT) beat Michael Phelps' 100 Fly Far Western record time from 1995. Click here for more details and the links to the CNN and Huffington Post reports.
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.
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 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 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.
March 2, 2018 - "A" Medals Offered at a Discount
Pacific has purchased "A" medals in bulk and is passing the savings on to its member teams. We are selling the medals for $0.75 each plus shipping and handling. Click for more details.
February 27, 2018 - About Bill S. 534, the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017
On February 14, 2018, Senate bill S. 534 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 – was signed into law and became effective immediately. Click for the full article.