Every year Pacific Swimming puts together teams for All-Star meets. Each team has varying levels of requirements and restrictions for eligibility. More complete information regarding each of these meets, including applications, will be posted when it is available.
Pacific Coast All-Star Meet
Each January, Pacific Swimming takes up to 32 swimmers to the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet to compete against teams from Oregon, Pacific Northwest, and Southern California. To be eligible, a swimmer must be between the ages of 11-14 and a current member of Pacific Swimming.
The 2020 Pacific Coast All-Star meet will be hosted by Oregon Swimming and takes place in Hillsboro, OR, on January 4-5, 2020. 32 swimmers will be selected to compete (age groups 11-12, and 13-14). The team will travel from the Bay Area to Oregon on Friday afternoon, January 3rd and return on Sunday, January 5th in the evening.
Congratulations to those selected for the 2020 team!
Pacific Swimming Zone Challenge
Each March, all five zones (1N, 1S, 2, 3, 4) select up 64 swimmers, ages 14 & under, to compete in the PC Zone Challenge Meet. This year's meet will be held March 1, 2020, in Santa Clara, CA. To be eligible to participate in this meet a swimmer cannot have competed in either Western Zones, North American Challenge Cup, or Pacific Coast All-Stars. Applications are due in January. Please contact your Zone for more information.
Western Zone All-Star Meet
Pacific Swimming takes up to 72 swimmers to the Western Zone All-Star Meet to compete against teams from Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Generally held in early August, Pacific Swimming athletes ages 14 & under who have met the meet time standards, and have not competed in an individual event at Junior or Senior Nationals, are eligible to apply.
The Western Zone Leadership team met with the General Chairs of the WZ LSC's on Friday, April 17, 2020, to review the current COVID-19 situational impact on Western Zone Events. Much discusssion was made about the current state of the pandemic and on what is in the best interest of Western Zone Athletes and Teams. Knowing that it still may be a period of time before we are back in the water in any capacity, we looked at competitive events and arrived at the conclusion that it would be in the best interest of all involved to postpone our 2020 WZ Championship meets until 2021.