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 21, 2021 - Don't Forget to Enter the Virtual Summer Series by August 3rd!
Any time achieved by the athlete in a sanctioned meet held between June 18th and August 1st, 2021, is eligible for submission as an entry to this Virtual Summer Series Meet. Athletes may submit results from up to 7 events of their choosing from either Short Course Yards or Long Course Meters (or both) to participate in this Virtual Meet. Make sure you enter by August 3rd! Click for full details
July 15, 2021 - Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, 7:30 pm
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021, via Zoom. All members of Pacific Swimming and USA Swimming are welcome to attend. This July Board Meeting will start at 7:30 pm. Click for details on how you may join this call.
July 14, 2021 - PacSwim Awards Announcement
In 2021 we will not be having our usual PacSwim Awards. Instead, we want to hear your stories about how your club persevered, was inspired by, found hope or discovered something new during the past year. Tell us your stories and we’re going to award up to 10 clubs a minimum of $200 for the best stories shared. Make a video or presentation, at least one minute long, but under 4.5 minutes long and submit your entry to us before the end of August. Click for the link here:
July 6, 2021 - Congratulations to LAC's Abigail Herscu!
Livermore Aquacowboys' Abigail Herscu has been named to the USA Swimming International Junior team which will compete in World Cup events in Germany and Hungary, September 28th-October 10th. Congratulations Abigail!
July 2, 2021 - Message to Our Membership from the General Chair - 7/2/21
Update on developments related to revised Health Orders in the Bay Area.
June 18, 2021 - 2021 Western Zone Senior Championship Meet Announcement Now Available
The meet announcement for the 2021 Western Zone Senior Championship Meet to be held in Fresno, CA, July 27-31, 2021, is now available. Also available is the meet event file for individual team use. Entries open July 1, 2021 and close July 19, 2021. Click for full details.
June 15, 2021 - Congratulations SEA on Becoming a Safe Sport Recognized Club
Pacific Swimming currently has 46 clubs that have been certified as Safe Sport Recognized Clubs! We would like to recognize Seaside Aquatic Club 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.
June 10, 2021 - Membership Changes Approved by May House of Delegates
For the upcoming 2021-2022 season, new membership rates will be instituted effective September 1, 2021. This will be the first membership rate increase since 2014. Along with these changes will be the addition of our new pilot program for a non-coach non-athlete outreach membership. For full details, click here.
June 4, 2021 - June 2021 U.S. Paralympics Swimming VIRTUAL clinics
Do you have a para-swimmer in your program or know one in your area? Want to be a part of connecting para-swimmers to the U.S. Paralympics Swimming pipeline? Develop and grow your coaching skills on how to take what you already know from a standard bio mechanical stroke pattern and adapt it well for a para swimmer? These clinics on June 27th and 29th will provide a great opportunity to learn more about the sport and swimmers with disabilities. Click for more details.
June 1, 2021 - 2020-21 Scholastic All America Applications Now Open
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 in the 2020-21 school year and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. Deadline to apply is September 6, 2021. For more details, click here.
May 25, 2021 - Recording of May 23, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting
If you were unable to attend our House of Delegates meeting this past May 23, 2021, you may watch the recording of the Zoom Meeting. Click for the link.
May 24, 2021 - Congratuations 2021-2023 Board of Directors!
Elections were held at the May 23, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for serving our LSC! Click for full details.
May 18, 2021 - Mental Health Awareness Month - Video and Slideshow
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Mental Health Taskforce of Pacific Swimming's Athlete Representatives has put together a new Mental Health video presentation and slideshow for both athletes and adults. Click for links.
May 10, 2021 - New Date for Western Zone Inclusion Summit - August 14, 2021
Come join the conversation on barriers in the sport of swimming and how teams, LSC's and the Western Zone can bring those barriers down! There will be dual sessions on stroke technique from USA Swimming's High Performance Consultant, Russell Mark, and facilitated conversations on the swim experience from the perspective of various social identity groups by TruClusion. This event is open to anyone interested in making a difference in the sport of swimming. Click for more details.
April 26, 2021 - Mental Health - Pressure in Swimming and Beyond
The Mental Health Taskforce of Pacific Swimming's Athlete Representatives has put together a new video for both athletes and adults on Pressure in Swimming and Beyond. Please click for the links to watch and for other mental health resources.