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.
December 6, 2022 - Deadline Extended to June 6, 2023 for Quality Coaching Framework Course (QCF) Completion
Based on coach feedback, this mandatory requirement deadline has been pushed to June 6, 2023, for all returning coaches. New coaches will still need to complete this requirement before getting on deck. Click for more details and instructions.
November 30, 2022 - 2022-23 Senior Time Standard Overviews Now Updated
The 2022-23 Senior Time Standard Overviews have now been updated to include new standards from Western Zones, Winter Jrs., Summer Jr. Nationals, and Summer Nationals.
November 23, 2022 - 2023 Club Membership Renewal Deadline Approaching
The club renewal process for 2023 is done in the new USA Swimming SWIMS 3.0 club portal. Attached to this article you will find instructions on how your club administrator can access the club portal and begin the renewal process. It is critical that you start on this prior to the holiday closure. We suggest that each club start this process as soon as possible and definitely no later than the first week in December. Click for full details.
November 15, 2022 - 2023 USA Swimming Club Renewal
As the year-end approaches, it is time for each club to renew its Annual Club Membership with USA Swimming. With the introduction of Online Registration, this process is different from prior years. There is no paper form to fill out to renew, each club must renew online through their SWIMS 3.0 portal. The requirements are different now as well, as all members of the organization’s “staff” including all your Coaches/Board of Directors/Administrators (as defined in your club portal) MUST be current members in good standing. Click for full details.
November 15, 2022 - CANRA Mandatory Reporter Training Records
Yesterday USA Swimming sent out a notification to members indicating that they were no longer in good standing if the CANRA Mandatory Reporter Training was not in their member record. We understand a number of you took this test either through the LEARN platform before the launch of SWIMS 3.0 or soon after and now find that it’s missing. Click to find out how to rectify this matter.
November 14, 2022 - Pacific Swimming Office Holiday Schedule
Click to see a complete list of days the Pacific Swimming office will be closed for the upcoming holiday season. Please note: meet sheets in need of sanctioning for the Jan 6-8 and Jan 13-15 weekends, must be submitted by December 21st, and all club registrations and meet personnel must be registered (with all valid certifications) for 2023. Click for more details.
November 13, 2022 - PC Swimmers' College Commitments (Class of 2023)
Congratulations to the swimmers in the Class of 2023 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 11/29/22)
November 11, 2022 - Class of 2023 College Swimming Commitments
We would like to celebrate our swimmers who have committed to swim at college next year. If you have received your admission letter from the college you will be swimming at next year, please click for the link to fill out the form.
October 26, 2022 - ASCA Coaching Clinic Registration Now Available
ASCA will be putting on their annual coaches clinic which includes speakers and certification, in Napa, CA, January 6-8, 2023. Speakers are from both Northern and Southern California, as well as across the US. Click for more details and a link to sign up.
October 17, 2022 - Congratulations 2021-2022 Scholastic All America Athletes!
Pacific Swimming is home to 57 Scholastic All America Athletes, 4th highest LSC in USA Swimming! Pacific Swimming would like to congratulate all of the PC swimmers that are part of the 2021-2022 Scholastic All America Team! Click for the complete list of athletes.
September 22, 2022 - Fall Registratation Help and FAQs Answered for SWIMS 3.0
If you need to register an athlete for fall swimming, hopefully you have been instructed by your club on the process and been given a registration link by your club. If you haven’t registered yet, then this information may be helpful. If you get stuck in any of these processes, please be sure to reach out to us at the LSC by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you! Click for more details.
September 20, 2022 - Congratulations to New National Junior Team Member Bailey Hartman
Pacific Swimming would like to congratulate Bailey Hartman of the Crow Canyon Sharks on being selected to the USA Swimming's National Junior Team for both the 100m and 200m Butterfly. Congratulations Bailey! Click for the full team roster.
September 8, 2022 - Congratulations USA Swimming National Team Members Luke Hobson and Zoie Hartman
Pacific Swimming would like to congratulate former-Pacific Swimmers Luke Hobson and Zoie Hartman on making the USA Swimming 2022-2023 National Team. Luke swam for LAKE (Zone 4) and Zoie swam for CROW (Zone 2). Congratulations!
August 23, 2022 - Congratulations MBSC, BAY, AC, SSS, TERA, SUNN, MONT, and UD, on Becoming a Safe Sport Recognized Clubs
We would like to recognize Monterey Bay Swim Club, Swim South Bay, AC Swim Club, Sebastopol Sea Serpents, Terrapins Swim Team, SUNN Swimming, Montclair Swim Team, and Ukiah Dolphins, 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.
August 19, 2022 - Updated Athlete Protection Training (APT) Requirements
Effective September 1, 2022, there will no longer be a 30-day administrative grace period given to athletes after their 18th birthday to complete the Athlete Protection Training (APT) requirement. Going forward, any 17-year-old athlete who has not completed the APT requirement by their 18th birthday will not be a USA Swimming member in good standing unless or until the APT requirement is completed. This includes eligibility to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets, club practices and all other related activities. Athletes will continue to receive an email notification reminder of the APT requirement 30 days prior to their 18th birthday as well as a reminder on their 18th birthday. Click for more details and link to completing your APT.