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.
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 28, 2021 - House of Delegates Meeting on Sunday, May 23rd at 6 pm
The House of Delegates Meeting and Board Elections will be on Sunday, May 23, 2021 and will be held via Zoom only. The May House of Delegates meeting start time is 6:00 pm and generally lasts under two hours. Click for full 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.
April 20, 2021 - Announcing the 2021 Virtual Summer Series Meet
Pacific Swimming and FastSwims are co-sponsoring a Virtual Summer Series Meet. The goal for this series of meets is to provide opportunities for the maximum number of Pacific Swimming athletes to participate competitively in a year end series of meets to cap a season that has been severely affected by the pandemic. Any time achieved by the athlete in a sanctioned meet held between June 18th and August 1st, 202l 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. Click for full details.
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 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.
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 4/27/21)
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.