Welcome to Zone 4

THE HIGH COUNTRY OF PACIFIC SWIMMING

Zone 4 includes the portion of Pacific Swimming lying in the State of Nevada (Reno - Carson City - Minden areas); the counties of Alpine and El Dorado, California (south Tahoe area); and the communities of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California.
(Zone-4 webmaster: Jim Morefield)

NEWS

June 23, 2021 - Zone 4 in Omaha!

Zone 4 in Omaha 2021

May 16, 2021 - Congratulations to Aidan Pflieger (RENO) who finished 16th in the 17-18 7.5k event at USA Swimming Junior National Open Water Championships in Fort Myers, FL, on April 18, as the only Pacific athlete in the event.

May 9, 2021 - Congratulations to Luke Hobson (LAKE) for his new Olympic Trials qualifying swims at the TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Des Moines last weekend. His 1:49.44 in 200m freestyle qualified for Wave II, and 50.24 in 100m freestyle and 23.06 in 50m freestyle both qualified for Wave I.  Luke had also previously qualified for Wave I in 400m freestyle (3:56.08) in the March Sectional time trials in St. George.

May 9, 2021 - Congratulations to Emma Karam (RENO) for her new Olympic Trials Wave II qualifying time of 2:12.43 in 200m backstroke at the Mission Viejo TYR Pro meet in early April.  At the same meet Emma also improved her previous Wave I qualifying time in 100m backstroke (1:01.78).

May 9, 2021 - Congratulations to Donna DePolo (UNEV) who qualified for Olympic Trials Wave I in 100m breaststroke, swimming 1:09.74 at an April Sectional time trial.

May 9, 2021 - Congratulations to Emma Karam (RENO) for her 100y backstroke performance at the March Sectional meet in St. George.  Her time of 52.19 ties her with two others for 22nd all-time fastest 15-16 women in 100y backstroke, and beat the best 15-16 times for past 100 backstroke champions like Missy Franklin (52.30) and Natalie Coughlin (52.55).

November 24, 2020 - Congratulations to Emma Karam (RENO) and Luke Hobson (LAKE) for their performances during the 2020 Toyota US Open Championships November 12-14 at the Irvine, CA venue.  Emma competed in 4 events, including a national 12th place finish and new Olympic Trials cut of 2:14.25 in 200m backstroke.  Luke competed in 7 events, including a 23rd place finish of 3:57.83 in 400m freestyle, less than 1 second off the Trials cut.

September 18, 2020 - Congratulations to Luke Hobson (LAKE), Emma Karam (RENO), and Alexander Power (LAKE) on their selection to the 2019-2020 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.

May 1, 2020 - for all COVID-19 related updates and resources, please check pacswim.org news regularly, and also http://www.pacswim.org/resources/COVID-19.

January 8, 2020 - revised eligibility times for Zone All-star Team, now 1 BB + 2 B times in any 3 different events. See Applications for 2020 Zone All-star Meet now posted!  Deadlines January 17 (postmarked) or January 19 (hand delivered).

January 1, 2020 - Congratulations to Zachary Power (LAKE), Emma Karam (RENO), and Aiden Pflieger (RENO) on their selection to the Pacific Swimming Distance Olympic Training Camp team (late January, Colorado).

December 15, 2019 - Congratulations to Lakeridge athletes Luke Hobson, Maddy Lewis, and Emma Schott for their qualification and competition at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals West meet in Federal Way, Washington, December 11-14, which included top-8 finishes for Luke in the 500y and 200y free.

December 1, 2019 - Applications for 2020 Zone All-star Meet now posted!  Deadlines January 14 (postmarked) or January 19 (hand delivered).

September 10, 2019 - Congratulations to Emma Schott (LAKE), Benedict Nagy (LAKE), Maddy Lewis (LAKE), Luke Hobson (LAKE), and Emma Karam (RENO) on their selection to the 2018-2019 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.

September 7, 2019 - Congratulations to Luke Hobson (LAKE) for being selected as a finalist for the 2018-2019 Pacific Swimming Age Group Senior Race of the Year award.  All the finalists and their races are listed hereVote here for all your favorite award finalists by 7 PM Sunday Sept. 15, 2019.

September 7, 2019 - Congratulations Emma Karam (RENO) and Luke Hobson (LAKE) for being selected as Pacific Swimming Outstanding Swimmers of the Year in their age categories.

August 15, 2019 - Congratulations to Zone 4 athletes Emma Karam (RENO), Donna DePolo (UNEV/RENO), and Zone 4 graduate Shelby Koontz (Indiana University/DDST) for achieving Olympic Trials qualifying times during this past season.

July 7, 2019 - Congratulations to Addison Crain (RENO) who was selected to the 2019 Pacific Swimming Western Zone All-star Team, competing in Gresham, OR, August 7-10.

December 31, 2018 - Congratulations to Luke Hobson (LAKE), Madeline Lewis (LAKE), and Benedict Nagy (LAKE) on their selection to the 2017-2018 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.

December 8, 2018 - Congratulations to Aidan Pflieger (RENO) and Emma Schott (LAKE) who were selected to the 2019 Pacific Swimming All-star Team attending the Pacific Coast All-star Meet in Commerce, CA, January 5-6.

November 24, 2018 - Congratulations to Aidan Pflieger (RENO) for being one of 24 athletes selected by Pacific Swimming to attend the Distance Camp at the Olympic Training Center in late January.

August 30, 2018 - Congratulations to Luke Hobson (LAKE) for being selected as one of five finalists for the 2017-2018 Pacific Swimming Age Group Male Race of the Year award (1:40.86, 200y freestyle).  Vote here for all your favorite award finalists by 7 PM Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018.

August 24, 2018 - Congratulations Luke Hobson (LAKE) on being selected as Pacific Swimming Outstanding Swimmers of the Year in his age category.

August 1, 2018 - Congratulations to Zone 4 graduates Shelby Koontz (DDST/Indiana University) and McKenna Meyer (RENO/San Diego State) who competed strongly at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine CA July 25-29.  Shelby recorded 19th place finishes in the 100m butterfly (59.50) and 50m butterfly (27.19).  McKenna ranked 40th in the 400m IM (4:53.79).

July 11, 2018 - Congratulations to Aidan Pflieger (RENO) and Emma Schott (LAKE) who were selected to the 2018 Pacific Swimming Western Zone All-star Team, competing in Roseville, CA, August 8-11.

Nov. 1, 2017 - Congratulations to Katie Crom (LAKE) for winning the 2017 Pacific Swimming age-group female Race of the Year award, for her performance in the 200m Butterfly (2:15.64) Aug. 1 at the Western Zone Senior Champs in Clovis, CA.  The award was presented at the October 7th Pacific Swimming Awards Banquet in Concord, CA.

Aug. 10, 2017 - Congratulations to Zone 4 graduates Shelby Koontz (DDST/Indiana University) and Rachel Matsumura (LAKE/Indiana University) for their performances at the 2017 US Open Championships in New York August 2-6.  Shelby competed in 4 events, including a 10th place finish in the 100m butterfly (59.90).  Rachel competed in 4 events and placed 15th in 200m backstroke (2:13.78).

July 13, 2016 - Congratulations to Zone 4 athletes Donna DePolo (RENO - 100m Br) and McKenna Meyer (RENO - 400m IM) for qualifying and competing at the USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, NE, June 27 - July 3.