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Current News

Annual PNA Awards Time! Email your nominations for PNA’s Coach of the Year Award and Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer Award by March 18 to Secretary Sally Dillon. Click the links above or see the March-April edition of The WetSet (available March 1) for more details. Past recipients are listed on our Awards and Recognition page (scroll down). Criteria to address for either award include:

PNA Coach of the Year PNA Inspirational Swimmer
  • Program improvement or enhancement
  • Sustained service over a long time
  • Contributions to PNA
  • Commitment to PNA
  • Willingness to share coaching skills and information
  • Loyalty of team members
  • Coaching accomplishments and/or inspiration to others
  • Inspiration to all PNA swimmers
  • Willingly shares information, training, or coaching tips
  • Encourages other swimmers
  • Exhibits good sportsmanship always
  • Shows a strong commitment to PNA Masters Swimming

Both awards will be presented at PNA Champs at KCAC on Sunday, April 9.

PSM and BWAQ in Swimmer Magazine: PSM's Wendy Van De Sompele reveals one technique contributing to her successful swim around Maury Island in the article "Bilateral Breathing" on page 10 of the January-February issue. And on page 39 you'll find a paragraph describing the USMS Sprint Distance Open Water National Championship (1 Mile) in September at Angle Lake Park, hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics.

Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal Swims Underway: Swim as far as you can in one hour, submit your entry online, and compare your results with thousands of like-minded Masters Swimmers! New in 2017: (1) The event is extended through February; and (2) The age-determining date is December 31. Find the details on our Events / Open Water and Postal page.

Officials Clinics in Idaho a success: PNA Officiating Coordinator Teri White says, “Hi everyone! Just to share what I think ended up being “the perfect” picture from my clinics in Couer d’Alene last weekend [Jan 7-8]… this sums it up! We had 15 people for the Stroke and Turn clinic and 12 for the Starter in spite of that wicked winter storm that blew through. Fantastic people, and great fun talking to people who truly understand the technical aspects of the strokes! Matt Bronson (Inland NW LMSC Chair) plans on talking about the success of the clinics at the upcoming LMSC Leadership Summit (March). I hope this will generate fire to get other LMSCs who are short of officials to join in. Take care!”

Latest issue of The WetSet available: The January - February edition is now posted. Read up on PNA’s SCM Championships; Snohomish Aquatic Masters’ first meet in their beautiful venue; and five upcoming meets in this new year, January to April. Sally has updates on the 3000/6000 and One Hour ePostals, while Greta offers comments on her Ironman Arizona adventure in her final Sink or Swim article. And please consider how you might give back through our Call for Nominations for PNA elections this spring. Plus Board meeting highlights; Calendar; and more. It’s also archived underThe WetSet menu tab above.

Masters Coach Certification and New Stroke Development Clinic Training March 4th and 5th: Registration information, financial assistance and course descriptions can be found on our Clinics page.

My USMS: Are you aware of this feature on the USMS website? It's all about you! Details on logging in (or registering for the first time) are shown when you click the "My USMS" link at the top right of the home page. Set up your account today so you can... wait – go there yourself to read all the benefits and tools available!


Welcome to PNA’s new website! - March 28, 2012. Please send your comments and suggestions to webmaster Steve Peterson.

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Upcoming Events:

Click the links below or check the Events and Calendar listings for details on these events:

January 1 - February 28
Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship, Any Pool (LCM, SCM, SCY)

March 5
Peninsula Masters & Port Angeles Swim Club Masters Meet, Port Angeles (SCY)

April 8-9
PNA Champs, Federal Way (SCY)

July 6-7-8
• Senior Seattle Open (dual sanctioned, all ages), Seattle (LCM)