Roster of Clubs, Workout Groups and Swimmers
Where can I find my USMS Registration Number? Click Forgot your registration number?
How do I find out who swims with which workout group or club?
Click: PNA Clubs, Workout Groups, and Members Roster.
How do I find a USMS member by first name, last name, and/or LMSC? Click: U.S. Masters Swimming Membership Directory
Note: Club “UC36” is the designation for unattached swimmers (PNA's LMSC number is 36).
If you are incorrectly associated with a particular workout group, please contact our registrar to have this corrected.
More information can be found on the USMS Coaches Page.
Clubs and Club Development
The PNA LMSC (Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers Local Masters Swimming Committee) currently has three clubs registered nationally with USMS. If you compete in a national or international event, you will enter it as a member of the club you registered with (not PNA), which allows you to also participate in relays. If you registered with PNA as unattached, however, you will compete as an individual but cannot swim on relays at the event.
The three registered clubs are Puget Sound Masters (PSM), Blue Wave Aquatics (BWAQ), and Vashon Island Rockfins (ROCK). By USMS definition, PSM is a “regional club” (comprised of many workout groups throughout our geographical area) while BWAQ and ROCK are “local clubs” for points scoring purposes (see the USMS Rule Book article 104.5.6B for the distinction!).
If you want to create and register a new Club within PNA for competition at the national level, please read and follow the information on the Member Services / Registration page. If you’re not clear on the difference between a Club and a Workout Group, refer to the discussion under Member Services / New to PNA.
• Puget Sound Masters [formerly Pacific Northwest Aquatics (PNA)]:
USMS requires that LMSCs and Clubs operate as separate entities (functionally and financially) to meet IRS rules as non-profits. PNA (the LMSC) and PNA (the former Club) were among legacy entities affected. Accordingly, all former-PNA club members selected a new club name, elected new officers and approved new club Bylaws mid-September 2012. The new club name is now in effect. (Nope, the old PNA wasn't hijacked -- for all intents and purposes the primary difference you'll encounter is using a new club name for national and international competition.)
The new club name is Puget Sound Masters. The elected officers are:
Chair: Sarah Welch
Vice-Chair: Terry Rathbun
Secretary: Howard Jess
Treasurer: Doug Jelen
Read the PSM Bylaws here. And stay tuned for continuing developments.
• Blue Wave Aquatics
Read all about the BWAQ club on their website.
You know there are things you could do for PNA -- it's just that getting started thing. Contact any one of our board members to find out how. No need to commit -- attend a board meeting in person or by conference call to get a feel for how we run this organization. Or ask any one of us at your next PNA event. Like any all-volunteer-run entity, PNA's life blood depends on new ideas and new people. We need you!