Latest issue of The WetSet available: The May-June edition, colorfully assembled by our new editor Lucianne Pugh, features summaries of March's SARC Old School (Port Angeles) and Beat The Clock (Olympia) and April's PNA Champs (KCAC) meets with photos. Plus write-ups of PNA Coach of the Year (April!) and Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer (Steve!) awards that were presented at Champs. Also Greta's challenges becoming a lap counter; 1-Hour Swim ePostal relay results; Coach Spotlight on Lake Washington's Becca Watson; entry info for PNA's sanctioned open water events – and more! It’s also archived under The WetSet menu tab above.
Top 12 World Masters Swimmers Of 2015: In its 12th year of naming the Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year, Swimming World Magazine bestowed this award on six men and women for 2015. The expert panel of Annie Grevers, Rowdy Gaines, Verity Dobbie, Skip Thompson, and Phil Whitten selected from ballots based on FINA Masters world records set between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015.
This year’s award recipients include PSM’s Charlotte Davis! See who the other eleven recipients are here, and read about these individuals in the April issue of Swimming World Magazine.
2015 Pool Meet Statistics: How many PNA swimmers declared themselves first-time USMS meet competitors in 2015? 142! That's a lot of New Swimmer Goodie Bags! Of those, 57 entered a second meet in PNA in 2015 (40%). How many PNA swimmers entered at least one PNA meet? 514! That represents 30% of PNA's registered membership. About 12% of entrants in PNA meets were from outside PNA. More details are listed in 2015 PNA Pool Meet Statistics, prepared by Meets Coordinator Linda Chapman.
2015 PNA & NW Zone Champs a huge success! The First Annual PUGET SOUND MASTERS SCM SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center on November 21-22 had 183 athletes from the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area, Arizona, Southern Cal and beyond.
We had 10 WORLD and NATIONAL RECORDS SET among many others over the two days. See the World, National, Zone and PNA records that were set here. Complete results are available here and on the Events / Pool Meets page. Mark your calendar for next year, same weekend!
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!
PNA has record attendance at 2015 USAS Convention in Kansas City: No fewer than fourteen PNA members attended the annual USMS business meeting, September 30 - October 4. The "automatic" (by virtue of national position) delegates were Arni Litt, Kathy Casey, Sally Dillon, and Sarah Welch. "At Large" delegates were Hugh Moore and Walt Reid. Appointed delegates included Jane Moore, Jim Davidson, Linda Chapman, and Steve Peterson. Lisa Dahl and Teri White attended both USA Swimming and USMS meetings, and Homer Lane was there for USMS Finance and Investment meetings. Kim Crouch, now returned home to Colorado but still registered with PNA, serves the Championship committee. Note that Linda Chapman was suitably surprised to be a Dorothy Donnelly Service Award winner! And the Championship Committee and Raleigh Area Masters selected Kim Crouch for the National Championship Meets Award. Click for a table summarizing our PNA delegates' roles. Click for a Convention Summary on the USMS site.
Husky Master Completes Historic Swim: Andrew Malinak swam 18.8 miles from Tacoma to Seattle on Saturday, June 6, 2015! Malinak left Tacoma’s Jack Hyde Park at 8:43 am to arrive at Seattle's Lincoln Park at 5:25 pm, crossing shipping and ferry lanes on his traverse with water temps around 56 degrees – lower in spots. He ended his swim with a slip down the water slide at Seattle’s historic Colman Pool overlooking Puget Sound and the West Seattle ferry dock.
Malinak, 27, has dubbed his effort “The Return of Bert Thomas Swim” in honor of the notable long-distance swimmer from Tacoma who accomplished the feat on his third try in May of 1956, the only know person to do so. This Tacoma News Tribune article has more details. And here’s a short video of the day, created by Vashon Open Water Swimmers member and support craft captain for the swim Peter Ray.
Welcome to PNA’s new website! - March 28, 2012. Please send your comments and suggestions to webmaster Steve Peterson.
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Click the links below or check the Events and Calendar listings for details on these events:
• Whidbey Island Adventure Swim
• Swim Defiance
• Fat Salmon OW
August 13 <-- revised date!
• Aly Fell Memorial OW
• Last Gasp of Summer
• BAM Fest 14