Congratulations to PNA Coach of the Year April Cheadle (Bainbridge Aquatic Masters)! Read about one of April’s swimmers, Jane Lindley, in this recent article in the Kitsap Sun. Jane competed at USMS Spring Nationals in Indianapolis May 9-12 in 100 Free (14th), 50 Fly (13th), 50 Back (12th), 50 Free (11th), the 45+ Mixed Medley Relay (10th), Women's 35+ Free Relay (8th) and Women's 45+ Medley Relay (4th!). You can search individual and club results for any of our 35 PSM and 1 BWAQ swimmers here. As a Regional Club, PSM placed fifth overall (fifth in Women and sixth in Men). [Team Scores]
PSM had lots of National Champion first places: Rick Colella (6 for 6 – see Swimming World article!), Charlotte Davis (5), Susan Wetstone (4), George Roudebush and Haleigh Werner (3 each), Gail Gladwell (2) and Kirk Nelson (1). Of seventeen relays, ten placed in the Top Ten including two firsts and a second.
PNA Champs Meet, April 13-14: Two days of great competition among 425 swimmers at KCAC are done. The team standings are here; the tentative individual and relay results are posted on our Member Services / Results page as well.
LWM member Bruce Deakyne offered some insight in his Inspirational Swimmer nomination letter: “When I heard about the award, I wanted to know more about Dawn Musselman. She passed before I was born, but I found a great 1978 Sports Illustrated article that followed her swimming career, retirement and comeback. Beating her old times didn't matter; she swam because she loved to swim and inspired others along the way. Rick Colella has a very similar story. He retired after the 1976 Olympics ... started swimming again ... became a founding member of Lake Washington Masters. The team has followed his lead, welcoming anyone from a love for swimming: slow and fast, young and old...” Check out our Awards & Recognition page under About PNA / About PNA.
New Officers Take Over: Elected officers for the 2013-2015 biennium are Lisa Dahl (president), Michael Grimm (VP), Jeanne Ensign (treasurer), Sally Dillon (secretary), Herb Cook and Kathy Casey (at-large representatives). Congratulations!
March - April issue of The WetSet is now available. Read about upcoming events, One Hour Swim results, PNA Officer elections and how to nominate your Coach of the Year and Inspirational Swimmer candidates here. It's archived under The WetSet menu tab above as well.
Another PNA Swimmer Featured in USMS Swimmer magazine: Have you pulled out the calendar poster from your Jan-Feb issue? Any idea who that sleek swimmer is? It’s our own President Lisa Dahl leading off a relay at USMS Summer Nationals, Omaha, last July!
2013's First Postal Swim
Nine Blue Wave Aquatics swimmers and 37 Puget Sound Masters swimmers have entered the One Hour Swim so far. National results are now available here. (Scroll down to 2013 Postal Championships.)
PNA Swimmer Featured in USMS Swimmer magazine: Long time PNA stalwart Hugh Moore is profiled in the Nov-Dec issue, and rightly so! Look for this write-up on page 79.
Northwest Zone SCM Champs, Federal Way, Oct 20-21 -- Nearly 200 swam the NW Zone SCM Champs at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, hosted by Team Orca. Congratulations to BWAQ's Scott Lautman with a world record 200 Fly (2:29.40)! Swimmers came from Washington and other places including Oregon, Montana, Utah, Arizona, British Columbia and Alberta. Results are posted on SwimPhone with full info on splits including graphs showing times by each 50! Official results are posted on our Member Services / Results page.
USMS Convention Wraps Up -- Eleven members represented PNA well at the XXXIII USAS Convention in Greensboro NC, September 12-16. Our own Kathy Casey, USMS Rules Committee chair, marshaled the House of Delegates through many proposed amendments (this being a “rules” year). Arni Litt, Hugh & Jane Moore, Jeanne Ensign, Ken Rice, Lisa Dahl, Sarah Welch, Sally Dillon, Steve Peterson and Walt Reid participated in their respective roles. Read all the meetings' minutes for specific details and watch for summary articles in The WetSet and on the USMS website.
Club PNA changes name, elects new officers -- Election results are in. The new name is Puget Sound Masters. Read the details under Member Services / Club Development and scroll down. The name change takes effect November 1; swimmers need do nothing but remember the new name.
PNA Summer Nationals Coaches in SWIMMER magazine! -- Did you see our Omaha on-deck coaches Ken Rice and Becca Watson in the September-October issue? They're pictured on page 31 (you can almost hear Becca's trademark whistle)!
Current PNA Swimmers in the News -- Dan Robinson, Kirk Nelson and Scott Lautman wear their medals from the 200 Fly at the Southern Pacific Masters Long Course Champs meet in Mission Viejo CA. Dan won the 55-59 age group, Kirk was second in 40-44 (with a new PNA record) and Scott won 60-64. SPMA's Marguerite Aquatic Center is the venue for USMS Summer Nationals next August.
Former PNA Swimmer in the News -- Jason Lassen (and wife Megan Bussart Lassen) moved to the midwest a few years ago. Read about Jason's latest marathon swimming attempt here!
PNA Places Second at USMS Summer Nationals (Omaha, July 5- 8)!
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Omaha Meet Results and Records -- PNA Results Summarized!
New PNA record-setter summary and all PNA results are available here and on the Member Services / Results page!
PNA Nationals Coaches Becca Watson and Ken Rice did a great job supporting our 30+ athletes in Omaha. Here's how the top ten Regional Clubs finished:
1 - Colorado Masters Swimming - 1440.5
2 - Pacific Northwest Aquatics - 1114
3 - Illinois Masters - 948.5
4 - Oregon Masters - 840.5
5 - New England Masters Swim Club - 618.5
Find results for all swims broken down by age group on the USMS results page. At this meet 40 USMS and 24 World records were broken. See all the new standards, including two World Records by Rick Colella (60-64), smashing the previous 5:28.25 (2011) with his 5:11.73 in 400 IM and a 2:42.84 in 200 Breast (previous: 2:46.46), and a USMS record by Lisa Dahl (50-54) in 50 Fly - 30.34!
PNA set two of the meet's three new relay World Records: Lisa Dahl, Sarah Welch, Charlotte Davis and Sue Dills lowered the 240-279 Free relay to 2:09.56 (previous world mark: Peru, 2:11.16, 2009; previous USMS: PNA, 2:13.33, 2008)! Stella Priessler, Lisa Dahl, Charlotte Davis and Sue Dills set the new 240-279 Medley mark at 2:29.28 (formerly 2:29.91 world and 2:33.52 USMS)!
In the Men's Free relay 120-159 bracket, Todd Doherty, Donald Graham, Chris Conroy and Cejih Yung swam 1:44.19 for the gold!
Colleen Healy, Brittany Tourigny, Susan Wetstone and Paloma Dinkel earned gold medals with a 1:57.74 in the Free relay 100-119 years bracket.
XIV FINA World Masters Championships, Riccione (June 10 - 16)
PNA swimmers Kathy Casey (60-64), Lisa Dahl (45-49), Marsha Haynes (40-44), Scott Lautman (60-64), Jim Littlefield (50-54), Lyle Nalli (50-54) and Sarah Welch (65-69) competed in sunny Italy! Special congratulations to Scott Lautman and Sarah Welch for Top Five places in the five events each swam and to Lisa Dahl with three of four swims in the top eight. In that collection are golds for Scott in the 100m Fly (1:07.36) and 200m Fly (2:35.34, course record!), for Lisa in the 50 Fly (31.32) and for Sarah in the 100 Fly (1:34.41). Click here to see their results, including PNA and Zone records (one-page PDF).
Here's the 601-page book of Riccione Results for the 9000 who signed up from around the world.
NW Zone SCY Records, PNA SCY Records and PNA All-Time SCY Top 12 Updated:
The latest versions of PNA's SCY records (04/29/12, including Champs and Spring Nationals) and All-Time Top 12 SCY swims are now available on the Results and Records pages. Also on the Records page you'll find the latest NW Zone SCY records as a complete document. These PNA and Zone records are also reflected in the online database search tool.
2011 Top Ten Tabulations now available
New Top Ten listings from PNA’s Records/Top Ten chair Walt Reid are now posted. Go to the Member Services / Records page to view last year’s SCY, SCM and LCM standings for PNA competitors locally, nationally and worldwide (scroll down to Top Ten (PNA, USMS and FINA) - 2011 Tabulations).
PNA Places Second at USMS Spring Nationals, Greensboro NC (April 26-29)
Did you watch the USMS live video stream of the meet? Very cool. All results are now available, including results by age group. Read the PNA results to see who set the 19 PNA records, 13 Zone records and two National records. Not only did PNA place second in the Regional team category, have three Top Ten finishers in the 65-69 50, 100 and 200 Breast (who also happened to be hotel roommates and live in Kitsap County!), win several relays, and see many individual high finishers, we even had a wedding! Read all about it in the May-June issue to be published soon by our new editor of The WetSet, Chericka Ashmann-Rice!
Breaststroke Arm Pull Interpretation Change!
FINA revised its interpretation of the initiation of the breaststroke arm pull after the start and after each turn. Effective immediately, USA Swimming and USMS have adopted the updated interpretation, simplified below:
- The first arm stroke begins with the separation of the hands.
[affects USMS Rule 101.2.3, “Kick”]
- A pause after the separation of the hands is not a violation of the rule.
[affects USMS Rule 101.2.2, “Stroke”]
The previous interpretation (any lateral or downward movement of the hands or arms was the initiation of the first arm pull) is no longer in effect and now requires “observable separation” of the hands to initiate the first arm pull -- no other action will do so. This interpretation requires additional separation if the swimmer starts or leaves the wall after a turn with the hands already separated.
For specific details, see www.usms.org/rules/20120314_breast_interpretation.pdf
Welcome to PNA’s new website! March 28, 2012 - Please send your comments and suggestions to webmaster Steve Peterson.
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