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Annual PNA Awards Time! Email your nominations for PNA’s Coach of the Year Award and Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer Award by March 23! Click the links above for the pertinent 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 the PNA Annual Meeting and Champs Banquet at KCAC on Saturday, April 13.

The January - February edition of The WetSet is posted: President Sally asks you to consider giving back to Masters Swimming and PNA through volunteering – six Board positions are up for election in March. It’s also nomination time for the PNA Coach of the Year and our Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer. Tom Walker offers two features: his Volunteer Spotlight on Open Water Coordinator Jim Davidson and a report on swimming with Coach Campos in Costa Rica. See reviews and photos from November’s Snohomish Aquatic Masters meet and PSM SCM Champs. Read entry details on upcoming USMS ePostals (1 Hour Swim, 3000, and 6000) and pool meets (TACM Anacortes, LWM Invite, and Port Angeles). Sign up now for the Bellevue Club Masters Mile (deadline January 8). Plus, the regular Board meeting summary; Calendar; and more! It’s also archived under The WetSet menu tab above.

XVIII Fina World Masters Championships, 2019: Thinking about attending this major event in Gwangju, South Korea? Open Water is scheduled Aug 9-11 followed by Swimming Aug 12-18. Walt Reid has just returned from visiting most of the venues and brings this 28-page presentation from the Organizing Committee. The best site for information is

SplashForward posts on PNA and PSM Facebook pages: (Jan 2018) We are building our community base and raising awareness, having met with every Bellevue City Council Member (even the newly elected). They have been very receptive to this great need for a new aquatics facility, seeing our vision for how the greater Bellevue community would benefit. We are also working with the Bellevue School District to help facilitate the relationship between them and the city. We are engaging with the local high school aquatics families and swimmers to identify key spokespeople who will help us voice the unmet need to the School District Board and City Council. And we recently met with King County and all the Parks and Rec Directors from Bellevue / Redmond / Kirkland. We need each other to find success in building a regional aquatics facility… which SplashForward thinks should be in Bellevue!

PNA SCY All-Time Top 12: PNA Historian Walt Reid has cataloged the top twelve swims in each event from the earliest records of PNA through May 31 (end of Short Course Yards season) for the years 2011 through 2018. <--Click these or go to the Member Services / Records page (last ... More) to find all eight links. How do you compare against fellow PNA competitors?

USMS Convention: Rule Changes Effective September 21, 2017: At July’s conference in Budapest, FINA approved changes (1) tightening timing system requirements for world records; (2) easing interpretation of the freestyle leg of individual medley and medley relay events; and (3) simplifying wording of the butterfly rule. At the just-completed USMS annual convention in Dallas, the House of Delegates agreed to conform. Details of these changes are described here.

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 2017 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.

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 [Jan 7-8, 2017]… 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!”

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 for details on these events. Also check the Events and Calendar listings!

March 10
• PASC Masters, Port Angeles (SCY)

March 10
• USMS Style Freestyle Clinic, TWIM / Sammamish YMCA

March 30 - 31
• USMS ALTS Cert, Coach Clinic, Swim Clinic, Coeur d'Alene (3 Clinics)

April 13-14
• PNA Champs, Federal Way (SCY)