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Current News

The July-August edition of The WetSet is posted: Another information-packed issue! Read about the USMS Coaches Clinics (June 8-9); National Senior Games participants (June 16-19); our 2018 All-Americans (18) and All-Stars (5); and the sold out Whidbey Adventure Swim (June 23). Upcoming are the LCM meet and 5K/10K ePostal at KCAC (July 6) and remaining four events in PNA’s 2019 Open Water series. Walt Reid has uploaded past meet results and back issues of The WetSet, and Swimmer Spotlights are on Bob Pilger and Hugh Moore. Plus, the regular Board meeting summary; Calendar; and more! It’s also archived under The WetSet menu tab above.

Long Course Meter meet coming to King County Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 6Don't miss this opportunity to compete in the gorgeous Federal Way 50-meter pool. This is the first time PNA has conducted a LCM meet for many years. Entries close June 30. Volunteers are needed as well so if you don't want to race, please consider helping at the meet. Email if you can help! OR - Volunteer Sign-Up is HERE.  Do you know of a non-profit group needing a mid-summer fund-raising activity?  PNA will make a generous donation to any non-profit group that is able to cover a minimum of 10 jobs at the meet on July 6.  Scout groups, sport teams, music groups, and dance/cheer squads are all possibilities.  

5K pool swim takes place immediately following the meet. The pool is reserved for 2 hours, so PNA swimmers have an opportunity to compete in the USMS National Championship ePostal 5K swim. "Look to your right" for sign-up links and information for both of these events!

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:
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July 13

Fat Salmon, Seattle (OW)

July 21
Swim Defiance, Tacoma (OW)

August 24
Aly Fell Memorial, Bellingham (OW)

September 14
Last Gasp of Summer, SeaTac (OW)