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Current News

The September - October edition of The WetSet is posted: In her President’s Message Sally shares good news about PNA hosting the 2023 USMS Summer Nationals, our first since 2001. Read about PNA’s Coach of the Year Calvin Milbach, South Whidbey's two open water clinics, and USMS COVID-19 relief for clubs and workout groups. Tom Walker’s Swimmer Spotlight is on 2020 Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer Steve Freeborn. Patty Smith chronicles her success as "beginner to swimmer" despite the pandemic. Plus, the regular Board meeting summary, Calendar (empty!), and more! It’s also archived under The WetSet menu tab above.

PNA Covid-19 Relief for Clubs and Workout Groups: PNA and USMS are offering limited financial support to Clubs and Workout Groups to help restart or continue their programs. PNA will provide a stipend of $10 per registered swimmer and USMS will match this depending upon Club status ($5 for USMS-registered Clubs and $8 if a registered Gold Club). Download the grant application form (and W-9) to apply!

PNA Coach of the Year and Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer selected: The pandemic has interrupted our normal award process, but both recipients were cleverly surprised during Zoom sessions of their respective board meetings in July. Cal, son, and AwardDescriptions of the accomplishments of both these fine recipients are posted on our Awards & Recognition page (scroll down).

TACM's (Anacortes) Calvin Milbach is 2020's Coach of the Year. 

BWAQ's Steve Freeborn is our 2020 Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer.

Pictured are Calvin with his award (and new son) and Steve with his award.

Because who doesn't love to pull? In August, Sebastopol Masters (SMAC) is hosting its 3rd Annual “400 Pull for Time” Event. Last year we had 125 swimmers participate. Expecting larger participation from across the country this year, our event is one of very few currently sanctioned! Ribbons are awarded in each category for the Top 3 finishers in each age group of female and male pullers. Only the top 3 top overall in the paddle/no paddle categories will get a one-of-a-kind, personalized medal.
It’s very simple: you have the month August to swim with or without paddles using a buoy – no kicking whatsoever. Complete 400 yards and time yourself. Additional information can be found in the registration/entry information. Good luck and happy swimming!

South Kitsap Pool Renovation: Woo hoo! Perhaps we'll be able to return to South Kitsap for long course events in the not-too-distant future. Its hydraulic bulkhead allows configuring the pool for 25y, 25m, and 50m courses. This May 18 Kitsap Sun article also mentions renovation of the William Shore Memorial Pool in Port Angeles, now under construction.

FINA 2019 World Top 10 (LCM and SCM): PNA Historian Walt Reid has just compiled and posted lists of the PNA swimmers that made the FINA Masters World Top 10 LCM and SCM for 2019. (Check out Walt's comprehensive listings on the Member Services / Top 10 page!)

Swimmers brave the big chill weekly at Alki Beach: Check out this December 26 Seattle Times article about the Notorious Alki Swimmers, a "loose collection of the hardy, the brave, the fit and adventurous" open water enthusiasts.

SplashForward posts on PNA and PSM Facebook pages: Build a regional aquatics facility in Bellevue! 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?

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!

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August 1 - September 19  
Last SPLASH of Summer virtual swims (OW)
in lieu of Last Gasp of Summer.