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Current News

The March-April edition of The WetSet is posted: President Sally announces the Annual Meeting / Social / Awards Celebration planned at Champs in mid-April (do you have photos to contribute?). Read about the Bellevue Mile (World Records!), Thunderbird Masters, and LWM Invitational meets; the 3000/6000 ePostal; and our 2017 Long Distance All-Americans. 2018’s five sanctioned Open Water events are detailed, Tom Walker’s Swimmer Spotlight is on Kirk Nelson, and our 2018 Budget is explained. Nomination information for the Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer and PNA Coach of the Year awards is repeated. Get entry details for two upcoming meets: Lake Stevens Pentathlon and Champs! Plus, the regular Board meeting summary; Calendar; and more. It’s also archived under The WetSet menu tab above.

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 2017. <--Click these or go to the Member Services / Records page (last ... More) to find all seven 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.

2016 World Masters Swimmers of the Year: Swimming World magazine has been recognizing the Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year for 13 years. Among the featured swimmers is Rick Colella. Read about it here!

PSM and BWAQ in 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 or check the Events and Calendar listings for details on these events:

April 6-7-8
• NW Zone & Montana Champs, Missoula (SCY)

April 14-15
• PNA Champs (SCY)