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About PDST

Dragons:  The dragon is a symbol of luck, virtue, peace, and longevity. Dragons are confident, idealistic, passionate, brave, and generous. A dragon will do everything to make his or her dreams come true. 

Vision: To create a positive, challenging, safe, healthy, and nurturing environment in supporting as well as safegaurding our swimmers to achieve the excellence in competitive swimming and translate the learning experience in swimming into real life. The experience at PDST will build a lifetime-enduring ethic for our swimmers and enable them to succeed in their future endeavors.

Mission: PDST (Pacific Dragons Swim Team) is a competitive swim team seeking to enable all of its swimmers to reach their highest potential as an athlete and as a person through excellence in its coaching, training, and caring in a safe, positive, and healthy environment.

Culture: We seek to create a respectful, cohesive, and vibrant culture for all of our athletes and athlete’s families. Win or lose, a high respect and caring are fostered for our teammates, for our competitors, and for ourselves.

PDST Highlights:

•Sept. 2009: Inaugural season with 29 swimmers

•Dec. 2009: 34th at PNS 14 and Under SC Champ Meet

•Jan. 2010: Parent Booster Club (PDBC) established

•April 2010: Received US Swimming Level 1 Club Recognition

•July 2010: 15th at PNS LC Champ meet, received USS Level 2 Club Recognition

•Aug. 2010: 3 swimmers represented PNS Western Zone Champ Team

•Dec. 2010: 7th at PNS 14 & Under SC Champ Meet

•Jan. 2011: 1st PDST swimmer ranked in the National Age Group top 16

•March 2011: 14th at NW Age Group Sectional Champ Meet

•July 2011: 11th at PNS LC Champ meet

•August 2011: 3 swimmers selected into PNS NACC (North American Challenge Cup) Team

•Dec. 2011:  5th at PNS 14 and Under SC Champ Meet

•March 2012: 7th at NW Age Group Sectional Champ meet

•July 2012: 5th at PNS LC Champ meet

•August  2012: 4 swimmers selected into PNS NACC Team; 11 swimmers represented PNS Western Zone Champ Team

•Dec. 2012: 4th at PNS 14 and Under SC Champ Meet

•March 2013: 6th at NW Age Group Sectional Champ Meet

•July 2013: 4th at PNS LC Champ Meet

•August 2013:  10 swimmers selected into PNS NACC Team; 2 swimmers represented PNS Western Zone Champ Team

•August 2013: First PDST swimmer to break Western Zone Age Group record in 100M Back event

•March 2014: Team ranked 6th at NW Age Group Sectional Champ Meet

•July 2014: Team finished 4th at PNS LC Champ meet.

•August 2014:  8 swimmers represented PNS @ Western Zone Champ Meet

•March 2015: Team ranked 6th at NW Age Group Sectional Champ Meet

•Jan 2017: 3 swimmers represented @ PNS All-star Team

•April 2017: 2 swimmers selected into National Diversity Camp by US Swimming

•July 2017: PDST finished 3rd overall at 14 & U PNS LC Champ meet

•August 2017: 11 swimmers represented @ PNS Zone Team

•Dec. 2017: PDST finished 3rd overall at the PNS SC Age Group Champ Meet

  • March 2018: 8th at NW Age Group Sectional Champ Meet
  • May 2017: 1 swimmer selected into National Select Camp by US Swimming 
  • July 2018: 9th at PNS 14 & U LC Champ Meet
  • August 2018: 9 swimmers represented @ PNS Zone Team
  • Dec. 2018: 8th at 14 & U PNS SC Champ Meet
  • March 2019: 11th at NW Age Group Champ Meet
  • July 2019: 10th in 14 & U PNS LC Champ Meet
  • August 2019: 4 swimmers represented @ PNS Zone Team
  • August 2019: 1 swimmer attended Junior World Champ meet winning 2 Gold medals
  • Dec 2019: 9th in 14 & U PNS SC Champ Meet
  • Year 2019: PDST swimmer attained No. 3 world ranking for 18&U in 100 free long course 
  • Jan 2020” 2 swimmers represented @ PNS All-Star Team
  • March 2020: COVID caused nation-wide program interruption, training switched to virtual dry-land based
  • June 2020: PDST among the earliest swim teams restored limited in-water training under COVID pandemic
  • May 2020: US Swimming recognizes PDST as a “Safe Sport” swim team
  • July 2021: 3rd place finish among attending teams @ PNS 14 & U LC Champ
  • August 2021: 8 swimmers represented @ PNS West Zone Team winning 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals
  • Dec. 2021: 5th in PNS 14 & U SC Champ Meet (2 meets combined due to COVID restriction)
  • March 2022: 7th in WA State Champ Meet (without 10 and Under age group)
  • July 2022: 3rd at PNS 14 and Under LC PNS Champ 
  • August 2022: 14 PDST swimmers represented PNS at Western Zone Age Group Champ meet.