Open Water Swimming

This page is for all open water events coming into the PNS Office.  Some will be sanctioned USA Swimming events from various LSCs, some will be local non sanctioned open water events.  PNS sanctioned events will also be listed on the Meets page and the PNS calendar. Anyone wanting to add OW activities to the schedule should send the information to the Senior Vice Chair  [email protected]

Open Water Swimming Committee:  Coordinate and develop Open Water program policies and positions in support of the Senior Vice Chair.

USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Page

Western Zone's Open Water Championships hosts and locations for 2021 & 2022 have been decided. They will be held, very tentatively of course:
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021
    • Held at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada
    • Hosted by the Sandpipers of Nevada
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Held at Folsom Lake, Sacramento, California
    • Hosted by the Sierra Marlins Swim Team
More information, specifically for the 2021 event, will be available in the coming months
USA Swimming hosted a Webinar about Open Water Swimming basics. The 66 minutes presentation features bascs on rules, competitions and race day expectations. It also outlines training ideas, specifically for how to train for OW in a pool. National Teamers Haley Anderson and David Heron joined Bryce Elser (USA Swimming Open Water Leader) for the presentation.
It can be found here: Jumping Into Open Water