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Colleen Buchanan

Updates from Around USA Swimming May 6, 2021 Summer Section and Zone Meets (Almost) Finalized The Western Zone has been able to locate sites for Summer Sectionals and Age Group Zones and has finalized the summer meet calendar. The remaining uncertainty is the June 15 California opening to allow Senior Zones to compete in Clovis, California. The full meet schedule is: 2021 Speedo Sectionals - Austin TX, University of Texas Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021 2021 WZ SR Championships – Clovis, California, Clovis SC Jul 27, 2021 -...

Colleen Buchanan

Western Zone Inclusion Summit Summit Date: August 14, 2021 Summit Application Deadline: July 2, 2021 Western Zone Swimming is hosting an online Inclusion Summit. The purpose is to provide a space for conversation among the many social identity groups of USA Swimming in which perspectives can be shared and plans to be more inclusive can be created by athletes and non-athletes alike. If you previously applied in April there is no need to re-apply - your previous application will be reviewed. The summit will be two sessions with two segments...

Updates from Around USA Swimming April 29, 2021 Reminder: Olympians Visit: Stories and Workout this Saturday, May 1 Remember that this Saturday, May1, at 10 AM, Olympians Elizabeth Beisel, Megan (Quann) Jendrick, Rebecca Soni, along with Tom Malchow and Margaret Hoelzer will be visiting kids of all ages via Zoom. The one-hour virtual session is sponsored by SplashForward to promote healthy aquatic lifestyles and learning to swim. The Olympians will speak about their experiences, the importance of healthy lifestyles, how aquatics enabled them to build confidence, set and reach goals,...

VIRTUAL: SPLASHForward in the Water with Olympians Event Saturday, May 1 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Don't miss this FREE virtual one-hour event aimed at kids of all ages to raise awareness on the benefits of healthy lifestyles through aquatics including the important lifesaving skill of knowing how to swim. Rock star lineup of Olympians to listen to, cat with, and work out with! Pacific Northwest Olympic Gold Medalist Megan (Quann) Jendrick 3-Time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel (MC for the event!) 6-Time Olympic Medalist Rebecca Soni Appearances by local SPLASHForward Olympic Athlete Ambassadors...

Updates from Around USA Swimming April 22, 2021 SplashForward Free Seminar with Olympians May 1 SplashForward is offering a FREE virtual one-hour event aimed at kids of all ages on Saturday, May 1, at 10 AM. The objective is to raise awareness of the benefits of healthy aquatic lifestyles and the important lifesaving skill of knowing how to swim. The event will feature three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel as the event host, Pacific Northwest native and Olympic Gold Medalist Megan (Quann) Jendrick, Pacific Northwest resident and six-time Olympic Medalist Rebecca Soni,...

Registration link for the National Disability Committee's upcoming webinar entitled "My Swimmer with a Disability is Ready to Compete: Now What?" on Thursday, May 6 at 12pm EST. Please consider attending. Thank you! https://www.usaswimming.org/coaches/clinics-workshops#webinars---presentations Sincerely, Caroline Holmes USA Swimming National Disability Committee Athlete Representative [email protected]

Updates from Around USA Swimming April 15, 2021 St. George Speedo Sectional Entries Extended to April 18 The Western Zone has reopened OME and extended the entry deadline for the St. George Speedo Sectional meet (April 22 - 25) to April 18. Now, any Western Zone athlete or team will be allowed to enter the meet, up to a total of 425 athletes. First-time qualifiers will continue to use the "New Qualifier" entry platform. Bonus events, for athletes entered in this meet, have also been expanded: athletes entered with one...

Updates from Around USA Swimming April 8, 2021 Zone Workshop Registration Concludes Next Week Registration for the 2021 annual Zone Workshop which is scheduled for April 30-May 1 closes on April 16. The workshop will be proceeded by a series of open meetings (also virtual) of the various national committees so that other non-members can “attend” and learn about the committee and its business. Note that the schedule includes the Safe Sport Leadership Conference planned for April 20 (more below). The schedule for these committee meetings is: Each attendee can...

PNS Women’s Resource Group Spring 2021 Meetings We will be holding Zoom meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm to 8:15pm. Meetings will be formatted as either a group discussion on a selected resource, such as an article, or a speaker who will provide a space for Q&A. Meetings with the speaker will be recorded so everybody can watch even if you aren't able to make it to that meeting. Discussions will not be recorded to respect privacy and foster an open and safe environment. This group...

Updates from Around USA Swimming April 1, 2021 Happy April 1 Happy April Fool’s Day to all Clubs. Hope that you did not experience too many pranks. And the weather is better than forecasted so that is a good “prank”. Annual PNS House of Delegates Meeting: May 8, 2021 As previously announced, the PNS 2021 House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 (the Saturday prior to Mother’s Day as has been the traditional date). As was the case in 2020, the meeting will be conducted...