Updates from Around USA Swimming

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming

Dec. 30, 2021


Speedo Sectionals Meet Scheduled for March 24-27 in Phoenix

 The Meet Announcement for the 2022 Spring Speedo Sectional that was moved from WKCAC to Phoenix, AZ for March 24 - 27, 2022 has been posted to the PNS website. 


  The Western Region Board has approved the use of the Four Corners time standards for this meet. Note:  Page 2 are the applicable standards).


  Several details will be published at a later date according to the Meet Director.  Factors yet to be determined include:

  1. Depending on the entry fees collected for this meet, the Travel Fund may be available for reimbursement to eligible attending coaches and athletes. That determination will be made at the close of entries. 
  2. A link to the online Official's Application will be provided at a future date.
  3. A link to reserve one of the 150 spots for athletes outside the Western Region Section will also be provided at a future date.  The link will include instructions for making reservations.


Short Course Senior Zones Meet Scheduled for March 30 – April 2 in St. George

  The Western Zone has decided to see if clubs will support a short course Zone meet. The first meet is planned for St. George, Utah, for March 30 through April 2, 2022.  This meet will be limited to 600 swimmers and will have qualifying standards (2021 WZ Senior Championship Time Standards including Bonus events) but no dequalifying times. CLICK HERE

  A few additional  facts are included on the Western Zone website: CLICK HERE

  A sanctioned Meet Announcement is anticipated mid-January.  The meet is intended to be self-sustaining and will not receive any supporting funds from either the Western Zone or USA Swimming.


PNS Meet Calendar for 2022

  Availability of facilities continues to be an issue for developing a meet calendar for PNS.  Limitations on school facilities mean that no Challenge Meet weekends can be planned.  Staffing and operating hours restrictions as well as parking limitations at Weyerhauser KCAC limit the size and fiscal viability of meets at that site. 

  Program Operations and the Technical Planning Committee continue to develop the plans for the announced Washington State Age Group Championships scheduled for March 18 – 20 and the Spring Fling to be held the following weekend, March 26 – 27.  Both meets will be at WKCAC and PNS is seeking clubs willing to host each of these meets.

  Clubs are encouraged to develop plans for and to host meets to provide opportunities for competition.  These meets will continue to be sanctioned under the Special Meets as done in the Fall of 2021.  During the development of the Announcement, regularly check the necessary COVID documentation on the USA Swimming website and incorporate as appropriate.  That documentation can be updated without any notification of changes.  Finally, please submit meet bids at least thirty days prior to the start of the meet so that there is sufficient time for key volunteers to review everything.    

Best Wishes for 2022!

   As 2021 concludes, PNS hopes for a better 2022!  Stay safe with the tough driving conditions and the wintery weather.  While it is not obvious that there is an end to the situation, clubs and swimmers will continue to improvise and improve and provide opportunities for many to compete and enjoy the benefits of swimming.  Hope to see everyone at a pool in the coming year.  Stay safe, stay healthy and swim fast!  Have fun!