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Melissa Dietz

Updates from Around USA Swimming Jan. 20, 2022 Free Virtual Para Swimming Clinics for Athletes, Coaches and Parents US Para Swimming is offering two free, virtual (via Zoom) Para Swimming Clinics for athletes, coaches, and parents. These clinics will provide a great opportunity to learn more about the sport and swimmers with disabilities. The one-hour clinics will be Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at: 3:30 PM (PST) Foundations Clinic: An Introduction to Para-Swimming; and 5:00 PM (PST) Coaching the Para-Swimmer. The first clinic is intended to help attendees to: • Discover...

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Updates from Around USA Swimming Jan. 13, 2022 USA Swimming Workshop Application Schedule USA Swimming has announced a schedule for applications to four upcoming camps and summits. These include: National Diversity Select Camp (Application opens February 1) Women’s Leadership Summit (Application opens February 3) Coach Leadership Summit (Application opens February 10) Regional Diversity Select Camp (Application opens February 21). Registration for the 2022 USA Swimming Workshop to be held April 21-24 is already open until April 7. The agenda for the Workshop is at: click here . Participation can be...

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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...

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Updates from Around USA Swimming Dec. 23, 2021 Plans for March Meets Program Operations and the Technical Planning Committee concluded their initial planning efforts to develop March meets. The objective remains unchanged: to provide the opportunity for as many swimmers as possible to compete at a March meet at the conclusion of the short course season. The challenge is to create meets that are large enough to be financially viable while not too large to exceed the restrictions and operating limitations of Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center. In addition, the...

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Congrats to our 13-14 athletes selected to the 2022 PNS All-Star team! 13-14 Girls: 13-14 Boys: Sadye Derstadt Evan Angeline Gracyn Kehoe Kjell Cady Alexa McDevitt Cota Clise Sophie Pham Andrew Coombs Sammy Segerson Aiden Hammer Sophia Segerson Dylan Heikkila Sophia Sunwoo Devin Irons Clare Watson Jaiden Sreenivasan Go PNS All-Stars!

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Updates from Around USA Swimming Dec. 16, 2021 PNS March Meets Planning PNS continues to develop plans to provide the opportunity for as many swimmers as possible to compete at a March meet to conclude the short course season. As announced, the Western Zone and PNS agreed that the Senior Sectional meet had to move from WKCAC to Phoenix due to facility limitations. That decision precipitated discussions regarding Age Group Regionals and the PNS Spring Showdown meets. Earlier this week, the coaches brainstormed a number of alternative meet structures, and...

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Updates from Around USA Swimming Dec. 9, 2021 Last Day to Submit Coaches Advisory Council Applications! Today (Thursday, December 9) is the last day for nominations to the USAS Coach Advisory Council to be submitted. The purpose of the Council is to represent all USA Swimming coaches and ensure their voices are heard in the governance process. The Council is planning to meet quarterly, and meetings will be virtual. The Council was created at the September 25, 2021, House of Delegates meeting. Terms are for 3 years and there is...

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What’s PNeu - December 2, 2021 PNS December Championships Meets Entry Protocols Per King County Health regulations, all athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators, etc., aged 12 and older, entering WKCAC must either prove that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of each visit to WKCAC (which means that, for a multiple day meet, multiple tests may be required). In addition, the masking requirement continues. Program Operations Chair Suzanne Rychlik reviewed the processes that will be used to check all people entering...

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Updates from Around USA Swimming Nov. 18, 2021 PNS December Championships Meets Planning Program Operations continues to adapt meet planning to meet the changing COVID regulations as implemented at WKCAC. Following the successful October Challenge Meets, King County Health released an update to the existing COVID protocols that provided new challenges. Due to continued (albeit larger) capacity limits and COVID Protocol requirements at WKCAC, PNS is revising the Championships meets for this December: For all meets at WKCAC, beginning after October 25th, all athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators, etc., aged 12...

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Updates from WITHIN PNS Oct. 28, 2021 PNS December Championships Meets Planning PNS continues to develop plans to provide the opportunity for as many swimmers as possible to compete at a Championship event during December. Program Operations, the Technical Planning Committee, along with many coaches and others, are working hard to complete the planning for the PNS champs meets in December. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Most recently, additional planning has focused on 10&U meet alternatives as well as finalizing the qualifying time standards for the...