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Melissa Stiner

CONGRATULATIONS Scholar Athletes! [Athletes>Scholastic All American] Congratulations to our 2021 Scholastic All American swimmers! Maintaining a 3.5 GPA and qualifying for National level competition is a major accomplishment. To put in elite level work in both the pool, and in the classroom, requires dedication, discipline and outstanding time management skills. You have a great deal to be proud of. Pacific Northwest Swimming, your clubs, coaches and parents would like to celebrate you as models for our younger athletes. We look forward to seeing what you all can accomplish in the...

Melissa Stiner

CONGRATULATIONS to those athletes who broke PNS RECORDS and a big THANK YOU to PNS Records Chair, Keith Ure for compiling. [Fast Times > PNS Records]

Melissa Stiner

Meet, Clinic and Select Camp information can be found on the Disability Swimming page. [Athletes>Disability Swimming] Please contact PNS Disability Swimming Chair, Kiko Van Zandt with any questions.

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming Sept. 16, 2021 Opportunity to Hear an Ground Breaking Olympian Next Tuesday, September 21, USA Swimming will offer a Zoom presentation featuring Maritza McClendon, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist and the FIRST African American woman to make a US Olympic swim team. The USA Swimming LSC Development Committee is sponsoring the presentation at 3:00 PM PDT. The presentation is open to all interested members, club leaders and those involved in DEI efforts. Zoom link information is available by contacting the PNS Office. Last Chance to Register...

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming Sept. 9, 2021 National Committee Applications are Open USA Swimming has posted applications for volunteers who want to be considered for one of the national committees (there are fourteen (14!) different committees, two of which are athlete committees). The application site is: https://fs22.formsite.com/usaswimming/emlbky0qum/index.html Any member can apply and, in the past, there have been many more applications received than available positions. David Orr, CSC, is currently a member of the Age Group Development Committee and Colleen Buchanan, PNS Office Manager and Registrar serves on the...

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming Sept. 2, 2021 APT Certifications Extended Due to System Issues USA Swimming has informed all LSC’s that the LEARN System is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The LEARN system hosts the Athlete Protection Training (APT) Webinars so these difficulties prevent USAS members from renewing their APT certification prior to their expiration dates. This issue impacts all members whose APT certification expires in August or September 2021. Given the current issues and with the new membership year commencing on September 1, USA Swimming will be providing an...

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming Aug. 19, 2021 Championship Open Water Meet Sanctioned and Entries Underway The inaugural Las Vegas Open Water Champions Cup, scheduled for October 8 – 10, 2021, is officially sanctioned and open for entries as of August 16 at 12:00pm PST. The entry deadline is September 29, 2021, 11:59 PM. The meet will be conducted at Lake Las Vegas, 20 Costa Di Lago, Henderson, NV 89011. The meet information packet can be found at: [click here for link] The hosts are recommending that attendees stay at...

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming Aug. 12, 2021 PNS, Technical and Board Delegates to the USAS Annual Business Meeting USA Swimming will conduct the annual Business Meeting (formerly the USA Aquatic Sports Convention) on Saturday, September 25. In addition to the delegates from each of the 59 LSC’s, there are also Board Chair Appointed Delegates and Technical Delegates positions to which members can apply. The USAS Board Chair (currently Bob Vincent) shall be empowered to appoint up to ten percent (10%) of the total membership as members of the House...

Melissa Stiner

To all the Swimmers, Families and Coaches, I wanted to send a note thanking everyone for a great meet! This was my first time being selected to coach the PNS Zone Team and it was an experience I will never forget. The swimmers did a great job in the pool and the parents and families were great in communication and following the rules and schedule. I commend everyone for their commitment to coming together as one team and bringing home a Third Place trophy. I could not have done this...

Melissa Stiner

Updates from Around USA Swimming July 15, 2021 USA Swimming Special HOD Results USA Swimming conducted a Special House of Delegates meeting on June 30 to review the proposals to revise the USAS By-Laws to conform to the new legal requirements. There were nine separate proposals for governance changes. 8 of the 9 were passed. The one exception was the proposal to modify the composition of the USAS House of Delegates. At this time, the Governance Committee is working for new proposals to be considered at the regular annual HOD...