2020 PNA Championship and Northwest Zones Championship Meet Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th, 2020 Hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics Sanctioned by PNA for USMS Inc. # 360-S003
LOCATION: Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023 206-296-4444
FACILITY: 50-meter championship pool set up as two 25-yd courses, each with 9-ft wide lanes and a water depth range of 9’-10.5’ Continuous warm-up available in 7-lane, 25-yd dive tank. The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and Records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.
TIMING SYSTEM: The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Swiss). Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.
TIMES: Friday, April 10th warm-ups 5:30 PM, meet starts at 6:30 PM. Saturday, April 11th warm-ups 9:00 AM, meet starts at 10:00 AM. 5 minute breaks are scheduled for Saturday after events 7, 13 and 21.
CONCESSIONS: Vendor contracted with KCAC, available in lobby.
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern the meet. Strictly forbidden: Using hand paddles, fins or kick boards in warm-up areas; Diving in warm-up areas unless in designated sprint lanes.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2020 USMS or foreign registered swimmers 18 and above as of 04/11/2020. Age groups based on the swimmer’s age as of 04/11/2020. Foreign registered swimmers must provide proof of current registration in their country's federation.
ENTRIES: Individual Entries: Swimmers may enter up to 6 individual events, 6 individual events/day max. Individual and relay-only swimmers must register online by 11:59 PM (Pacific) Sunday, April 5th, 2020 or mail a paper registration form postmarked on or before Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. No day of race or late entries for this meet. Coaches will be provided relay cards at the meet.
PAPER ENTRIES: Use the PNA Generic Entry Form available on the PNA website or in the WetSet. Make checks payable to BWAQ and mail to: Blue Wave Aquatics P. O. Box 24083 Federal Way, WA 98093
NO INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES OR RELAY-ONLY SWIMMER ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER SUNDAY APRIL 1st, 2020, 2019 11:59 PM (PACIFIC TIME)
ENTRY FEES: $35 (US) surcharge for individual and relay-only swimmers. PLUS $4 per individual event. PNA swimmers who need financial assistance for entry fees may request same from PNA Wiggin Fund. No splash fee for relays.
SEEDING: All events 400 yards and over will be run in two courses. At the discretion of the meet referee and meet director, other events may be run in two courses to manage meet length. All events 400 yards and over will be seeded fast to slow, events under 400 yards will be seeded slow to fast.
Friday: 1000 Free and 1650 Free 6:00 PM
Saturday 500 Free 9:30 AM
Saturday AM relays #5, #6 and #7 10:00 AM
Saturday PM relays #22, #23 and #24 12:00 PM Noon
Swimmers missing the check-in deadline will be scratched from the event.
RELAYS: 18+, 25+ and subsequent ten-year increments as needed. Age of the youngest member of the relay team determines age group. Mixed relays require two men and two women. Relays entry info above.
AWARDS: Ribbons for individual places 1 – 6. Medals may be purchased at meet.
SCORING: Scoring will be 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for Individual Events and 18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 for Relay Events
T-SHIRTS: Championship shirts are for sale during registration, we will have a limited number of t-shirts at the meet. Guarantee you get the right size by ordering your Championship t-shirt when you register today! $16.00 - Unisex sizing X-small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large $18.00 - Unisex sizing XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
PNA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, SOCIAL AND AWARD PRESENTATION Due to the Friday / Saturday meet format this year, plans for a meeting, social and award presentation are not yet developed and will be promoted at a later date if it is determined that the event can take place.
DIRECTIONS: From North or South Bound I-5 take exit 142 B. Proceed west on South 348th St for 2 miles. South 348th changes to SW Campus Dr. at 1st Ave. The pool is on the right.