2023 PNA and Zones Championship Meet

BWAQ Meets

Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

USMS Sanction : 363-S004

Blue Wave Aquatics Meets

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Individual Registration Fri, Mar 3, 2023
06:00 AM
Sun, Apr 9, 2023
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Fri, Mar 3, 2023
06:00 AM
Sun, Apr 9, 2023
11:59 PM

2023 PNA Championship and Northwest Zones Championship Meet
Sat, April 15 and Sun, April 16th
Hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics
Sanctioned by PNA for USMS Inc.  

Meet Director:      Steve Freeborn 206-940-7442
Meet Referee:       Mike Murphy swimoff1@gmail.com
Meet Registrar:     Angela Turley 253-797-4920, angelajtu@comcast.net

LOCATION: Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023 PHONE: 206-296-4444

FACILITY: 50-meter championship pool set up as two 25-yd courses, each with eight 9-ft wide lanes and a water depth range of 9’-10.5’. 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.

WARM-UPS: We expect to be able to use the dive tank for continuous warm up and warm down through the duration of the meet. However, because of King County Aquatic Center staffing/lifeguard issues it may not be possible.  We may not know until the days leading up to the meet.  In the event that there is no dive tank availability, in order to comply with the USMS rule that there be made available warm up and warm down through the duration of the meet, we will have 1 lane in each pool for continuous warm up/warm down and 6 lanes for competition for the distance events. The scoreboard end pool will be available during the rest of the meet. 

TIMING SYSTEM: The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Swiss). Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.

  • Saturday, April 15th: warm-ups start at 9:00 am, meet starts at 10:00 am.
  • Sunday, April 16th: warm-ups start at 9:00 am, meet starts at 10:00 am.  
CONCESSIONS: No concessions available. Please bring your own snacks.

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 2023 USMS or foreign registered swimmers 18 and above as of 04/16/2023.  Age groups based on the swimmer’s age as of 04/16/2023.  Foreign registered swimmers must provide proof of current registration in their country’s federation.

ENTRIES: Individuals may enter up to 6 individual events and 4 relay events. 
ONLINE ENTRIES: Enter online at:  https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1449&smid=15780  

ENTRY FEES: $49 Individual and Relay-Only swimmers PLUS $2.00 per individual event. PNA swimmers who need financial assistance for entry fees may request same from the PNA Wiggin Fund. Your credit card will be charged by “Blue Wave Aquatics Meets”.

REFUNDS: There will be no refunds. 

SEEDING: All events will be seeded slow to fast. Two courses will be used for the 1000 Free, 500 Free, and 1650 Free.

INTERMEDIATE SPLIT TIMES: Swimmers who would like one or more intermediate split times submitted as official times must complete a USMS Split Notification Form indicating the distance(s) for which splits should be submitted.  Forms will be available at the meet

CHECK-IN: Positive Check-in required for 1000 Free, 400 IM, and 500 Free.  Swimmers missing the check-in deadline may be scratched from the event.
  • Online check-in via SwimPhone available starting at 9:00 am. Link: https://www.swimphone.com/meets/event_order.cfm?smid=15780
  • In-person check-in available starting at 9:00 am at the Clerk of Course.
  • Check-in deadlines (online and in-person) are as follows:
    • 1000 Free by 9:30 am
    • 400 IM by End of Event #6
    • 500 Free by 9:30 am
RELAYS: 18+, 25+ and subsequent ten-year increments as needed.  The age of the youngest member of the relay team shall determine the age group. Mixed relays require two men and two women.  
Deadlines for relay cards:
  • Medley Relay cards [events 9, 10, 11] – 12:00 PM Noon
  • Free Relay cards (events 21, 22, 23] – 12:00 PM Noon
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 available for purchase during registration. PRE-ORDER DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH.

  • $25.00 XSM, SM, MD, LG, XL
  • $27.00 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
  • $32.00 XSM, SM, MD, LG, XL
  • $34.00 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

The event will take place following the conclusion of Saturday’s relays at the Aquatic Center complex banquet hall, which is adjacent to the pool. A meal featuring pizza, salad, and dessert will be served. Cost is $5/person for meet entrants and guests; only 120 tickets will be sold. PNA is subsidizing the event. A no-host cash bar with beer, wine, and sodas will be available. Tickets are required and can be purchased when you register for the meet. The PNA Coach of the Year and Dawn Musselman Inspirational Swimmer awards will be presented at this event. Contact Sally Dillon at salswmr@comcast.net for tickets if you are not attending the meet.

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.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1000 Y Free
2 Mixed 50 Y Breast
3 Mixed 100 Y Fly
4 Mixed 200 Y Free
5 Mixed 100 Y IM
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Session 2 - After 10-Minute Break
# Sex Event
6 Mixed 100 Y Breast
7 Mixed 200 Y Back
8 Mixed 50 Y Fly
9 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
10 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
11 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
12 Mixed 400 Y IM
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event
13 Mixed 500 Y Free
14 Mixed 100 Y Back
15 Mixed 50 Y Free
16 Mixed 200 Y Breast
17 Mixed 200 Y IM
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Session 4 - After 10-Minute Break
# Sex Event
18 Mixed 50 Y Back
19 Mixed 200 Y Fly
20 Mixed 100 Y Free
21 Women 200 Y Free Relay
22 Men 200 Y Free Relay
23 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
24 Mixed 1650 Y Free

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