PNA Open Water Events – 2017 (scroll down for Postal events below)

PNA Open Water Events – 2017

Date Day Distance(s) Event Info City Host/Contact Results

Jun 3

Sat

3k

5k

Swim Defiance

Point Defiance Park

Commencement Bay (salt water)

www.swimdefiance.com

Tacoma

Blue Wave
Aquatics

Zena Courtney

206-651-0823

2015

2014

Jun 17

Sat

1.2 mi
2.4 mi

Whidbey Island Adventure Swim
Saratoga Passage (Salt Water)
ow.swhidbey.org

Langley

South Whidbey
Island Masters
Emily Bell

425-293-9475

 

Jul 15

Sat

3.2 mi

Fat Salmon Open Water Swim
Madison Park
Lake Washington

www.fatsalmonswim.com

Seattle

ORCA
Meghan Meinerz
919-672-8542

2011 -
2015

Sep 23

Sat

1 mi
2 mi

Last Gasp of Summer

Angle Lake Park

www.lastgaspofsummer.com

SeaTac

Blue Wave
Aquatics
Judy Williams
253-720-1201

All
Results

Open Water Swims sanctioned by Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers
for United States Masters Swimming

   

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From PNA Open Water Series sponsor

2017 PNA Open Water High Point Awards: We will be tracking finishes again this year for the High Point Awards. Race-by-race and cumulative results and standings will be posted here as the season progresses. Winners will be the top two male and female finishers in each age group. Rules for the competition are here. Individual race high point results and cumulative results will be posted as the season progresses. 

2016 PNA Open Water High Point Award results are located at the following links. Whidbey Island Adventure Swim,  Swim DefianceFat SalmonAly Fell, and Last Gasp of Summer. Cumulative rsults are posted at High Point Cum Standings.  High Point winners for the 2016 season are listed at High Point Final.

2015 PNA Open Water High Point Award  results and standings are in these High Point Standings and High Point Winners documents. Individual race results are found at Swim Defiance, Fat Salmon, Aly Fell,  Whidbey Island Adventure Swim, and Last Gasp of Summer

The 2014 PNA Open Water High Point Award standings are in these Final Results and Prize Winners documents.

Email Open Water Coordinator Jim Davidson if you have questions or find discrepancies.

* PNA has not sanctioned or recognized these events except as noted.

Check out additonal open water events in Oregon and the Inland Empire.

Postal Events

2017 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship - AKA “Happy Hour” for Masters Swimmers

     The event is relatively simple to accomplish . . . find a pool, have someone count your laps and take your splits while you swim as far as possible in one hour, celebrate your accomplishment (breakfast, lunch, cocktails . . .), and submit your results via the internet. Thousands of Masters Swimmers take on this event each year.

    New in 2017 . . . 1) Instead of having the month of January to participate in the event, it is extended through February; and           2) The age-determining date is December 31 (same as metric pool competitions). The age that you will be on 12/31/17 is the age you are when you swim the event. This eliminates the former opportunity for some people to enter two different age groups.

     Rules that have not changed:
     • You must be a currently registered member of USMS on or before the day of your swim.
     • The pool must be 25-yards or longer (a conversion for metric pools takes place during registration).
     • Swim your 1-Hour event FIRST; then enter/register for the championship online.
     • Deadline to enter is March 10, 2017 (by 11:59 pm HAT)

     Be sure you are familiar with all the details by downloading the official 1-Hour ePostal event information, which can be found at: www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=8216. Look for more information in the January/February issue of The WetSet. Contact Sally Dillon, PNA's Postal Event Coordinator, at salswmr@comcast.net if you have questions.

Postal Championship Results - 2016 Speedo USMS 3000/6000-Yard ePostal Nationals

     The final postal swims of 2016 took place between September 15 and November 15. The event was hosted by Sawtooth Masters, out of Boise, ID. Ten members of Puget Sound Masters competed in the 3000-yard event, which could have been swum in either a 25-yard or 25-meter pool. Individual results including time, age group, and individual finish are:

Sarah Landrum, 42:16.83, 35-39, 5th
Tammy Koppelberger, 42:23.88, 40-44, 8th
Michelle McRae, 37:33.39, 40-44, 3rd
Betsey Kassen, 43:35.99, 60-64, 6th
Sheila Vonbergen, 1:15:48.48, 45-49, 41st
Lucianne Pugh, 1:20.02.00, 55-59 ,50th
Johnny Van Velthuyzen, 38:31.70, 35-39, 8th
Dan Kirkland, 36:50.16, 65-69, 2nd
Tom Fritschen, 51:33.08, 60-64, 24th
Gregory Henzel, 56:58.14, 45-49, 37th

     Michelle McRae was the only PSM swimmer to take on the 6000-yard event and she finished FIRST in her age group with a time of 1:15:51.53. Sarah, Tammy, and Michelle were entered in a Women’s 35+ relay and took second place in a combined time of 2:02:14.11. Johnny, Dan, and Tom were entered in a Men’s 35+ relay and placed 9th in a combined time of 2:06:54.94. Michelle, Sarah, Johnny, and Dan were entered in a Mixed 35+ relay and placed 3rd in a combined tie of 2:35:12.08. Congratulations to all who participated in this annual event.

Non-PNA Open Water Events 2016 *
Date Day Distance(s) Event Info City Host/Contact Results
Jun 10 Fri 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi

Friday Night Swim Races #1

Lake Meridian Park

Seattle blueseventy  
Jun 26 Sun 0.5 mi, 1 mi

12th Green Lake OW Swim
Green Lake Park

Seattle Seattle Parks
& Rec

All

Jul 4 Mon 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 mi
200 yd sprint

Martha Lake Open Water Swim

Martha Lake

Lynnwood Finish Strong
Events
 
Jul 15 Fri 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi

Friday Night Swim Races #2

Lake Meridian Park

Seattle blueseventy  
Aug 20 Sat 0.5 mi (straight)
1 mile (triangle)
33rd Annual Emerald City
SPARC #tbd (0.5 mi)
#tbd (1 mi), #tbd (both!)
Andrews Bay, Seward Park
Lake Washington
Seattle Seattle Parks
& Rec
All
Aug 21 Sun 1.42 mi across
Lk Washington

Park to Park Swim

Matthews Beach (Seattle)
to Denny Park (Kirkland)

Seattle

Seattle Children's

Hospital

 
Aug 27 Sat 0.5 mi, 1 mi YMCA Wildcat Lake Open Water Swim
Wildcat Lake Park
Bremer-
ton
Bremerton
Family YMCA
 
Sep 10 Sat 0.5, 1 or 2 mi

Swim Across America

Luther Burbank, Mercer Island

Seattle

Seattle Cancer

Care Alliance