Open Water

PNA Sanctioned Events for 2023

The following events are on the PNA schedule for 2023. Meet information, entry information and results will be available at the links below as they become available.

Thank you to the teams for hosting these meets!

Whidbey Island Adventure Swim
Saturday, June 24, Seawall Park, Langley, Whidbey Island
Hosted by South Whidbey Island Masters

The race includes a 1.2 and 2.4 mile race off the shores of Langley, Washington. The course follows a rectangular path beginning and ending at the Seawall Park. Both distances follow a rectangular course with the 1.2 milers turning halfway down the course and the 2.4 milers swimming the full rectangle.

This year’s event is sold out!

Event websiteEvent InformationCourse MapWebscorer Results
Womens 1.2 Mile Age Gp
Womens 2.4 Mile Age Gp
Mens 1.2 Mile Age Gp
Mens 2.4 Mile Age Gp
High Point Points

Fat Salmon Open Water Swim
Saturday, July 15, Madison Park Beach – Seattle
Hosted by ORCA Swim Team

The race follows a 3.2-mile race along the Seattle shoreline of Lake Washington.  The course runs South-to-North, generally between the I-90 and 520 floating bridges.  The race starts at the Day Street Boat Ramp directly beneath I-90 and finishes at Madison Park. Registration opens April 20.

CANCELLED — High bacteria count
Link to Alternate Plans for Event
Event InformationCourse MapResults

Swim Defiance
August 6, Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
Hosted by Bernardo’s All Stars

Race description to be added

Event WebsiteEvent InformationCourse MapOverall Results
Women’s Age Group Results
Men’s Age Group results
High Point Points

2023 PNA High Point Awards

The awards honor the top two male and female swimmers in each age group in this year’s Open Water races. To be eligible, each swimmer has to two of the three events. Points were awarded to the top 10 PNA registered finishers in each event (22 points for first, 18 points for second, 16 points for third, 14 points for fourth, 12 points for fifth, 10 points for sixth, 8 points for seventh, 6 points for eighth, 4 points for ninth and 2 points for tenth). Different distances and wetsuit/no wetsuit divisions were scored separately. One Event registrants were not eligible. See the PNA website for rules.

High Point final standings are here. High Point winners are here.

2023 USMS Open Water National Championships

These are the Open Water championship events for 2023. Go to USMS OW NCs for details.

Other Pacific Northwest Open Water Events (USMS and non-USMS)

A full listing of Pacific Northwest Open Water Swim Events for 2022 can be found at

Hosting an Open Water event?

Is your organization interested in hosting an open water event? Click here to find out how your organization can host an event or contact the Open Water Coordinator, Jim Davidson (, for additional information.