The Lebanon Community Pool will be offering their 15th annual Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The race is put on every year as a fundraiser to help the Lebanon Swim club. The race consists of a 500 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. Cost is $50 for individuals and $75 for relay teams. A concession stand will be available during the race for participants and spectators. Call the Lebanon Pool for more details or register online at lebanonpool.org
Lebanon Sprint Triathlon
2016 Short Course 10 & U Championship Meet
At this time, there is not a bid for the 2016 10 & Under Short Course Championship Meet. Bids will be reopened for this meet only until May 1st. To submit a bid, click here.
THSC sets OSI open records at Sectionals
At the Speedo Championships Western Region Sectional meet in Austin, Texas, Tualatin Hills set four Open relay records.
The team of Keaton Blovad, Ryan Falk, Emily Cook and Sara Metzsch set records in the 400 and 800 free relays. The girls completed the 400 free relay in 3:22.30, breaking Tualatin Hill's 2000 record of 3:3.74. For the 800, the girls finished in 7:17.77, breaking THSC's 2013 record of 7:19.55.
Patrick Mulcare, Anthony Nosack, Alex La Rose and Liam Metzsch combined to set a new Open 200 medley relay record of 1:32.18, breaking the 2011 THSC record by one one-hundredth of a second. Sean Calkins joined Anthony, Patrick and Liam for a new 400 medley relay record of 3:20.86, breaking THSC's 2011 record of 3:21.07.
OSI Records set in Austin
Several Oregon teams made the trip to Austin Texas to attend the Western Region Four Corners Sectional Championships. At the meet, Tualatin Hills swimmers set several new OSI records, including nine by Keaton Blovad. She set new records in the 15-16 girls 100 free, 200 free, 100 back 100 breast, and 200 IM. Her 100 back, 100 breast and 200 IM records also lowered the Open women's records.
|Event||Time||Former Time||Record Holder||Year|
|Open 100y Back||53.51||53.86||Grace Carlson (LOSC)||2010|
|Open 100y Breast||1:01.02||1:01.27||Genna Patterson (THSC)||2003|
|Open 200y IM||1:58.71||1:59.54||Karen Turner (LOSC)||2009|
|15-16 100y Free||49.01||49.29||Lainey Visscher (OCST)||2015|
|15-16 200y Free||1:46.65||1:46.81||Tori Simenec (BRSC)||2008|
|15-16 100y Back||53.51||54.10||Lainey Visscher (OCST)||2015|
|15-16 100y Breast||1:01.02||1:01.27||Genna Patterson (THSC)||2003|
|15-16 200y IM||1:58.71||1:59.54||Karen Turner (LOSC)||2009|
Keaton joined Cassidy Brennan, Emily Cook and Sara Metzsch on the 200 medley relay breaking THSC's 15-16 record of 1:43.87 set last year with a 1:42.69.
Patrick Mulcare established a new 17-18 boys 100 free record with a 44.48, breaking Thomas Brewer's still dripping wet record of 44.59 which he set the week before.
New OSI records set at Sectionals
Swimmers competing at the Senior and Age Group Sectional Championships set new OSI records in 17 events.
At Senior Sectionals, Hillsboro HEAT's Luke Thornbrue set new 13-14 records in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyles. He better Myron Shen's 2014 500 record of 4:37.25 with a 4:35.81 and Tyler Storie's 1999 1000 yard free record of 9:33.05 with a 9:28.10.
Jamie Stone of Mt. Hood Aquatics bettered the 15-16 girls 100 yard free record in prelims with a 49.81. That time bettered Kaylin Bing's 2010 record of 49.99. In the finals, Oregon City's Lainey Visscher lowered the time even further by finishing the race in 49.29. Lainey also bettered Karen Turner's 15-16 girls 100 yard back record of 54.16 with a 54.10.
Current Swimming's Thomas Brewer set a new 17-18 boys 100 yard free record with a 44.59, bettering Patrick Mulcare's 2014 record of 44.72. Thomas also established a new 17-18 and Open record of 1:46.38 in the 200 IM, also previously held by Patrick.
Robin Pinger, of Oregon City, established a new 17-18 girls 200 breaststroke record with a 2:13.45, bettering Mackenzie Luick's 2009 record of 2:14.41.
The Dolphin's 15-16 girls relay tema of Alayna Connor, Jordan Ashmore, Lindsay Swail and Sierra Sexton set new records in the 200 and 400 yard free relays. For the 200, the foursome finished in 1:32.47 bettering Oregon City's 2014 record of 1:36.39. This also establishes a new Open record previously held by Lake Oswego at 1:32.72. They also bettered Oregon City's 400 free record of 3:28.21 with a 3:25.38.
At Age Group Sectionals the following week, Hillsboro HEAT's Anton Goswitz set a new record in the 11-12 boys 100 and 200 fly, and the 100, 200 and 400 IM. For the 100 fly, Anton finished in 54.93, better Nate McFaul's 2014 record of 55.22. He twice dipped under his own record of 2:04.93 in the 200 fly, first finishing in 2:04.68 in prelims and then 2:02.32 in finals. In the 100 IM, he bettered Trent Martinez's 2014 record of 58.42 with a 56.90. For the 200 IM, he set the record at 2:04.71, also beating the old record of 2:04.93 also held by Trent. In the 400 IM, he finished in 4:21.82, beating Luke Thornbrue's 2013 record of 4:22.46.
Luke Thornbrue returned to the Age Group sectionals and bettered the 13-14 200 yard free record of 1:42.72 held by Trent Martinez with a 1:41.71.
The Multnomah Athletic Club relay team of Kevin Keil, Joshua Nguyen, Van Mathias and Doug Heymann set a new 13-14 200 yard medley relay record with a 1:39.82, bettering their own 1:40.62 set earlier this year. Hillsboro HEAT's team of Max Woodbury, Brett Champlin, Ethan Heasley and Luke Thornbrue also went under the record with a 1:40.31.
2015 Senior Spring Training Camp Roster
Congratulations to those who were selected to attend OSI's 2015 Senior Spring Long Course Training Camp which will be held April 23rd- 26th in Carlsbad, CA.
Kate Bier MHA
Alayna Connor TDPS
Lucie- Davis SHSC
Marissa Kuch MVA
MacKenzie Halligan CURR
Katelyn Laderoute OCST
Laura Laderoute OCST
Mara Newman LOSC
Jacquie Price WSC
Lindsey Soule CAT
Jamie Stone MHA
Caitlyn Wilson TTSC
Noah Cutting MVA
Jacob Dexter MHA
Christian Gilbreath MHA
Ben Grubb VSC
Baxter Halligan CURR
Ethan Hanson PAC
Sam Harquail PAC
Luke Hutchinson PAC
Enrike Marquez PAC
Kyle Miller TTSC
Neirton Oliviera MSC
Karl Stuntzner- Gibson SCAT
2015 National Age Group Open Water Invitational
Florida Swimming and Gulf Coast Swim Team will be hosting an open water event on April 25. This event will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Open Water Festival. USA World Trials and National Championship, April 23-27 at Miromar Lakes, Florida. This is a huge step for the development of the Age Group Open Water Swimming and the Open Water Development Committee members appreciate your support. You can download the meet information here.
Concussion Training for Coaches and Referees
Oregon Swim Coaches & Referees,
There is a new certification that we all need to complete in order to be a swim coach in the state of Oregon. Please see the attached Senate Bill 721 for the details of the Concussion Training Law.
If you coach high school and have already completed this training, then you do not need to repeat it. However the OSI Office does need a copy of your certification sent to them either via email or snail mail. The sooner the better, but not later than MAY 1st.
If you haven't taken concussion training, then you can follow this link to do the FREE, online training. It took me a half an hour to complete, and it was easy to listen to and to finish. I will say if it gets 'stuck' on a page loading, you will need to use a different browser. (I had to go between chrome and internet explorer in order to finish - I contacted their help staff and this was their suggestion that worked for me. The pages automatically save your location no matter what browser you use) And I found I needed to click on the page if it showed up blank, then it got going. At the end you can save a jpeg file of the certificate and then email it to the office, or you can print one off and mail it in. Your choice.
This is a new yearly requirement. And for clarification, this is not a USA Swimming requirement, but a State of Oregon requirement.
The OSI Board is in the process of developing the materials needed for the parents and children to inform and educate so they know the signs and symptoms of a concussion. As this information becomes available it will be sent to coaches and clubs.
The law is already in effect, so the sooner you complete this the better in order to be immune from civil and criminal liability related to head injury. The OSI Board has given coaches a MAY 1st deadline to complete this training.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.