Every year, OSI recognizes graduating high school seniors by publishing their names in the newsletter. If you want to include your swimmers in this year's listing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the swimmer's name, high school, club name, and college name if it is known. To see this year's list, click here or click on the History section under the Information menu at the top of the page.
Recognizing Our Graduates
Concussion Training for Coaches and Officials
Hello Oregon Swim Coaches,
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.
Tristan Funary Sets OSI Record
Tristan Funary of Multnomah Athletic Club lowered the 15-16 boys 100 yard backstroke at last week's National Age Group Swimming Association Junior National Championship Cup in Clearwater Florida. His time of 48.80 bettered Aaron Young's 2010 record of 49.69.
Records set at Age Group Sectionals
Grace Knutsen of South Coast Aquatic Team set two new records in the 11-12 age group. She broke Tori Simenec's 2005 200 free record of 1:54.90 by swimming 1:54.71. She chopped three seconds off her 400 IM record set at the Senior Championships earlier this month. She set the new record at 4:32.92.
Kate Laderoute of Oregon City broke the 11-12 200 backstroke record twice. In prelims, she finished in 2:08.58, breaking Sara Metzsch's 2011 record of 2:08.65. Then in finals, she dropped the record by almost four seconds, stopping the clock at 2:04.81.
Tualatin Hill's Caspar Corbeau broke a pair of 11-12 breaststroke records. In the 100, he broke Brian Allen's 1993 record of 1:03.92 with a 1:03.71. In the 200 breast, he swam 2:16.14, bettering Anthony Nosack's 2012 record of 2:18.17.
Tualatin Hills also broke the OSI record in the 13-14 400 free relay. The team of Jaume Martinez-Calvo, Trent Martinez, Evan Carlson and Nate McFaul broke their own relay record of 3:18.39 with a 3:16.92.
Long Course 12 and under championships date change
There is a large festival in Sisters July 12 and 13. Hotels in the Bend area will be full that weekend, so the 12 & Under championships have been moved to the next weekend, July 19 and 20.