Alice Luo, who trains with Mark Maxwell at Blue Dolphins Swim Team and represents Taiwan internationally, is competing at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. She won the women’s 100m breaststroke SB4 race, winning Taiwan's first gold of the Games. The Games conclude October 24.
BDST's Alice Luo Wins Gold at Asian Paralympic Games
2015 All Star Application Posted
The 2015 All Star meet will be held in the City of Commerce, California, January 10-11, 2015. Swimmers aged 11 to 14 on the day of this meet are invited to apply to join this fun travel meet. Applications are due December 14. Download the application here.
B/C Camp Application Posted
Oregon Swimming is pleased to announce an upcoming B/C camp in Sweet Home on Saturday November 1, 2014 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Please fill out both the Medical Release form and the camp application and e-mail them to camp coordinator George Sampson at email@example.com. The first 48 applicants will be accepted. Please send snacks and water to the camp as your athlete will be in the water for over two and 1⁄2 hours. No swimmers with A times are allowed. Application will be accepted until October 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
Patrick Mulcare, Linck Bergen named to USA Swimming Junior Team
Sixteen swimmers recognized as top 18-and-under swimmers from across the nation will represent USA Swimming this fall at FINA World Cup events in Tokyo and Singapore.
The women’s roster includes Kathleen Baker (Winston Salem, N.C.) the runner-up finisher in the 200m back at Phillips 66 Nationals, who also competed at the Pan Pacific Championships this summer. Ella Eastin, (Irvine, Calif.) a double gold medalist and captain of the Junior Pan Pacs team also headlines the squad.
For the men, Alexander Valente (Santa Barbara, Calif.) will look to continue his winning ways after earning gold in the 100m fly and the 400m medley relay at Junior Pan Pacs. Sean Grieshop (Cedar Park, Texas) also brings his experience from Maui with a silver-medal finish in the 1500m free. Tualatin Hills' Patrick Mulcare was also named to the team.
A complete roster is available here.
After competing in Tokyo on Oct. 28-29, the squad will race in Singapore on Nov. 1-2. Visit fina.org for complete World Cup information.
Tim O’Brien of Nitro Swimming and Linck Bergen of Tualatin Hills Swim Club will serve as coaches for the trip.
Stroke & Turn Clinic in Portland
There will be a Stroke & Turn Clinic on Saturday, Nov 1 at 10:00am at the Multnomah Athletic Club. If you are interested, please contact Julie Carpenter for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athlete Protection Training Change
USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Committee voted to make the Athlete Protection Training good for two years instead of one year. As a result, all the 12/31/14 APT are changed to expiration date 12/31/15.
Effective on September 1, the APT expiration date will be based on the year that the training was taken. For example, if you complete the training anytime between January 1 and December 31, 2015, the APT expiration date will be December 31, 2017. Anyone completing the APT after September 1 and until the change is made in SWIMS, will have an APT expiration date of 12/31/15. After the change is made in SWIMS, these expiration dates will be updated to12/31/16.
USA Swimming Registration Fees for 2015
2015 USA swimming registration fees will be:
Registrations for the 2015 season start on Sept 1, 2014. All registrations after that date must pay the 2015 fees and are valid until 12/31/15. All non-athletes (coach, official, other) must renew their athlete protection training before they can re-register: www.usaswimming.org/apt
Introducing Coaches Mentorship Program
I am very happy to report that USA Swimming has approved our Mentorship grant application that we had discussed last October at our Oregon Swim Coaches Association meeting! I want to thank Heather Thomas for all her work in making this happen - she is the brains and effort behind this being approved. Great work coach Heather!
Coaches, please pass this along to your staff and we hope we have lots of teams that wish to take advantage of this program.
A few key reminders (addresses are in the attached form)
- June 11 - deadline to get applications to Shelly R (first page of the attached form).
- June 18 - notification if you have received the grant or not
- November 19 - deadline to get all needed forms to Rick G.
A reminder: this is an OSCA grant, not an Oregon Swimming grant, so be sure to NOT send things to the OSI office.
Our goal is to assist as many coaches & teams as we can throughout the entire LSC, so if you are at all interested, please apply!
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.