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Coaches Clinics in Lincoln City

Updated date: Monday, September 1, 2014 - 16:42

Coaches Clinics are scheduled for Saturday, October 4 at Taft High School in Lincoln City
8:00AM                  Registration and sign in
8:30-9:30AM          Rick Guenther - ipad Apps 101for coaches
9:30-10:30AM        ProActive - First Steps for Great Teams
10:30-11:30AM       Kate Lundsten - Backstroke
11:30AM-12:30PM  Lunch
12:30-1:30PM         Rick Guenther - ipad Apps Advanced (video)
1:30-2:30PM           Kate Lundsten - Motivating swimmers and keeping boys in the pool.
2:30-3:30PM           ProActive Coaching -The Impact of Trust
3:30-4:45PM           Kate Lundsten - Club & workout structure, questions and answer session.

Pre-registrations $40.00 must be received at the OSI office by Monday, September 15, 2014. Pre-registration Fee September 16-September 30 - $50
At the doo registration is $60.00.

7:00PM –9:00PM – OSCA  Meeting. - Reminder that all clubs are required to send a representative.

Officials Clinics in Lincoln City

Updated date: Monday, September 1, 2014 - 16:41

Officials clinics will be at the Taft High school in Lincoln City on Saturday, October 4. 

10:00AM – 11:30PM:
• Train the Trainer/Master Trainer
• Administrative Official
12:45PM - 1:30PM  General meeting for all clinic attendees
1:30PM - 4:00PM
• Stroke & Turn - for the beginning deck official
• Starter – for officials who have been certified as S & T for one year or more
• Referee – for officials who have been certified as Starter for one year or more
• Electronic Timing –  for beginning timing judges and entry for Administrative Official

Note: There is no charge or membership requirement for the clinics.  Attendees not already members of USA Swimming must join prior to beginning on-deck training. Clinics run concurrently, therefore you may attend only one clinic in the morning and one clinic in the afternoon.
A meet Directors clinic will be from 1:30 - 4PM.
Contact Bob McMillan at or the OSI office for more information.


ASCA Level II and Safety Training for Swim Coaches

Updated date: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 19:56

Jeanine Serrano will we hosting the  ASCA Level II Stroke School on Friday, October 3 from 8:30AM-5:30PM at the Lincoln City Pool
Lincoln City Pool, cost $50.00.
And from 6:00PM - 10:00PM -- Safety Training for Swim Coaches/First Aid and CPR Practical Class, cost $35.00.  

This years Safety Training for Swim Coaches class will include Adult & Child CPR with AED.   (Just think your Safety Training and CPR will both be good for two years and expire together.)   This is an American Red Cross blended learning course so participants MUST contact Jeanine Serrano at PRIOR to taking the On-line part of the class and written test for Safety Training.   The online portion MUST be completed two days prior to the skills session in order for the on-line portion to be merged with the skills session set up for Friday, Oct 3rd.   DO NOT take the on-line portion that can be accessed through USA Swimmings website, that online course is ONLY for coaches that have current Lifeguarding certification.    You need the "deep link" Jeanine will provide you to begin taking the on line portion of the blended learning class.   Once you have the link you can access the material you need and your records will match up to the Oct. 3rd class.   You will need a credit card to pay for the on line portion of the class which is in addition to the skills course fee.

Sign up is due by September 15. 

Athlete Protection Training Change

Updated date: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:11

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.

2013 - 2014 Preliminary Top 5 Posted

Updated date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:02

The preliminary Top 5 list for the 2013-2014 season has been posted.  The list can be viewed here. Please send corrections to the OSI Office.

Electronic Timing Clinic in Lake Oswego

Updated date: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:02

An Electronic Timing Clinic is scheduled at the Lake Oswego Pool  for Saturday, September 20 at 10AM.
For further information contact Dan Gipe at


THSC's Patrick Mulcare competes at Youth Olympic Games

Updated date: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:31

Tualatin Hills' Patrick Mulcare just wrapped up his season by competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.  Patrick finaled in four out of 5 of his individual events.  He placed eighth in the 100 back with a 58.08 and the 200 free with a 1:50.57, resetting his 17-18 OSI record. Patrick placed fourth in the 200 back with a 1:59.65 and 200 IM with a 2:02.88.  He also competed in the 50 back placing 20th with a 26.86 and anchored the USA's mixed 400 free relay which placed 11th.

OSI Mini-Expo & House of Delegates Meeting in Lincoln City

Updated date: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:59

OSI will be holding its mini-expo the weekend of October 3-5 in Lincoln City. There will be Safety Training for Swim Coaches and ASCA Level II clinics on Friday, officials clinics for all positions including train-the-trainer on Saturday, clinics for coaches and the annual coaches' meeting also on Saturday, and the OSI House of Delegates meeting on Sunday. More details about times and places will be posted as it becomes available.

New OSI records set at final championship meets of the season

Updated date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 08:27

The long course championship season has wound to an end as the 2013-2014 season comes to a close.  A handful of records were set at various meets across the West as swimmers travelled to California for Far Westerns, Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals and to Federal Way for Zones. 

At Far Westerns, in Concord, California,  swimmers set several new OSI records.  Kaitlyn Dobler of The Dolphins blasted the 11-12 girls 200 breaststroke record.  She finished the race in 2:41.94, bettering Megan McCarroll's 2005 record of 2:47.11.

Regis Wang of Tualatin Hills twice lowered the 11-12 boys 200 breaststroke record.  In prelims, he raced to a 2:42.17 to beat Corey Williams' 2004 record of 2:44.31.  In finals,  Regis dropped another 4 seconds to establish the record at 2:38.44.

The THSC team of Evan Carlson, Nate McFaul, Alex Young and Trent Martinez set a new OSI record in the 13-14 boys 400 free relay with a 3:44.72.  THSC held the previous record at 3:46.94.

At the USA Swimming Junior Nationals in Irvine, California, Patrick Mulcare of Tualatin Hills lowered his own 17-18 200 free record of 1:51.85 with a 1:51.10.  The time placed him 9th. Patrick also placed 5th in the 100 back, 2nd in the 200 back, 4th in the 200 IM and 7th in the 400 IM.

Also at Juniors, Thomas Brewer of Current Swimming set new records in the 17-18 breaststroke events, both previously held by Cole Hurwitz.  In the 100 breast, he finished in 1:03.53, bettering the old record of 1:03.77.  He ended up 12th in finals with a 1:03.87.  For the 200 breast, Thomas set the new record at 2:17.80 bettering the old record of 2:17.98.  He ended up 7th in finals with a 2:20.15.

Other finalists at Juniors include Keaton Blovad (THSC) 11th in the 100 back, and Michelle Cefal (THSC) 12th in the 100 fly  and 15th in the 200 fly.

At the Age Group Western Zone Championships in Federal Way, WA, Kevin Keil of Multnomah Athletic Club lowered Theo Wilson's 2000 11-12 200 IM record of 2:22.60 with a 2:21.51.   Kevin also lowered the 400 IM record jointly held by THSC's Neil O'Halloran and HEAT's Ethan Heasley at 5:08.11.  He finished the race in 5:00.65.  In the same race, Ethan also went under the old record with a 5:05.92.

USA Swimming Registration Fees for 2015

Updated date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 11:46

2015 USA swimming registration fees will be:
Athletes: $62
Officials: $62
Coaches: $82
Other: $57

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:

New Job Postings

Updated date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:07

OSI will be hiring a new Office Manager & Assistant Office Manager. Please see the job postings on the right hand side of this page if you are interested.

Introducing Coaches Mentorship Program

Updated date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 20:49

Hi coaches,

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.  

This is a pilot program and there will be questions.  Please send all questions to Shelly Rawding at or call/text 509-637-4051.

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

Updated date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:22

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.

USA Swimming

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