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.
OSI Mini-Expo & House of Delegates Meeting in Lincoln City
New OSI records set at final championship meets of the season
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
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
High Point Awards for 2014 Long Course Championships
2014 Oregon Swimming 12 & Under Championships in Bend, July 19 - 20.
High Point awards were awarded to
Girls 11 year old - Helen Lin, THSC and Lizzy Cook, THSC - 36 Points
Girls 12 year old - Emma Brady, BEND - 32 Points
Boys 11 year old - Marco Nosack, THSC - 42 Points
Boys 12 year old - Kevin Keil, MAC - 40 Points
2014 Oregon Swimming Long Course Championships in Gresham, July 24-27
High Point awards were awarded to:
13&U Girls - Elise Kreutzer, MAC - 54 Points
14 Girls - Jordan Ashmore, TDPS - 50 Points
15&Over Girls - Darya Samiee, CRST - 36 Points
13&U Boys - Mark Kim, LHST - 54 Points
14 Boys - Uriel Tejeda, THSC, 52 Points
15&O Boys - Andrew Heymann, UN, 54 Points
Team Rankings 2014 Long Course Championships, July 24-27
1. THSC - 1,035 Points
2. PAC - 339 Points
3. TDPS - 295.5 Points
4. CRST - 295 Points
5. TEAM - 258 Points
6. MAC - 251 Points
7. LHST - 221 Points
8. BRSC - 218 Points
9. HEAT - 204 Points
10. LOSC - 204 Points
Congratulations Athletes and Coaches.
New OSI Records Set at Recent Championship Meets
Championship season is well underway. And the records are starting to fall. At the 12 & Under Championships, Adrienne Tam set another 8 & Under 50 fly, swimming 37.86, breaking her still dripping wet record of 38.22. At the same meet, the Tualatin Hills relay team of Fay Lustria, Ruby Burke, Quinn Katayama-Stall and Jessica Maeda set a new 9-10 girls 200 free relay record. The foursome finished in 2:10.73, breaking LOSC's 2006 record of 2:13.81.
Patrick Mulcare of Tualatin Hills set the lone OSI record at the Speedo Western Section championships. He broke Logan Storie's 2007 record of 1:52.13 in the 17-18 boys 200 freestyle with a 1:51.85.
Grace Knutson of South Coast Aquatic Team set two 11-12 records at the OSI Long Course Championships. She bettered Tori Simenec's 200 back record of 2:28.18 with a 2:27.72 and Tori's 400 IM record of 5:21.59 with a 5:18.60.
Also at the Long Course Championships, Ethan Heasley of Hillsboro HEAT tied Neil O'Halloran's 11-2 400 IM record of 5:08.11.
New Job Postings
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.
2013-2014 Scholastic All American Application
The application for the 2013-2014 year will be available online at the USA Swimming website from June 1, 2014 to August 15, 2014.
- The only method for application will be the online application on the USA Swimming website.
- Applicants will be required to have a USA Swimming account.
- Qualifying times for the applicant will be validated through the Times on the USA Swimming website (time MUST be in SWIMS).
- Applicant will be required to have a transcript for the COMPLETE academic year available for uploading to the application.
- Applicant must have been a member at the time of the swim and a current member when applying for the 2013-14 SAA team.
- GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year
- Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses will earn one extra Grade Point
- Pool Requirements
- Applicants must have swum a time equal to a Junior National 2011 bonus time in any event during the SAA qualifying period (July 1, 2013 – August 15, 2014) with qualifying times in SWIMS – list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website and in the USA-S Rule Book.
- A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process.
- Disability or Open Water Requirements
- Applicants must have swum at one of the named Disability or the National Open Water Championships.
*2013 IPC World Championships, August 12-18, 2013
*Can Am Championships, Canada, December 13-15, 2013
*Deaf International SC Championships, January 14-18, 2014
*Can Am Championships, Miami, FL, March 27-29, 2014
*Open Water National Championships, Castaic Lake, CA, June 13, 15, 2014
- Applicants must have swum at one of the named Disability or the National Open Water Championships.
To apply for the SAA team for 2013-14:
- Go to the USA Swimming Home Page or any page on the site.
- In the upper right corner, click on “Sign In”.
- If you do not have an account, click on the link to “create account” and follow the instructions.
- If you have an account, simply type your log in name and your password in the appropriate place.
- Make sure the account you have signed in with is linked to your (the athlete’s) USA Membership account. (If you are unsure of the link, go to My Account, Membership Information, where you can either link with ‘Click Here’ or Unlink to check the linked membership record and relink.)
- Once you are sure you are correctly linked to your swimmer registration, navigate to the SAA Application page and complete the application.
- Your complete high school transcript will need to be uploaded for your application to be complete. All grades for the current year (both semesters 2013-2014) must be on the transcript.
- Note that school transcripts are the only documentation accepted for the Scholastic All America application (PDF or JPG files; Word documents will NOT be accepted). Grade cards and report cards will NOT be accepted. (Only grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be used to determine your GPA but a complete transcript is required).
- Note: Parents: If you are trying to apply for your child, you will have to use his/her log in and password information in order to link to the swim times for your child.
- Betty Kooy, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.