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2014 Mini Expo in Lincoln City

Updated date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:20

ASCA Level II Stroke school start at 8:30AM at Taft High School.
Safety Training for Swim Coaches atart 6PM at Lincoln City Pool

Coaches clinics start at 8:00AM at Taft High School
Athletes camp start at 8:15AM at the Lincoln City  Pool
OSCA Meeting start at 7:00PM at Taft High School
Officials clinics at 10AM (Train the Trainer and Administrative Official) and at 12:45PM (stroke and Turn, Starter, Referee, Meet Director) All at Taft High School

Oregon Swimming House of Delegates Meeting - 8:30AM check-in, 9:00AM Meeting starts.  Taft High School.

 

Coaches Clinics in Lincoln City

Updated date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 19:40

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 101 for 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         ProActive - The Impact on Trust
1:30-2:30PM           Kate Lundsten - Motivating swimmers and keeping boys in the pool.
2:30-3:30PM           Rick Guenther - ipad Apps Advanced (video)
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 door registration is $60.00.

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

Jeff Gudman's Q&A with Swimming World Magazine

Updated date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 21:13

Oregon's Jeff Gudman is running for President of USA Swimming.  Jeff has served many years on the Oregon Swimming Board of Directors including General Chair. Swimming World Magazine has recently published a Q&A with Jeff. 

Beth Winkowski Wins ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year Award

Updated date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 20:51

Beth Winkowski, Associate Head Coach of the Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta, Georgia, won the inaugral ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year Award.  The award was presented in partnership with the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour.  Beth was the head coach of Portland Aquatic Club several years until 2004. Beth was among 10 finalist for the award including Tualatin Hills' Ruth Stocks.

Oregon Swimmers Earn Scholastic All American Honors

Updated date: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:00

Oregon Swimming and USA Swimming are proud to recognize the scholar-athletes and congratulates the swimmers, as well as their coaches, and parents for their outstanding support.  SAA team members will receive three certificates and a bag tag. Those with a 4.0 GPA will receive a special bag tag denoting the honor. Three-timers will receive a special memento. Awards will be shipped in the Fall.

Last Name
First Name
Gender
LSC
Club
Zone
Yrs
4.0
Balsbough
Briana
F
OR
Bearcat Swim Club
Western
3
Yes
Braziel
Samuel
M
OR
Team Eugene Aquatics
Western
2
 
Brewer
Thomas
M
OR
Current Swimming
Western
2
Yes
Bush
Julia
F
OR
Tigard Tualatin Swim Club
Western
1
Yes
Calwell
Kasey
M
OR
Columbia River Swim Team
Western
1
Yes
Cheng
Emily
F
OR
Tualatin Hills Swim Club
Western
2
Yes
Frazier
Brian
M
OR
Oregon City Swim Team
Western
1
Yes
Furnary
Tristan
M
OR
Multnomah Athletic Club
Western
1
Yes
Gupton
Hannah
F
OR
Maverick Aquatics
Western
2
 
Halligan
Mackenzie
F
OR
Current Swimming
Western
2
 
Hanson
Ethan
M
OR
Portland Aquatic Club
Western
1
 
Hartmeier
John
M
OR
Bend Swim Club
Western
2
Yes
Kang
Edward
M
OR
Lake Oswego Swim Club
Western
1
 
Loncar
Anton
M
OR
Hillsboro Swim Team
Western
2
Yes
Mand
Carmen
F
OR
The Dolphins
Western
1
Yes
Metzsch
Liam
M
OR
Tualatin Hills Swim Club
Western
2
Yes
Metzsch
Sara
F
OR
Tualatin Hills Swim Club
Western
1
Yes
Neal
Logan
F
OR
Hillsboro Swim Team
Western
1
Yes
Pinger
Robin
F
OR
Oregon City Swim Team
Western
1
Yes
Rawding
Mariah
F
OR
Hood River Swim Team
Western
1
Yes
Robeson
Jennifer
F
OR
Bend Swim Club
Western
1
Yes
Rumrill
Mackenzie
F
OR
Bearcat Swim Club
Western
1
Yes
Sapienza
Breanna
F
OR
Superior Stingray Swimming
Western
2
Yes
Sexton
Sierra
F
OR
The Dolphins
Western
1
 
Shreeve
Brandon
M
OR
Corvallis Aquatic Team
Western
1
Yes
Thornbrue
Ellie
F
OR
Hillsboro Swim Team
Western
2
Yes
Thorne
Nicholas
M
OR
Mount Hood Aquatics
Western
2
 
Winter
Ingrid
F
OR
Team Eugene Aquatics
Western
1
Yes
Xue
Christopher
M
OR
Columbia River Swim Team
Western
1
Yes
Zhao
Tiffany
F
OR
Tualatin Hills Swim Club
Western
2
Yes

Former CAT Swimmer Logan Storie Sets World Record in Modern Pentathlon

Updated date: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:31

Logan Storie competing for the United States at the 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Warsaw, Poland broke his American Pentathlon Swim Record with a 200 meter time of 1:50.62. Logan won his heat and posted the fastest time of any pentathlete in all groups thus securing first place in the swimming event with 369 points. Logan is a University of Florida graduate where he swam for the Gators and is from Corvalis, Oregon.

Originally posted at teamusa.org.

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 officialschair@oregonswimming.org or the OSI office office@oregonswimming.org for more information.

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ASCA Level II and Safety Training for Swim Coaches

Updated date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:51

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 seaturtlecoach@yahoo.com 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.

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.

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: www.usaswimming.org/apt
 

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 hrvst.coach@gmail.com 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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