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Another OSI Record for Adrienne Tam

Updated date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:09

Adrienne Tam of Tigard Tualatin has been busy breaking the 8 and Under girls butterfly records. At the Howard Jones meet last month, she set the long course 100 fly record at 1:29.05.  The old record had stood for 32 years at 1:31.13.  Adrienne now holds the 50 and 100 fly records for both short course yards and long course meters.

Correction to LC Champs Event File

Updated date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 15:36

The Team Manager/Team Unify event file for the LC Championship meet July 24-27 incorrectly had the male 1500 free in session 1, rather than 6. This has been corrected and a new file has been uploaded. The meet information has not changed - this is a correction for the import file only. Entry people - you can also change the session in TU/TM if you don't want to upload a new file.

2013-2014 Scholastic All American Application

Updated date: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 21:45

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.

Requirements:

  • 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

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.

Questions:

Information About OSI LC Championship Meets

Updated date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:38

There have been some changes in the format of the OSI championship meets for this summer. There will still be two meets, but the age groups and distribution of events have changed.

The 12 & Under meet is open to all swimmers registered with Oregon Swimming who will not turn 13 (ie, 12 & under) before July 19th, 2014. Swimmers who are 9 years old and younger will need to meet the 9 year old time standard. This meet will have 50s and 100s of all strokes and the 200 IM and 200 free for all 12 & unders. It will also have the 400 free for 11 and 12 year olds. Relays for this meet are separated by age groups into 10 & under and 11-12.

The other championship meet is open to all swimmers registered with Oregon Swimming, provided they meet the qualifying times. Swimmers 13 & under must meet the 13 year old time standard. All individual events which have time standards for swimmers 13 & over will be swum at this meet. There will be no 50s except for the 50 freestyle.  Relays for this meet are 13-14 and open.

Swimmers who qualify for both meets will be limited to a total of 6 individual events in both meets, except for swimmers who turn 13 between July 20th and 24th, 2014. Those swimmers will be able to enter the full number of events at both meets.

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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