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OSI Records Set in December

Updated date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 15:25

Four individual and two relay short course yard records fell at the Short Course Junior Nationals in Federal Way, Washington.  Mackenzie Rumrill of Mid-Valley Aquatics accounted for two of them.  Mackenzie placed first in the 100 fly with a 52.77 bettering the 17-18 girls record of 53.43 previously held by Tori Simenec.  Mackenzie also lowered her own 200 IM reccord of 2:00.74 with a 2:00.57.  Multnomah's Tristan Furnary finished the 400 IM in 3:55.36 bettering Will Gunderson's 2009 15-16 record of 3:56.19. Tommy Brewer or Current Swimming lowered his own 17-18 200 breaststroke record of 1:57.73 to 1:57.04.

The Tualatin Hills relay team of Lisa Kaunitz, Sara Metzsch, Emily Cook and Keaton Blovad set new 15-16 records in the 800 free relay and 200 medley relay.  For the 800 free relay, the girls finished in 7:26.38, bettering THSC's 2012 record of 7:28.39. The foursome finished the medley relay in 1:43.87 bettering THSC's 2003 record of 1:44.22.

Fay Lustria of Tualatin  bettered three 9-10 girls short course meter records at the Chris Givens Holiday Classic.  She set new times in the 100 fly with a 1:11.87, 100 IM with a 1:15.41 and 200 IM with a 2:39.46.

Patrick Mulcare of Tualatin Hills set three new 17-18 and Open mens short course meter records, breaking records he set last month.  He finished the 100 back in 52.38, 200 back in 1:58.60 and shattered the 400 IM  record with a 4:12.77, beating out last month's 4:17.37.

Lindsey Soule of Corvallis Aquatic Team set a new 13-14 and Open women's short course meter record in the 800 free.  She finished the race in 8:57.13, beating Jackie Leung's Open record of 8:59.30 and Iseult McMahon's 13-14 record of 9:13.72.

Keaton Blovad of Tualatin Hills set new short course meter records in both the Open and 15-16 age groups.  She bettered her own Open and 15-16 record of 1:00.40 in the 100 back with a 1:00.17 and broke Grace Carlson's Open 200 IM record of 2:14.33 with a 2:12.99. Keaton held the previous 15-16 record with a 2:16.45.  Keaton set the 15-16 girls 100 free record twice, once in prelims and again in finals, bettering Morgan Scroggy's 2004 record of 55.68 with 55.60 ad 55.54 showings.  She also broke Morgan Scroggy's 2004 record in the 200 free with a 1:59.56.

Trent Martinez, also of Tualatin Hills, set new 13-14 boys records.  In the 200 free, he beat Jonathan Zoucha's 2010 record of 1:56.41 by the thinnest of margins with a 1:56.40. In the 400 free, he beat Myron Shen's 2013 of 4:05.09 with a 4:04.33.

Anthony Nosack of Tualatin Hills lowered the 15-16 boys 200 breaststroke record with a 2:16.21, taking Gabriel Rooker's 2010 record of 2:18.19.

The Tualatin Hills girls relay team of Keaton Blovad, Sara Metsch, Ryan Falk and Emily Cook set a new 15-16 girls 400 short course meter free record.  They combined for a 3:47.77, beating Tualatin Hills' 2011 record of 3:49.92.

Reynolds BC Camp Application

Updated date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:21

Oregon swimming is again pleased to announce that we will be holding a camp at the Reynolds Pool, on Saturday January 17, 2015 from 9:15AM – 4:00PM.

Application deadline is 5:00PM on Monday January 12, 2015.

The first 48 swimmers will be accepted. No swimmers with A times are allowed. Please fill out the clinic application and medical release form

Applications will be accepted until 5:00PM January 12, 2015 and must be sent to Camp Coordinator George Sampson at sammyboathead@frontier.com. Your spot in camp will be confirmed via e-mail or telephone.

2015 West Coast All Star Team Selected

Updated date: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 15:25

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected to the OSI All Star Team.  The team will travel to the City of Commerce on January 10 and 11 for a meet against other west coast all star teams. 

11-12 Girls 

  • Nina Zweifel - TDPS 
  • Kaitlyn Dobler - TDPS 
  • Francesca Criscione- CAT 
  • Elizabeth Cook - THSC 
  • Stella Byles-TTSC 
  • Alexandria Quan - LOSC 
  • Caitlin Evenson -MVA 
  • Maria Wold -BEND

11- 12 Boys 

  • Ian Watt - OCST 
  • Anton Goswitz - HEAT 
  • Marco Nosack - THSC 
  • Jaden Kim - LHST 
  • Suyoun Choi - THSC 
  • Owen Ngan - MHA 
  • Cody Soo - MAC 
  • Angus Corbeau - THSC

13-14 Girls 

  • Loryn Trail - RACE 
  • Tia Lindsay - THSC
  • Ellie Jew - LOSC
  • Abby Blackford - PAC
  • Kate Laderoute - OCST
  • Cali Rowland - FGSC 
  • Mara Newman- LOSC
  • Katherine Manzione - PAC 

13-14 Boys 

  • Mark Kim - LHST 
  • Drew Turner - MHA 
  • Carson Welter -HEAT 
  • Joshua Nguyen - MAC 
  • Noah Duyck - THSC 
  • Dylan Dhakhwa – CAT
  • Austin Fogel – PAC 
  • Alexander Hatzikos - PAC

New OSI Records Set in November

Updated date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 08:52

Congratulations to the new OSI record setters. THSC swimmers set new short course meter records at the Island Pacific Cup meet in Victoria. Fay Lustria lowered the 9-10 girls 200 free record to 2:24.81. Keaton Blovad bettered the 15-16 girls 200 IM record with a 2:16.45 and Sofia Nosack set a new 13-14 girls 1500 free record with an 18:08.40. The THSC 15-16 400 Medley boys relay of Benjamin Settle, Anthony Nosack, Uriel Tejeda and Colin Aslett tied the existing record with a matching 4:04.73.

Former THSC Swimmer Brent Lang to Receive 2015 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

Updated date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 15:58

Former University of Michigan men’s swimmer Brent Lang (1987-90) has been announced as one of the six recipients of the 2015 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, the NCAA announced on Thursday (Dec. 4). He will be recognized at the 2015 NCAA Honors Celebration, held Friday, Jan. 16 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.

The NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recognizes six distinguished former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their intercollegiate athletics eligibility. The Honors Committee, comprised of representatives of NCAA member schools and nationally prominent former student-athletes, selects each year’s recipients. The other recipients of the award are Jennifer Azzi (Stanford), Pellom McDaniels (Oregon State), Bernard Muir (Brown), Mike Mussina (Stanford) and Tamyra Rogers (Oklahoma).

Lang was among the world’s best sprinters in the late 1980s and is among the best swimmers to ever compete for the University of Michigan. Under the direction of legendary head coach Jon Urbanchek, Lang was a four-time NCAA champion, winning two titles in the 50-yard freestyle (1989-90) and an additional two in the 100-yard freestyle (1988, 1990). He was a 12-time NCAA All-American and 12-time Big Ten champion, while being named 1988 Big Ten Co-Swimmer of the Year and earning the 1990 Big Ten Medal of Honor. With Lang on the team, Michigan won four consecutive Big Ten titles and never finished lower than sixth at the NCAA Championships. Heading into the 2014-15 season, Lang still appears on the Big Ten’s All-Time top times list, ranking fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (42.62) and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle (19.36), both from his senior year in 1989-90.

Following his sophomore season, Lang represented the United States at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, winning a gold medal as part of the 400-meter freestyle relay. He also won a pair of gold medals at both the 1989 Pan Pacific Championships and 1990 World Championships.

Academically, Lang was a 1989 Academic All-American and was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in 1990. He graduated from Michigan with a degree in industrial and operational engineering before earning an MBA from Stanford. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications in San Jose, Calif. Lang continues to stay involved with Michigan Athletics, supporting a scholarship for the swimming and diving program as part of the Victors for Michigan campaign.

Last October, MGoBlue.com caught up with Lang for an Alumni Q&A. To read, click here.

Above is a press release submitted by the University of Michigan.

Stroke and Turn Clinic in Lake Oswego

Updated date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:37

A Stroke and Turn Clinic will be held at the Lake Oswego District Pool on Saturday January 3, 2015 at 10am. Please contact Troy Tetsuka at ttetsuka3@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.

National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Updated date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 13:33

In an effort for USA Swimming to maintain a high level of benefits and service to member clubs, USA Swimming is extending its negotiated rental car, SUV and Van pricing with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to all Member Clubs for USA Swimming sanctioned events, meets, practices, or approved social events. Please see below for more information and attached pricing information.

  • Program discount code for Enterprise and National: XZ12940
  • This negotiated pricing includes full insurance (CDW with $0/deductible and Liability of $100,000/300,000/50,000)
  • Additional driver fee is WAIVED for all business type rentals.
  • Pricing is negotiated for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National locations on AND off Airport.
  • Program extends nationwide and in Canada (pricing in Canada does not include insurance)

Before your first rental with National or Enterprise, please take the time to enroll in the Frequent Renter program below – Emerald Club. This will ensure you receive the appropriate rates, services and benefits every time you rent. This is not mandatory to receive negotiated pricing.

As an Emerald Club member, you will receive the following benefits, among others with NATIONAL:

  • Bypass the counter and choose your own car - Bypass the rental counter and go directly to the Emerald Club Aisle® at 64 major airports in the U.S. and Canada. If you are renting a larger vehicle (minivan, SUV) you will choose from our “reserve” selection area.
  • Choose your rewards - Earn rental credits towards a Free Rental Day with every seven rental credits earned. Or choose to automatically receive frequent flyer miles for each day rented.
  • Enterprise – Emerald Club member numbers are accepted at all Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations nationwide. You can earn free rental credits when you rent with Enterprise – unfortunately at this point frequent flyer miles are not able to be earned at Enterprise locations

Full instructions can be found here.

BC Camp at Lebanon Community Pool

Updated date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 09:43

Oregon swimming is again pleased to announce that we will be holding a BC camp at the Lebanon Community Pool, on Saturday December 27, 2014 from 9:15AM – 12:00PM

Application deadline is 5:00PM on Wednesday December 17, 2014. The first 48 swimmers will be accepted. No swimmers with A times are allowed.

Please fill out the clinic application and medical release form. Applications will be accepted until 5:00PM Wednesday December 17, 2014. Email to Camp Coordinator George Sampson at . Your spot in camp will be confirmed via e-mail or telephone.

Safe Sport Images Available

Updated date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:21

USA Swimming has just released two official web banners that you can use on your club and LSC websites to link to promote the Safe Sport program.  You can download the two images here and here.

Online Registration Payments

Updated date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 14:43

The 2014 House of Delegates voted to approve allowing teams to pay for member registrations using an online system.  Registration files can now be submitted online and paid for with PayPal.  To access the form, click on Registration Upload under the Administration menu or click on this link. Please note that this feature is only available for team representatives.  Individual registrations must still go to the local team or sent directly to the Office for those athletes swimming unattached.

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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