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New OSI records set at Sectionals

Updated date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:46

Swimmers competing at the Senior and Age Group Sectional Championships set new OSI records in 17 events.  

At Senior Sectionals, Hillsboro HEAT's Luke Thornbrue set new 13-14 records in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyles.  He better Myron Shen's 2014 500 record of 4:37.25 with a 4:35.81 and Tyler Storie's 1999 1000 yard free record of 9:33.05 with a 9:28.10.  

Jamie Stone of Mt. Hood Aquatics bettered the 15-16 girls 100 yard free record in prelims with a 49.81.  That time bettered Kaylin Bing's 2010 record of 49.99.  In the finals, Oregon City's Lainey Visscher lowered the time even further by finishing the race in 49.29.  Lainey also bettered Karen Turner's 15-16 girls 100 yard back record of 54.16 with a 54.10.

Current Swimming's Thomas Brewer set a new 17-18 boys 100 yard free record with a 44.59, bettering Patrick Mulcare's 2014 record of 44.72.  Thomas also established a new 17-18 and Open record of 1:46.38 in the 200 IM, also previously held by Patrick.

Robin Pinger, of Oregon City, established a new 17-18 girls 200 breaststroke record with a 2:13.45, bettering Mackenzie Luick's 2009 record of 2:14.41.

The Dolphin's 15-16 girls relay tema of Alayna Connor, Jordan Ashmore, Lindsay Swail and Sierra Sexton set new records in the 200 and 400 yard free relays.  For the 200, the foursome finished in 1:32.47 bettering Oregon City's 2014 record of 1:36.39.  They also bettered Oregon City's 400 free record of 3:28.21 with a 3:25.38.

At Age Group Sectionals the following week, Hillsboro HEAT's Anton Goswitz set a new record in the 11-12 boys 100 and 200 fly, and the 100, 200 and 400 IM. For the 100 fly, Anton finished in 54.93, better Nate McFaul's 2014 record of 55.22.  He twice dipped under his own record of 2:04.93 in the 200 fly, first finishing in 2:04.68 in prelims and then 2:02.32 in finals.  In the 100 IM, he bettered Trent Martinez's 2014 record of 58.42 with a 56.90. For the 200 IM, he set the record at 2:04.71, also beating the old record of 2:04.93 also held by Trent.  In the 400 IM, he finished in 4:21.82, beating Luke Thornbrue's 2013 record of 4:22.46.

Luke Thornbrue returned to the Age Group sectionals and bettered the 13-14 200 yard free record of 1:42.72 held by Trent Martinez with a 1:41.71.

The Multnomah Athletic Club relay team of Kevin Keil, Joshua Nguyen, Van Mathias and Doug Heymann set a new 13-14 200 yard medley relay record with a 1:39.82, bettering their own 1:40.62 set earlier this year.  Hillsboro HEAT's team of Max Woodbury, Brett Champlin, Ethan Heasley and Luke Thornbrue also went under the record with a 1:40.31.

Stroke & Turn Clinic at MJCC

Updated date: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 20:36

A Stroke and Turn Clinic will be held at MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 5pm. Please contact Troy Tetsuka at if you are interested or have any questions.

2016 Championship Meet Bids

Updated date: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 15:41

The 2016 Championship Meet Bid form is available. Any team that wants to bid on a meet must complete the form for each meet by April 1.  Access the form here. At the end of the biddiing period, and more than one eligible team bids for a meet, a representative from every team will receive a message containing the username and password to log on and vote for the host.

2015 Senior Spring Training Camp Roster

Updated date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 14:06

Congratulations to those who were selected to attend OSI's 2015 Senior Spring Long Course Training Camp which will be held April 23rd- 26th in Carlsbad, CA.

Kate Bier MHA
Alayna Connor TDPS
Lucie- Davis SHSC
Marissa Kuch MVA
MacKenzie Halligan CURR
Katelyn Laderoute OCST
Laura Laderoute OCST
Mara Newman LOSC
Jacquie Price WSC
Lindsey Soule CAT
Jamie Stone MHA
Caitlyn Wilson TTSC
 
 
Noah Cutting MVA
Jacob Dexter MHA
Christian Gilbreath MHA
Ben Grubb VSC
Baxter Halligan CURR
Ethan Hanson PAC
Sam Harquail PAC
Luke Hutchinson PAC
Enrike Marquez PAC
Kyle Miller TTSC
Neirton Oliviera MSC
Karl Stuntzner- Gibson SCAT
 
Coaches: 
Jody Braden 
Skip Runkle 
Ann Brewer 
 

2015 National Age Group Open Water Invitational

Updated date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:08

Florida Swimming and Gulf Coast Swim Team will be hosting an open water event on April 25.  This event will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Open Water Festival. USA World Trials and National Championship, April 23-27 at Miromar Lakes, Florida. This is a huge step for the development of the Age Group Open Water Swimming and the Open Water Development Committee members appreciate your support. You can download the meet information here.

11-14 Championships High Point Winners and Team Champions

Updated date: Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:56

Congratulations to the following swimmers who won their respective age group's high point award.

11-14 High Point Awards

Girls

  • 11: Helen Lin THSC
  • 12: Lizzy Cook THSC
  • 13: Kate Laderoute  OCST
  • 14: Mara Newman LOSC and Lindsey Soule CAT

Boys

  • 11: Nate Rumsey LOSC
  • 12: Anton Goswitz HEAT
  • 13: Ethan Heasley HEAT
  • 14: Van Mathias MAC

Top Teams

  1. THSC:  1,361.50
  2. MAC:  837.50
  3. LHST:  707.50
  4. HEAT:  650.50
  5. TDPS:  562
  6. LOSC:  501
  7. PAC:  405.50
  8. BEND:  373

Three OSI records set at 11-14 Championships

Updated date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 08:36

Swimmers bettered three OSI records at the 11 - 14 Championships this past weekend.  Trent Martinez of Tualatin Hills bettered the 13-14 200 freestyle.  He finished the race in 1:42.72, bettering Jonathan Zoucha's 2011 record of 1:43.05.  The Multnomah Athletic Club 13-14 boys relay team of Kevin Keil, Joshua Nguyen, Van Mathias and Doug Heymann broke the 200 and 400 medley relay records.  Their times of 1:40.62 and 3:36.42 bettered the previous records of 1:41.17 and 3:39.10 set in 2012 by MAC.

Club Leadership and Business Management School Coming in April

Updated date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:40

Oregon Swimming will be hosting a Club Leadership and Business Management class on Saturday April 11 at the Holiday Inn Express in Albany.

USA Swimming offers this exciting and unique workshop for coaches and board members to learn how to be effective in leading and governing their team. Swim Club leaders work together in learning about new strategies to improve their club. This course is required for all new clubs. However, it is also highly recommended for all existing programs and is open to everyone. If you are a Board Governed program it is recommended that both the Board Chair and the Head Coach attend.

Participants must register by March 28, 2015. To register, contact: .

Important Officiating Change

Updated date: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:59

At the recent boarding meeting, the board of directors made the following highlighted rule changes regarding the minimum number of officials at a meet. This change was made to conform to USA Swimming's LEAP standards. 

Article IX- Conducting a Meet - Section V- Conduct of Events - c. Officiating –

  1. The Meet Referee assumes control of the meet from the beginning of the warm-up period and assures that officials are properly briefed and in position.
  2. The number of officials shall be in accordance with USA Swimming Rules and Regulations.
  3. Teams shall notify meet director or meet referee of the availability of officials from their team (the meet director shall forward official information to the referee) to work the meet.
  4. At least one week prior to the meet, the meet director shall confirm with the referee the number of officials available for the meet. If this number is below the minimum set by USA Swimming, the meet director or their designee shall contact additional officials (via the OSI web site officials list, contacting the teams attending the meet, etc.).
  5. In the event that there are not enough officials
    1. ​The meet referee will notify the coaches at the coaches meeting.
    2. The session will be conducted, results will be produced only for the purpose of awards for the session.
    3. At the end of the session, the referee shall insure that any results for the session are purged from the meet.
    4. At the conclusion of the meet, the meet referee shall notify the OSI office and records chair that the meet contained a session that did not meet the requirements for the minimum number of officials and the results of the session were purged.

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

LEAP Level 1