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Stroke and Turn Clinic at Salem YMCA

Updated date: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 21:23

There will be a stroke and turn clinic offered at the Salem YMCA scheduled Sunday, September 25th, at 3pm.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Andrea Knutsen ( or 541.290.6670) and Elena Piexoto ( for more details.

2016 Swimposium: 9/30-10/2 in Lincoln City

Updated date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 18:58

The 2016 Swimposium is scheduled from September 30th through October 2nd in Lincoln City.  Please see the Swimposium flyer for registration details for coach, athlete, and parent clinics.  Clinics for coaches and officials, the OSCA dinner and meeting, and the House of Delegates meeting will take place at Taft High School.  The Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Athlete/Parent clinics will occur at the Lincoln City Community Center and Pool.  Additional details for officials clinics can be found on the under the officials section of the website.


Each club must send one coach representative to the Oregon Swim Coaches Association (OSCA) meeting which begins at 6 pm on Saturday and one representative to Oregon Swimming’s House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting which begins at 9 am on Sunday.  Although only one representative is required to attend the HOD meeting, each club is entitled to up to two votes: one must go to a non-athlete member of USA Swimming and the other must go to an athlete member.  Roll call will be taken at the end of OSCA and the HOD.  There is a $50 non-representation fine for OSCA and a $100 non-representation fine for the HOD.


A new OSI Junior Athlete Representative will be elected at the HOD meeting.  The application and additional details are on the website.  This is a fantastic opportunity for athletes who are also interested in leadership.


Coaches, please send nominations for the Coaches Excellence Award, Age Group Coach of the Year, and Senior Coach of the Year to George Sampson -

Celebrating John De Roest

Updated date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 17:33

John Allen De Roest passed away of a heart attack in the early morning hours of Tuesday September 13th.  John was 64 years old and is survived by his wife Dale, daughter Jessica, and three sons:  Bobby, Matt, and Sam.  He was a member of Oregon Swimming for the past 56 years. 

As a swimmer, John earned All-American status competing for David Douglas Swim Club and David Douglas High School setting many state records and proudly achieving a world ranking in 1971 of 7th place in the 200 I.M.  John was the 1974 team captain of the University of Washington Men’s Swimming Team.

Coaching was John’s passion, and he passed a love of swimming to others for the past 40 years.  He was truly an inspiration to generations of swimmers.  John earned Oregon Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year in 1994. The teams he coached include the following:  Tigard, Lake Oswego, Salem YMCA, David Douglas, Cottage Grove, Parkrose, Blue Crush, and Maverick.

There will be a funeral service on Sunday 9/18 at 1:00pm at St. Joseph the Worker Church in SE Portland  2310 SE 148th Ave  Portland, OR 97233

2017 Championships

Updated date: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 17:34

The 2017 Championship meets have been set. They will be 

  • February 18-19 - 10 & Under Championships @ Willamalane
  • Feburary 23-26 - 11-14 Championships @ Tualatin Hills
  • March 2-5 - Short Course Senior Championships @ Mt. Hood
  • July 15-16 - 10 & Under Championships TBD
  • July 27-30 - 11 & Over Championships @ Mt. Hood

2015-2016 Scholastic All Americans Named

Updated date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:37

USA Swimming has published it's annual list of Scholastic All Americans.  Oregon had 17 swimmers make the list this past year.  Scholastic All Americans are comprised of swimmers who have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade, achieving a minimum of 3.5 grade point average, swimming a pool time equal to a Junior National bonus time or competed at one of the named Disability meets or the National Open Water Championships.

LSC Gender Club #Years
Ferrin, Elliyanna F Bend Swim Club 2
Rogers, Paul M Bend Swim Club 2
Masei, Micah M Corvallis Aquatic Team 1
Soule, Lindsey F Corvallis Aquatic Team 1
Vial, Noah M Corvallis Aquatic Team 1
Berquist, Kyle M Hillsboro Swim Team 2
Sexton, Sierra F LaCamas Head Hunters 3
Dexter, Jacob M Mount Hood Aquatics 1
Stone, Jamie F Mount Hood Aquatics 2
Frazier, Brian M Oregon City Swim Team 3
Visscher, Jillian F Oregon City Swim Team 1
Bottelberghe, Joshua M Portland Aquatic Club 1
Ashmore, Jordan F The Dolphins Portland Swimming 2
Connor, Alayna F The Dolphins Portland Swimming 1
Kaunitz, Lisa F Tualatin Hills Swim Club 3
Nosack, Anthony M Tualatin Hills Swim Club 2
Settle, Benjamin M Tualatin Hills Swim Club 2

Preliminary 2016 Top 5 List Published

Updated date: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:58

The preliminary Top 5 list for the 2015-2016 season has been published.  Please take a moment to review the list and send corrections to .

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