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Stroke and Turn Clinic in Forest Grove

Updated date: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 14:58

A Stroke & Turn Clinic will be given on November 29th at 9:00 AM at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center.
Contact Tim Shiel, 503-720-3325, 7of8oshiel@gmail.com if you are interested.

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.

2014 Award Ceremony

Updated date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:35

At the Award Ceremony in Corvallis we honored 306 Top 5 athletes, all new Oregon Swimming record holders and National top 10 athletes.
 2014 Female Athlete of the Year - Mackenzie Rumrill, BRSC,
2014 Make Athlete of the Year - Patrick Mulcare, THSC
2014 Collegiate Athlete of the Year - Michelle Cefal, THSC/ U of Tennessee
2014 Age Group Coach of the Year - Ruth Stocks, THSC
2014 Senior Coach of the Year - Rick Guenther, CAT
2014 Coach Excellence Award - Gary Leach, MAC
2014 James J Richardson Award - Gene Mielke
2014 Jon Arlin Award - Alice Luo, athlete
2014 Dick Parker Officials Award - Bob McMillan
2014 USA Swimming Outstanding Service Award - Ken Hansen and Reed Sloss, Officials.
Congratulations to all athletes, their coaches, and volunteers for a job well done.

 

Patrick Mulcare sets new OSI Records at FINA World Cup

Updated date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:49

Tualatin Hills' Patrick Mulcare recently spent time with the USA Swimming Junior National Team competing at the FINA World Cup meets in Tokyo and Singapore. He set new short course meter OSI records in several events at these meets.

Event Time Former Record Holder Former Time Year
17-18/Open 100 Back 54.23 Aaron Young 55.80 2010
17-18.Open 200 Back 1:56.75 (prelims)
1:55.04 (finals)
Connor McCarroll 1:59.53 2008
17-18/Open 200 IM 2:00.31 Gabriel Rooker 2:05.38 2011
17-18/Open 400 IM 4:17.37 Cameron Stitt 4:24.21 2012
17-18/Open 200 Free 1:48.49 Jonathan Zoucha 1:49.85 2013

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.

Southwestern Oregon Community College adds Intercollegiate Swimming Program

Updated date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 08:33

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce the establishment of Intercollegiate Swimming for both men and women.  In the Fall of 2014 Southwestern will begin competing at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) level in Men’s and Women’s Swimming. Southwestern students will compete regionally in the Northwest at various invitational meets as well as the NJCAA National Championships, for those swimmers who meet qualifying standards.

Sandra Bullock has been hired to coach the new team. Bullock has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Touro University, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut. She is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard.

Coach Bullock’s past coaching experience includes Assistant Swim Coach for Gold Coast and South Coast Aquatic Teams, Assistant Coach Dolphin Swim Team, Nassau International, and is USA Swimming Coach Certified.

For more information please contact Southwestern’s Athletic Department at 541-888-7705.

If you are interested in participating in the swimming program click the link:https://www.socc.edu/forms/swiminquiry.cfm to complete an information questionnaire.

The preceding article is a press release and has been reprinted verbatim.

2015 All Star Application Posted

Updated date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 21:09

The 2015 All Star meet will be held in the City of Commerce, California, January 10-11, 2015.  Swimmers aged 11 to 14 on the day of this meet are invited to apply to join this fun travel meet.  Applications are due December 14.  Download the application here.

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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