OSI News Archive - March, 2005
March 28, 2005
WBST is still in need of more officials including someone for Hy TEK for the Tulip Festival Meet Saturday April 2. Please contact referee Dick Crim or John Zell if you can help out. We are scheduled to be done by NOON with a 45 second interval.
Dick Crim 503.789.9158 email@example.com
John Zell 503.982.2302 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 28, 2005
Oregon Swimming is sending 10 swimmers to the World Championship Trials. In addition to the ten swimmers currently swimming for Oregon teams, 7 collegiate and post-collegiate swimmers with ties to Oregon are also competing.
And the former swimmers are:
March 26, 2005
Below is the schedule for the April 16th clinic featuring Amanda Beard and Kaitlin Sandeno. The clinic will be held at the Echo Hollow Pool.
The schedule is as follows:
9-11 AM: Registration
11-12:30: Amanda Beard & Caitlin Sandeno speak to the athletes followed by a short question and answer period.
12:30-1:00: Lunch break (Swimmers are encouraged to bring a lunch and any snacks they may need. There is a MacDonalds in the area but there will not be a great deal of time)
1-2:30: Swimmers will be in the water. There will be an 'A' group and a 'B' group. Each will swim for 45 minutes.
2:30-2:45: 15 minute break to change
2:45- Picture opportunity with athletes. Each swimmer will receive an autographed swim cap with their goodie bag.
Directions to pool: Take I-5 to exit 195B, Beltline Rd. West. Continue on Beltline to Barger Rd. exit. Left on Barger Rd, right on Echo Hollow Rd. Pool is on left-hand side of road just past Willamette High School. There will be a raffle for all participants. Prizes include: 1 Speedo backpack, 8 Speedo towels, 1 $50 gift certificate to JD Pence, 12 Speedo water bottles and several goggle and cell phone cases.
There are still a few slots available to attend the clinic. They will be given on a first come, first serve basis. E-mail Cara at email@example.com or call (541)434-1424. Also, if you have not mailed your check to secure your swimmer's slot you need to do so. They can be mailed to: ECSC, PO Box 70661, Eugene, OR 97401
March 24, 2005
USA Swimming has released the preliminary psych sheets for the upcoming World Championships Trials. Ten Oregon swimmers will beswimming at the meet.
Good luck swimmers.
March 23, 2005
Junior National results are being posted at the host team's website. Anyone interested in seeing how the meet is going, can visit http://www.ymcaaquaticcenter.com/competitionschedule.htm. Results are not realtime but will be posted after the end of the day's competition.
March 21, 2005
Not to be outdone by the Senior Sectionals, the Age Group Sectional meet saw several new records set.
Sarah Cruzan set three records in two events. In the 400 IM, Sarah lowered her own 11-12 girls record of 4:37.73 with a time of 4:36.74. In the prelims of the 200 backstroke, Sarah lowered Maggie Alexander's 2003 backstroke record with a time of 2:11.42 with a time of 2:09.58. Then in the final, she lowered the time with a time of 2:08.74.
Also swimming the same 200 back event was Tori Simenec who tied Sarah to equal the OSI record. Tori also set new records in the 200 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. First, in the 200 Free, Tori lowered Amy Ward's 1986 record of 1:55.26 with a time of 1:54.90. In the 100 backstroke, Tori lowered her own record of 59.77 with a time of 59.64.
Steven Ung of THSC broke another old record when he swam 23.71 in the 50 freestyle, breaking Seth Johnston's 11-12 record of 23.92 set in 1984.
THSC swimmers Sarah Cruzan, Taylor Scroggy, Taylor Lakey and Abby Lindstrom combined to set a new record in the 400 Free. The team of Sarah Cruzan, Megan McCarroll, Taylor Lakey, and Abby Lindstrom set a new record in the 400 Medley relay. The team swam 3:42.74 in the free relay, lowering the record of 3:43.57 set by the same team at the 11-14 championships. In the medley relay saw another time set at the 11-14 championships fall, when the girls swam a time of 4:05.77 besting the time of 4:08.03.
Great job swimmers.
March 21, 2005
Officials interested to attend a USA Swimming Officials Workshop in Colorado Springs scheduled for May 28-30, all expenses paid should email Bruce Ludwig at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 7th, 2005. First choice will be given to first time attendees who are relatively new referees with less than 3 years as referee.
Others, including experienced starters or S&T officials may apply, but we are limited to sending two officials. These guidelines are recommendations from USA Swimming.
March 21, 2005
32 Athletes who will be competing in Edmonton, Canada, April 28 - May 1 with the Oregon Swimming All Star Team are:
11-12 Girls, Casey Briggs (WHAT), Nikki Cannon (VSC), Brooke Collins (UN), Lexi Hartman (BRSC), Peggy Liang (CRST), Annette Marinello (CAT, Rachael Nelson (BRSC), Jessica Patterson (KWSC), Lainee Perala (TTSC), McKenna Spieth (CRST), Amy Wiley (TDPS).
Hailey Bambusch (WHAT), Jamie Buckley (SA), Erin Jones (HRST), Aubrey Maricle (CRST), Jessica Medvec (TTSC), Sammi Mischkot (BRSC), Melissa Myers (TTSC), Lisha Smith (MSC), Sarah Tomscha (BRSC).
Gavin Burgess (HEAT), Jake Schweinfurt (MAC), Kevin Waller (SCAT).
Chase Aldridge (BEND), Hunter Anderson (MSC), Sam Conchuratt (MAC), Jacob Gallucci (BEND), Alex Maclean (TTSC), Matthew Nellor (DDSC), Spencer Polack (CB). Sam Rowan (ECSC), Derick Thomas (ECSC).
Congratulations and good luck in Edmonton.
March 20, 2005
If your club is planning on hosting a meet or bidding for one of the Oregon Swimming Championships in 2006, please complete the form and return it to the office by March 31, 2005.
The scheduling committee will propose a calendar and set the venue for the Championship meets.
The proposed calendar will be mailed to the clubs as soon as possible for review.
Meet host applications must be returned to the office no later than March 31. Please note that hosts are required to submit a second choice for meet dates. Priority will be given to clubs which (1) submit applications before March 31, (2) give alternative dates, (3) host open competitions, and (4) request meet dates which are more conducive to progressive development of Oregon swimmers.
Please call the office if you have questions.
Click here to download the application.
March 19, 2005
OREGON MASTERS SWIMMING (OMS), a LMSC of US Masters Swimming, cordially invites Oregon Swimming members and all interested people to hear fromer world record holder Tom Jager address the OMS Annual Banquet SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2005
at the CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
4H EXHIBITION HALL
DINNER SEATING at 5:45 pm (Reservations required-drop-ins on a space available basis). DOORS OPEN for TOM JAGER's presentation at 6:45 pm. (Drop-ins welcome) DINNER and TOM JAGER PRESENTATION cost $20.00 and the TOM JAGER PRESENTATION-$5.00. To make your reservations CONTACT: KENNETH SCHUH at 503-266-1345 or email@example.com.
CERTIFIED OFFICIALS WORKING THE MEET RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO THE PRESENTATION
AND CAN RESERVE THE DINNER AT $15.00.
For more information click here. Directions can be viewed here.
March 18, 2005
Those of you interested in following the action at the Age Group Sectional meet happening this weekend, you can visit Pacific Northwest's website.
March 15, 2005
The Western Sectional Championships of the Speedo Championship Series saw some incredible swims, highlighted by an incredible ten new records.
Morgan Scroggy of Tualatin Hills Swim Club set new records in the 15-16 girls 100 and 200 freestyles. Her time of 50.11 in the 100 free bettered Anne Liggett's 2003 record of 50.79 and her time in the 200 freestyle of 1:47.24 was not only a 15-16 record but an Open record as well. Morgan lowered her old 15-16 200 free record set in February by 2 and bettered former national champion Lauren Thies' 1997 record of 1:47.96 for the Open record.
Also swimming for Tualatin Hills Swim Club, Jordan King bettered her own 13-14 200 fly record of 2:03.90 by 3 seconds, swimming a 2:00.82. Jordan also bettered the 100 fly record of 56.25 set by Kara Nelson in 2002 with a time of 56.20.
In the boys 17-18 100 fly, a 26 year old record was broken by one one-hundredth of a second. Logan Madson of Bend Swim Club lowered Dennis Baker's time of 49.67 set in 1979 when he swam 49.66. As a side note, 43 year old Dennis, swam the 200 fly at the meet placing sixth.
Nolan Morrell, also of BEND, set a new record in the 17-18 boys 200 freestyle when he swam 1:38.02, lowering 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brent Lang's 1986 record of 1:38.60.
Nolan and Logan teamed up with Alex Larkin and Bobby Martini to set three 17-18 relay records. Their time in the 200 Free Relay of 1:25.92 lowered THSC's 1992 record of 1:26.96. In the 200 Medley Relay, the team swam a 1:34.01, bettering the same THSC team's time of 1:36.72. And in the 400 Medley Relay, the four BEND swimmers swam a time of 3:24.13, again bettering THSC's 1992 record of 3:25.51.
And last, but certainly not least, Jessica Embick of Mt. Hood Swim Team, swam to a new 17-18 girls 100 breast record, placing second to American record holder Megan Quann-Jendrick no less. Jessica's time of 1:03.05 bettered Genna Patterson's 2004 record of 1:03.21.
Congratulations to all the swimmers at the Sectional meet for a wonderful week of swimming and an extra congratulations to all the new record setters.
March 13, 2005
A Club Leadership and Business Management Seminar will be conducted, April 16, 2005, 9:00AM - 3:00PM in the Multnomah Athletic Club. Cost is $5.00 per person, lunch will be provided.
Download the registration form.
March 11, 2005
Jared was released from the hospital late in the afternoon on Thursday, March 10. Unbelievable as it may seem, the neurosurgeon actually stated that if Jared is up to it, he can probably start very light workouts in about a week or so. The Maricle family would like to thank the Oregon Swimming "family" for their letters of support, numerous words of encouragement, and their prayers. You can not begin to understand how much it has helped them through this difficult time.
March 10, 2005
Anyone interested in following along with the 2005 Western Blue Senior Sectionals, can visit pns.org/realtime/. Competition is scheduled through Sunday the 13th.
March 9, 2005
Kathy Coddington will be conducting a Stroke and Turn Clinic at the Lebanon Community Pool in Lebanon on Saturday, April 23, at 10:00AM for all who is interested. If you are interested to attend this clinic contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 8, 2005
The Hillsboro HEAT travelled to Texas last weekend to compete at the American Short Course Championships. The relay team of Beth Gunderson, Signe Larson, Katie Bieze and Caitlin Summers set a new OSI record in the 17-18 400 medley relay with a time of 3:54.64, lowering the old record of 3:56.58 set by MAC in 1985.
March 8, 2005
Jared Maricle, member of the Columbia River Swim Team, is scheduled to be transferred out of the Intensive Care unit of Emanuel hospital on Tuesday morning March 8. The pathology reports from Monday confirm the initial prognosis for a full recovery and it appears that the follow-up treatment plan will not require any form of chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Jared should be released from the hospital within the next couple of days.
The Maricle family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation for the prayers, kind words, thoughts, and gifts that have been poured out upon them during this emotional time. Words can not even begin to express how blessed they have been by the expressions of support from the swimming community of OSI.
March 4, 2005
Jared Maricle, a member of Columbia River Swim Team, is recovering from successful surgery at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. He was admitted on Monday, February 28 when it was found that his head became the home of a golf-ball sized tumor. The tumor was located in the section of the brain called the cerebral cortex. The surgeons were able to remove all of the tumor and are confident of it being a "low grade" that will not require chemotherapy or radiation treatments in the future. He currently is recovering in the Intensive Care unit. All indications are pointed towards a full recovery with him heading home early next week.
March 2, 2005
Swimmers interested in swimming on the Oregon Swimming All Star team for the meet in Canada from April 29 - May 1 can download the application here.
March 1, 2005
Congratulations to Athletes and Coaches for some very fast swimming at the 11-14 Oregon Swimming Championships in Corvallis. The meet saw 10 records fall.
Sarah Cruzan of THSC set two new records in the 11-12 Girls age group. In the 200 Breast, Sarah swam a 2:27.47 lowering Ellen Bradley's 2002 record of 2:27.54. Sarah's second record came in the 400 IM where her 4:37.73 lowered Tori Semenec's still dripping wet record of 4:41.06 set earlier this year.
Don't feel bad for Tori because she was responsible for an eye-popping five records. Tori Simenec of BRSC set a new record in the 11-12 Girls 50 Free with a time of 24.16 bettering her old record of 24.90. She swam a 53.45 in the 100 free, bettering Bethany Pendleton's 1995 record of 53.65. Tori also swam a 59.77 in the 100 Back, becoming the first 11-12 Oregon girl to dip under one minute. In the 50 fly, lowered her own record of 27.13 to 26.71. Her final record comes in the 100 IM where she once again became the first 11-12 Oregon girl to better a minute, but swimming 59.80. The old time was 1:01.12 set by Ellen Bradley in 2002.
In addition to the fantastic individual records, three relay records were bettered. In the Girls 11-12 400 Free Relay the THSC team of Taylor Lakey, Taylor Scroggy, Sarah Cruzan and Abby Lindstrom bettered the old record of 3:46.06 set by THSC in 2003 by swimming a 3:43.57. In the girls 11-12 400 Medley Relay, the THSC team of Sarah Cruzan, Megan McCarroll, Taylor Lakey and Abby Lindstrom swam a time of 4:08.03 bettering the 2003 time of 4:12.40 set by THSC.
Not to be outdone by the girls, the MHST boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay team of Benjamin Hewitt, Andy Ottolia, Ben Rafalski and Alex Doja swam 1:44.38 bettering MAC's 1996 record of 1:45.11.