OSI News Archive - June, 2007
June 29, 2007
Swimming at the Texas Senior Circuit Meet last weekend, Morgon Henderson-Kunz of Tualatin Hills Swim Club, lowered one 15-16 boys Oregon Swimming record and tied another. Morgon bettered his own Oregon Record in the 100 freestyle by 5 one-hundredths of a second covering the distance in 51.50. He set the old record a month ago at the Speedo Grand Challenge in California. Morgon also tied his existing Oregon Record in the 50 free, swimming 23.84.
June 25, 2007
Logan Storie (CAT) and Daniel Chen (LOSC) each took down one Oregon Swimming record at the Mt. Hood Open over the weekend. Swimming the 100 freestyle, Logan lowered the 17-18 record by covering the distance in 52.19. The old record stood at 52.27, set by Scott Townsend back in 1990.
Daniel Chen bettered the 11-12 boys 50 freestyle record previously held by Theo Wilson at 26.72. Daniel's time was almost half a second faster, swimming 26.24.
June 23, 2007
It's that time of year again. Teams travel throughout the region and the nation to attend swim meets. As with previous years, we ask that teams send a results file or a link where these results can be retrieved for inclusion in our times database.
We have received several results from teams who travelled to Reno and other meets at altitude. Results were manually altered to reflect alititude adjustments. After consulting with USA Swimming, we have confirmed that we cannot accept results in this manner. Altitude adjustments are only valid for qualifying for meets and cannot be used for top 5, records or any other top times tabulations. Our times database does not do adjustments and should a swimmer need the adjustment to qualify for a championship meet this summer, he or she will not be barred from the meet. USA Swimming's database, to which Oregon's will eventually be tied, does do altitude adjustments, however. In the mean time, we ask that teams submit unaltered results only.
June 15, 2007
I would like to extend an open invitation to all interested people within Oregon Swimmings boundaries to attend a one day Planning and Goal Setting workshop at the Multnomah Athletic Club on Sunday September 16th.
The workshop will be led by Kim O'Shea from USA Swimming. The focus of the workshop will be to develop a long term vision of what Oregon Swimming could achieve as an organization over the next five years.
At the conclusion of this event, I am hopeful that we will also be able to develop a long term plan for how OSI will move forward over the coming years. This will then provide a solid benchmark which will guide all future decisions to ensure that we stay on the correct pathway to achieve our desired goals as efficiently and as quickly as possible.
I would warmly invite and strongly encourage everyone who has an interest in Oregon Swimming to come along and share your knowledge, desires, and visions for what could be, so we can build the strongest and most desirable organization possible for our sport.
Yours in Swimming
June 12, 2007
Former Oregon City Swim Coach Michael Miller, is organizing the Prostate Cancer Challenge. He is inviting Oregon Swimming members to come and participate in the Prostate Cancer Challenge to be held at the Columbia Edgewater Golf and Country Club in Portland, Oregon on Monday, October 15, 2007. All of the proceeds go to Michael's medical oncologist, Dr. Tom Beer's prostate cancer research program at the Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon Cancer Institute. Coaches, Parents and Oregon Swimming officials are invited attend. If you do not golf you can still participate by making a donation to the research program as well. Coaches take the day off. Put it down as a team event. Parents - this would be a great thing to see all of the OSI coaches who golf the opportunity to give to a worthy cause.
Michael H. Miller was born in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Central Washington State (now university) in Ellensburg, Washington in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education with an emphasis in physical education and psychology. While there he received the "Outstanding College Athlete of America Award" and was an eight-time NAIA All American. As an age-group swimmer, Michael swam competitively from 1961 to 1970 for the North Portland YMCA and the Multnomah Athletic Club.
On January 17, 1996, Michael was diagnosed at the age of 43 years with metastatic prostate cancer and was given a 17 to 35 month survival prognosis. Michael became eligible for a clinical trial program from the Southwest Oncology Group administered by the Oregon Health Sciences University – Prostate Cancer Research Medical Oncology Staff. Through this experimental treatment, his cancer is in remission status.
In January 17, 2001, Michael was diagnosed at the age of 48 years with "Small Cell Variant Prostate Cancer" choosing cisplatin and etoposide as his course of treatment. Michael is one of the youngest prostate cancer patients to have this type of cancer. Currently approximately 200 of the men in the world diagnosed with prostate cancer have Small Cell Variant Prostate Cancer. On June 22, 2006 Michael became cancer free of this disease.
For more information go to www.ohsugolf.org.
June 8, 2007
Swimming at the Mel Zajac Jr. International in Vancouver, BC, Austin Ringquist of the Hillsboro HEAT lowered Trent Staley's 13-14 200m BK record of 2:12.63 to a 2:11.17 in prelims. Then, returning that evening for finals, lowered the record yet again, this time to a 2:09.48
June 8, 2007
The Tualatin Hills Swim Club will reach a milestone in September, its 50th anniversary. They are looking for former THSC swimmers who would like to help celebrate 50 years of success and contribute to preserving some of their history.
THSC end-of-season/50th anniversary party date and time is set:
When: Wednesday, July 18, 6pm - 9pm
Where: THPRD Terpenning complex, just east of the tennis building, 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006-5941
Outdoors with at least 25 picnic tables (under the trees) and electricity for our sound system.
RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org
(they need to know how much food and how many tables to have on hand.)
June 7, 2007
Oregon Swimming received an email from Tammy Patterson, the mother of Killer Whales Swim Club swimmer Jessica Patterson, asking Oregon Swimming familys for help in locating her daugher. 14 year old Jessica is believed to be staying with some swimming friends somewhere in Oregon. If you know of Jessica's location, you are asked to contact the Kelso, Washington police at 360-423-1270 or call 911.
June 2, 2007
Swimming at the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine, California, Morgon Henderson-Kunz of Tualatin Hills lowered two OSI records. Morgon's new records came in the 15-16 boys 50 and 100 freestyles. He set the 100 freestyle record earlier this season swimming 51.97. This time dropped almost half a second stopping the clock at 51.55. New record in the 50 freestyle is 23.84, dropping the record by 0.42 seconds, which stood at 24.26 set by Brian Abel of Reedsport in 1993.