OSI News Archive - September, 2005
September 27, 2005
The Canby Swim Club has finalized plans for its "Canby Gold Swim Clinic" to be held Saturday January 21, 2006 in conjunction with the Canby Open Swim Meet January 21-22 and the Canby Animal Meet Masters January 21. Three time Olympic star Tom Jager, with 5 Gold Medals and for 10 years "The Worlds Fastest Man in Water" will be the featured clinician. Jager, currently the head women's swimming coach at the University of Idaho, will be coming to Canby and giving motivational talk sessions at local schools on Friday the 20th and will be at the Canby Open and Canby Animal Meet Masters all day Saturday. The clinic will be offered mid-day Saturday between the Saturday session of the Canby Open and the Canby Animal Meet Masters Saturday evening. The clinic will be open to USA-S and USMS swimmers alike and will feature an extensive in-water session and a motivational talk time. Please contact Ken Schuh of the Canby Swim Club at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
September 26, 2005
Swimming World Magazine has posted the interpretation for the new breaststroke and backstroke rules. THE following are the new rules interpretations for the changes made in the breaststroke and backstroke. FINA, the sports governing body, voted on the changes just before the start of the World Championships in Montreal in late July. The new rules went into effect on September 21, with the breast change expected to quicken the event considerably.
The official interpretation for the changes in the breaststroke is that during, or at the end of the arm pull-down of the first stroke after the start and after each turn, a single downward butterfly kick is allowed, but not required, followed by a breaststroke kick. During the pull-down, if a downward butterfly kick is taken, it must be followed by a breaststroke kick. It is not permissible to take only a downward butterfly kick without then taking a normal breaststroke kick. The downward butterfly kick is not permissible prior to the arm pull-down. In addition, there is now a requirement for all movements of the legs to be "in the same horizontal plane and without alternating movement."
The official interpretation for the change to the backstroke is that the toes are no longer required to be under the surface of the water at the start. However, the toes are still not allowed to be above the lip of the gutter or curled over the lip of the gutter. The change was actually made so that when full face pads are used (pads that extend above the gutter) there is no requirement to have the toes under the water. From a practical standpoint there is no change when using touchpads that actually hang on the pool gutter.
September 23, 2005
Special Olympics Oregon will be hosting the fall regional swim meet at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallils, Oregon on Saturday October 15th. Setup will begin at 7:00 am, warm ups at 9:30 and competition at 10:00. General volunteers such as timers, awards, escorts and runners please contact Cheslah Barkdoll (email@example.com, (541) 754-4029) or David Twenge (firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 606-2984). Certified officials please contact Meet Referee(s) Bob and Kathy Clark (email@example.com, 541-753-5097).
September 22, 2005
The following athletes have been selected to participate in the 2005 Oregon Sectional Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. The camp will be held October 27-30. Congratulations to all!
Maggie Alexander TTSC, Alyson Hamilton MAC, Brittney Iverson CAT, Jordan King THSC,
Signe Larson HEAT, Mailene Leslie CAT, Kath Liggett HEAT, Sloan Storie CAT, Caroline Wells CAT, Ele Wilson HEAT.
William Bradshaw MSC, Robert Ellertson PAC, Rick Mason CAT, Michael Mpitsos NST, Dan Nyaradi BEND, Mike Stratton DDSC, Sean Sweet CAT, Trahern Wells CAT, Michael Woodward WSC, Daniel Worden CAT
Coaches: Rick Guenther, Kyle Kimball, one more TBA
September 21, 2005
578 Women and 369 Men were accepted in the USA Swimming Scholastic All America Team. Congratulations to Oregon Swimming athletes: Katherine Alexander-TTSC, Rebecca Alexander-TTSC, Katie Bieze-HEAT, Ellen Bradley-TTSC, Elizabeth Brooks-MHST, Brittney Iverson-CAT, Kimberly Jasmer-SCAT, Rachel Lee-CAT, Jared Maricle-CRST, Devon O'Leary-KING, Gary Robertson-HEAT, Richard Rogers-CST, Maxwell Royster-HEAT, Morgan Scroggy-THSC, Chloe Thulstrup-ECSC. They made the team this year and Rebecca and Kimberly made the team for the 3rd year.
September 20, 2005
A Stroke and Turn clinic will be conducted on October 8, 2005, at the 50 meter pool on Walker road, Beaverton in the hospitality room. The clinic start at 8:30AM and should last for 2-3 hours. The referee in charge during the clinic will be Ruth Stocks.
Please contact Jenny Nixt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in this clinic.
September 19, 2005
There will be a coaches clinic on Saturday October 1 starting at 8:30AM in the Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place and the Lincoln City Pool. More information and registration form can be found on the home page.
Officials clinics for Stroke and Turn, Starter, referee, Electronic Timing and Meet Director will start at 12:45PM in Ocean Lake Elementary Scholl in Lincoln City. Registration form is available on the home page.
For more information contact the office at email@example.com.
September 19, 2005
National Team member, Randall Bal will be running an athlete's camp at this year's Mini Expo in Lincoln City courtesy of Speedo. Randall swims for Stanford University. In 2005 he won the 100 backstroke at the summer nationals and was a silver medalist in that event at the World Championships. The clinic is open for the first 50 swimmers who sign up. To sign up, download the mini expo information and fill in the application on the second page. The application is on the OSI home page.
For Randall Bal's complete bio, visit USA Swimming.