OSI News Archive - September, 2008
September 30, 2008
There will be a Stroke and Turn clinic on Saturday, October 4th at the Multnomah Athletic Club at 10:30am. It will be held in the Pettygrove Room. Please RSVP to Julie Carpenter email@example.com or Lorraine Lesher firstname.lastname@example.org
September 28, 2008
2004 Olympian Kaitlin Sandeno will be running the Athlete Clinic at the 2008 Mini Expo in Salem. This clinic will be Saturday, October 11, from 12:00pm to 3:30pm with pictures and autographs. Swimmers attending will be getting in the pool, where Kaitlin will be demonstrating her favorite drills that helped propel her to the Olympics. There will also be a question and answer session at the end. For a complete bio of Kaitlin, click here.The registration form is available here. The clinic will be open for 50 athletes.
September 28, 2008
Astoria area athletes will have a unique chance to enhance their competitive swimming skills by working with two swimming champions, Josh Davis and Ben Wildman-Tobriner. The North Coast Swim Team is pleased to announce that that they will host a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Astoria Aquatic Center pool located at 1997 Marine Drive in Astoria.
The Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic is a unique experience developed by Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis and Mutual of Omaha to inspire and motivate a new generation of swim stars. As an official sponsor of USA Swimming, Mutual of Omaha actively supports the sport on all levels, from local clubs across the country to the National Team. Davis, who earned three gold medals in the 1996 Olympics and two silver medals in the 2000 Olympic Games, is a master clinician and motivational speaker.
The event is a four hour in-water stroke technique clinic from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for ages, 8 to 18 year olds. The cost is $50 per swimmer. The swimmers will hear inspiring messages from Olympians Josh Davis and Ben Wildman-Tobriner. Immediately following, they will hit the water with Davis and Tobriner for in-water demonstration and instruction on swim strokes and techniques. Some participants may even have a chance to test their strokes in a race against the Olympic champions. Concluding the event, the swimming champions will be available for autographs and photos.
Registration for the Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic is currently open. To register, contact Jo Christie by phone at 503-298-7934 or E-Mail email@example.com or send payment with registration form below. Deadline is Oct. 10th, 2008.
About Josh Davis
In 1996, Josh Davis made history as the only man in any sport from any nation to win three gold medals at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Davis made his second Olympic appearance in the 2000 Games in Sydney, where he was elected captain of the USA Men's Swim Team and took home two silver medals. He went on to break the American record three times in the 200-meter freestyle. After two Olympics and five medals, Josh has established himself as an ambassador for the sport and is pioneering the road for the next generation of professional swimmers.
About Ben Wildman-Tobriner
At the 2006 Nationals, Wildman-Tobriner, finished second in the 50-meter freestyle to earn a spot on the 2007 World Championships, where he went on to earn his first World Championship title in that event. Wildman-Tobriner also took gold in the 400-meter freestyle relay at Worlds and at the 2007 Nationals, he earned gold in the 50-meter freestyle and silver in the 100-meter butterfly. He is currently ranked among the world’s fastest freestyle sprinters.
About Mutual of Omaha
Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit www.mutualofomaha.com. For more information on the Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic, visit www.breakoutswimclinic.com.
Photo and video opportunities will be available during the clinic. Davis and Tobriner will be available before/after the clinic for interviews.
Click here for the registration form.
September 26, 2008
There will be a electronic timing clinic Wednesday, October 8th from 7-9 pm in the classroom at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center. To sign up, click here. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 25, 2008
Willamette University Smullin & Walton Halls
09:00AM - 11:30PM Train the Trainers
12:45PM - 1:30PM General meeting for all clinic attendees
1:30PM - 4:00PM Breakout to Separate Clinics
Note: There is no charge or membership requirement for the clinics. Attendees not already members of USA Swimming must join prior to beginning on-deck training. Clinics run concurrently, therefore you may attend only one clinic.
September 25, 2008
Morgon Henderson-Kunz of THSC was named to the National Junior team today. His performance in the 50 and 100 freestyles at the Olympic Trials qualified him for the team. Morgon joins the small group of Oregon swimmers who have competed for the Junior National Team, a group that includes recent members Logan Storie (2005-2006) of Corvallis and Tori Simenec (2007-2008) or BearCats.
According to USA Swimming, members of the 2008-2009 National Junior Team were selected based upon their achievement of a National Junior Team time standard at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, the 2008 U.S. Open and/or the 2008 Speedo Junior National Championships. To be eligible for the Junior Team, females (17 and under) and males (18 and under) must not be attending college prior to the scheduled international competition.
September 24, 2008
Morgon Scroggy of THSC has been named to the 2009 World University Games team in Belgrade, Serbia. The swimming portion of the will run July 5-11, 2009. Morgon was named to the team based on her performance at this Summer's US Open where she placed 4th in the 200 free, 5th in the 100 free and 7th in the 200 back.
Swimming World Magazine has the complete story.
September 23, 2008
Oregon Swim Coaches Association members only: It is time to start thinking about your choices for Coaches and Athletes of the year for the 2007-2008 season. Kyle Kimball will accept nominations for the following awards via email address (email@example.com) until October 3rd. The vote will be by ballot at the OSCA meeting on October 11th.
There will be no nominations from the floor. Any write-ups on these coaches and athletes will be accepted until October 3rd as well. It is the responsibility of the person who nominates to come up with the bio. Kyle will not be tracking everyone down for their bio lists.
AWARDS AND CRITERIA:
Coaching Excellence Award- Recognizes coaches influence throughout home team and beyond. Makes an impact on Oregon Swimming that is positive and lasting. 1) One time Award 2) 3 Years with club 3) Assistant Coach or Small club Head Coach
Senior Coach of Year
Age Group Coach of Year
Female and Male Athlete of Year
September 19, 2008
Many USA Swimming members who are subject to background screening requirement will need to renew their background screen during the 2008-2009 swim year. The first group needing to renew their screen will be that group of members that participated in the pilot program in October, 2006. These screens expire on October 31, and must be updated prior to that time. Screening expiration dates are noted on all Coach member cards in the same area as the safety certification expiration dates.
Important: USA Swimming strongly encourages all members to update their screening at least by the first week of the month in which their screen expires. The process will typically take only 3-4 business days, but several factors can cause the process to take longer. Please allow plenty of time for your screen renewal to be approved before your current screen expires.
In order to facilitate the renewal process, USA Swimming has created a renewal link on the USA Swimming Background Screens page www.usaswimming.org/bgscreen. This link takes members to a series of screens designed for the renewal process. Anticipating that most members will not remember their username and password from two years ago, this series of screens will help them access and update their TC logiQ account.
September 17, 2008
Madras Swim Team is hosting their first ever invitational swim meet in Madras, OR., on November 1st and 2nd. The Madras Halloween Invitational will be a timed finals A/B/C meet. The brand new facility located about 45 miles north of Bend has a 6 lane 25 yard pool, state-of-the-art Daktroniks timing equipment and a Matrix scoreboard. Please contact Bobby DeRoest if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-475-4253. Complete meet information can be found on the MST website: www.madrasswimteam.com
September 16, 2008
Olympic Gold Medalists Josh Davis and Ben Wildman-Tobriner are coming to Astoria, Oregon! The North Coast Swim Club is hosting a Mutual of Omaha "Break-out" Swim Clinic on Sunday, October 19th, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Register early to hold your spot. For further information send an e-mail to email@example.com or call Jo Christie at 503-298-7934. Visit http://breakoutswimclinic.com/ for full details about the clinic.
September 16, 2008
The annual Oregon Swimming Top 5 lists have been posted. Please take a moment to review the list and send corrections, along with where we can find the meet results to the office. Please note, for High School aged athletes, Top 5 does not include High School District or State championships.
Click here to view the lists.
September 15, 2008
As part of this year's Godlen Goggle Awards, dinner, USA Swimming and the USA Swimming Foundation will present the Athlete Humanitarian Award to the athlete who gives selflessly of his/her time in order to give back to their country, community, charity or cause. The athlete must have performed at a high level (at least at the National Championships), with an emphasis on qualifying and competing at the Olympic Games.
This award is only presented in the Olympic year, and at the inaugural Golden Goggles in 2004, the first recipient of this award was Gary Hall Jr, who spent countless hours helping, mentoring and volunteering for diabetes-related causes. Other nominees that year included Josh Davis, Scott Goldblatt and Jenny Thompson
For 2008, USA Swimming is broadening its efforts in seeking nominations for this prestigious award by requesting assistance from LSCs. If someone from your LSC fits the above criteria, please complete the nominating form for this award. The deadline for any nominations is October 1, 2008. The winner will be named at the 2008 Golden Goggles, to be held on November 17 at the New York Hilton in New York City.
September 12, 2008
Club Leadership and Business Management School classes will be conducted in the Western Zone through year end. This course is a requirement for new clubs before they can register for their second year, and is also required as part of Level 2 Club Recognition. This course must be attended by the Head Coach and it is suggested that a minimum of your Club President and/or Treasurer attend as well. It is open to all, usually free of charge. It is a great education opportunity for your club.
The closest class will be in Seattle on November 1st. To register contact Colleen Buchanan (253)852-0680 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration ends 10/20/08. For more information on the class or for more locations, contact the OSI office.
September 12, 2008
Both Aaron Paulson and Alice Luo swam the 100 Breast yesterday at the 2008 Paralympics. Both qualified for the finals with Alice dropping 11 seconds to get in the finals. Then in the evening finals both dropped 2 seconds from prelims to finish 6th.
September 8, 2008
Mark Maxwell, coach of Yawama Swim Club, sends word that Alice Luo finished 11th at the Games in the 100 Free. She competes for Chinese Taipei, but swam this past season for the Yawama Dragons. She will be competing later this week in the 100 breaststroke. Aaron Paulson, another swimmer from Yawama, is representing the USA and will be competing later this week.