OSI News Archive - September, 2009
September 30, 2009
Twenty Two Oregon Swimmers earned Scholastic All-America honors this past season. The Scholastic All-America program is open to all 10th-12th grade USA Swimming members who earn a 3.5 GPA or better and achieve a Junior National Bonus Time Standard or swim in a selected disability championship meet or the Open Water National Championships. The program begins each July 1st and continues through June 30th of the following year. Applications, including a copy of the official year-end school transcript and a copy of the swimmer’s times, are due on August 1st of each year. Applications for the 2009-2010 year will be available in March 2010.
SAA members receive three certificates, a pin for those earning a 4.0 GPA and three-time recipients receive a travel alarm clock. The program began in 1986 and has recognized 12,368 USA Swimming members since its inception.
September 23, 2009
Fellow Swim Coaches, Swimmers and Friends,
The Tigard Tualatin Swim Club is hosting "Splash and Dash" an Aquathlon (Swim Run) Benefit for the Tigard and Tualatin Swim Centers. The Event takes place on the Tualatin High School Campus this Sunday, September 27th. The 500 yard Pool Swim 5k run begins at 8:30am at the Tualatin Swim Center and the 12 & Under Mini "Splash and Dash" (200 yard Swim 2k run) begins at 11:30am.
This event helps buy time to keep the doors open of both the Tigard and Tualatin High School Pools. Our School District has cut the funding of one of the pools in our district as of this month and has slated to cut the funding from the other pool by July 1st of 2010. A group inside our community is fighting back and we have already gotten signed resolutions from the five cities that make up our school district and collected 8450 signatures so that we can get the pools on the ballot in May of 2010 as a Special Aquatic District to fund the two pools yearly operational cost. A telephone survey done at the School District level has shown good support for the pools and the measure once we get it on the ballot.
Please bring join your swimmers and help us in the fight to keep these two local pools open. Closing a pool in any community is a bad thing for the swimming community as a whole. It sends the wrong message about our sport.
The running course is pretty flat and the surface is over 80% packed gravel, so relatively soft. You can still register on-line and get more race info at www.savettpools.com . We will take day of race entries. Medals for top 3 in individual age groups and unique custom made plaques for first place over finishers.
Please help us make this a competitive event . We are trying to get a good showing of people, as the local media should be there...it is also great way to encourage that dryland running part of your swim program with your swimmers.
Hope to see you there this Sunday!
September 22, 2009
All coaches interested in playing golf on Friday October 2nd in Seaside please contact Mark Bernett at email@example.com
September 16, 2009
9-9:30am- OSCA Clinic Check In
9:30-11:30am- Dave Salo- Current Head Coach of the University of Southern California Men's and Women's Swimming. Salo, who has coached Olympic medalists such as Rebecca Soni, Larsen Jensen, former Trojans Lenny Krayzelburg and Gabe Woodward as well as Aaron Peirsol, Amanda Beard, Staciana Stitts, Colleen Lanne and Jason Lezak, came to USC after serving as head coach of the Irvine Novaquatics from 1990 to 2006. Salo graduated from Long Beach State with a B.A. and M.A. in exercise physiology. He earned his doctorate in the same field from USC in 1991.
11:30am-12:30pm- Lunch on your own
12:30pm-2:00pm- More with Dave Salo
2:15-4pm- Coaches Forum- Panel Discussion and presentation with top Age Group Coaches in Oregon
5-7pm- OSCA BUSINESS MEETING- Mandatory for all OSI teams.
September 12, 2009
Motions to be voted on at the 2009 House of Delegates meeting have been posted. Anyone attending the House of Delegates meeting in October should review the document to become familiar with the proposals. Read the document.
September 10, 2009
Three Oregon Swimmers have been named to the USA Swimming Youth National Team. Jacob Pebley of Corvallis made the team in the 200 backstroke, Neil O'Halloran of Tualatin Hills earned a spot in the 100 and 200 butterfly, and Kaylin Bing of Roseburg earned a spot in the 50 freestyle.
USA Swimming names the top 6 swimmers 18 and younger to the team based on their performance from this last season's World Championship Trials, US Open, and Junior National Championships. Relay lead offs are not included. The Youth team typically participates at an international meet during the season. USA Swimming has not published on their website what meet the team may be participating in.
For the complete list, visit USA Swimming.
September 9, 2009
The 2010 registration year started September 1st. Please use the 2010 registration forms at all times and pay the appropriate registration fee. The 2010 registration fees are $56.00 for athletes and officials, $76 for coaches and $51.00 for "other"
September 3, 2009
The 2009 Mini Expo will be at the Convention Center in Seaside, October 2 - 4, 2009.
Safety Training for Swim Coaches clinic on Friday, October 2, 5-9PM.
Officials clinic for Electronic Timing, Stroke and Turn, Starter, referee and referee recertification is on Saturday October 3, 1-4PM.
Meet Directors clinic Saturday, October 3, 1-4PM.
Coaches clinics, Saturday October 3, 9AM-4PM. Details will be posted as soon as possible. Fee $35.00 for Coaches registered with Oregon Swimming, $50.00 for others.
The Oregon Swimming Coaches AssociationBusiness Meeting, Saturday following the clinic.
The Oregon Swimming House of Delegates Meeting, Sunday, October 4, 9AM - ?.
All Oregon Swimming Clubs are required to attend these meetings.
Sign Up for all clinics are due in the Oregon Swimming office by September 30. Appropriate fee should be included.
For information contact the OSI office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-297-6027.
September 2, 2009
The annual OSCA coaches’ clinic will take place on October 3rd at the Seaside Oregon Convention Center. The clinic will take place from 9am-4pm with the OSCA Business meeting to follow. The OSCA board and camp coordinators are still finalizing speakers and will post a schedule as soon as possible. Contact email@example.com for questions.
September 1, 2009
A Stroke and Turn clinic for officials will be offered at the Marshall Center in Vancouver, WA on October 15, 4:30-6:30PM.