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Area Official's Chair Changes

When you see Tom Ishii and Joe DePaepe on deck, please thank them for their years of service to our LSC.  They are both stepping down from their positions as Area Official's Chair.  Please welcome our new Area Chairs - Andrea Knutsen and Debbie Laderoute. 

Mid-Willamette Valley

Andrea Knutsen

  • AAA - Albany Aquatics Association
  • BDST - Blue Dolphins Swim Team
  • CAT - Corvallis Aquatic Team
  • LSC - Lebanon Community Swim Club
  • LCSC - Lincoln City Swim Club
  • MVA - Mid-Valley Aquatics
  • NCRD - Nehalem Swim Team
  • NST - Newport Swim Team
  • SHSC - Sweet Home Swim Club
  • TMY - Team Y Sharks
  • YTS - YMCA Tiger Sharks


Debbie Laderoute

  • CRST - Columbia River Swim Team
  • LHST - LaCamas Head Hunters
  • MAV - Maverick Aquatics
  • MHA - Mount Hood Aquatics
  • BCAC - Northwest Blue Crush Aquatic Club
  • OCST - Oregon City Swim Team
  • NCPS - Piranhas Swim Team
  • PAC - Portland Aquatic Club
  • RCAC - Rose City Aquatic Club
  • TOR - Tornadoes Swim Team
  • VSC - Vancouver Swim Club
Monday, February 29, 2016

FINA Technical Committee Medley Interpretation

From: Jay Thomas, Chair, Rules & Regulations Committee 

Re: USA Swimming Rule 101.5.2 – Freestyle – Medley Relay and Individual Medley::

1. On August 23, 2015, the FINA Technical Swimming Committee provided the following interpretation of FINA rule SW 9.1 (Medley Swimming):

“FINA Technical Committee Medley Interpretation According to SW 9.1 each of the strokes must cover one quarter (1/4) of the distance. Being on the back when leaving the wall for the freestyle portion of the medley is covering more than one quarter of the distance in the style of backstroke and is, therefore, a disqualification. Backstroke swimming is only defined as being on the back.” 

 2. The Technical Swimming Committee provided the following additional clarification. Being in a position towards the back and moving through the water after a swimmer leaves the wall constitutes performing backstroke. 

3. Effective immediately, the above interpretation shall be in effect as it pertains to USA Swimming Rule 101.5.2 

4. On June 1, 1997, the FINA Technical Committee issued the following interpretation regarding medley swimming. This interpretation remains in force. When a swimmer has traveled a sufficient distance that the official can with certainty judge that the competitor is swimming in the style of butterfly, breaststroke or backstroke, then a disqualification is appropriate. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Athlete Protection Training

The Safe Sport Committee voted to make the Athlete Protection Training good for two years instead of one year. As a result, all of the 12/31/14 APT expiration dates have been pushed back to 12/31/15. 

Effective on September 1, 2014 the APT expiration date is based on the year that the training was taken. For example, if you complete the training anytime between January 1 and December 31, 2015, the APT expiration date will be December 31, 2017 (if completed in January, you essentially get three years). Anyone completing the APT after September 1, 2014 and until January 1, 2015 will have an APT expiration date of 12/31/16.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

USA Swimming

LEAP Level 1