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Special Olympics Oregon Swim Meet Officials Needed - Oct 25

What:   2015 Special Olympics Oregon Regional Games Aquatics Meet

When: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Where: Mt. Hood CC 25-yard indoor pool (6 lanes) in Gresham


·         All-Day – 8:30am to 4pm

·         Morning – 8:30am to 12:30pm (first races begin at 10am with Coach meeting with meet ref at 9:30am)

·         Afternoon – 12:30pm to 4pm

SOOR will provide a volunteer t-shirt, snacks and lunch for each volunteer official.

For more information:    Please contact – Mark Hanken, SOOR Sr. VP of Sports –  or 503.248.0600x14

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

OSI Mini Expo, Saturday, Oct 10

Please put the Mini Expo on your calendar and plan to attend.  It will be at LaCamas Swim & Sport, located at 2950 NW 38th Avenue, Camas, Wa, 98607. 

Schedule for Official’s meetings:

Please contact the presenter to sign up for the clinic

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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