Office Phone: 503-747-3702
Every two months Swimming World magazine and Maxwell Medals recognizes an official for their outstanding contributions to local swimming. Each LSC or other governing body can submit a candidate that is deserving of recognition and the winning official is selected by a sub-committee of the National Officials Committee to be recognized in Swimming World magazine every two months. August’s recognition goes to Julie Greenway with Oregon Swimming.
Julie certified as a Timing Judge in Oregon in 2007 and was grandfathered in as an Admin Official when the certification came out two years ago. Prior to 2007, she was already involved in the Meet Director role. She is affiliated with Mt Hood Aquatics, one of the biggest clubs in Oregon. This club hosts 15 – 20 meets a year, and she is involved in many of them. She was a Meet Director for both the LC Sectional meet and the USA Swimming Futures meet this summer, as well as assisting with many others. She has worked tirelessly and put in countless hours over the years organizing and running both small and large meets. When she is not the Meet Director, she is often the Admin Official or a Timing Judge. She is considered an expert trainer and counted on by our LSC for her skills in training Admin Officials, Timing Judges and Meet Directors. No mater how chaotic or hectic things may be, she always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Her children are no longer swimming competitively, but she continues to be committed to the sport.
The 2016 USMS Summer National Championship will take place from August 17-21 at the Mt Hood pool in Gresham this summer. Officials are needed for the meet. An application to officiate at the meet is available in for qualified officials on the OSI website. Please submit your application by May 11 for assigned officials and by July 17 for all others.