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NOVEMBER 19, 2023


Preliminary report:   (updated 9/27)

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Murdock Hall - McGill Auditorium

If you registered for the coach's clinic on Saturday, September 30- check in will be at 7:30am with talks beginning at 8:00am. 

Note - due to facility restrictions we are not allowed to offer any food in the venue. 

Location: Pacific University - Murdock Hall - McGill Auditorium
Lunch: 11:30am-12:30am
Clinic will end at 4:00pm.

Coaches meeting will begin at 5:00pm in the same location.

 Coach's clinic presenters:

Carle Fierro
Owner/Head Coach
Westchester Aquatic Club
Carle Fierro has coached Over 100 National Age Group Rankings Including 16 Number 1 National Age Group Rankings. Her swimmers have set 110 Metropolitan Swimming Age Group Swimming Records and have set 7 USA Swimming National Age Group Records.

Widely regarded as one of the best age group coaches in the country, Carle brings a unique perspective to culture and training. Despite her program’s smaller size, Carle developed both World Championship Medalists Kate Douglass and Claire Weinstein into elite level athletes as age groupers and she will share both how she trained them as well as how she has developed a winning culture at Westchester Aquatic Club.

Abi Liu
Head Coach
Bellevue Club Swim Team
Abi Liu began as an elite swimmer in China; a member of Chinese National Team, Abi came to the states as a highly decorated athlete.  After graduating, Abi began coaching and quickly built her team PEAK into an elite level club. Abi was awarded 2016 and 2009 Pacific Coach of the Year.  

In her last 2 years with BCST, Abi has built what was already a strong program, into a powerhouse. Selected to lead the National Junior Team at both the USAS Girls NJT Camp and the Mel Zajac International Swim Meet, Abi will serve on staff for the 2023 World Junior Championships in Israel this summer. With a history of success at multiple programs, Abi will share how she trains her senior athletes and how she creates a family culture at BCST.


Options available:

1) CPR / AED only 
2) In Water STFSC Skills test 
3) Both STFSC Skills Test and CPR/AED Skills test.

The requirements for each are listed below:

1) CPR/AED only: Sign up using this link: and Russ will send an enrollment URL that you will use to take the online class / test. Deadline for signup September 15th. You are required to have this completed by the day of the course. Approximately 3-4 hours of online content. It is recommended that you take the course, and then not do the final "submission" or finish the final test until the day before, or day of the course, as the certificate expires the earlier of the online class completion or the day of the skills testing. Cost - payable to Russ Scovel via Cash/Check/Venmo is $75 - this covers the cost of the online class and the certificate as well as the skills testing session.

2) In-water Skills Test: Sign Up / Notify me so that I know how many people will be there for the skills testing.
Take online class from Red Cross: (if this doesn't work to sign up, just google search for Safety Training for Swim Coaches Online only and this should find them the class sign up link) - they pay $25 to Red Cross at time of sign up. 3-4 hours expected for completion of online content. Skills session check off is $15 Cash/Check/Venmo payable to me to account for supplies, etc. Total fees: $40

3) To doo both of the above, total cost payable to Russ Scovel: $90, additional $25 paid to ARC for STFSC online only class. Online content will take between 8-9 hours or more, depending on how many breaks you take.

Let Debbie know if you have any questions ([email protected], and she will connect you with Russ.

Hotel room blocks have been reserved in Hillsboro approximately 20 min drive to the meeting venue. Use the links below to get a preferred rate (you will have to select the dates that you would like to stay. Rooms at each hotel are available on a first come first serve basis and must be booked prior to September 15 in order to receive the preferred rate.

Holiday Inn Hillsboro Oregon Swimming ($129/nt)
Courtyard Hillsboro Oregon Swimming ($145/nt) 

Hampton Inn and Suites Hillsboro Oregon Swimming ($139/nt)

As a reminder there will be a Coaches Meeting on Saturday evening and HOD meeting on Sunday morning. Clubs must send a representative to each meeting or be subject to fines.


ENTRY PROCEDURE: Race entry file will be available for download from CSTE’s Open Water Page on our website at Entries will be due no later than Sunday, September 24, 2023 by 5PM Pacific Time. Email entry files to Melissa Eisenhamer ([email protected]). Detailed information here.


2023-2024 USA Swimming Registration

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2024 USA Swimming Olympic Time Trial Standards

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