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Oregon Swimmers Named to Western Zone Select Camp

Updated date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:45

Congratulations to the following Oregon swimmers who were named to the Western Zone Select Camp.

  • Lizzy Cook THSC
  • Anton Goswitz HEAT
  • Kaitlyn Dobler TDPS
  • Ethan Heasley HEAT
  • Kevin Keil MAC
  • Tia Lindsay THSC
  • Trent Martinez THSC

USA Swimming sponsors four Zone Select Camps in an effort to identify the emerging young athletes in each Zone and offer them a unique motivational and educational experience. The Zone Select Camps are viewed as an integral step for athletes to move from the local and Zone level onto to the national scene.

28 male and 28 female athletes are selected in each of the four Zones. Selected girls must be age 12-13 at the time of performance. Selected boys must be age 13-14 at the time of performance.

14 athletes of each sex are selected based on 2015 Long Course Meters (LCM) IMX point scores according to the following:

  • Seven girls age 12 and seven boys age 13
  • Seven girls age 13 and seven boys age 14

Then, the fastest swimmer in each Zone in each Long Course Meters (LCM) Olympic event (including the 800 and 1500 for both sexes) is invited for a total of 14 additional male and 14 additional female athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.

2016 Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp

Updated date: Monday, April 4, 2016 - 13:12

Congratulations to the two athletes selected to attend the 2016 USAS Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp:Leila Alejos and Jensen Ervin, both PAC athletes!  Coach Patrick Beasley (LOSC), will attend as the coach representative.  These participants will travel to the University of Utah for a unique experience in both training and education to continue to bring diversity to the sport of swimming. 

Thank you to all that applied. We had an incredibly strong applicant pool and encourage everyone to apply for these opportunities in the future.  Please also consider applying to the OSI Diversity Camp on April 10th at Lewis and Clark.

Changes to Summer Championship Meets

Updated date: Friday, April 1, 2016 - 13:56

Thank you to all of the OSI clubs for participating in the vote for our Summer Championships. The proposal to have the 11-12 swimmers moved to an 11 over Championship and the 8 and unders to be brought back into the 10 and under championship meet for the summer has passed overwhelmingly at 90%.  This proposal goes into effect for this Summer 2016.

11 over Champs will be held July 28th-31st. at Mt. Hood and 10u champs will be held in Albany, July 23-24th and it will be LCM.

Next summer bids will be 11 over Championship meet LCM and 10u Championship meet SCM preferred.

Photography not allowed behind the blocks

Updated date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:18

USA Swimming's Safe Sport committee would like to remind all parents, swimmers and coaches that all photographs must observe generally accepted standards of decency in particular:

  • Action shots should be a celebration of the sporting activity and not a sexualized image in a sporting context.  
  • Action shots should not be taken or retained where the photograph reveals a torn or displaced swim suit.  
  • Photographs should not be taken from behind swimming blocks at the start of a race or exhibit a child climbing out of the swimming pool. 
  • Photographs should not be taken in locker‐rooms or bathrooms.  

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