OSI News Archive - March, 2009
March 30, 2009
Kathy Coddington will host a Train the Trainer Clinic on April 18 in the conference room of the OSI office Building, 1750 SW Skyline Blvd. The clinic for recertification for trainers will be at 10AM and certification for new trainers at 1PM. The clinics will be 2-3 hours. Contact Kathy at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
A Meet Director Clinic will be in the Oregon Swimming office at 10AM on April 18. Contact Coby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
Directions to the office: Take the Sylvan Exit from Hwy 26. Go north on Skyline Blvd. The office is next to the Chevron Station, just off the highway,
March 30, 2009
The Forest Grove Swim Club is hosting the Hawaii 5-0 Meet on April 18 & 19. They have a large number of officials in training and are in need of trainers. Please contact Tim Shiel at email@example.com if you are able to help.
March 28, 2009
Several Oregon Swimmers made the cross country trip to Orlando to compete at the NCSA Junior Nationals. Jessie James of Corvallis set a new 15-16 and Open 1650 free girls record swimming 16:29.78. The time marks the first time an Oregon swimmer has gone below the 16:30 barrier. The time betters her own 15-16 record of 16:38.59 set last year and beats Kristin Imwalle's 1996 Open record of 16:31.82.
March 25, 2009
The Woodburn Barracudas are hosting the Tulip Festival Invitational on April 4. They have a large request for officials in training and are in need of trainers. Please contact Sue Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
March 23, 2009
10 Female and 10 Male athletes were selected to participate in the Altitude Camp in Colorado Springs, April 23-26, 2009.
March 22, 2009
Gene Mielke had knee surgery last week to repair 3 torn ligaments in his knee. He is currently recovering in the care center in Hood River and will not be to put weight on his leg for 3 months.
We wish both of them a speedy recovery.
March 18, 2009
Oregon Swimmers lowered twenty records at the Western Region Short Course Section Championships held in Federal Way this past weekend. The opening night saw the end to a 22 year old record when Jessie James of Corvallis beat the 15-16 and Open record in the 1000 free. Jessie's time of 9:53.04 beat Maureen Haslach's 1987 record of 9:53.24. Lake Oswego set the only relay record of the meet. Karen Turner, Amy Wiley, Mackenzie Luick and Grace Carlson swam 1:33.14 to lower the 200 free Open record of 1:33.87 set by Lake Oswego last year. Steven Ung of Tualatin Hills, leading off the 200 free relay, split a 20.41 to grab the 15-16 50 free record previously held by Morgon Henderson-Kunz at 20.95.
Day two saw a large number of new OSI records. Will Gunderson of Hillsboro Heat set the first of his six 15-16 records. Swimming in the prelims of the 200 breast, Will swam 2:03.34 to better Bryan Addleman's 15-16 record of 2:03.53 set back in 1991. Later in the finals, he dropped five one-hundredths of a second for another OSI record, stopping the clock at 2:03.29. Sarah Cruzan of Tualatin Hills swam 1:59.55 to set a new record in the 15-16 girls 200 backstroke. Her time beat Tammy Shannon's 1991 record of 1:59.83. In the final, Sarah lowered the record again, going 1:59.37. Austin Ringquist of Hillsboro HEAT dropped almost a second and a half off the existing 15-16 boys 200 back record, swimming 1:46.18, bettering Matt Sorlien's 1:47.58 from 1999. Nic Morrell of Bend, swimming in the same heat also went under the old record, stopping the clock at 1:47.55 setting a new Open record, previously held by Trent Staley at 1:45.92. Later in finals, Austin dropped almost 8 tenths of a second to stop the clock at 1:45.41. Tori Simenec, of BearCat Swim Club, shattered her own 200 butterfly record, swimming 1:57.64 to best her old 15-16 and Open records of 1:59.98. Her final time of 1:58.25 was also under the old record. In the finals of the 200 breaststroke, Mackenzie Luick of Lake Oswego set a new 17-18 girls record, swimming 2:14.41bettering Caitlyn Shortt's 2003 record of 2:15.24.
On day three, a short day of distance events, Will Gunderson set the lone OSI record. His time of 3:56.76 in the 400 IM was good enough to lower his own 15-16 record of 3:58.29.
On the second to last day of the meet, the 15-16 boys 100 backstroke saw two swimmers lower the OSI record. In the C final, Steven Ung swam 50.24 to beat Will's 50.61 from last year. In the next heat, Will put the hammer down and swam 49.93, a time that would have tied him for third in the final. Nic Morrell, swimming in the A final also went under the old record swimming 50.27. Will also bettered Morgan Henderson-Kunz's 100 fly record, swimming 49.68 in prelims and 48.99 in the final. Gabriel Rooker of Tualatin Hills, has a tie to thank for his new record. In prelims, Gabriel tied for 24th place in the 100 breaststroke, requiring a swim off. In the swim off, he destroyed his old record of 58.98 swimming 58.30.
March 17, 2009
A stroke and turn clinic for officials will be conducted on April 5, 2009 from 4-6PM at the Holman-Hankins-Bowker $ Waud Funeral Home, 715 7th Street, Oregon City, (corner of 7th & Jefferson. Contact Tim Waud at 503-341-3152 or email@example.com if you are interested or have questions.
March 17, 2009
Altitude Camp applications are due in the Oregon Swimming Office on Wednesday, March 18. Information about the camp is available in the office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-297-6027.
March 10, 2009
Volunteers are needed for the Can Am Paralympic meet being held at Mt Hood Community College. Timers, runners, drug chaperones ( adults only ) and others are needed and welcome to help run this meet. It a great opportunity for our swimmers to see some of the world's best swimmers. The US was second to China at the recent Paralympic Games and many National Team members will be here along with several of Canada's National team.
The dates of the competition are March 19-20-21 and volunteers can report to the pool at 7:30 for prelims and 4:30 for finals.
March 9, 2009
Columbia River Swim Team outscored Mt. Hood Aquatics 870.5 to 860 at this weekend's Senior Championships. Corvallis was third with 851 points.
Lauren Allen of Corvallis was the girls high point winner with 103 points, followed by Paula Tran of HEAT at 95 and Annette Marinello of CAT at 87. Ben Nierman of Albany was the boys high point winner with 83, followed by Jose Plascencia of CRST at 79 and Callum Mackintosh, also of CRST, close behind with 76 points.
March 4, 2009
USA Swimming, in conjunction with the American Swimming Coaches Association and the appropriate LSCs, are presenting very affordable regional coaches clinics offered throughout the nation. The purpose of these clinics are to bring coaches education to areas that are not frequented by other clinics. USA Swimming's goal is to raise the level of coaching and swimming through educational training programs.
Click here for the Program Information flyer for the clinic to be held on the weekend of May 8-10, 2009.
March 2, 2009
At this weekend's 11-14 Championships, Gabriel Rooker bettered two old 13-14 Oregon records. He bettered a seventeen year old record in the 100 breaststroke when he dipped under 59 seconds. His time of 58.98 bettered Will Urban's 1992 59.30. He then bettered Ben Brink's 1998 record in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:06.96 to 2:07.49.
In relay action, the Multnomah Athletic Club team of William Tyrrell, Lucas Marshall, Max Bley-Male and Carson Brindle bettered Tualatin Hills' 2008 13-14 400 medley relay record. Their time of 3:41.29 shattered the old time of 3:44.75.
Tualatin Hills Swim Club topped all teams in combined scoring 843 points. Lake Oswego Swim Club was second with 680 and Bend Swim Club was third with 502.
High Point winners were: