OSI News Archive - July, 2005
July 28, 2005
OSI swimmers set new Oregon records at the recently concluded Speedo Champions Series (Senior Sectionals) in Federal Way. In the girls 11-12 200 backstroke, three swimmers dipped under the old record of 2:36.01. They are Nikki Cannon of VSC (2:35.90), Megan McCarrol of THSC (2:34.22) and Tori Simenec who ended the meet with the record. Tori swam 2:30.15, taking almost 6 seconds off the old record.
Taylor Lakey, another 12 year old and representing THSC, lowered her own 200 fly record by over 3 seconds swimming 2:28.62.
The final record set at the meet was done by Logan Storie who bettered Trent Staley's 1998 15-16 200 freestyle record of 1:56.12 with a time of 1:54.72.
Great job swimmers.
July 26, 2005
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Warm ups for 11 and Over championships start at 6:30AM and are divided as follows:
6:30- 7:15 AM = 15 and over athletes
7:15 to 7:45 = 13 -14 athletes
7:45- 8:15 = 11-12 athletes
Starting at 7:15 = 2 lanes for diving, one lane for push pace at opposite ends of the pool; running through until warm up's are over at 8:15?
Meet starts at 8:30 AM
July 24, 2005
A Decision was made on the Meet Format for Oregon Swimming, Inc.
2005 Speedo Long Course 11 and Over Age Group Championships, July 28 through 31, 2005
1. Meet entries total 738 athletes from 48 teams participating in 2,989 individual swims and 538 relays. The original meet format and unexpectedly high number of entries would have resulted in excessively long preliminary and finals sessions. A number of coaches expressed significant concern over the length of the meet and impact on swimmers and parents. A number of suggestions were offered.
2. Meet Referee, Howard Jones; Administrative Referee, Jackie Allender; Age Group Coaches Chair, Lissa Parker; and OSI Registration Chair, Coby Van Andel met by conference call on July 23 to reach a decision on changes to the meet format to address the length of the meet. OSI President, Tim Stevenson; OSI 1st Vice President, Rick Guenther; and Senior Coaches Chair, Kyle Kimball were not able to participate.
a. All events will be swum as timed finals.
b. All heats of 1500 and 800 meter freestyle events will be swum 2 swimmers to a lane with manual timing. Every attempt will be made to provide for 3 watch times per swimmer. In general, one boy and one girl will be the two swimmers in each lane to allow timers and officials to more easily identify the swimmers. The heats will be swum fastest to slowest.
c. Time permitting, time trials will be held at the end of the Friday and Saturday sessions. Swimmers (including relay only ) will be limited to a maximum of one time trial. This is subject to not exceeding the 3 event limit per day.
d. Two to three short warm up/cool down breaks have been added to the Friday – Sunday sessions and will appear on the final timeline.
4. It is not anticipated that any further changes to the meet format will be considered.
Howard B. Jones, Meet Referee
July 22, 2005
The warm - up times and start times for the 11 and over Championships have
changed. On Thursday, July 28, Warm up start at 2:45PM, Competition begins at 4:00PM. Information for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be posted as soon as it's available.
July 21, 2005
Applications for the zone team are due at
the beginning of finals on Sunday July 31st. Priority will be given to
recent long course qualifying times. However, short course times completed
in the 2004-2005 season will be considered. Swimmers who know they are
going to apply at this time it would be very helpful if you would email email@example.com as soon as possible.
July 11, 2005
We are in need of officials (all positions, including E.T.) for the 10 and Under Championships in Albany, July 16 and 17. If you are planning on coming to help or are willing to help, please let Kathy Coddington know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 7, 2005
Swimming at the Santa Clara XXXVIII International, Hillsboro HEAT girls set a new 17-18 relay record. The team of Katie Bieze, Beth Gunderson, Caitlin Summers, and Anne Liggett lowered the 400 freestyle relay record set in 1977 by WSC with a time of 4:07.91.
At the Pacific Rim Classic, Taylor Lakey of THSC lowered her own 11-12 200 fly record with a time of 2:31.81, bettering the month old record of 2:33.35. The THSC team of Morgan Henderson-Kunz, Tristan Briggs, Connor McCarroll, and Issac Hayden lowered the 13-14 200 free relay record with a time of 1:48.37. Their time bettered the 1988 record also held by THSC. The final new record established at the Pacific Rim meet was the 200 medley relay. The THSC team of Brendan Liu, Tristan Briggs, Connor McCarroll, and Morgan Henderson-Kunz lowered the 1988 record with a time of 2:01.13.