OSI News Archive - August, 2011
August 29, 2011
The Sherwood Swimming Association annouces that they are cancelling the Tom Owen meet in October.
August 23, 2011
Now that the final meets have been loaded into the times database, Oregon Swimming is beginning the process of compiling the annual Top 5 list. Please take a moment to review the list of swim meets loaded in the times database. Email Robbert van Andel with any additional meets that may have been missed over the course of the past year.
August 22, 2011
Jacob Pebley closed out the 2011 Junior World Championships with wins in the 200 Back and 400 Medley Relay. Jacob led three swimmers under the meet record in the men's 200 back with a winning 1:58.73. That time cleared the 1:59.67 set by Kurt Basset in 2008.
Jacob lead off the 400 Medley Relay with a 55.06. Nicolas Fink (1:02.16), Maclin Davis (52.44) and Seth Stubblefield (49.99) joined him setting the meet record with a time of 3:39.65. That effort lowered the 3:41.69 set by Great Britain back in 2008.
Team USA won the point and medal counts for the meet and Jacob won the male high point for the meet.
Parts of this article came from Swimming World Magazine.
August 20, 2011
Rick Guenther, head coach of Corvallis Aquatic Team, sends this brief update on Jacob's performance last night:
Last night Jacob won the silver in the 50 backstroke in 25.75. A beautiful swim. On the breakout he was in 7th or 8th. Exploded on the 2nd 25 and was running down lane 4 at the finish. Tomorrow is the 200 back and 400 medley relay.
August 18, 2011
Tuesday morning in prelims of the 100 back Jacob Pebley put himself 2nd going into the semifinals, top 16, that evening. After an average swim Jacob was still 2nd, placing him in lane 5 for the finals Wednesday night. In the Wednesday night finals he had his team mate, and the 2nd fastest 18 and under in the world, in lane three, with the fastest 18 and under in the world, from Japan, in lane 6. Jacob took out the race .10 faster than the field at the 50, then built from there to dominate the field on the 2nd 50, winning Gold in the event by .6. Looking at the world rankings, everyone who has posted a great 100 back was in the event, from the USA, Germany, Italy and Japan.
August 16, 2011
Three new individual records and two relay records were set at the 2011 Junior National Championships. Tommy Brewer, swimming unattached, lowered his own 13-14 50 free and 100 breast records. He finished the 50 free in 24.38, to tie his record, and he swam 1:07.00 in the 100 breast, dropping 0.58 seconds off the record.
Michelle Cefal of Tualatin Hills set the 15-16 200 fly record last week at Nationals with a 2:16.42. At Juniors, she dropped six tenths in the event, setting the new record at 2:15.82.
The Corvallis quartet of Brandon Shreeve, Austin Turner, Ian Campbell and Alex Brookes just edged out Tualatin Hills' record in the 15-16 800 free relay. Their record stands at 7:58.47 to THSC's 7:58.53.
Lake Owego's foursome of Gunnar Wolfe, Andrew Heymann, Nick Bode and Daniel Chen bettered their own 17-18 free relay with a 3:35.18. Their old record stood at 3:38.58.
August 15, 2011
Peggy Liang representing the USA at the World Deaf Games held this past week in Coimbra Portugal won 3 golds (100 free 59.57, 50 butterfly 29.77 and 800 free relay 8:49.55 World Deaf Ggames record), 1 silver (50 free 27.44) and 2 bronze (100 fly 1:06.45 and 400 medley relay 4:40.03). Peggy swims for the Columbia River Swim Team and will attend the University of Hawaii this fall.
August 12, 2011
Two swimmers set five new OSI records at the recently concluded National Championships. Michelle Cefal of Tualatin Hills swam 2:16.42 to better the 15-16 girls 200 fly record of 2:16.53, previously held by Tori Simenec.
Jacob Pebley of Corvallis better a 26 year old record in the 17-18 200 IM. He swam 2:04.21 in the prelims to better Matt Rankin's 1985 record of 2:06.31. In finals, Jacob lowered the record an additional tenth of a second at 2:04.11. Jacob also bettered his own 17-18 and Open records in the 100 back, swimming 55.31 in the prelims. His old record stood at 55.40 set earlier this year. In finals, Jacob also dipped under the old record at 55.34.
August 12, 2011
A golf tournament as a fundraiser to help cover the ongoing costs of Patti Ludwig's care will be held at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River on September 24.
August 12, 2011
A new membership requirement will be mandatory for all non-athletes effective with the 2012 membership year, which begins 9/1/11. The new requirement is the online Athlete Protection Training (APT). The APT will be available beginning 9/15/11 at www.usaswimming.org/protect.
August 11, 2011
MacKenzie Bradley, YAWAMA and Smith College swimmer, completed a swim across the English Channel on August 5th. Her swim took just a bit over 13 hours with her Smith teammate, Emma, finishing about an hour later. The swim is a bit over 20 miles in a straight line. She started on the English coast at Dover. She came ashore on the west coast of France and stayed about 5 minutes and then swam back out to the boat for her trip back to England.
August 3, 2011
OSI records fell at the 11 and Over Championships this weekend. Keaton Blovad of Lake Oswego set the 11-12 50 backstroke three times, with the final time setting a new National Age Group record, pending certification of Amazon pool with USA Swimming. Keaton lowered her existing record three times, swimming 30.50 in the prelims, 30.22 in a time trial and 30.16 in the final.
Tommy Brewer, swimming unattached, set three new records in the 13-14 age group. He bettered Aaron Ghiglieri's 50 free record of 24.60, finishing in 24.38. Showing his diversity, Tommy also set records in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, swimming 1:07.56 and 2:24.18. The 200 breaststroke record has stood since 1996 at 2:26.28.
Cassie Dallas of South Coast Aquatic Team dropped 22 one-hundredths of a second in the 11-12 50 breaststroke, finishing the race in 35.55 to beat Amy wiley's 2006 record.
Ben Brockman of Bend set a new 11-12 boys record in the 200 fly, swimming 2:25.59. The old record stood at 2:26.25, set by Garth Summer back in 2001.
Tualatin Hills boys set two new 11-12 relay records. Myron Shen, Paolo Casas, Jaume Martinez-Calvo and Josh Yadao swam 4:05.92 in the 400 free relay to beat their existing record of 4:11.51 set earlier this summer. Myron, Paolo and Jaume joined Anthony Nosack to set a new 11-12 400 medley relay with a 4:40.03, breaking their old record of 4:42.56.
Tualatin Hills girls got in on the action, setting a new 13-14 record in the 400 medley relay. The team of Emily Cheng, Tiffany Zhao, Megan Lam and Rory Kearns finished the event in 4:32.94, lowering the 2006 record of 4:33.63, also held by Tualatin Hills.
August 2, 2011
Congratulations to the athletes representing Oregon Swimming at the 2011 Western Zone Championships in Clovis, California.
A letter is in the mail today to all team members. For questions or more information contact the Oregon Swimming office at 503-297-6027, firstname.lastname@example.org, Head coach Nina Munch at 503-799-4550 or Team Manager Heather Thomas at email@example.com.
All athletes should arrive at the Portland Airport at 1:30PM at the Alaska Airlines ticket counter on Monday August 8. Bring government issued identification.
August 1, 2011
This year Oregon Swimming will be represented at the Western Zone Meet in Clovis, California, August 9-13 by:
Coaches: Nina Munch, Head Coach. Rebekah Wilcox, Kala Norlen, Spencer Curm and Jesse Raskauskas.