OSI News Archive - October, 2006
October 24, 2006
I wanted t update you on what was decided today about OSAA State Championship records (after lots of discussion with lots of people over the past few months).
Here is what we will do with all OSAA records (not just swimming):
1. All current records will remain and will be part of the OSAA 4 classification history. They will be listed in our souvenir program as 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A records.
2. All records this year will be new and will start the history of the
6 classification system.
3. New addition -- we will now have a state meet record, in addition of each classification record. The state meet record will be posted this year from past records.
Please let me know if you have questions.
Cindy Simmons, CAA
Assistant Executive Director
Oregon School Activities Association
503.682.6722, ext 227 www.osaa.org
October 20, 2006
Pat Allender from CAT will be giving an Electronic Timing Official clinic on Sunday, November 12th, 2006 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. It will be held at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, in the meeting room near the lobby. If you are interested in becoming an Eletronic Timer or have any questions, contact Stephanie Olbrich at email@example.com.
October 19, 2006
A while ago, Oregon Swimming migrated to a new domain, oregonswimming.org. After we made the move, our old address of oregonswim.org remained active allowing people to continue to browse to www.oregonswim.org and also send mail to our old addresses. Due to a severe increase in spam to those old email addresses, we have removed the old addresses. Please update your address books. If you have any bookmarks to oregonswim.org email addresses, please update your address book.
October 13, 2006
Eugene City Swim Club Coach Scott Kerr had a brain tumor removed on Thursday. The surgery was a total success. Toni Kerr, Scott's wife, is maintaining a blog to post updates. This blog is linked from the front page of the ECSC website at www.eugenecityswimclub.org, click on "Scott Updates" to get to the blog. Our best wishes go to Scott and his family.
October 6, 2006
Volunteer officials are needed 2006 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Games Aquatics State Championships, Saturday November 18. 2006 at the Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec Dept (THPRD) Howard M. Terpenning Aquatic Center located at 158th & Walker Rd. in Beaverton.
200+ Special Olympics Swimmers from all over Oregon are participating.
Officials Needed: 5 to 6 Stroke and Turn Officials needed to work with Gene Mielke who will serve as meet referee. Meet runs from 9am to approx. 4pm.
To Volunteer, Contact:
Gene Mielke, SOOR Fall Games Meet Referee at firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-386-2041 or Mark Hanken, Sr. VP of Sports for Special Olympics Oregon at email@example.com; 503.248.0600
October 5, 2006
I am very sorry to inform you that we will not be hosting a meet in Canby the weekend of October 28. We are currently in the midst of an election in November to try to keep our swimming pool open. We need to pass a 5 year levy to continue operating the swim center in Canby or the doors will close before July of 2007. The Canby Swim Club swimmers are going to canvass the neighborhoods on the weekend of the 28th to drum up support. Please understand that it was NOT EASY to come to this conclusion but is very necessary. Thank you for your understanding, please come to our future meets, and we hope to have this meet back on the schedule for next fall.
Please call me if you have any questions.
Canby Swim Club
503 266 2761
October 2, 2006
Special Olympics Oregon are having the first of 2 Regional Aquatics in Corvallis on Saturday, October 14th. We are working closely with Corvallis Aquatic Team (CAT) to put on the meet, but are in need of stroke and turn judgesand volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering contact Joann Stoller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2006 Special Olympics Oregon Regional Aquatics competition
Saturday, October 14th, Osborn Aquatic Center, Corvallis, Oregon
Check-in – 8:30am, Competition Begins – 10:00am.
Over 140 Special Olympic athletes will participate from 10 Oregon Counties.
Contact info: Joann Stoller
503.248.0600 x 31, 800.452.6079 x 31, 503.593.3084 (cell)
October 1, 2006
The two 2007 All-Star meets will both be held in Canada. The first one will be on January 20 and 21. Starting January 1, 2007, US law requires anyone going through the US-Canada border will require a passport. Swimmers who plan to apply for either meet are highly encouraged to start the process of getting a passport now. The application process can take 6 to 8 weeks under normal circumstances. Getting a passport requires the possession of the swimmer's original birth certificate, so additional time may be needed if this document is not available.