USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. Many teams will have to update their travel policies to accommodate these changes.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO: All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members;
Participating non-members (e.g., meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.);
LSC and club adult staff and board members; and
Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes. Collectively "Applicable Adult(s)"
GENERAL REQUIREMENT USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club.
Please read all documents carefully. Many sections of MAAPP are very closely aligned with USA Swimming rules, Model Policies and published Best Practice Guidelines. Now, rather than recommended practices, they are USA Swimming requirements.
**NOTE**: All adult athlete members (athletes 18&O) will now be required to complete Athlete Protection Training or their memberships will become invalid. All adult members - athlete and non-athlete - will be required to complete the training annually.
MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials.
Here is a pdf with instructions to help guide you through the process of becoming compliant.
Minor Abuse Athlete Protection Policy
Locker Rooms & Changing Areas
Social Media & Electronic Communication
Massages & Rubdowns
One on One Interactions
Travel: Local & Team
USA swimming has added some new info to their website regarding language that needs to be included in the meet information for sanctioning of the meet, information for volunteers at the meet (marshals, timers, etc), and sample forms. Please have your coaches, team managers, and board members review this information before they take affect June 23rd.
Scholastic All America
The application for the 2018-2019 year will be available online at the USA Swimming website from June 1, 2019 to August 15, 2019. You will only be able to apply online and all applications must be received by August 15, 2019.
Grade completion requirement - applicant must have completed 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grade
GPA Requirement - minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year
Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2018 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2018 - August 15, 2019) with qualifying times in SWIMS - list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
Disability/Para or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without pool requirements):
Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
2018 US Para National Championships - December 14-16, 2018, Tucson AZ
2019 World Para World Series - April 4-6, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
2019 Can Am Para Swimming Championships - July 12-14, 2019, Vancouver, BC
2019 World Para - July 29-Aug 4, 2019, Kuching, Malaysia
2019 Open Water National Championships - May 3-5, 2019, Miami, FL
For more information you can here.
You can apply here.
Oregon Swimming Records
We are two months into our long course season and we have seen some pretty fast swims. At the Mel Zajac Junior International meet Kaitlyn Dobler (TDPS) swam for the USA Junior National team and lowered a record that has stood for 27 years. Becky Gumpert (BEND) held the 17-18 LCM 100 breast record at 1:11.00 since 1992. Kaitlyn snuck under that with a 1:10.37.
At the Lincoln City April Invite we saw a bunch of SCM meters fall. Abby Evans (UN) bettered Sofia Nosack with a 5:05.73 in the 400 fr for 9-10 girls. Kaien Tan (PAC) set a record for 8 & Under boys every time he got in the water. In the 200 fr he bettered Licos Navarro Ortez from the same meet last year with a 2:50.73. In the 50 br he went 44.83 to better Sylvan Schoenheit and in the 100 he got under the best of Baxter Halligan with a 1:39.65. In the butterfly he bested Coe Dauler in the 50 and Roman Westhoff in the 100 going 38.73 and 1:34.38 respectively. The 200 IM of Diego Nosack from 2012 fell as well with Kaien getting his hand on the wall in 3:11.47.
2019 Age Group Zone Championship
The 2019 Western Zone Age Group Championship will be held at Mt. Hood Community College August 7-10. Applications to be a member of the team are due July 1. Danny Weinberg (PAC) is the head coach and Debbie Laderoute is the team manager. Any questions can be directed their direction.
Open Water Swimming Opportunities
9th Annual Foster Lake Cable Swims
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sweet Home, OR
This year the event will be co-sanctioned for USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming. Since it is a marked course records are kept. The event is open to any registered athlete that meets the age requirements.
Meet Information and Registration
LOCATION & COURSE: Foster Lake is a scenic reservoir located just off U.S. Route 20 east of Sweet Home, OR. Lewis Creek Park, located on the northeast corner of the lake, will be the event venue. The course is a 1/4-mile length of cable surveyed & certified accurate to national cable swim standards. Water temperature on this date has varied from 67- 71 Fahrenheit and will be posted at the event.
* 2-Mile Cable swim for USA-Swimming aged 13 & over and USMS swimmers, seeded & swum concurrently.
* 1/2-Mile Cable Swim for USA-Swimming swimmers aged 11-12 only.
* 1-Mile Cable Swim for USA-Swimming aged 13 & over and USMS swimmers, seeded & swum concurrently.
Coaches please send a list of your graduating seniors to email@example.com along with what high school they attended and what their future plans are.
OSI Tech Suit Policy - updated 5/3
Beginning April 1, 2019 Oregon Swimming will not permit the use of tech suits for swimmers 12 years and younger. You can see the full policy and a list of the banned suits here.
2021 Spring Sectional Host Needed
There is still not a host for the 2021 Sectionals in Federal Way. We are in need of bids to be voted on at this summer's Sectional meeting.
Clubs may submit bids at the summer 2019 sectional meeting or email Jody Braden (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they are not attending the summer meet.
Dates to be March 11-14, 2021.