OSI Top 5 Awards
The 2020 Top 5 Awards have been posted on the Awards page. You can find them HERE. More information will be coming out on how the awards will be presented this year.
This years awards were only tabulated for short course yards. They include the top 5 swims for championship events for each age group, the top 5 IMX scores for each age, and the top 5 clubs by size based on the Virtual Club Championship through USA Swimming.
Congratulations to our newly elected Board Members
Administrative Chair - Rick Guenther
Treasurer - Rhonda Soule
Age Group Chair - Christopher Pfaffenroth
Coaches Chair - Quentin Rieniets
U.S. Paralympics Online Clinics
U.S. Paralympics swimming will be running a number of virtual online clinics during October and November, and in particular one for any officials who are interested in learning more about Paralympics Swimming and/or just a refresher since it has been so long since any of us have been at a pool.
Attached you will find information each of the online clinics offered by US Paralympics Swimming. The dates the clinics are scheduled are::
October 24 – Officiating in Para Swimming (Officials – New and Experienced))
October 25 – Pool Side Chat with National Team Coaches and Athletes. (Athletes, Coaches and Parents)
November 8 – Intro to Para Swimming (Athletes, Coaches and Parents)
November 22 – Coaching the Para Swimmer (Coaches, Athletes and Parents)
Each of these virtual clinics requires you to register. Links to registration are available on each individual flyer that is attached.
Health Insurance for Coaches
We are excited to announce the link to the USA Swimming webpage outlining health insurance for coaches is now live and available HERE .
Registration for the program will also be found on this page so keep in mind the registration window opens October 5th and closes October 14th. If you have any further questions regarding USA Swimming’s partnership with Us Equestrian, please reach out to Juan Caraveo at [email protected]
Scholastic All America
In a competition year shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 1,087 swimmers whose efforts in the classroom and in the pool successfully earned them the title of Scholastic All American. The honor is given to 9-12th grade students who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event from August 16, 2019-August 31, 2020.
Complete list of USA Swimming Scholastic All America
Nineteen OSI athletes from 7 teams were recognized.
Corvallis Aquatic Team
Francesca Criscione - 12th grade
Hillsboro Heat Swim Team
Ethan Heasley - 12th grade
Lake Oswego Swim Club
Andrew Huang - 10th grade
Tia Lindsay - 12th grade
Abigail Moaz - 11th grade
Owen Ngan - 11th grade
Nathan Rumsey - 11th grade
Nicholas Simons - 10th grade
Portland Aquatic Club
Hazel Derr - 10th grade
The Dolphins Portland Swimming
Kaitlyn Dobler - 12th grade
Anna Rauchholz - 10th grade
Superior Stingrays Swimming
Marcus Gentry - 10th grade
Tualatin Hills Swim Club
Katherine Adams - 10th grade
Lily Gardner - 11th grade
Fay Lustria - 10th grade
Jessica Maeda - 11th grade
Emma Matous - 11th grade
Diego Nosack - 9th grade
Marco Nosack - 11th grade
Like you, we are at a loss. We are struggling to understand. We are listening. What we know is we stand firmly against social injustice and condemn racism and discrimination of any kind. We recognize there is much work to be done and we reaffirm our commitment to foster inclusion and to be an ally to those who work toward meaningful change. We will continue to use our platforms to educate and to inform. We commit to being a part of the solution. We are One Team and One Family.
Oregon Swimming's board, staff, officials, athletes and clubs are feeling the pain, anger, and loss across our state and our nation. We have been moved by the calls for justice and see the wounds the black community has suffered and continues to suffer.
Oregon Swimming understands staying silent is not an option. We recognize the need and importance of inclusion and diversity in the sport of swimming and will commit to listening, educating, and empowering our young athletes in and out of the pool while supporting diversity, inclusion, and freedom regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, backgrounds, and interests. We will strive to be more aware of the concept of privilege and the role it plays in our lives and others. We will be more aware of acts of racism and discrimination and we will speak up and protect those that are victims, even when its hard.
It is our responsibility of leadership to spark change, to listen, to educate, and to challenge our youth and all of Oregon Swimming to create the future they want to live in.
We stand together to support all of our brothers and sisters who have been impacted in ways we cannot imagine and we hear you, see you, and stand with you. We will make a difference. We will use our voice to help change our sport and our nation.
We are One Team and One Family.