National Diversity Select Camp
The athlete application for the 2019 National Diversity Select Camp is now open! Applications must be received by USA Swimming headquarters by Friday, February 8th at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. The application to be on the coaching staff is also open. Camp staff applications must be received by Friday, February 8th at 5 p.m.
Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events.
More information and the applications can be found on the camps/clinics page under the athletes tab.
OSI Championship Meet Entries
This year OSI will be doing championship meet entries on OME for 11-14 and Senior Regional Championship Meets. If you are not familiar with the process the office has provided some instructions that will help guide you through. The link to this meet is not yet active.
OME info from OSI
OME instructions from USA Swimming
USA Swimming Club Excellence Awards
Now in its 18th year, the Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top 20 clubs earn gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the bronze level. Each team?s ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to individual swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard.
Oregon Swimming had 3 teams achieve Silver status THSC, HEAT, and MAC and 2 teams obtained the bronze level LOSC, and TDPS. To see the entire list click HERE.
At Junior Nationals in Austin, TX Kaitlyn Dobler (TDPS), Ellie Jew (LOSC), and Ben Miller (TTSC) all lowered their own records. In the 100 breast Kaitlyn lowered the 15-16 and open record from 59.60 to 59.25. Ellie lowered her 17-18 record from 1:01.60 to 1:00.99. Ben bettered his 200 fly mark from 1:45.88 to 1:45.79.
The HEAT boys of Max Woodbury, Brett Champlin, Ethan Heasley, and Luke Thornbrue combined to lower both the 200 and 400 Medley relay records for 17-18 and Open. In the 200 the 17-18 record was held by PAC at 1:33.80 and THSC held the open record at 1:32.18. The new mark now stands at 1:31.79. In the 400 BEND held the 17-18 record since 2005 at 3:24.13 and THSC held the open record at 3:20.86. The new record is now 3:20.84.
At the Bennett Cup held in Victoria, BC the girls from Tualatin Hills lowered the Open record in the SCM 200 free relay. The quartet of Elizabeth Cook, Tia Lindsay, Lily Gardner, and Sofia Nosack went 1:46.32 bettering the old mark held by THSC of 1:47.21 from 2012.
At the Salem Open Coe Dauler (TDPS) was able to sneek under the 200 IM time of 2:41.19 swam by Santo Condorelli in 2004. Coe's time of 2:40.94 now stands at the mark to beat. At the TTSC Holiday Invite Coe bettered Santo's 100 IM time (1:16.51) from 2004 by over 1 second finishing in 1:15.65.