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USA Swimming 18&u World Top 100

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Swimming today recognized the top-ranked American junior swimmers of 2018 as members of the third annual 18 & Under World 100.

The complete list of all 311 18-and-under swimmers who posted a top-100 world ranking and earned a spot on the 18 & Under World 100 is linked here. OSI athletes on the list are Van Mathias, Ethan Heasley, Josh Bottelberghe, Kaitlyn Dobler, Mara Newman, and Ben Miller.

Swimmers named to the 18 & Under World 100 must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2018, registered as a USA Swimming member at the time of the qualifying performance and must be eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition as of Sept. 1, 2018.

18 & Under World 100 members with a power rank among the top 50 of each gender who have never represented the United States in international competition and are currently in high school will be eligible to represent USA Swimming at the 2019 Mel Zajac Jr. International meet in Vancouver.

2018 National Select Camp

Congratulations to our Oregon coaches that have been selected to be on staff at the National Select Camp being held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this month. Emily Melina (LOSC) and Brad Robbins (TTSC) will be on the men's staff and Heather Thomas (RACE) will be on the women's staff.

Oregon State hosting Arizona State at Osborn

Oregon State Swimming is opening their home schedule Friday, Oct. 5 against Arizona State. The meet begins with the 200 Medley relay at 6pm. Former OSI athletes will be competing for both teams. For OSU Felicia Anderson (PAC), Chloe Bowman (CAT), Brooke Hofmann (MVA), Katherine Manzione (LOSC), Riley Neal (HEAT), Jacqueline Price ( WSC ), Fern Rodriguez (DDAC), Cali Rowland (FGSC), Lindsay Swail (LOSC), and Laurn Yon (SHSC). Caitlin Wilson (THSC) will be representing ASU.

You can see the full press release here.

Mini Expo and House of Delegates

This year's OSCA and HOD meetings will be held at Newberg high school October 5-7. On Friday there is a Safety Training for Swim Coaches class. On Saturday we are offering a Meet Directors Workshop that is free for anybody to attend. Also on Saturday OSCA will be hosting the coaches clinic. Sue Chen from Nations Capital Swim Club and Mark Sowa fro the University of Idaho will be presenting. Please note the deadlines for the clinics and certifications.

As a reminder every club needs to send a coach to the OSCA meeting Saturday at 7pm and a representative to the HOD meeting on Sunday at 9am.

Official Clinics

There are several Stroke and Turn clinics being offered for anyone interested in becoming an official. They can all be found under the officials tab in "officials news".

Van Mathias and Ethan Heasley represented USA and Oregon at the Junior Pan Pacific Championship

Van set a new OSI 17-18 and Open Record in the 200m FL with a time of 1:56.89. This time was swum in prelims. In finals, Van brought home a Silver medal with his time of 1:57.64. He also earned a Silver in the 100m FL with his time of 53.11 and swam a lifetime best in the 100m BR.

Ethan swam 6 individual races and left the meet with a best time each time he hit the pool. He competed in the B final of the 200m FR (only 2 per country are allowed in each final); he also swam in the B final of the men's 400m IM: In prelims he swam a new 17-18 OSI record of 4:21.35 (Matt Rankin 4:23.8 - 1985). In Finals, he blitzed the B final field, finishing in a new OSI 17-18 and Open OSI record of 4:19.81 (Matt Rankin 4:20.8 - 1988). In the 400m FR, Ethan swam a new 17-18 OSI record in prelims when he touched in a time of 3:55.14 (Olympian Chris Thompson 3:56.5 - 1996). This advanced him to the A final. In Finals, Ethan lowered his best once again, this time setting a new 17-18 and Open OSI record with his time of 3:53.81 (Logan Storie 3:53.9 - 2008) to finish with a Bronze for USA.

Scholastic All America

This year the honor is open to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who have achieved an individual 2017 Winter Junior qualifying time (SAA qualifying time) and have a 3.5 grade point average or higher. The addition of the 9th graders to the program is new this year.

Congratulations to our 2018 Oregon All Americans.
3 year recipients - Josh Bottelberghe and Lindsey Soule'

2 year recipients - Caspar Corbeau, Ben Miller, and Sofia Nosack

first year recipients - Spencer Adrian, Elizabeth Cook, Kaitlyn Dobler, Ethan Heasley, Eleanor Jew, Kevin Keil, Elise Kreutzer, Katelyn Laderoute, Liza Lunia, Jessica Maeda, Abigail Maoz, Trent Martinez, Owen Ngan, Marco Nosack, Mia Saeger, Luke Thornbrue, and Nathan Young