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.
2020 USA Swimming Zone Select Camp
Congratulations to Samuel Empy (CRST), Marcus Gentry (SSS), and Akira Van De Groenendaal (THSC) for being selected among the top up and coming swimmers across the country. Julio Zarate (TEAM) has been selected as a coach for the the team.
In each zone 28 male and 28 female athletes are selected. At the time of selection the girls are 12-13 and the boys are 13-14. They are based on their 2019 LCM IMX score along with the fastest swimmer in the zone for each Olympic event.
Oregon Swimming Safe Sport Grant
Oregon Swimming wishes to encourage all clubs to complete the Safe Sport Certification Program. As a bonus, all clubs with non-profit status doing so within the next few months will receive a grant according to the table below.
Date Completed By Amount
In order to be eligible to collect the grant funds, you will need to do 2 things.
1) Complete the online Safe Sport Certification thru your Club Portal on the USA Swimming website.
2) Send the following information to Oregon Swimming email@example.com so we can send you the grant amount you are eligible for.
Your Business Name
Business Registry Number
And Proof of Non profit status
More information can be found on the Covid-19 Information page
Safe Sport training for Parents, Coaches and Athletes
We are excited to announce that starting tomorrow Wednesday, April 22, USA Swimming Safe Sport staff will be hosting weekly Zoom training's to help club's achieve the training requirements of the Safe Sport Club Recognition Program.
Parents and athletes will tune in for the one hour training where attendance will be taken so their clubs receive credit. There will also be weekly training available to coaches where they will learn more about the Safe Sport Club Recognition program and how to share Safe Sport information with their membership.
There is no registration required at this time, attendees only need to join the meeting at the links below and come willing to participate and learn.
Please pass this meeting information along to clubs in your LSC's.
We will hold these trainings weekly starting April 22nd and every meeting will be held from 3:00-4:00pm EST.
Wednesday - Parent Training https://zoom.us/j/93724361466?pwd=OVF4RFlNZFpaMHhqSEVVRGwzbmpQUT09
Thursday - Athlete Training https://zoom.us/j/97633664936?pwd=YnpXZmljME5PcldacW9ZQ0w5YTFIZz09
Friday - Coach Training https://zoom.us/j/98698656108?pwd=NzQ5TGdjWkRDc0Irck9tWHpJL1hkQT09
Alongside all of the hard work that you all are doing, we look forward to this being another resource to assist our goal of getting every USA Swimming club Safe Sport Recognized.
Thank you for all that you do!
USA Swimming Safe Sport Team
Athlete Rep Contact Info Needed - Please fill out
Hello all - Please fill out this "FORM" regarding club athlete reps. As the Athlete Committee we are trying to get an updated list of athlete reps so we are able to get communication set up between all of us. If you do not have any athlete reps please still fill out the form, especially the last two questions. If you or your athletes have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your time and I hope you are staying safe.
Tech Suit Policy
At the 2019 House of Delegates meeting the "tech suit policy" regarding 12 & unders was updated for clarity. Coaches should meet with, explain to, and educate their swimmers and parents. Oregon Swimming defines a "technical" suit as any suit with bonded or meshed seams.