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2020 Oregon Swimming Virtual Leadership Summit


July 18-19, 2020 ~ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Current OSI athletes interested in learning more about USA Swimming and Oregon Swimming, who would like to improve their leadership skills and serve the sport of swimming. Our goal is to have one athlete from each Oregon Swimming club attend this Leadership Summit. Initial registration was open to athletes that were recognized as part of the OSI athlete representative program. General registration is intended for athletes who want to expand their leadership skills, and would utilize the information gained by participating in this summit in their club and in our LSC.

For more information and to learn how to register CLICK HERE.



ARENA SNORKEL RECALL


Please see the attached document regarding an ARENA SNORKEL RECALL and the official communication about how to get affected parts replaced.





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.



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.



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


Oregon Swimming is looking for coaches and swimmers who want to be part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. This committee idea came from the suggestions of our athlete representatives to the Oregon Swimming board. The Oregon Swimming DEI committee work will be guided by our DEI coach representatives, the Oregon Swimming board members, athlete voiced, and supported by the USAS DEI Committee and Staff. We hope to get athlete participation that represents a diverse cross-section in Oregon Swimming to support inclusionary practices and policies. Our mission will be further developed as part of our initial committee work.

The committee will meet once a month using the Zoom platform.
To apply to be part of this group you must be 15 years of age and a current member of an OSI swimming club.

How to apply:
Click HERE to complete application form.
If there are coaches who would like to get involved in this group they can email Oregon Swimming DEI Chair Jim Bowe at Jim.bowe70@gmail.com



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
05/31/20 $1,000.00
06/30/20 $750.00
07/31/20 $500.00

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 office@oregonswimming.org 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 junior.athlete@oregonswimming.org. Thank you so much for your time and I hope you are staying safe.
Sincerely,
Fallon DeWitt



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.