OSI Records Broken
At the 2020 Washington Open in Federal Way, WA Kaitlyn Dobler of TDPS bettered Jamie Stone in the 100 fr for the 17-18 girls. Kaitlyn's time of 48.69 is just off of 2004 Olympian Inge de Bruijn's open record of 48.15.
2020 Club Excellence Results
On an annual basis, the Club Excellence program recognizes USA Swimming's highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes ages 18 years and younger. Now in its 20th 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. Starting with the 2018 Club Excellence rankings, Gold swims were multiplied by a factor of 2.0; points for Silver-level swims were increased by a factor of 1.5. Open water swimmers are eligible to score points based on their finishes at the 2019 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and Junior National Championships.
This year OSI had 4 teams make the list. Tualatin Hills and Hillsboro both made the top 100 earning Silver Medal recognition. The Dolphins and Tigard Tualatin made the list in the top 200 and were recognized with a Bronze Medal. You can see the entire rankings here.
New Coaching Requirements for 2020
USA Swimming is changing the Athlete Protection Training to every year and they added the USADA testing, which will also be annually. To see the updated info you can go here. USA Swimming also has a FAQ for the changes that you can find here.
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.