Oregon Swimming Athlete Reps
Oregon Swimming is looking for a new Junior Athlete representative. To be eligible for this position, you must be in high school or 15 years of age, and in good standing with Oregon Swimming and USA Swimming. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the sport of swimming, and who will be a positive and active addition to the Oregon Swimming Board. This position is a two year commitment and begins on September 1, 2019. The elected candidate will serve as Junior Athlete rep for one year, and will move into the Senior Athlete rep position for the second year.
Oregon Swimming is also looking for a new At Large Athlete rep. This position can be up to a three year commitment. As an At Large Athlete rep you will remotely attend board meetings the first Wednesday of each month to the best of your ability, you will vote on legislation for Oregon Swimming, you will be asked to attend the OSI House of Delegates in the fall, and you will be expected to have a willingness to participate in projects for Oregon Swimming.
Oregon Swimming Records
It's hard to believe, but championships are right around the corner and we are seeing some fast swims already. Kaien Tan of PAC broke the 8u boys LCM 100 breast record that has stood for 29 years. In 1990 Lee Leatherman went 1:38.63. At the Summer Blast meet Kaien bettered that by over 1.5 seconds going 1:37.01. Luca Ignatescu (THSC) bettered two SCM records at a dual meet at OCST. In the 100 bk he bettered Aidan Johnson's 2017 time of 1:18.70 with a 1:16.56. In the 200 IM Luca got under Kenneth Sugiantoro's 2014 time of 2:45.29 finishing in 2:43.65.
USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. Many teams will have to update their travel policies to accommodate these changes.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO: All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members;
Participating non-members (e.g., meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.);
LSC and club adult staff and board members; and
Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes. Collectively "Applicable Adult(s)"
GENERAL REQUIREMENT USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club.
Please read all documents carefully. Many sections of MAAPP are very closely aligned with USA Swimming rules, Model Policies and published Best Practice Guidelines. Now, rather than recommended practices, they are USA Swimming requirements.
**NOTE**: All adult athlete members (athletes 18&O) will now be required to complete Athlete Protection Training or their memberships will become invalid. All adult members - athlete and non-athlete - will be required to complete the training annually.
MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials.
Here is a pdf with instructions to help guide you through the process of becoming compliant.
Minor Abuse Athlete Protection Policy
Locker Rooms & Changing Areas
Social Media & Electronic Communication
Massages & Rubdowns
One on One Interactions
Travel: Local & Team
USA swimming has added some new info to their website regarding language that needs to be included in the meet information for sanctioning of the meet, information for volunteers at the meet (marshals, timers, etc), and sample forms. Please have your coaches, team managers, and board members review this information before they take affect June 23rd.
Scholastic All America
The application for the 2018-2019 year will be available online at the USA Swimming website from June 1, 2019 to August 15, 2019. You will only be able to apply online and all applications must be received by August 15, 2019.
Grade completion requirement - applicant must have completed 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grade
GPA Requirement - minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year
Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2018 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2018 - August 15, 2019) with qualifying times in SWIMS - list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
Disability/Para or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without pool requirements):
Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
2018 US Para National Championships - December 14-16, 2018, Tucson AZ
2019 World Para World Series - April 4-6, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
2019 Can Am Para Swimming Championships - July 12-14, 2019, Vancouver, BC
2019 World Para - July 29-Aug 4, 2019, Kuching, Malaysia
2019 Open Water National Championships - May 3-5, 2019, Miami, FL
For more information you can here.
You can apply here.
OSI Tech Suit Policy - updated 5/3
Beginning April 1, 2019 Oregon Swimming will not permit the use of tech suits for swimmers 12 years and younger. You can see the full policy and a list of the banned suits here.