World Junior Championship
Kaitlyn swam the prelims of the 100 breast while we were sleeping and is seeded 4th in the semi-finals. She went 1:08.5, while the top seed was 1:07.5. Today's final session starts at 8:30am pacific time and can be watched on fina.tv.live.
Forty-five of the nation's top junior swimmers are gearing up for the start of the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships, Aug. 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary. The six-day event will feature over 1,200 athletes from 106 countries, competing for the title of World Junior champion at the state-of-the-art Duna Arena. Oregon Swimming will be represented by Kaitlyn Dobler of TDPS who earned a spot on the National team this month swimming at the National Championship meet at Stanford. Her 100 breast time of 1:07.23 was the 6th fastest recorded by an American this season.
The complete competition schedule can be found on fina.org. To view Team USA's roster for the event, visit usaswimming.org. Coverage from Budapest will be available to subscribers of finatv.live. Daily prelims will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET, while daily finals and semifinals sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. ET.
For more information on the event, visit fina-budapest2019.com.
Oregon Swimming Records
We saw some fast swims in July. Caspar Corbeau (THSC) started the month off swimming at the European Junior Championship in Kazan, Russia. He bettered his own times from last year in both the 100 and 200 breast for 17-18 and Open boys. In the 100 he finished in 1:00.77 and the 200 he bettered the mark by over 2.5 seconds finishing in 2:11.41.
At Senior Sectionals held at Mt Hood aquatic center. Diego Nosack (THSC) bettered Ethan Heasley's 2016 time in the 13-14 boys 200 IM. Diego got his hand on the wall in 2:09.47. Katherine Adams (THSC) bettered a record that has stood for over a decade. In 1998 Cappi Adams swam the 200 breast in 2:33.59. Katherine snuck under that time with a 2:32.74 making that the fastest for the 13-14 girls. Kaitlyn Dobler (TDPS) swam a 1:08.20 in the 100 breast which bettered her time from last year for both 17-18 and open girls. The 15-16 girls from Tualatin Hills combined to lower the mark in 3 relays. In the 800 fr Lily Gardner, Fay Lustria, Jessica Maeda, and Elizabeth Cook set the new mark at 8:24.42. In the 200 Medley Fay, Jessica, Elizabeth, and Lily were the first quartet to get below the 2:00 mark finishing in 1:57.19. In the 400 Medley Emma Matous joined Jessica, Elizabeth, and Lily to 4:18.02.
At the OSI 11&over Championship at the Mt Hood aquatic center Maeve DeYoung of Lake Oswego bettered the mark set in 2014 by Grace Knutsen for the 11-12 girls 200 back. Maeve finished in 2:27.34. The HEAT boys of Max Woodbury, Brett Champlin, Ethan Heasley, and Luke Thornbrue combined to lower the open record in the 200 medley relay with a 1:44.03.
At the Futures meet held at Mt Hood CC Diego Nosack (THSC) lowered his own record he set the week before in the 13-14 boys 200 IM getting his hand on the wall in 2:08.77. Katherine Adams (THSC) bettered the 2008 record held by Karen Turner in the 13-14 girls 200 IM finishing in2:19.55.Maeve DeYoung (LOSC) bettered her mark from the previous week in the 11-12 200 bk finishing in 2:25.62. The THSC boys of Sam Conchi, Diego Nosack, Marco Nosack, and Trent Martinez lowered the open record in the 800 fr relay finishing in 7:37.95.
At the Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals meet held in Palo Alto, CA on the campus of Stanford University Kaitlyn Dobler (TDPS) and Caspar Corbeau (THSC) both lowered their own records. Kaitlyn's 100 br time of 1:07.23 bettered her own 1:08 she swam at nationals last year and was the 6th fastest US time swum this year setting the new standard in both the 17-18 and open girls. In the 200 br she lowered the 1987 record held by Jenny Hau for 17-18 girls with a 2:30.37. Caspar bettered both the 17-18 and open mark in the 100 br getting his hands on the wall in 1:00.68. Luke Thornbrue (HEAT) bettered Patrick Mulcare's 2014 time in the 17-18 boys 200 fr with a 1:50.36.
Senior All Star Training Camp
The 2019 training camp will be October 17-20 in Coronado, CA. The information is posted under the athletes tab/camps and clinics. Applications are due August 18.
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.
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.