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2019 Age Group Zone Championship

The 2019 Western Zone Age Group Championship will be held at Mt. Hood Community College August 7-10. Applications to be a member of the team are due July 1. Danny Weinberg (PAC) is the head coach and Debbie Laderoute is the team manager. Any questions can be directed their direction.


Open Water Swimming Opportunities

Western Zone Open Water Championship
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Castaic, CA

Entries are due May, 29. The meet information has been posted on the OSI schedule page if you would like more information.

9th Annual Foster Lake Cable Swims
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sweet Home, OR

This year the event will be co-sanctioned for USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming. Since it is a marked course records are kept. The event is open to any registered athlete that meets the age requirements.

Meet Information and Registration

LOCATION & COURSE: Foster Lake is a scenic reservoir located just off U.S. Route 20 east of Sweet Home, OR. Lewis Creek Park, located on the northeast corner of the lake, will be the event venue. The course is a 1/4-mile length of cable surveyed & certified accurate to national cable swim standards. Water temperature on this date has varied from 67- 71 Fahrenheit and will be posted at the event.

* 2-Mile Cable swim for USA-Swimming aged 13 & over and USMS swimmers, seeded & swum concurrently.
* 1/2-Mile Cable Swim for USA-Swimming swimmers aged 11-12 only.
* 1-Mile Cable Swim for USA-Swimming aged 13 & over and USMS swimmers, seeded & swum concurrently.

Center for Safe Sport announces MAAPP Requirements

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.

Minor Abuse Athlete Protection Policy

Applicable Adults
Locker Rooms & Changing Areas

Social Media & Electronic Communication
Massages & Rubdowns
One on One Interactions
Travel: Local & Team

Graduating Seniors

Coaches please send a list of your graduating seniors to webmaster@oregonswimming.org along with what high school they attended and what their future plans are.

OSCA Mentorship Program

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2019. If you are interested you can find more info and the application 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.

2021 Spring Sectional Host Needed

There is still not a host for the 2021 Sectionals in Federal Way. We are in need of bids to be voted on at this summer's Sectional meeting.

Clubs may submit bids at the summer 2019 sectional meeting or email Jody Braden (coachjjb@comcast.net) if they are not attending the summer meet.
Dates to be March 11-14, 2021.