OSI Records set at Senior Sectionals
Ethan Heasley of HEAT lead the way setting 8 new OSI records. Three of those records have stood for 33 years. His new records are the 500 fr 15-16/open (4:19.82), 1000 fr 15-16/open (8:59.64), 1650 fr 15-16 (15:06.12), 200 fly 15-16 (1:45.93), and the 400 IM 15-16/open (3:45.56). Casper Corbeau (THSC) lowered the OSI mark in 6 events. 50 fr 15-16 (20.14), 100 fr 15-16 (43.78), 100 br 15-16/open (53.42) and the 200 br 15-16/open (1:55.97). Kaitlyn Dobler of TDPS lowered the mark in 3 events; 15-16 50 fr (22.39) and the 15-16/open 100 br (59.81). Mara Newman (LOSC) lowered her OSI mark in the 200 bk for both 17-18 and Open (1:54.25). Josh Bottelberghe lowered his makr in the 17-18 100 br to 54.07.
There were also 5 relay records. The 200 Medley relay was under assault in every age group; the 15-16 girls of TDPS (Nina Zweifel, Eva Carlson, Lily Gardner, Kaitlyn Dobler) went 1:42.59; the girls of LOSC (Mara Newman, Ellie Jew, Lindsay Swail, Alayna Connor) went 1:42.16 for the open record, and the 17-18 boys from PAC (Kyle Rees, Josh Bottelberghe, Kai Hilborne, Noah Cindrich) went 1:33.88. The same girls quartet from LOSC also lowered the 400 Medley open record to 3:41.79. The final record is the boys 17-18 800 fr. Ethan Luc, Casper Corbeau, Marco Nosack, and Trent Martinez of THSC went 6:34.90.
Jacob Pebley Clinic
The Tornadoes Swim Team is hosting a 2-Day Clinic with Jacob Pebley April 20-21, 2018. The Clinic will be held at the Clark County Family YMCA, 11324 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA. and is limited to the first 125 athletes ages 9-18. For more information click HERE. To register go to www.tornadoesswim.org.
At the 2017 Oregon Swimming HOD meeting a Task Force was set up by the Coaches Representative to look at selection for the Zone meet and 10&Under Championship meet format. This Task Force consists of the Coaches Representative, Age Group Representative, two athletes, two coaches at large and the Head Zone Coach and Zone Manager without a vote. The Task Force has put together 3 surveys to help gather information about the zone experience from previous coaches, parents and athletes. If you have previous zone experience please take a moment to fill out one of the following surveys:
Coaching Survey: Zone Experience
Parent Survey: Zone Experience
Swimmer Survey: Zone Experience
USA Swimming 2018 National Diversity Select Camp
USA Swimming announced the names of the 48 athletes selected for the 12th Annual National Diversity Select Camp. The camp will be held May 3-6 at the U.S. Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oregon Swimming had 3 athletes selected to attend; Marco Nosack (THSC), Francesca Criscione (CAT), and Ellie Jew (LOSC). The full list of camp participants may be found here. Forty-two different clubs from 22 states will be represented.
OSI B/C Camp
Oregon Swimming will be holding a B/C Camp on Saturday, April 28 at LaCamas Athletic Club. The Camp is open to all B/C swimmers. There is no charge for this camp, but spaces are limited. For more information and to sign up go to the Athletes tab/Camps and Clinics.
2018 OSI Senior All-Star Training Camp
24 athletes (12 girls/12 boys) will be selected for the 2018 OSI Senior All-Star Training Camp held April 19-22 in Coronado, CA. Athletes must be a member of Oregon Swimming, be 13 years or older, and have a minimum of one Senior Sectional qualifying time to apply. Cost will be $250 per athlete. More information and applications can be found under the Athletes tab/Camps and Clinics.
Western Zone Diversity Camp/Clinic
This is open to both athletes and coaches. Please read the information under the Athletes tab/camps and clinics. Applications are available there. Be sure to fill out the correct application. The applications are due on Sunday, March 20 for both athletes and coaches. Please email applications to Emily Melina AND the Oregon Swimming office.