At Junior Nationals in Austin, TX Kaitlyn Dobler (TDPS), Ellie Jew (LOSC), and Ben Miller (TTSC) all lowered their own records. In the 100 breast Kaitlyn lowered the 15-16 and open record from 59.60 to 59.25. Ellie lowered her 17-18 record from 1:01.60 to 1:00.99. Ben bettered his 200 fly mark from 1:45.88 to 1:45.79.
The HEAT boys of Max Woodbury, Brett Champlin, Ethan Heasley, and Luke Thornbrue combined to lower both the 200 and 400 Medley relay records for 17-18 and Open. In the 200 the 17-18 record was held by PAC at 1:33.80 and THSC held the open record at 1:32.18. The new mark now stands at 1:31.79. In the 400 BEND held the 17-18 record since 2005 at 3:24.13 and THSC held the open record at 3:20.86. The new record is now 3:20.84.
At the Bennett Cup held in Victoria, BC the girls from Tualatin Hills lowered the Open record in the SCM 200 free relay. The quartet of Elizabeth Cook, Tia Lindsay, Lily Gardner, and Sofia Nosack went 1:46.32 bettering the old mark held by THSC of 1:47.21 from 2012.
At the Salem Open Coe Dauler (TDPS) was able to sneek under the 200 IM time of 2:41.19 swam by Santo Condorelli in 2004. Coe's time of 2:40.94 now stands at the mark to beat.
2019 Oregon All Star Team
We'd like to thank the many athletes who submitted applications for the 2019 All Star Team, and send our congratulations to those selected for this year's team! The team roster is listed below; one alternate has been selected for each age group in the event one of the selected athletes is not able to attend the meet.
With 63 applications for the 32 available spots the selection process was competitive. Our coaching staff took into account a number of factors, including but not limited to the total number of AG Regional qualifying times, the All Star meet format criteria (which specifies a maximum of three individual entries per day), the All Star meet event order, and composition of relays.
The All Star coaching staff encourages those who were not selected for the All Star team to continue to train hard, swim fast, and to watch for the AG Zones applications that will be available later this spring! We are looking forward to bringing a fast crew to the 2019 Summer Age Group Zones Meet at our very own Mt. Hood Aquatic Center.
Danny Weinberg, Head Coach
Oregon All Star Team
11-12 Girls - Coach Denise Croucher
Alternate: Willa Kayfes
13-14 Girls - Coach Sophia Stone-Holmbeck
Alternate: Hazel Alejos
11-12 Boys - Coach Tristan Briggs
Alternate: Blake Parmentier
13-14 Boys - Coach Bryan Butcher
Akira van de Groenendaal
Alternate: Adam Conrad
Oregon State Technique Clinic
The clinic will take place December 15th and 16th from 9-11 AM. This will be a fun, technique and skill oriented clinic that incorporates bonding with current team members and will help young swimmers grow as competitive athletes. Current Oregon State swim members will be working one on one with the athletes with primary instruction by myself and our swim staff.
We here at Oregon State believe a detail oriented approach to competition can significantly improve our athletes races. Starts, turns, breakouts, and underwaters are essential pieces of a race that can be overlooked. Our athletes will be working one on one in the water with each of the campers to improve their technique.
Our clinic will be held at Osborn Aquatic Center located in NW Corvallis (1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330). This will be open to all age groups, seven years and older. We offer team discounts if you send 15 members of your team to our clinics.
We are offering individual sessions as well as a two day option. Day 1 will be focused on starts and breakouts while Day 2 will focus on turns and underwater work. Each individual session will cost $30 while the two day option will be $50.
We look forward to having your team involved in our clinic and our future swim camps this summer! Attached are registration forms, email completed forms or RSVP to our clinic registrar Madi Clarke at email@example.com space will be limited. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Swimming. Go Beavs!
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