2018 Western Zone Age Group Championship
August 8-11, 2018
Completed application and deposit of $250 + any fees for additional Zone merchandise must be received by noon, Monday July 2nd. Scan and email a copy of this application to Coach Jody Rash at email@example.com and copy Oregon Swimming at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail payment to 12655 SW Center ST, Suite 330, Beaverton, OR, 97005. The only exception to this is if you achieve your first LC Zone qualifying time after July 2nd. In this case, please hand your application and full payment of $850 directly to Debbie Laderoute before the end of finals at the 11&O Championships meet on July 29, 2018. It is important to fill out this form COMPLETELY.
2018 Oregon Swimming Age Group Zones Team - First Round Team Selections
Congratulations to the following 32 athletes, listed below, who have been chosen during the first round of team selections for the 2018 Oregon Swimming Age Group Zone Team. Because the team size has been expanded to 60 athletes, there are still 28 openings on the Team Roster yet to filled.
For those athletes who submitted applications by the July 2nd deadline, but were not selected during the first round:
Please continue to update your application with any newly achieved Zone qualifying times between July 3rd and July 29th, the last day of 11&O OSI LC Championships.
Applications will also be taken from athletes achieving their first Zone qualifying time between July 3rd and July 29th, the last day of 11&O OSI LC Championships.
All new applications must include the application deposit fee of $250, if submitted PRIOR to the first day of 11&O OSI LC Championships.
All new applications submitted AT 11&O OSI LC Championships must be submitted with the entire Zone payment of $850.00.
All application payments will be promptly returned if an athlete is not selected for the Zone team.
Final selection of the Age Group Zone Team will be announced on the Oregon Swimming website, no later than the end of the day, on Tuesday, July 31st.
Erin Fincher, Coach
Tristan Briggs, Coach
Sophia Stone-Holmbeck, Coach
Bryan Butcher, Coach
Congratulations and welcome to Bryan Butcher (VSC) as the new 13-14 Boys Oregon Zone Coach. Bryan's background includes his current positions as Age Group Coach for Vancouver Swim Club and Head Swim Coach for Jesuit HS, as well as a wealth of experience working with para-athletes.
In Bryan's own words:
"I am very organized, hardworking, task driven and a team player. I focus on individual swimmer needs in order to enhance performance. I am a very technical coach, always looking to improve efficiency, strength, and speed. I use positive talk to communicate with each swimmer. I love the process of swim meets and the opportunity for swimmers to race. I have coaching experience with many different types of swim meets for high school to international Paralympic events. I know that swim meets do not always go as planned but I am welling to be flexible, put in the extra time, research answers and communicate so that all swimmers find success and have fun."
Welcome to the Zone Team Staff, Bryan! :)
2018 Pacific Coast ALL-STAR Meet
Jan. 6-7, 2018
Thank you once again to the many athletes who submitted applications for the 2018 All Star Team, and congratulations to those selected for this year's All Star 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.
The selection process was rigorous and very competitive, with a total of 62 applications for the 32 available spots. The 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! Oregon Swimming has expended the size of the AG Zone Team from 48 to 60, and we are looking forward to taking a very fast team back to Roseville, CA in August.
Jody Rash, Head Coach
Oregon All Star Team
11-12 Girls - Coach Erin Fincher
Alternate: Isabelle Yoon
13-14 Girls - Coach Sophia Stone-Holmbeck
Alternate: Reem Alharithi
11-12 Boys - Coach Tristan Briggs
Akira van de Groenendaal
Alternate: Noah Jones
13-14 Boys - Coach Patrick Beasley
Alternate: Charley Page Jones