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OCST Coach Matt

Orcas, We trust everyone is healthy and well. We miss you all and are grateful to connect with swimmers online for now. I just wanted to give you a heads up on some different things in the pipeline. There is a Oregon Swimming Town Hall tonight, Tuesday, May 19th. You can connect here. Sorry for the short notice but I will also be connected and let you know if there is anything of import to OCST. We are working on preparing policies and procedures for when we do start up....

OCST Coach Matt

Good Afternoon OCST Parents and Swimmers, WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR CLUB A BETTER, SAFER, & MORE PROTECTED PLACE FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP TO THRIVE! USA Swimming has a program called “SAFE SPORT”. USA Swimming is committed to safeguarding all of its members with the welfare of its athlete members as top priority. Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s comprehensive abuse prevention program and provides tools for swim clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations. We, OCST fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and...

OCST Webmaster

Orcas, We are all greatful for the great weather and the opportunity to spend some time outside during this crisis. We are grateful for the support of so many swimmers and those that are still able to connect with us and grow together through this experience. Generally the feedback from parents has been that the swimmers enjoy being able to connect with their teammates and work on the personal development component of their lives right now. Some of you may be wondering what we're doing in our meetings? We definitely...

OCST Webmaster

Orcas, We trust you are healthy and well. We look forward to the time when we can all come together again around the water. For now we are continuing to connect and serve as best as we can. Many are probably getting more than their fair share of electonic communication but we wanted to share some key information with you as we move forward. If your athletes are older please forward this to them. Feedback is critical, and while we are all dealing with new experiences and modes of operation,...

OCST Coach Ben

Novice Workouts Monday/ Thursday (Thursday only) 5-minute warmup jog Jumping jacks – Big arms all the way up and down (16 regular/ 16 Running jacks/ 16 twisting jacks/ 16 power jacks) Bubble – Legs shoulder width apart and arms out straight (Runner/ Over the top/ side to side) Lunge & Reach – Forward, Forward, Side, Side, 7 O’clock, 5 O’Clock, Step back, Step back (1x Reaching arms up, 1x reaching arms down, 1x Twisting with arms out) Flutter kick on back – Hands under bottom, legs lifted up and toes...

OCST Coach Matt

Orcas, We trust that you are all healthy and well, as we lay low in response to this pandemic. It seems like so long ago practice was cancelled, yet it has only been a little over a week. Coaches have had a lot of discussions in the background of how we can best support families in these times. First and foremost, no April dues will be charged to any families due to the unforeseen circumstances. In the meantime we are working on setting up a schedule of practices on ZOOM...

OCST Webmaster

Hello, We have launched our new website, we hope you like what you see. Here are some notes to help you navigate through the improvements. Please let us know if you have any questions, or need help finding what you need. You can find most of what you need before you sign in. The list of Upcoming Events includes a calendar for Meets, Practices and Meetings! The Latest News section has all the details from the Swimfo emails. If you use the OnDeck app, you can see the TeamFeed on...