Jan 11, 2011

Check out Megan and Morgan in the VYPE magazine this month

Oct 1, 2009 - Congratulations to Nelson Head for being named to the USA-Swimming 2008-09 Scholastic All American Team.  This is his 3rd year.

Sept. 2009 USA Swimming Adopts October 1 Ban on Full-Body Suits  (9/19/2009)

At its annual Convention on Saturday, over 400 USA Swimming Delegates, representing swim clubs from all 50 states, voted overwhelmingly for early implementation of a ban on high-tech swimsuits. The legislation, which will go into effect on October 1, regulates swimsuits worn in all USA Swimming–sanctioned competitions.

The Amendment to Rule 102.9 reads, in part:


“All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials. For men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend below the knee.”  


Textile fabric is defined as material consisting of natural and/or synthetic, individual and non-consolidated yarns used to constitute a fabric by weaving, knitting and/or braiding.


The legislation will go into effect here in the U.S. three months before FINA, swimming’s international governing body, is expected to implement the same rule for international competition.


“As an organization, we have been working with FINA and other swimming nations to find a solution that will ensure a fair and even playing field for all swimmers, and that will ultimately advance the best interests of our sport,” said Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming Executive Director. “With Saturday’s vote, our membership has sent a clear message that it wanted this action taken sooner, rather than later. We hope that this action will put the emphasis back where it belongs – on our athletes, their training and hard work.”

 The regulation will apply to all levels of USA Swimming meets.

Nov 2008  VYPE Easteren OK High School MagazineUnion (ST) swimmers show how it’s done!


Nov. 11, 2008  Tulsa Million Miles:   

 Swimmers - track your milage at www.TulsaMillionMiles.com.  Lets show Tulsa what our swimmers can do!  Mayor Kathy Taylor is challenging  Tulsa residents to engage in regular physical activity and to log their miles on this web site.  The goal is to surpass 1 million miles within 12 months.   This is a great way to get the word out about swimming in our community.

Nov. 1, 2008 VYPE Eastern OK High School Magazine - Nov. 08:  Check out the VYPE -  Eastern Oklahoma high school magazine’s November issue .  Check out the VYPE web site too - they have swimming results!