To promote and support the achievement and development of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and clubs in competitive swimming.
P.O. Box 449
West Linn, OR 97068
2020 Oregon Swimming Top 5 Awards
2020 Award Recipients
Female Athlete - Kaitlyn Dobler
Male Athlete - Ethan Heasley
Senior Coach - Nacim Boufferache
Gary Leach Age Group Coach - Michael Woodward
Excellence in Coaching - Nathan Templeman
Dick Parker - Pat Allender
Jon Arlin - Adin Williams
James J Richardson - Rex Watkins
USA Swimming - Emily Melina

Top 5 Swims listed by event

These lists contain all of the swimmers that are top 5 in events and top 5 in IMX.

Short Course Yards

For times to count toward Top 5 the swimmer must be competing for a registered USA Swimming club. If you see anything that doesn't look correct please don't hesitate to contact us. We want to make sure that every athlete that should be recognized is.

Top 5  IMX Rankings

IM Xtreme is a program that allows USA Swimming members to track their times (or coaches to track their team's times) against swimmers all across the nation! Just by swimming a specific program of events, you can see where you rank against your teammates, your region and yes, even across the USA!
The IMX ranking includes a series of five  or six events at longer distances. Once you've completed the IMX program, you can find out where your IMX score ranks nationally, within your zone, within your LSC rank and on your club.
9 & Under; 10-year olds: 
200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

11-year olds; 12-year olds: 
400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 
400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
All registered USA Swimming clubs will be scored automatically. The USA Swimming Times Database will be used in combination with the Hy-Tek Single-Year Age Group Power Point system. The program scores single age groups from 11-18 years old. After all eligible swims have been scored using the power point system, a team score for each registered USA Swimming club will be calculated. The tabulation will occur once every evening.
Each team will be limited to two entries per event by age group and gender. The program will automatically tabulate which two events in combination with other teammates produce the highest team score.  Each swimmer will be limited to four events. A swimmer may contribute only four times per season even if they age up (i.e. may have two times selected as an 11-year old and two as a 12-year old, but not four as an 11-year old and four as a 12-year old). The program will automatically tabulate which four events in combination with other teammates produce the highest team score. For larger clubs, the computer will go through more than 1,000,000,000,000 (1 Trillion) calculations to determine the optimum score!
Eligibility. For a swimmer’s point total on a specific swim to count toward the overall team total, the athlete and/or their swim must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Times must have been achieved while representing a registered USA Swimming club (no unattached times may be used).
  • Age Groups and Events. The following event results will be tabulated for both men and women:
    • 11 & 12 year olds – 50 Fr, 100s of each stroke, 200 Free, 4/500 Free, 200 IM (8 events).
    • 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-18 year olds – All recognized Olympic events (13 events) plus the long distance event not swum at the Olympics (Men's 1000y/800m freestyle and the Women's 1650y/1500m).


James J. Richardson was a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner who came to Oregon, managed the Multnomah Athletic Club, and was one of the original founders of the Oregon AAU in 1935.  He also served as chairman of the board of OAAU and was active in all sports - boxing, swimming, etc.
The award was presented to the Swim Committee in 1966 by the Boxing Committee in his memory.  The award has been presented almost every year. It is given to the outstanding long term contributor to the sport of Aquatics in Oregon Swimming.  The person receiving the award may be Athlete, Coach, Official, Teacher, Instructor, Parent, Volunteer, Writer, or Athletic/Recreational personnel.


The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1981 to recognize the invaluable contribution of volunteer service to United States Swimming, Inc.  The award, sponsored by the Phillips Petroleum Company, is presented annually to an honoree named by each of the 59 Local Swimming Committees.  Selection criteria considers quality, level, and years of volunteer service in elected or appointed positions from among the categories of administrator, official and coach, with emphasis on contributions made in the last year or two.

United States Swimming and Phillips Petroleum Company take great pride in honoring the role of the volunteer as an important investment in the future of all swimming athletes and the growth of the programs they represent.

Volunteers have been the heart and strength of American Swimming, and their special gifts of time, talent, and devotion to local swimming programs make United States Swimming what it is today.

Oregon Swimming takes great pride in recognizing the efforts of swim officials both on and off the deck.  In 1984, the Dick Parker Award was established to recognize swim officials for their vital contribution to Oregon Swimming. The award is presented annually to an honoree, selected by the Oregon Officials' Committee, who has made a significant contribution to the sport of officiating, with an emphasis on fostering the sport to provide training and mentoring to fellow officials and investing in the future of the sport of officiating. The Dick Parker Award is presented at the annual Oregon Swimming Awards Ceremony held each November, and is given in honor of the first officials' chair of Oregon Swimming, Dick Parker, who is remembered for creating the foundation by which the current officials' training program has morphed into today.  


Jon began swimming when he was 8. A year later, he was hit by a car while riding his bike. The accident left him in a coma for four months. He returned to the water for therapy, which evolved into competitive swimming. By the age of 15, while attending South Salem high school, he qualified for the national Cerebral Palsy Games in Fort Worth, TX. At the age of 20, while swimming for the Salem Aquatic Club, Jon qualified for the VIII Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea (1988). In 1991 Arlin qualified for the Paralympic Games which would be held in Barcelona the following year. During the Trials he won seven gold medals, a silver and a bronze.



Gary started his coaching career in 1972 with the Forest Grove Swim Club. The following year he became the head age group coach for Tualatin Hills. He remained in that position for 27 years from 1973-1999 and was responsible for producing many National level swimmers during that time. He taught them how to not only swim, but how to train. In 2000 he became the head age group coach for MAC where he would retire from coaching 17 years later. Gary is respected for his love of swimming, as well as a tough work ethic. He was able to make the sport fun and rewarding. This, along with his profound sense of responsibility for every athlete that he worked with, produced not only high-level athletes, but outstanding adults. A decorated competitive swimmer himself, Leach was named to the All-America Team during each of his four years at Central Washington University, and qualified for the 1972 Olympic trials.