Tim Waud
Happy New Year!  My name is Tim Waud and I will be the new Chair for Oregon Masters Swimming.  I would like to thank Jeanne Teisher for her countless years of dedication to the OMS membership.  Jeanne has been a real asset to our membership and I have some big […]

Chair’s Corner: January 2017


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Hello fellow Oregon Masters swimmers & friends! My name is Matt Miller and I am honored to be serving as the Co-Coaches Chair with Tim Waud.  I’m really excited about the opportunity to contribute to Oregon Masters Swimming in this new capacity!  To introduce myself, I thought it could be […]

Coaches Chair: January 2017


For the last several years, Central Oregon Masters Aquatics (COMA) has played host to a different and fun event at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center in Bend.  Titled the “All-Around Challenge: SCM Pentathlon and Brute Squat Meet,” meet director Bob Bruce shares that the event started as an intersquad […]

Snow Storm Couldn’t Keep Pentathletes Away!



Adam Arzner (Middle Animal), Nicholas Arzner (Sprint Animal) and Matt Miller (Grand Animal)
The 13th annual Canby Animal Meet (December 18)brought out some fierce swimming this year, as always!  This meet is a lot of fun, and is definitely unique.  Regardless of age group, swimmers channel their inner animal into one of three categories: Sprint Animal, Middle Animal or Grand Animal.  Each category […]

In Search of Our Inner Animals


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Age: 27; Workout Group: Nike Masters Team; Born: Chichester, England; Residence: Beaverton, OR.; Occupation: Business Systems Analyst at Nike, Inc. For years I have been asked “how long have you been a swimmer?”  I can’t count the number of times I always corrected the person, “I’m actually not a swimmer, […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Lisa Gibson




Long Distance Swimming
Wrapping up the 2016 USMS Postal Championships, the Oregon LMSC capped another year with a decent showing in the USMS 3000-yard and 6000-yard Postal National Championships, but not up to our usual sterling performance.  Here’s a quick summary: 3000-yard:  49 Oregon swimmers (25 women & 24 men) entered, slightly down […]

Long Distance Swimming – January 2017


Mark Frost celebration lightened
A message from FaceBook popped up on my computer screen that really got my attention.   It was Mark Frost’s celebration of swimming 1 MILLION yards in 2016 (that is 568.18 miles), with the USMS program called “Go The Distance”.  The Columbia Gorge Masters team swam the “12 Days of Christmas” […]

One Million Yards?


Here is your geography question for today:  Which country is the third closest neighbor to the USA, with Mexico and Canada occupying the top two slots?  Here’s a clue: it is across the water.  No, it is not Cuba, nor is it in the Atlantic.  Second clue: it is the […]

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