Scott Sullivan, Barry Fasbender, Matt Miller, David Hathaway in the competition pool area
In 2015, my curiosity was piqued when I saw some very fast short course meters (SCM) 1500 times entered in the USMS database early in the year.  The meet listed for the times was “The Olympic Club 1500 Meter Meet.”  The Olympic Club is located in downtown San Francisco in […]

The Olympic Club 1500: Put this one on your bucket ...


Tim Waud
Greetings fellow swimmers, The OMS Board of Directors is currently working on setting up an exciting year for our membership.  USMS created a strategic plan in 2011 which includes:  Membership Value, Partnerships, Brand Clarity, and Innovation.  Currently, we are working towards Membership Value which will “enhance and customize value and […]

Chair’s Corner: February 2017



Off the Block
Sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can find relief by following natural guidelines.  I have found that with a change to a healthful, fiber-rich, Nutritarian diet, successful resolution of IBS typically occurs within a few months. Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal condition that hinders normal daily life for 11 […]

Nutritional treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


My name is Colette Crabbe and I am your new Fitness Chair.  My background is in pool swimming.  I consider myself an individual medley swimmer, which really means I am constantly working on my technique in all four strokes.  I am also getting older so I am definitively starting to […]

Resolutions, Resolutions, Goals


Matt Miller
Most Masters swimmers who have some background in competitive swimming understand the importance of streamlines.  However, when I attend meets and practices around the state and country, I am always surprised to see quite a number of swimmers losing time on their starts and turns due to sub-optimal streamlines.  For […]

Pick the low-hanging fruit: Streamline!



Long Distance Swimming
The highest distinction for a Masters long distance swimmer is to be named to the USMS Long Distance All-Star Team.  To be considered for this honor, swimmers must participate in at least three of the National Long Distance Championship events, including at least one open water and one postal event.  […]

Long Distance Swimming – February 2017



Nancy Vincent
Age: 57 Workout Group: Lacamas Headhunters Occupation: Engineering Manager at HP As a child growing up in Palo Alto, CA, I swam in a few summer league meets,  but really started competing when I joined my Junior High Swim Team in 7th grade.  After that season, I begged my parents […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Nancy Vincent