When we compete, we are connected by a spirit of camaraderie that transcends the clubs we train with.  The energy and enthusiasm of everyone who loves swimming knows no age.  As I walked around the Juniper Swim Center during Associations to do interviews for this article, the smiling faces in […]

A Personal Touch at OMS Association SCY Meet in Bend



Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers, Oregon Masters Swimming recently hosted our Annual OMS Association Championships in Bend, Oregon. What an amazing weekend of racing, comradery, and fellowship. An ocean full of thanks to Bob Bruce, Barb Harris, Jacki Allender, Gary Whitman, COMA, and all of the volunteers who helped make this […]

Chair’s Corner – April 2017


Johny Weissmuller - Official Publicity Photo
Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Weissmüller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the US […]

Off the Block – Johnny Weissmuller


I have found that Spring is one of the best times to launch into a new fitness routine.  Days are longer, flowers start blooming and in between the rain, the sun tries to peek in.  We all itch to go outside and enjoy nature.  Hopefully, you now have designed your […]

Spring is Here, Time for “Spring Cleaning” Fitness Challenge



Matt Miller
I’m all about optimization… especially in swimming.  It’s great when swimmers get the biggest returns possible on the efforts they put into swimming.  As such, the first two technical articles I’ve written as the Co-Coaches Chair, have focused on two of the most common and fairly easily fixed technical issues […]

Rotate the Body, but Still the Head!


Long Distance Swimming
The coming of spring reminds us that summer is not far away, and with it comes the 2017 Oregon open water season. You can find the schedule, event information, and entry forms for all Oregon events and information about the 2017 Oregon Open Water Series at http://swimoregon.org/calendar/ and http://swimoregon.org/open-water/. Here is […]

Long Distance Swimming – April 2017