Meet hero Willard Lamb and son Doug sit with Dave and Nancy Radcliff
For the fifth consecutive year, the Oregon City Swim Team and Oregon City Tankers Masters team hosted their dual-sanctioned USMS/USA Swimming meet on March 4th and 5th.  The Oregon City Spring Ahead Meet is the one meet held annually in Oregon that plays hosts to both age group swimmers and […]

Masters World Records Galore at the Oregon City Meet!


At the following websites are flyers for the upcoming educational offerings which USMS will be bringing to Portland, OR, on Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2017.  OMS offers scholarships; contact timpwaud@gmail.com for more information. USMS Stroke development clinic –  https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1758&cid=73955 USMS Clinic course for coaches –  https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1758&cid=73954 USMS […]

USMS Educational Offerings Coming Up In Portland


Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers The month of April is very exciting for our membership.  Central Oregon Masters Aquatics will be hosting our Annual Short Course Yard Association Championship April 7-9, 2017.  This is a time when we come together to celebrate all of the hard work in and out of […]

Chair’s Corner: March 2017



Off the Block
You can regain your health and take control of your life.  All the beneficial things that you associate with health – looking good, optimal weight, positive energy, vitality and a deep sense of well-being – can be yours.  What’s more, you can accomplish these goals by the simplest method imaginable: […]

Diet, Not Genes, Controls Destiny


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
During the registration process, we received some feedback from a new member who describes him or herself as a very heavy-set person.  He or she felt intimidated to join the Masters group at the pool because they did not feel he/she will ever be able to follow even the slowest […]

The Magic of Water


Matt Miller 2
Rotation is a critical skill to swimming fast.  Why?  Proper rotation achieves two primary things: By rotating our body to initiate the underwater pull, we are in a more favorable position to use more powerful muscle groups, namely our back muscles and the large latissimus dorsi muscle (commonly called “lats”). […]

Rotation Provides Power



Long Distance Swimming
Advanced Open Water Swim Clinic, featuring Olympian & World Champion Alex Meyer At Juniper Swim & Fitness Center in Bend, Oregon – May 20, 2017 By Bob Bruce Due to great venues, awesome events, hospitable hosts, and strong bidding, USMS has awarded Oregon teams two open water national championship swims […]

Long Distance Swimming: March 2017



Bonnie Speer 1
Age 83 Retired Program Analyst for Federal Government Local Team: LaCamas Headhunters It was in the spring of 1967 when I found myself living in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I was 33 years old and a stay-at-home mom with 3 young children.  My husband had been assigned to the Naha Air […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Bonnie B. Speer