2015 USMS Convention
I went to this years USMS convention in Kansas City and thought I would write a bit about the experience in the hopes that more OMS swimmers might consider serving on the OMS board and possibly attending the USMS convention.  Convention is where much of the business of running USMS […]

USMS 2015 Convention Ramblings

NOTICE TO ALL USMS MEMBERS FROM THE USMS RULES COMMITTEE September 10, 2015 INTERPRETATION OF 101.5.2, FREESTYLE IN INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY AND MEDLEY RELAY   FINA originally issued an interpretation for officiating the freestyle portion of the IM and medley relay on June 1, 1997. FINA issued an additional interpretation of […]

USMS Rule Change – Freestyle in Individual Medley and Medley ...

Over the thousands of hours of private swim lessons I do there are certain things that keep coming up with all levels of swimmers doing Freestyle.  Here is the top 10 list with a few tips to help. Middle Finger In First. I see so many swimmers in Freestyle enter […]

Top Ten List for better freestyle

The holidays are quickly approaching and you plan to stay on track and eat healthy throughout the season.  Limiting portion sizes, avoiding over-indulging and continuing your established workout regimen are the key to maintaining your fitness level during this part of the year.  With all the additional cooking and baking, […]

Nutrition Labels – Fit to Swim

Susie Young
Susie Young received the USMS Dot Donnelly Service award at convention and Jacki Allender received a lifetime membership in USA Swimming. Susie Young We are pleased to announce that Susie Young is a recipient of the 2015 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award.  This Award recognizes those whose contributions stand out […]

Volunteer Awards 2015

Chris Hiatt
Chris Hiatt, 75 Aquaducks Occupation:  ENT Physician (retired) I started competitive swimming as a skinny 13-year-old, and while my coach was usually a kind person as I recall, she entered me in the 400 IM in my first event. My legs were rubber afterward. High school and college swimming were […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Chris Hiatt

Parapatetic Mike Carew, Ralph Mohr, Ben Hopkins
Summer open water swimming was coming to a close, and five OMS swimmers spent a week traveling all over the northwest to celebrate with one last swim. The catalyst was two swims at Whiskeytown Reservoir near Redding, CA, a One and Two Mile, on Sunday, September 13th. Mike Carew had […]

Peripatetic Quintet