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A Stroke Clinic for Fitness Swimmers Sunday, October 15, 2017; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in Corvallis, Oregon The OMS stroke clinic, offered by Oregon Masters Swimming coaches, will help fitness swimmers learn important swimming drills that will improve stroke technique.  Learn how to be efficient in the water and […]

Three Swim Clinics Hosted by Oregon Masters Swimming



by Claudia Daly As temperatures rose during the last weekend of August, world and zone records fell at the 2017 Gil Young Memorial Meet held at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.  One hundred seven swimmers from 33 teams competed in the last long course meet of summer.  The athletes […]

World Records Set All Three Days at 2017 Gil Young ...


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Located halfway between Lakeside and Reedsport on the central Oregon coast, is Eel Lake, which is named for its shape, not its residents.  The final swims of the 2017 Oregon open water series took place at Eel Lake on an unseasonably cool and damp mid-summer morning, Sunday Aug 13th.  The […]

2017 Central Coast Swims at Eel Lake


I had the pleasure of serving as Oregon’s Head National coach this year for the second time (first time was in 2015 at Spring Nationals).  What a great meet the 2017 USMS Summer Nationals was for Oregon swimmers!  There were 20 Oregon swimmers who made the trip to Minneapolis, and […]

Oregon Swimming at 2017 USMS Summer Nationals in Minneapolis



Born in Inglewood, California, on August 8, 1921, she was the fifth and youngest child of Louis Stanton Williams and Bula Myrtle.  Louis was a sign painter and Bula was a psychologist.  Esther Williams, sometimes called “America’s Mermaid,” helped popularize synchronized swimming through a string of hugely popular films in […]

Esther Williams, “America’s Mermaid”


Tim Waud
As summer comes to an end, it’s time to look back at all of the amazing things Oregon Masters Swimming and its membership has done this past year. Events held in 2017: Oregon City SCM Dual Sanction Swim Meet March Adult Learn-to-Swim, programs were held at Hood River, Corvallis, and […]

Chair’s Corner – September 2017


September is the month of new schedules, new habits, new routines.  It is the perfect time to adopt the habits of the perfect fitness swimmers. First and foremost, you need to set up your weekly swimming schedule. It needs to be a minimum of three times a week.  Once this […]

Habits of the Fitness Swimmers