2016 USMS Summer Nationals 1
by Tim Waud The 2016 U. S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship was held August 17-21, 2016 at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.  Mt Hood Aquatic Center played host to 1,287 swimmers from all over the United States and several swimmers came from around the World.  This event […]

Summer Nationals 2016


Fit to swim
Fitness Chairperson OMS is looking for a Fitness Chairperson.  It is a Board position.  If you would like to be on the OMS Board and write a Fitness article 10 times per year, this job is for you. Responsibilities of the Fitness Chairperson are to: Inform OMS members about fitness […]

Fit to Swim: New Fitness Chairperson needed!



Tim Waud
Setting the Pace with Coach Tim by Coach Tim Waud Now that Summer Nationals are over, it’s time to get back into the water and get ready for a new year of swimming fast.  After a couple of weeks out of the water, I like to start training with some […]

Back to the Basics


Long Distance Swimming
by Coach Bob Bruce We enjoyed a mix of three sanctioned and two unsanctioned (let’s call them “affiliated”) venues this year.  But we also had another sanctioned event cancelled this year due to lack of sufficient entry. Let’s recognize our season achievements and highlights: We hosted 16 swims at 5 […]

Long Distance Swimming: October 2016


David Radcliff 2
David Radcliff Workout Group: Tualatin Hills Barracudas (THB) by Tom Walker of The Walker International Masters (TWIM), a team which is part of the Puget Sound Masters Club (PSM) Used with permission   Man, this guy is Amazing!!! So there’s this 82 year old guy down in Oregon who has […]

Swimmer Spotlight: David Radcliff



Ralph Mohr
by Ralph Mohr Central Oregon Masters Aquatics (COMA) Recently I came across an article on-line that said the best distance to train for as a runner was neither the marathon nor a 1500, the Olympic triathlon distance.  Instead what was recommended was the 5000. [Cf. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-5k-not-the-marathon-is-the-ideal-race/]  The article was very […]

Swim Bits: 1650/1500


August 17-21 Mt. Hood Community College; Gresham, OR What a great time we had being outdoors, at the pool, and in the warmth of both the sun and friends for five full days!  Nothing can beat a USMS National swim meet in your own backyard! Thank you Dennis Baker and […]

USMS Nationals Highlights