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Southern Oregon Masters Aquatics (SOMA) is the newest workout group in Oregon Masters Swimming, officially registered in January 2018.  We have been working out as a group for well over two years now and finally made it official this year!  There are currently about 50 people on the SOMA e-mail […]

Team Life – Southern Oregon Masters Aquatics (SOMA)

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Central Oregon Masters Pentathlon Where were the wild creatures in December?  The answer is, they were in Canby and Bend, Oregon, as two fun meets brought swimmers together to vie for all-around titles and coveted Gargoyle trophies.  Both meets, the Canby Animal Meet and the COMA Short Course Meters Pentathlon, […]

Animals Swim at Bend and Canby

Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers, I hope your new year’s goals are on pace for 2018.  This is the time of year to start training hard for Championship season.  There are several opportunities for you to increase your base training.  The One Hour ePostal National Championship has been extended through February […]

Chair’s Corner January 2018

Off the Block
by Claire Forrest There is no doubt that swimming, like any sport, has its own specialized vocabulary.  But there are also some everyday words that have a completely different meaning to swimmers: 1.       Swim Cap What most people think it means: A silicone cap with flowers and a chin strap […]

Ten Words That Have a Completely Different Meaning to Swimmers

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
January:  Join a master swim team, a health club and/or your local pool.  You still have time to do it.  No excuses! February:  Fitness challenges.  Friends. During the month of February, there are a few events related to get in shape and fit: The Winter fitness challenge which just involves […]

First Part of 2018: Your Roadmap to Stay on Track ...

Everyone has probably heard the old acronym adage about having SMART goals.  As your Coaches Co-Chair, I’d like to encourage you to think about what your swimming SMART goals are for 2018. Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-related The “T” (time-related) could be as of the end of 2018, or you […]

What are your goals for 2018?

Wrapping up the 2017 USMS Postal Championships, the Oregon LMSC capped another year with a fair showing in the USMS 3000-yard and 6000-yard Postal National Championships, but far below our usual sterling participation and club standing.  Here’s a quick summary: 3000-yard:  29 Oregon swimmers entered (10 women & 19 men), […]

Long Distance Swimming – January 2018

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Age: 50 Workout Team: Stafford Hills Club Occupation: Swim Coach/Instructor and Family Programming Manager at Stafford Hills Club   I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, with my mom, dad, older brother Bill, and younger sister Judi.  My mom always tells the story about how she threw us in the pool […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Francie Haffner