Every year we ask our members for nominees for the five OMS Awards described below.  This is your opportunity to give recognition to a worthy individual, organization, business or group that has contributed outstanding service to a team or to OMS during 2017. Awardees are announced and celebrated at the […]

Call for Nominations for Annual OMS Awards


Hosted by the Tualatin Hills Barracudas, Beaverton, OR Sanctioned by Oregon LMSC for USMS, Inc.: #377-S005 Swum between October 1st and November 30th, 2017, inclusive. Entry Deadline December 10, 2017. We haven’t seen an event like this offered in many years, a postal relay done as a sequential relay (you […]

NEW & UNIQUE! The 2017 Postal Two-Mile Relay


In 2018, Oregon will host three USMS National Championship swims in one week!  The fun starts on Sunday, July 8th, with the Portland Bridge Swim, continues with the 2-Mile Foster Lake Cable Swim on Thursday, July 12th, and finishes with the 10K at Applegate Lake on Saturday, July 14th.  Event […]

2018 USMS National Open Water Championships in Oregon “My Oregon ...



Are you tired of all those long distance postal swims? Do you need something that doesn’t take an hour or two to finish? The Postal Two-Mile relay is just for you. You only have to swim 100 yards (or meters), … 9 times if there are 4 swimmers on your […]

Postal Two-Mile Relay


At the annual OMS Board of Directors Retreat meeting on October 21, the Board voted to leave 2018 annual swimmer dues at the same level as 2017. Here is the approved 2018 annual registration fee schedule: Age Group USMS portion OMS portion Total Age 18-24 $43.00 $1.00 $44.00 Age 25-69 […]

No Increase in Total 2018 Annual Dues for Oregon Masters ...


This is a quick and healthy pre-meet meal.  Eat all you want.  You can increase the recipe according to your crock pot size.  Enjoy. Prep: 20 minutes Cook time: 6-8 hours on LOW Serves:6-8 Ingredients 4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced (use a mandoline for best results) 2-3 cups pizza toppings […]

Crock-pot Pizza Potatoes



Greetings Fellow Oregon Masters Swimmers, This was a great year for Oregon Masters Swimming.  On the National level, Oregon Masters received several singular awards. Speedo U.S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year Award – Tim Waud The 2017 Speedo U. S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year award was presented […]

Chair’s Corner – November 2017


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
Now you are back in the pool, committed to at least three times a week and you are thinking: “this is hard!!!.”  You are out of breath, fighting with the water and not moving very fast.  What is wrong?  Swimming is supposed to be easy and relaxing.  Now trust me, […]

Freestyle: Find your balance in the water


Tim Waud
Sculling is a great way to get a good feel for the water.  I first learned the art of sculling while swimming in college and I continue to use sculling as part of my warm-up.  This drill will also help you maintain better body balance and develop core strength. In […]

Sculling