USMS Level 1 & 2 Coach Certification Sat., Sept., 15, 2018 8 a.m.–3 p.m. A course for full-time, part-time, volunteer coaches or anyone interested in becoming a Masters coach or starting and supporting a Masters program. From understanding the adult learner to writing workouts and coaching triathlon and open water […]

Classes & Clinics in the Portland Area


Submitted by Walt Reid Swimmers, if you want your times from out-of-country swim meets to count for records or USMS Top Ten, please read the following note from Walt Reid. Walt is the keeper of Masters World Records for FINA. He used to keep the U.S. National Records for USMS, […]

How to Handle Your Out-of- Country Swim Records


Off the Block
Courtesy of Claire Forrest Claire Forrest went to her first swim meet at the age of eleven, on a whim.  She fell in love with the sport and never looked back.  Classified an S6 disabled swimmer for US Paralympics, Claire specialized in mid-distance freestyle and backstroke and made national and […]

Ten awkward moments swimmers experience



Oregon City Tankers take home the Team Spirit Award
The logo on the sleeve of the meet tee shirt summed things up: Be the Fish.  Two hundred thirty-four swimmers took that advice to heart and dove into the water 1,092 times over the course of April 18-20, 2018, in the Association Meet at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis.  The […]

Association Meet & Bend Pentathlon


Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Master’s Swimmers, I hope your training is going well as we look forward to our Open Water swim season.  This year, Oregon Masters Swimming will host three U. S. National Championships during the month of July.  First, we start with the Portland Bridge Swim on Sunday, July 8. […]

Chair’s Corner – June 2018


Off the Block
by Jenny Landreth Swell is already beloved in the UK: it’s been named the Sunday Times’ Sport Book of the Year, and the Daily Mail assures, “This book will delight you.” It is a funny and bold account of how women fought their way into the water, and of what […]

Swell—A Waterbiography



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
Summer is here again.  Kids are out of school.  The schedule is getting crazy.  But remember that fitness should remain a permanent goal.  There is no finish line with fitness, it is just a beginning to your best life and health. I have seen plenty of very fit people, people […]

My Definition of a Fit Person


The busy part of the Oregon Open Water season is almost upon us!  Starting in mid-July, there will be a number of open water events for people to enjoy.  If you’ve never done an open water swim, and I know quite a few people who fall in this category, you’re […]

Five Reasons You Should Do An Oregon Open Water Event ...


We’re heading into the most compact and busiest summer season that we have ever had in Oregon.  Not only are we hosting the “My Oregon Swimcation” Festival in one week in early July—including the Portland Bridge Swim, the Foster Lake 2-mile Cable Swim, and the Applegate Lake 10-km Swim as […]

Long Distance Swimming – June 2018