The Adult Learn to Swim event just concluded its third year in Corvallis.  With the support of an annual grant from the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation we found a perfect partnership between USMS, and the Oregon State University Faculty/Staff fitness program.  OSU’s commitment to public health and focus on creating […]

A Perfect Partnership – Adult Learn-to-Swim — Corvallis 2017


This April, I taught an Adult Learn-to-Swim class at the Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool.  The class met for a half hour on Monday and Wednesday evenings for four weeks.  We had a total of eight classes and I had four adults participate in the class.  My first class had […]

Adult Learn-To-Swim — Oregon City 2017



COMA runs an event called Beautiful Lake Juniper Buoy Swim once a year. This year it was conducted on May 21. The lane lines are removed, the center pontoon is moved to the end, and one buoy is anchored near each corner of the pool. The race is a USMS […]

Behind the Scenes at Lake Juniper





When we compete, we are connected by a spirit of camaraderie that transcends the clubs we train with.  The energy and enthusiasm of everyone who loves swimming knows no age.  As I walked around the Juniper Swim Center during Associations to do interviews for this article, the smiling faces in […]

A Personal Touch at OMS Association SCY Meet in Bend


Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers, Oregon Masters Swimming recently hosted our Annual OMS Association Championships in Bend, Oregon. What an amazing weekend of racing, comradery, and fellowship. An ocean full of thanks to Bob Bruce, Barb Harris, Jacki Allender, Gary Whitman, COMA, and all of the volunteers who helped make this […]

Chair’s Corner – April 2017


Johny Weissmuller - Official Publicity Photo
Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Weissmüller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the US […]

Off the Block – Johnny Weissmuller