Cailee Caldwell, Olivia Schmidt, Suzanne Gerlach, Aubree Gustafson
by Jim Teisher; Tualatin Hills Barracudas In 2017, the Tualatin Hills Barracudas ran the first USMS-sanctioned ePostal Two-Mile Relay.  A relay team is made up of 2, 3, or 4 swimmers, each swimming 100 yds in rotation until they reach 3600 yards.  If there are two swimmers, each swims 18 […]

Two-Mile ePostal Relay


Starting immediately, Masters swimmers may set Oregon Pentathlon records in any sanctioned one-day swim meet. There are still quite a number of unclaimed records, and some soft records, in all 3 courses (SCY, SCM, LCM).  So think about these options in choosing your swim events in your next one-day swim […]

Set a Pentathlon Record in non-Pentathlon Meets


Becki and Francie 4
I have been swimming for Oregon Masters Swimming in Tualatin with Stafford Hills Club for almost two years now.  Whether it be driving down the road to Gresham, Oregon City, or to Bainbridge Island, to compete in a swim meet…going to different pools is one of the things I love […]

Winter Swimming in Arizona



Willard completed his 2019 USMS one-hour postal swim January 10.  Steve Darnell timed for him at Propstra Aquatic Center in Vancouver, WA.  He swam 2,852 yards this year.  Twenty yards more than his 2,832 yards last year!  Just short of his own 2017 National record of 2,885 yards.  He held […]

OMS Super-Star Willard Lamb


Arlene Delmage, James Adams, Colette Crabbe and Matt Miller set NW Zone record in mixed 800m freestyle relay
The winter swim season of 2018-2019 got off to a fast start at the Hood River SCM meet on November 10, 2018, when the Women’s 240-279 400 Meter Medley Relay team of Karen Andrus-Hughes, Colette Crabbe, Laura Worden, and Arlene Delmage wasted no time swimming to a new FINA world […]

Hood River SCM Meet – November 2019


Tim Waud 2
Greetings fellow Masters swimmers, Happy New Year!  We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2019.  This year the OMS Association Championship will be held May 17-19, 2019, at Tualatin Hills in Beaverton, Oregon.  This event will be billed as a “Last Chance” meet to get in some fast […]

Chairs Corner: January 2019



Scott - Oct 24, 2006 1
Scott Raphael, N.D. — Cures Type-2 Diabetes by Dr. Scott B. Raphael, N.D. My health problems started even before I was born.  My paternal grandparents were grossly overweight.  My grandfather, a butcher, always thought that animal protein was the way to good health.  As a child, each meal was laden […]

Off the Block: January 2019


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
When you read this article, it will be time to set your resolutions for 2019 to make it your best year ever.  But before you start writing down crazy, hard-to-keep goals, I want you to think about this motto; “Practice with Heart, Swim with Intelligence and Compete with Courage“.  This […]

2019: Practice with Heart, Swim with Intelligence, Compete with Courage.


Sara Shepherd
Are you looking for some long distance swimming opportunities?  You have probably heard of USMS “Go the Distance,” but have you heard of the February Fitness Challenge?  This international long distance postal swimming event is hosted by the Tualatin Hills Barracudas.  The Challenge has always focused on promoting health and […]

Coaches Chair – “February Fitness” Challenge