Ralph Mohr
A distillation of open water experience State is done, and the National Championship Open Water 10K will be at Applegate Lake on Saturday, July 14.  You’ve said, “I’m going to swim the 10K.”  Now what? First, get a calendar, either paper or electronic.  Put the Applegate Lake date on it. […]

Planning to Swim a 10K at Applegate Lake – Part ...


I was in outdoor Mingus Park Pool on the Oregon coast at noon one day this spring, and I was asked, “What SPF should I use?”  I’d put on my standard sunblock in the locker room that day so I guess that made me some sort of expert on sunblocks. […]

Mad Dogs and Masters Swimmers


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The Ella Redkey pool in Klamath Falls is named after a woman who was the driving force behind bringing swimming and water safety to Klamath Falls.  In an area of open irrigation ditches, mill ponds and deep marshes, this was a godsend to the area, which had seen more than […]

Klamath Falls Pool Memoirs





New Swimmer at Oregon City!
The promise of spring heralded two days of sunny swims at the Oregon City Tankers Spring Forward Age Group, Open and Masters meet over the weekend of March 10-11, 2018.  Beautiful weather drew swimmers to the outside deck and as the sun poured in through the glass wall and open […]

Oregon City Spring Forward Meet



Long Distance Swimming
The OMS Postal Challenge Award—started in 2009—is given to all OMS-registered swimmers who complete and enter three or more of the five USMS Postal Championship swims in a calendar year. The qualifying championship swims include the One Hour Swim, the 5 & 10-kilometer swims, and the 3000 & 6000-yard swims. […]

March 2018 OMS Quiz


Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Oregon Masters Swimmers, Congratulations to everyone who swam at the Oregon City Spring Ahead meet last weekend.  It’s always great to catch up with swimming friends we haven’t seen in a while.  This was Oregon City’s largest event drawing 95 U.S. Masters swimmers from Oregon, Washington, California, and […]

Chair’s Corner – March 2018


Off the Block
by Claire Forrest Claire 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 world rankings […]

Off the Block – Ten Gifts Swimmers Actually Want