Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
In less than a month, it will be our annual Association Championship meet.  This year it is taking place in Corvallis, April 20 to 22.  First of all, it is an excellent “middle of the state” location with a great pool and an outstanding organizing team.  As you already know, […]

Get ready for the Association championship


Most seasoned swimmers understand the value and importance of watching the pace clock while swimming.  Whether doing an easy warm-up or an intense set, keeping an eye on the clock at all times is important.  This article is primarily targeted at people new to the sport of swimming but hopefully […]

Watch the Clock


The highest distinction for a Masters long distance swimmer, is to be named to the USMS Long Distance All-Star Team.  To be considered for this honor, swimmers must participate in at least three of the National Long Distance Championship events, including at least one open water and one postal event.  […]

Long Distance Swimming March 2018




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Mark Frost Age: 50 Workout Team: Columbia Gorge Masters Occupation: Architect, Software Consulting Submitted by Karen Andrus-Hughes I’ve never been too far away from water.  I was born in a seaside town in the Southwest of England (Torquay, Devon), but spent my life growing up around the world to Diplomatic […]

Swimmer Spotlight — Mark Frost


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Oregon Masters Swimming has a long history of hosting national championships, going back to 1982.  This year we will have three, all in one week, and they will prove a daunting challenge. On Sunday, July 8, swimmers will go under the Portland Bridges down the Willamette River, eleven plus miles. […]

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



Columbia Gorge Masters hosted Scott Spann, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, for a clinic on Saturday, March 10th.  Scott was the first place qualifier in the 200-meter Breaststroke at Olympic Trials in Omaha and placed 6th in the Olympics held in Beijing. He spent almost an hour telling the story of […]

Scott Spann Clinic



OMS Banquet Membership Slideshow — Please send photos for the OMS banquet slideshow to Matt Miller at matt@flytrapcare.com. Photos from USMS and OMS events from April 2017, through now are wanted! Amazon Pool Rented for 5K or 10K ePostal swims – OMS has rented the Amazon Pool in Eugene, Oregon, […]

Announcements April 2018