Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
During the registration process, we received some feedback from a new member who describes him or herself as a very heavy-set person.  He or she felt intimidated to join the Masters group at the pool because they did not feel he/she will ever be able to follow even the slowest […]

The Magic of Water


Matt Miller 2
Rotation is a critical skill to swimming fast.  Why?  Proper rotation achieves two primary things: By rotating our body to initiate the underwater pull, we are in a more favorable position to use more powerful muscle groups, namely our back muscles and the large latissimus dorsi muscle (commonly called “lats”). […]

Rotation Provides Power


Long Distance Swimming
Advanced Open Water Swim Clinic, featuring Olympian & World Champion Alex Meyer At Juniper Swim & Fitness Center in Bend, Oregon – May 20, 2017 By Bob Bruce Due to great venues, awesome events, hospitable hosts, and strong bidding, USMS has awarded Oregon teams two open water national championship swims […]

Long Distance Swimming: March 2017




Bonnie Speer 1
Age 83 Retired Program Analyst for Federal Government Local Team: LaCamas Headhunters It was in the spring of 1967 when I found myself living in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I was 33 years old and a stay-at-home mom with 3 young children.  My husband had been assigned to the Naha Air […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Bonnie B. Speer




Scott Sullivan, Barry Fasbender, Matt Miller, David Hathaway in the competition pool area 2
In 2015, my curiosity was piqued when I saw some very fast short course meters (SCM) 1500 times entered in the USMS database early in the year.  The meet listed for the times was “The Olympic Club 1500 Meter Meet.”  The Olympic Club is located in downtown San Francisco in […]

The Olympic Club 1500: Put this one on your bucket ...


Tim Waud
Greetings fellow swimmers, The OMS Board of Directors is currently working on setting up an exciting year for our membership.  USMS created a strategic plan in 2011 which includes:  Membership Value, Partnerships, Brand Clarity, and Innovation.  Currently, we are working towards Membership Value which will “enhance and customize value and […]

Chair’s Corner: February 2017


Off the Block
Sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can find relief by following natural guidelines.  I have found that with a change to a healthful, fiber-rich, Nutritarian diet, successful resolution of IBS typically occurs within a few months. Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal condition that hinders normal daily life for 11 […]

Nutritional treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)