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



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