Following his reputation, coach Bob Bruce organized his famous pentathlon on June 14 in Bend.  Although you can pick and choose your races, Bob designs this meet with the courageous swim warriors in mind.  There is the long-distance freestyle pentathlon which includes all the freestyle races from the 50 to […]

COMA Long Course Meters Pentathlon and Juniper Open water Festival

Tim Waud
Oregon Masters Swimming (OMS) turns 50 years old this year, and we are celebrating this milestone the weekend of July 9-10, 2022.  We would love for you to join us, as we consider you a part of our swim family.  Below are the details, as well as a registration link […]

Chairs Corner – July 2022

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
Most of us do not have the luxury to have a coach on deck due to schedule, locale, or simply that there is no Master swim team available in your area.  In this article and the next, I will try to give you tips for designing your own workout based […]

How to Design Your Own Workout

Kevin Cleary
Over these past few months, I have been studying and contemplating an issue that plagues just about everyone, especially as we age: the dreaded demon known as back pain! Given that so many adults participate in Masters swimming as a means of achieving and/or maintaining good health, this is something […]

Posture, Posture, Posture

Once upon a time, in a land before COVID, a hundred or more misguided souls would embark on a grand adventure each year, swimming from the Sellwood Bridge to the St. Johns Bridge through the middle of downtown Portland.  It wasn’t just solo swimmers, no!  This was a time when […]

2022 Portland Bridge Swim

Ralph Mohr
Led by Earl Walter, as OMS Chairman, and Mike Popovich, as Meet Director, Oregon Masters swimming was put on the map as a power in USMS in the pool and in national committees.  As someone who swam in the meet and who has watched Oregon’s influence in USMS boards and […]

Swim Bits – 1982 Nationals

Lizzie is front and center. Her husband Aaron is behind the keyboards. This is one of the bands she sang with named Wolfpack
Name:                    Lizzie Cheney Age:                        65 Occupation:          Artist, Writer, Musician, Multifaceted, Creative, and a “sea creature” Local Team:           OCT Oregon City Tanker I’m Lizzie Cheney, a 65-year-old water lover.  I grew up in Berkeley, California.  Growing up there in the 60s and early 70s was an amazing experience.  So many meaningful […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Lizzie Cheney