Greetings Fellow Master’s Swimmers, Last month, nine Oregon LMSC volunteers attended the 40th United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.The Annual USAS Convention is represented by the five National Governing Bodies: USA Swimming, US Masters Swimming, USA Water Polo, USA Synchro, and USA Diving. These five NGBs come together […]

Chairs Corner – November 2018


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(Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction.) Crohn’s disease was something I had never heard of before. In 2006, I was 17 and still in high school.  I remember when I started to feel sick.  […]

McDougall Success Stories Star Christine: Cured Crohn’s Disease


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
When you start any new fitness plan, it is always best to start slowly, and progressively ease into it to avoid injuries, quick burnout and quitting after a little while. However, most people I know are impatient and are looking for immediate results. It does not work that way. Improving […]

Progression, Progression, Progression = Improvement



Those of you who don’t participate in the USMS ePostal National Championships are missing out on excellent training opportunities, great annual conditioning benchmarks, and fun team-building events.  Here is a little background information for those of you who may not know much about these events. There are 5 USMS ePostal […]

Why You Should Give an ePostal a Try


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At the end of each summer season, OMS awards the Mike Morehouse Award to a pair of deserving swimmers, selected and voted upon by those who have previously won the award.  The Award citation reads: “The Mike Morehouse Spirit Award is given annually to a person or persons who display […]

Long Distance Swimming – November 2018


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Climb the trapeze instead of the pool fence!  I was three years old, climbing the fence to get to the neighbor’s pool, and just like clockwork; another spanking. We lived in the Bronson Canyon under the HOLLYWOOD sign, surrounded by pools.  I knew better not to jump in, because we had […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Sue Calnek-Morris



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September 26-30, 2018 Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award The U.S. Masters Swimming Coaches Committee initiated a new award in 2008 with the goal of recognizing USMS coaches who are building our membership in communities throughout our country.  Originally named the Grassroots Coaching Award, it has been renamed to honor Coach Kerry […]

Volunteer Award Winners from OMS honored at USAS Convention in ...


Every year we ask our members for nominees for the five OMS Awards described below. This is your opportunity to give recognition to a worthy individual, organization, business or group that has contributed outstanding service to a team or to OMS during 2018. Awardees are announced and celebrated at the […]

Call for Nominations for Annual OMS Awards


Every year we ask our members for nominees for the five OMS Awards described below. This is your opportunity to give recognition to a worthy individual, organization, business or group that has contributed outstanding service to a team or to OMS during 2018. Awardees are announced and celebrated at the […]

Call for Nominations for Annual OMS Awards