OCT swimmers
Swimmers from Oregon and Washington recently competed in the OMS Association Northwest Zone swimming championship April 1-3, 2022, at the Molalla Aquatic Center.  This two- and half-day event had 119 swimmers from Oregon and eight swimmers from the Pacific Northwest who competed in the annual short course yard event. Twenty-six […]

2022 Oregon Masters Association / Northwest Zone Swimming Championship


Tim Waud
Oregon Masters Swimming will be celebrating 50-years of service to our membership this year.  The 50-year celebration will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, from noon-4:00 PM at Cathedral Park, the finish of the annual Ultra-marathon Portland Bridge Swim.  Festivities will include food and beverage, fellowship, and live music. […]

Oregon Masters Swimming Celebrates 50-years of Service


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
A key component of any fitness program is nutrition.  Nutrition is a broad subject and should not mean the same for everybody.  With nutrition, “one size fits all” will not work.  We all have different needs based on our genetics, our allergies, our exercise levels, our likes and dislikes, our […]

Nutrition is key



Kevin Cleary
The title of this article is a spin on a classic phrase that means: “It is the small, individual parts of a task that may cause most problems and difficulties.” In this article, we’re going to look at it from a more positive perspective, one that can have profound effects […]

The Devil Is In The Details


Bob Bruce
The 2022 Oregon Open Water Preview The coming of spring reminds us that summer is not far away, and with it the 2022 Oregon open water season. You can find the schedule, event information, and entry links & forms for all Oregon events and information about the 2022 Oregon Open […]

Long Distance Swimming – May 2022




MJ at the Hearst Castle Pool
Name:        MJ Caswell Age:            61 Career:      retired/part-time swim coach Team:         Columbia Gorge Masters I started swimming when I was 10 for the Swim Team of Placentia in California.  I loved it, and have lifelong friends from swimming there.  I also swam in college at UC Irvine.  I swam only occasionally […]

Swimmer Spotlight – MJ Caswell


Joe Oakes 5
In the beginning, there were runners, there were cyclists and there were swimmers.  They revolved in separate spheres and rarely even saw each other, spending many hours a week honing their skills in their respective sports, seeking a shorter marathon time, a better cycling century or a faster 1500-meter swim.  […]

Wetsuit Weenies


Ralph Mohr 1
We thought it might be of interest for current OMS swimmers to see at least one meet result from the first ten years of Oregon Masters swimming.  One pool that most in the Portland area probably have never swum in is Mt. Park in Lake Oswego, a private 50 meter […]

Swim Bits – May 2022