Joe Oakes
I must confess that, for several reasons, I was reluctant to do this swim.  Here is what I mulled over while deciding whether to do the swim or not: The Voice whispering into my left ear said:  You know that you do not love getting up at five A.M. to […]

Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim, 2022

Tim Waud
Greetings fellow swimmers, I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer.  There is nothing like hanging out in a nice cool pool or swimming in natural water somewhere nice.  As we move into Fall, Oregon Masters has some exciting events to announce. OMS Board members will be attending […]

Chair’s Corner – October 2022

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
Although this is not officially a new year, September is, for most of us, the best time to start anew.  Kids are back in school, crazy summer schedules and activities are over, the weather is still good.  September means change, it is the time to get used to the new […]

September is the Best Time to Start Anew

Kevin Cleary 1
Breaststroke is a funny stroke.  To some, it comes naturally.  Others struggle with it. Once learned, however, one of the biggest misconceptions is that breaststroke is easy.  I can’t count how many times I’ve told squads that a practice will be breaststroke oriented, and everyone either breathes a sigh of […]

Breaststroke Hacks!

Kevin Doherty 3
Name:                Kevin Doherty Age:                    49 Occupation:      Kaiser Permanente, Human Resources Team:                 Oregon Reign Masters Hi.  I’m Kevin.  I just moved to Portland from Denver!  I came here for a job with Kaiser Permanente.  I’m an HR consultant, and have been with the company for 14 years.  I train classes, and […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Kevin Doherty

The sternwheeler - the windsock and flag are indicative of the wind on the OR side. that transports swimmers to the WA side.
Monday, September 5, 2022 by Diane Peterson This swim event was canceled for 4 of the past 6 years.  Due to smoke from the Eagle Creek fire in 2017; rough water in 2018; and then Covid restrictions in 2020 and 2021.  It was nice to finally have it back!  It […]

The Rest of the Story–Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim

Chances are good that the following has happened to you.  You swim your perfect 100 IM, nail your start and all the turns, finish the race, just touching out your biggest rival, then you look up at the scoreboard to see your time, and…it’s not there.  Even worse, your rival […]

What a Swimmer Should Know About Electronic Timing

Jacki Allender
My name is Teri White and on behalf of the Officials Committee, I am here to present the 2022 Officials Excellence Award, given to an individual who has made outstanding and significant contributions over years of officiating service to Masters pool competitions at all levels. Our recipient is Jacki Allender, […]

2022 USMS Officials Excellence Award

Level 3 Coach Certification, Clinic Course for Coaches, Stroke Development Clinic, and Adult Learn-to-Swim Oregon Masters Swimming will be hosting several educational clinics in Hood River, Oregon, the weekend of October 29-30, 2022.  United States Masters Swimming Level 3 Coach Certification, Clinic Course for Coaches, Stroke Development Clinic, and Adult […]

USMS Clinics at Hood River