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It’s that time again!  The 2023 Oregon City Spring Ahead Short Course Meters swim competition will be held March 11- 12 at the Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool. The two-day event will be hosted by the Oregon City Tankers Masters Swim Team. Since 2011, 32 National and 28 World Records have been established […]

Chair’s Corner – February 2023


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
As we are heading into February, this is the time of year to hang tough and keep those resolutions and your fitness program alive. Here are a few thoughts: 1.  Your health is your only asset which matters. If you are not healthy, you will not be able to enjoy all […]

Your Health is Your Biggest Asset


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by Mike Kelber, Salem Kroc Masters Aqua Master Contributor Dave Radcliff came to Ontario, California in 1963 as a history teacher at Chaffey High School.  His Olympic credentials more than qualified him to coach the swim team and start a new water polo team.  Prior to Coach Radcliff, the swim team coaching […]

Off The Block: Plaque Dedicated to David Radcliff



Michael and his wife, Heather
Name: Michael Power Age: 54 Occupation:  Retired from Santa Barbara County Sheriff and University of CA Santa Barbara Police, currently doing some limited flight instruction Team: COMA (but also represent Santa Barbara Masters depending on the season) I met Mike Power this summer at the Marin County Meet in Novato, CA.  He […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Michael Power


2023 February Fitness Challenge
Are you looking for some long distance swimming opportunities? Great news! The February Fitness Challenge is back! This international long distance postal swimming event is held by the Tualatin Hills Barracudas. The Challenge has always focused on promoting health and physical fitness but also adds a fun competitive edge. Swimmers set a […]

2023 February Fitness Challenge


Colette Crabbe and assistant Rick Howell at the Clark County YMCA.
Oregon Masters Swimming, along with USMS, sponsored two stroke development clinics which were held on consecutive weekends at the beginning of January.  The events took place at the Clark County YMCA in Vancouver and were hosted by Colette Crabbe, an Olympian and the current OMS Fitness Chair.  Stroke development clinics are for […]

Stroke Development Clinics



By Tom Phipps AquaMaster Contributor Swimming-Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE) is an uncommon condition that is associated with abnormal fluid collection in the lungs, in the absence of actually breathing in water, that occurs during or shortly after swimming. First described in 1989, it is a subtype of immersion pulmonary edema, […]

Swimmer-Induced Pulmonary Edema – a Potential Concern for Open ...


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Jacki Allender, OMS Officials Chairperson, was recently awarded the 2022 Kenneth Pettigrew Award. This award was created to honor Ken Pettigrew, a swimming official who devoted over 30 years to swimming. Each year the recipient is chosen by the USA-Swimming Officials’ Committee and the award is presented at the annual […]

Chair’s Corner – January 2023


Clinic #1:  Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic Saturday January 7th, 2023, 1:00 to 4:00 PM SOLD OUT   Clinic #2:  Breaststroke and Butterfly Saturday January 14th, 2023, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Both clinics will start with one hour in a classroom reviewing the key points of the strokes, followed by 2 hours in the […]

Stroke Development Clinics with Olympian Colette Crabbe