Sara Shepherd National Champion - 200 IM
Name: Sara Shepherd Age: 37 Occupation: Center Supervisor – City of Tualatin Parks & Recreation Local Team: Tualatin Hills Barracudas When I think about something that is so very important to me and continues to have a profound influence on my life, one word comes to mind: swimming. I was […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Sara Shepherd



Tim Waud
Greetings fellow Masters swimmers, I hope your winter training is going well.  Don’t forget to swim the One Hour ePostal this year.  You still have three weekends to get it done.  Be part of the team that helps Oregon Masters win this National Championship. The cost of renting pools for […]

Chair’s Corner – March 2020


The Autoimmune Plant Based Cookbook
Autoimmune disease is one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases in this country, and it has many different manifestations: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, . . . and the list of debilitating diseases goes on and on.  The good news is that […]

The Autoimmune Plant-Based Cookbook


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 2
As we are getting thru the winter blues and our New Year Resolutions are slowly winding down, I just want to remind you of a few tidbits about fitness that may help you stay the course: our body is amazing and can adapt to almost everything. Movement creates energy: When […]

This amazing body of yours



Matt Miller
Sorry sprinters, but this article goes out to the people dearest to my heart – my distance swimming compatriots! Swimming a distance event can be a daunting endeavor.  To swim distance events well it requires consistent training to maintain an excellent cardiovascular base.  Further, because distance events last multiple and […]

Strategy for swimming longer events


The USMS Coaches Committee and Club and Coach Services are happy to announce the 2020 National Coaches Clinic (NCC) will be held October 16-18, 2020 in Las Vegas. Registration opens in March and is limited to 115 coaches. October 16-18, 2020 Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa 160 E. Flamingo […]

2020 National Coaches Clinic ~ Save the Date