Dan Kirkland — set a National Record in the 1650 yard freestyle as he broke the 20 minute barrier
This year, our Association championships were held a month after Spring Nationals, but no one seemed to mind the shift in the schedule; swimmers kept on truckin’ like it was other years.  Two hundred forty-two swimmers registered for the OMS Association SCY Championship Meet held May 17-19, 2019, at the […]

Oregon Masters Swimming Association Championship Meet


Marci Wily
Connie Wilson Memorial Award—Joy Ward This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding, long-term leadership contribution to OMS and to Masters swimming. Joy Ward has been long-time contributor to OMS as the Safety Committee chair for the past fifteen years. Joy willingly took on this role […]

OMS Awards for 2018




Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers, Congratulations to everyone who participated in our annual OMS Association Championship last month.  A pool full of thanks to Jim Teisher, Julie Andrade, and a long list of Barracuda volunteers who put on an amazing event.  Lots of fast times were achieved and several records were […]

Chair’s Corner – July 2019


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Growing up with an Irish family, I learned early the four essential food groups: sugar, fat, alcohol, and caffeine.  A balanced meal was a cookie in each hand.  My mother used to say, “If God meant for us to touch our toes, he would have put them closer to our […]

John Reversed His Diabetes & Beat His Family Genetics


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 2
You might have participated in a Try-Masters-Swimming week, your first triathlon, open water or a pool meet.  It was fun and challenging but now what?  How do I keep the motivation to continue swimming after the hype of the event has waned down, if the hours of the Masters swim […]

How to Keep Up Your Motivation



Sara Shepherd
Open water swimming has become increasingly popular, with people all over the world taking to the outdoors in a lake, ocean or other bodies of open water.  Here are some benefits of taking the plunge! It is a relaxing yet exhilarating experience to be out there as nature intended with […]

Open Water Swimming is Good For You!



James Adams with Olympian Matt Grevers, who also swam at USMS Spring Nationals
James Adams Age: 41 Occupation: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Local Team: SOMA As with many children, my parents placed me in swim lessons at the age of 5.  My mom wanted to be sure I would be safe around water and be able to attend backyard pool parties without fearing for […]

Swimmer Spotlight – James Adams