Arlene Delmage, James Adams, Colette Crabbe and Matt Miller set NW Zone record in mixed 800m freestyle relay
The winter swim season of 2018-2019 got off to a fast start at the Hood River SCM meet on November 10, 2018, when the Women’s 240-279 400 Meter Medley Relay team of Karen Andrus-Hughes, Colette Crabbe, Laura Worden, and Arlene Delmage wasted no time swimming to a new FINA world […]

Hood River SCM Meet – November 2019


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Greetings fellow Masters swimmers, Happy New Year!  We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2019.  This year the OMS Association Championship will be held May 17-19, 2019, at Tualatin Hills in Beaverton, Oregon.  This event will be billed as a “Last Chance” meet to get in some fast […]

Chairs Corner: January 2019


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Scott Raphael, N.D. — Cures Type-2 Diabetes by Dr. Scott B. Raphael, N.D. My health problems started even before I was born.  My paternal grandparents were grossly overweight.  My grandfather, a butcher, always thought that animal protein was the way to good health.  As a child, each meal was laden […]

Off the Block: January 2019



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When you read this article, it will be time to set your resolutions for 2019 to make it your best year ever.  But before you start writing down crazy, hard-to-keep goals, I want you to think about this motto; “Practice with Heart, Swim with Intelligence and Compete with Courage“.  This […]

2019: Practice with Heart, Swim with Intelligence, Compete with Courage.


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Are you looking for some long distance swimming opportunities?  You have probably heard of USMS “Go the Distance,” but have you heard of the February Fitness Challenge?  This international long distance postal swimming event is hosted by the Tualatin Hills Barracudas.  The Challenge has always focused on promoting health and […]

Coaches Chair – “February Fitness” Challenge


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This is your year to GO PRO! What?  I—a mere member of Oregon Masters Swimming—can get paid to swim, like Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and most of the other swimmers on our National Team?  I have good news for you…YES YOU CAN! Here’s how to GO PRO!  Due to a […]

Long Distance Swimming – January 2019



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Alice Zabudsky Local team:              None Age:                          73 Occupation:             Retired   Water!  What a wonderful compound for both inside and outside the body.  Swimmers have such a precious gift of being in the water for much of their lives.  There is something healing about being in water. I grew up in […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Alice Zabudsky


Old.  Right there is a loaded word.  Sometimes it is used as a pejorative, as in ‘old coot’ or ‘old geezer,’ but I like it, because I have earned the right to be called old and am enjoying my seniority immensely. Let me give you an example.  Last month (October, […]

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REMINDER          REMINDER          REMINDER          REMINDER Call for Nominations for Annual OMS Awards must be submitted by January 25, 2019 Every year we ask our members for nominees for the five OMS Awards described below. This is your opportunity to give recognition to a worthy individual, organization, business or group that has […]

Annual OMS Awards