Chair’s Corner – January 2020

Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers,

As 2019 comes to a close, we look forward to the next year of training, comradery, and competition.  To date, we don’t have many pool events on the calendar, but we do have a full slate of open water events.  If you or your team are interested in hosting a pool competition, please contact our Vice-chair, Robbert van Andel:  OMS is always looking for new venues to host our local competitions.

Pacific Northwest Masters and Blue Wave Aquatics will be hosting the Northwest Zone Short Course Yard Championship April 10-11, 2020, at the King County Aquatic Center.  The 2020 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship will be held in San Antonio, Texas, April 23- 26.  This championship will be the celebration of 50 years of U.S. Masters Swimming and I foresee a large contingent of Oregon swimmers attending this event.

Oregon will be hosting two Northwest Zone championship events this year.  Oregon Reign will host the annual Gil Young Memorial/Northwest Zone/OMS Association Long Course Meter Championship at Mt. Hood Community College August 21-23, and Columbia Gorge Masters will host the short course meter Northwest Zone Championship on November 14, in Hood River.

Happy Holidays to all of you and I look forward to seeing you all on a pool deck soon.


Tim Waud/OMS Chair

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