Chair’s Corner – June 2018

Greetings Fellow Master’s Swimmers,

I hope your training is going well as we look forward to our Open Water swim season.  This year, Oregon Masters Swimming will host three U. S. National Championships during the month of July.  First, we start with the Portland Bridge Swim on Sunday, July 8.  This course is approximately 11 miles (17 km) which will be an Ultramarathon Distance swim.  Next, is the Foster Lake Cable Swims on Thursday, July 12.  This will serve as the U. S. Masters Swimming 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship.  And lastly, we have the Applegate Lake Swims on Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15.  This event will be the U. S. Masters Swimming Marathon Distance (10 km) Open Water National Championship.  As with any National Championship, we need an army of volunteers to put on a great event.  If you are willing to help, please contact the following race directors:

Marisa Frieder       Portland Bridge Swim
Bob Bruce              Foster Lake Cable Swim
Matt Miller             Applegate Lake Swim

The following weekend, we jump back into the pool for the 2018 Gil Young Memorial/OMS Association LCM/NW Zone LCM Championship Meet July 20-22, at Mt Hood Aquatic Center.  The date is earlier than previous years due to a new pool liner being installed in the outdoor pool.  Completing a busy July schedule, we have the Cascade Lake Swim Series & Festival at Elk Lake, July 27-29.  On August 11, the Eel Lake Swims will take place at the William M. Tugman State Park on the Oregon Coast.  In September, a new Open Water swim, which is labeled “Lake of the Woods Swims,” is being held on September 8, in Klamath Falls.

This summer looks to be an exciting open water season mixed with a pool event.  If you haven’t tried open water, you’re in for a treat.  I hope to see you at one of these events this summer.


Tim Waud/Chair

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