Chair’s Corner – March 2018


Greetings Fellow Oregon Masters Swimmers,

Congratulations to everyone who swam at the Oregon City Spring Ahead meet last weekend.  It’s always great to catch up with swimming friends we haven’t seen in a while.  This was Oregon City’s largest event drawing 95 U.S. Masters swimmers from Oregon, Washington, California, and Florida.  Over 250 USA Swimming athletes were also entered in this dual-sanctioned event.  The best part of this unique event is watching the Masters swimmers cheer on their kids during the morning session and the kids cheering on their parents during the afternoon session.

Next month, Corvallis will be hosting our 2018 OMS Association Championship.  This is an exciting three-day event in which our membership comes together to swim fast, show our team spirit, and honor those who make our sport great.  We need an army of volunteers to help us put on this event.  If you have a friend or significant other attending the meet, please have them consider volunteering over the weekend.  A link to a job sign-up list will be sent via email in late March.  We are also looking for officials.  If you have a friend or family member who is a certified official, please have them contact Jacki Allender.

Don’t forget to sign up for our annual OMS meeting, awards, and social event with appetizers, light fajita bar, and a no-host bar after the meet on Saturday, April 21st, at the Historic Old School from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Cost is $15 per person (swimmer or guest).  Don’t miss this opportunity to socialize with your teammates and meet your OMS board members and other Masters swimmers outside of the pool.  See you in Corvallis!

Swimmingly,

Tim Waud/OMS Chair

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