Chair’s Corner – March 2020

Greetings fellow Masters swimmers,

I hope your winter training is going well.  Don’t forget to swim the One Hour ePostal this year.  You still have three weekends to get it done.  Be part of the team that helps Oregon Masters win this National Championship.

The cost of renting pools for our swim meets has been increasing over the past few years.  In order to ensure that our meet hosts make a little money, we have increased the meet entry fees this year.  Effective immediately, the cost for a One-Day meet will be $35.00 and a Two-Day meet will be $45.00.

The Oregon City Tankers will be hosting their annual Spring Ahead meet March 14-15, 2020 at the Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool.  This year, the afternoon session will be Masters only.  Several improvements have been made to the facility, including new SR Smith starting blocks, a new Daktronics color scoreboard, and a new Daktronics OMNI Sport timing console.  FINIS backstroke wedges will be available during warm-up sessions and pool competition.

Columbia Gorge Masters will play host to our OMS Association Championship April 3-5, 2020, in Hood River.  The course will be short course meters (25m).  The annual OMS Awards/Social will be held on Saturday night at the Best Western Hood River.  OMS will be honoring outstanding achievements by swimmers and honoring volunteers for their contributions to our membership.  Food is available for purchase and there will be a no-host bar available with your favorite refreshments.  Matt Miller will be putting together a slideshow highlighting our members and events held in 2019.  If you would like to contribute to the slideshow, please email  Matt is looking for pictures of your workout group, special events, pool and open water swimming competitions.

Hope to see you around a pool sometime soon,

Tim Waud/OMS Chair

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