Chair’s Corner – September 2019

Greetings fellow Masters swimmers,

I hope your summer is going well and you are spending time with your family and friends. What an exciting Open Water season we have had this year and an even more exciting pool season. Congratulations to those swimmers who competed in the recent 2019 U. S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship in Mission Viejo, California. The Oregon team won the Regional Club National Championship under the direction of Coach Allen Larson. Several swimmers placed in the Top Ten, with 24 Oregon records,19 NW Zone records, and two U. S. Masters Swimming National records were set.

Allen Stark set a new National Record in the Men’s 70-74 200 LCM Breaststroke-3:06.10.

Val Jenkins, Colette Crabbe, Arlene Delmage, and Janet Gettling set a new National record in the Women’s 240+ 200-meter Medley Relay-2:22.45.

Congratulations to the following National Champions!


Alexis Higlett, Christine McClafferty, Arlene Delmage, Colette Crabbe, Janet Gettling, Joy Ward,

Matthew McComish, Gary Patterson, Allen Stark, Ronald Nakata, and Willard Lamb.


Women 240+ Medley Relay (Val Jenkins, Colette Crabbe, Arlene Delmage, and Janet Gettling)

Mixed 320+ Freestyle Relay (Willard Lamb, Ron Nakata, Janet Gettling, and Joy Ward)


We still have a few more Open Water swims coming up in the next few weeks and our OMS Association/NW Zone Summer Championship later this month.

Hope to see you around the pool or open water soon.

Tim Waud/OMS Chair

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