Oregon Masters Swimming (OMS) has completed a rental agreement for the 50-meter Amazon Pool in Eugene on Saturday, May 25th from 2pm to 6pm to give swimmers the opportunity to complete their 5K or 10K ePostal National Championship swim.
We will have the entire Amazon pool for those 4 hours from 2pm to 6pm. The pool is 8 lanes, so that means we can accommodate a maximum of 16 swimmers (circle swimming is not allowed for ePostal events) at once.
10K swimmers will get preference! That is to say, we will allow all 10K swimmers a place to swim before we start filling in lanes with 5K swimmers.
If we get fewer than 16 people doing a 10K (which is very likely), we can run two heats of 5K swims, assuming it will take less than 4 hours for 2 people to do a 5K. So we have room for more than 16 people if some of us will be doing a 5K. And some of us could be fast enough to complete a 10K with enough time for someone else to swim a 5K afterward. We can figure out these details when we see how many requests we have to swim!
This is a great chance for those of you doing the Portland Bridge Swim (or other long-distance open-water swims) to get a long-distance, timed training swim in prior to the event.
Please respond to reserve your lane today! As soon as we fill the pool, I’ll start a waiting list.
More good news: this year the OMS Board agreed to donate funds to cover the rental fees in full, so there will be no cost to swim as there has been in years past. Thank you, OMS!
Feel free to email, text or call me with any questions.