Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers

I would like to thank all the officials, coaches, volunteers, meet directors, race directors, safety directors, and swimmers for an amazing year of swimming and fellowship.  It’s a pleasure to work and swim with so many incredible people in the Oregon LMSC.  We have something very special here in Oregon and I am grateful to be a small part of this organization.

There are several exciting events taking place in 2018.  This spring we will be hosting our annual OMS Association Championship in Corvallis.  This three-day event will take place April 20-22, at Osborn Aquatic Center.  The OMS membership meeting will be held Saturday evening.  This is a great opportunity to meet the board members and learn more about the dry side of Masters swimming.  Following the membership meeting is our social and awards presentation.  Come and mingle with your fellow swimmers and enjoy an evening together.  There will be light appetizers available and a slideshow capturing the past year.  You can sign up for these functions during the registration process online.

2018 also brings a unique event being billed as “My Oregon Swimcation.”  OMS will host three USMS National Championship swims in one week!  The fun begins on Sunday, July 8th, with the Portland Bridge Swim, continues with the 2-Mile Foster Lake Cable Swim on Thursday, July 12th, and finishes with the 10K at Applegate Lake on Saturday, July 14th.

With the success of hosting the 2016 USMS Summer National Championship, OMS will be looking for an army of volunteers to help with all of these upcoming events.  To get involved, please contact the event directors for more information.

I wish you success in all your endeavors whether they be on the deck, on the beach, or in the water.  2018 looks to be an exciting year for all of us!

Tim Waud/OMS Chair

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