OMS Presents: Pool Training, Nutrition, and Open Water Training

Have you heard about USRPT (Ultra Short Race Pace Training)?  Do you want to know how to train race pace?  World Record holder Glenn Gruber will discuss race pace training and help you understand what it isn’t.  Glen set a FINA World Record in the 400 SCM Freestyle at Oregon City in 2014.

Are you feeling the aches and pains of getting older?  Maybe it’s time to change your diet.  Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen specializes in preventing nutrient deficiencies and promoting a healthy body.

She is a USMS member of the Oregon City Tankers and swims on a regular basis.

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at Olympic Trials?  How does one fall back in love with swimming Post College?  Katy Campbell will discuss her swimming career and how to train to be your best in the pool and open water.  Katy’s father and uncle both swim Masters.

Glenn Gruber began swimming as a high school freshman with no prior age group swimming experience.  He also swam at Trenton State College for three years and competed on the men’s gymnastics team.  In 1979 he joined U. S. Masters Swimming and 20 years later began “serious training” at the age of 50.  Glenn is a USMS National Champion, FINA World Champion, and World Record holder in the 400 SCM Freestyle.  His success is not limited to the 400 Freestyle as he has found success in 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free, and 100 Fly.

Glenn started training exclusively with USRPT, on his own, and is now an expert on race pace training.  Discussion will include the basics of USRPT, why it’s good to fail, workouts, and keeping track of USRPT training data.

Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 PM Click on the link below to signup:

Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen is a Functional Medicine Practitioner in Oregon.  Her doctorate is in Chiropractic and she holds a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.  Dr K specializes in working with athletes to prevent nutrient deficiencies so that they can optimize their performance, longevity in their sport, reduce risk of injury and promote a healthy body!

Dr K encourages her athletes and patients to understand how each system functions both individually and together.  She stresses that we need to look for the cause behind symptoms, unhelpful thoughts, or routines that don’t serve us, because then we find the why, and that’s where new habits and change really begins.

Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 Click on the link below to signup:

Katy Campbell is an accomplished pool and open water swimmer.  This summer, Katy will be competing in her third Olympic Trials in Omaha.  While swimming at UCLA, she earned numerous NCAA All-America honors and swam her way to spots on the 2015 and 2017 World University Games teams and 2015 World Championship team.  During this time Katy began “experimenting” with open water competitions.

Katy continues to train for pool events but splits her time competing in open water and pool events – more on the open water side recently.

Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 Click on the link below to signup:

Hosting these webinars will be OMS Chair Tim Waud and OMS Long Distance Chair Bob Bruce.  Tim coaches the Oregon City Tankers, is the Safety Director for the Portland Bridge Swim, and has competed in open water events in Oregon and abroad.  Bob is the long-time COMA coach, open water director for more than 40 events including 11 USMS championship swims, and has been an open water swimmer, coach, and contributor most of his life.  Notably, both guys have been honored as the USMS Coach of the Year, Tim in 2017 and Bob in 2003!  Their goal is to help make these webinars informative and fun.

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