Julie Kamat and Adam Arzner with their trophies (Sprint Animal Masters Champions) 2
The 15th annual Canby Animal Meet, held on January 13, 2019, saw 50-plus swimmers come out to compete for the right to call themselves “Animal Champions”!  This meet is a lot of fun, and is definitely unique.  Regardless of age group, swimmers channel their inner animal into one of three […]

The Animals Were at it Again!


Tim Waud
Greetings fellow Masters swimmers, I hope the New Year is going well for all of you.  We have an exciting year ahead of us with some great events lined up for 2019.  This year the OMS Association Championship will be held at the newly renovated Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation […]

Chair’s Corner – February 2019


Kate before and after illness
You know what it is like because you live it every day.  Work, kids, meals, homework, housework and it is a repeat cycle of “busy” until the weekend.  Weekends are just as jam-packed until they are broken by Mondays and the start of the weekday cycle of activity all over […]

Kate—Terminal Prognosis Turns Into Tremendous Results



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
After the season of reflections and resolutions often comes the season of failure and frustration.  And we are just about at that critical time.  As people who make health related New Year’s resolutions often make a big mistake, they look at them as an issue of willpower rather than ability. […]

Approach health resolutions as new skills to master


This article is targeted toward people new to competitive swimming or those with physical limitations.  Since part of the intended target audience is new swimmers, I’ll keep it fairly fundamental in terms of instruction, and explain terminology for people who aren’t highly familiar with the sport of swimming. In individual […]

In-Water Starts


(Editor’s note:  You can be assured that any meet that is run by Bob Bruce will have some very creative twist to it.  This one did not disappoint!) On the pre-holiday Saturday afternoon of December 8, 2018, a collegial group of folks gathered underneath the Big Top at the Juniper […]

COMA Pentathlon!



Christian Tujo with his daughter Alexis and wife Alicia
Age:  47 Workout Group:  Central Oregon Masters Aquatics (COMA) Occupation: Financial Advisor Hi! For those that don’t know me, my name is Christian Tujo.  I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  I’m currently working as a Financial Advisor in Bend, Oregon, where I also do volunteer work for the […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Christian Tujo


Ralph Mohr
Late last summer the Carr Fire burned completely around Whiskeytown Reservoir near Redding, California.  The 2018 Whiskeytown open water meet was cancelled. The Whiskeytown races will be held again this year, according to the coach of the Redding Swim Team.  I would like to propose that Oregon Masters swimmers make […]

Swim Bits – February 2019


Holiday Swim breakfast
For many years now, a group of us, primarily from Oregon Reign Masters plus friends, have been enjoying a pre-Christmas get-together at Elmer’s Restaurant.  Of course, it’s after practice on a Saturday.  We do an ornament exchange ($5 limit), have breakfast/lunch, or just come to visit.  Participate in all or […]

Holiday Swim Breakfast