Tim Waud
Oregon Masters Swimming (OMS) turns 50 years old this year, and we are celebrating this milestone the weekend of July 9-10, 2022.  We would love for you to join us, as we consider you a part of our swim family.  Below are the details, as well as a registration link […]

Chairs Corner – July 2022



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
Most of us do not have the luxury to have a coach on deck due to schedule, locale, or simply that there is no Master swim team available in your area.  In this article and the next, I will try to give you tips for designing your own workout based […]

How to Design Your Own Workout


Kevin Cleary
Over these past few months, I have been studying and contemplating an issue that plagues just about everyone, especially as we age: the dreaded demon known as back pain! Given that so many adults participate in Masters swimming as a means of achieving and/or maintaining good health, this is something […]

Posture, Posture, Posture


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Once upon a time, in a land before COVID, a hundred or more misguided souls would embark on a grand adventure each year, swimming from the Sellwood Bridge to the St. Johns Bridge through the middle of downtown Portland.  It wasn’t just solo swimmers, no!  This was a time when […]

2022 Portland Bridge Swim



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Led by Earl Walter, as OMS Chairman, and Mike Popovich, as Meet Director, Oregon Masters swimming was put on the map as a power in USMS in the pool and in national committees.  As someone who swam in the meet and who has watched Oregon’s influence in USMS boards and […]

Swim Bits – 1982 Nationals


Lizzie is front and center. Her husband Aaron is behind the keyboards. This is one of the bands she sang with named Wolfpack
Name:                    Lizzie Cheney Age:                        65 Occupation:          Artist, Writer, Musician, Multifaceted, Creative, and a “sea creature” Local Team:           OCT Oregon City Tanker I’m Lizzie Cheney, a 65-year-old water lover.  I grew up in Berkeley, California.  Growing up there in the 60s and early 70s was an amazing experience.  So many meaningful […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Lizzie Cheney


by Jim Teisher The Postal 2-Mile Relay is an event swum by 2, 3, or 4 swimmers, each swimming 100s in rotation until they reach 3,600 yards.  This means if you have 2 swimmers, each swimmer swims18 x 100; 3 swimmers, each swimmer swims 12 x 100; and with 4 […]

Barracudas’ 2-mile Relay