Michael and his wife, Heather
Name: Michael Power Age: 54 Occupation:  Retired from Santa Barbara County Sheriff and University of CA Santa Barbara Police, currently doing some limited flight instruction Team: COMA (but also represent Santa Barbara Masters depending on the season) I met Mike Power this summer at the Marin County Meet in Novato, CA.  He […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Michael Power

2023 February Fitness Challenge
Are you looking for some long distance swimming opportunities? Great news! The February Fitness Challenge is back! This international long distance postal swimming event is held by the Tualatin Hills Barracudas. The Challenge has always focused on promoting health and physical fitness but also adds a fun competitive edge. Swimmers set a […]

2023 February Fitness Challenge

Colette Crabbe and assistant Rick Howell at the Clark County YMCA.
Oregon Masters Swimming, along with USMS, sponsored two stroke development clinics which were held on consecutive weekends at the beginning of January.  The events took place at the Clark County YMCA in Vancouver and were hosted by Colette Crabbe, an Olympian and the current OMS Fitness Chair.  Stroke development clinics are for […]

Stroke Development Clinics

By Tom Phipps AquaMaster Contributor Swimming-Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE) is an uncommon condition that is associated with abnormal fluid collection in the lungs, in the absence of actually breathing in water, that occurs during or shortly after swimming. First described in 1989, it is a subtype of immersion pulmonary edema, […]

Swimmer-Induced Pulmonary Edema – a Potential Concern for Open ...

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Jacki Allender, OMS Officials Chairperson, was recently awarded the 2022 Kenneth Pettigrew Award. This award was created to honor Ken Pettigrew, a swimming official who devoted over 30 years to swimming. Each year the recipient is chosen by the USA-Swimming Officials’ Committee and the award is presented at the annual […]

Chair’s Corner – January 2023

Clinic #1:  Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic Saturday January 7th, 2023, 1:00 to 4:00 PM SOLD OUT   Clinic #2:  Breaststroke and Butterfly Saturday January 14th, 2023, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Both clinics will start with one hour in a classroom reviewing the key points of the strokes, followed by 2 hours in the […]

Stroke Development Clinics with Olympian Colette Crabbe

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
As 2022 is coming to an end, the hoopla of the holidays are almost behind us, I want to wish you a very healthy 2023. Your health and fitness are your most precious assets, so make sure to preserve them and focus your resolutions towards them. Fitness encompasses many components, […]

Fitness Center – The Best Resolutions for 2023

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When we think of places to enjoy swimming in Europe our minds tend to drift to the Greek islands, Spain, the French Riviera or the warm beaches in Italy.  Think of beautiful and inviting warm places like Nice, Barcelona, Capri or Santorini.  Sunny, sandy beaches, warm water and beautiful people. But would […]

Off the Block – Swimming in Scandinavia

Tanya and fellow swimmers at the Mingus Park Pool in Coos Bay. Left to Right: Candy Lydick Chatt, Tanya, Chris Cook and Jayna Tomac. 6
Name: Tanya Baxter Age: 43 Occupation:  Judicial Services Specialist, State of Oregon’s 15th Judicial District Team: SOMA Passionate about swimming since I was a small child, I rarely missed an opportunity to go with friends or family to the nearest lake, river, or pool – it was one of my […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Tanya Baxter