The question was asked, Who were the past OMS presidents, in order, and when did they start and end their presidency. So, I looked in the past Aqua Master newsletters to find the information below. Some months there was no published Aqua Master, so if a new president took over during that time I had no way to tell. Also, October, 1981, was the first Aqua Master in the OMS archives.
I remember being in a meet at Reynolds HS on December 31, 1972, so you can see how many years went by before a newsletter was started by OMS. At that time Oregon was part of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The internet says USMS was founded in 1970, but AAU was over Masters Swimming at that time; USMS didn’t exist. We had to wait for the Masters National newsletter, put out by June Krauser, to get meet results.
See how many names you recognize in the list below.
*You can find the answer by looking at any recent Aqua Master, page 2.
Name Start End Comments
1 Earl Walter Oct-1981 Dec-1982 This was the first newsletter in the OMS archives
2 Arthur Smith Jan-1983 Dec-1984
3 Sandi Rousseau Jan-1985 Nov-1986
4 Bert Peterson Dec-1986 Oct-1988 No November, 1988, Aqua Master
5 Kathleen Buck Dec-1988 Nov-1990
6 John Zell Dec-1990 Dec-1992
7 David Cobb Feb-1993 Dec-1994 No January, 1993, Aqua Master
8 Eric Guest Jan-1995 Dec-1998
9 Suzanne Rague Jan-1999 Oct-2000
10 Jeanne Teisher Nov-2000 Sep-2004
11 Jeanne Teisher & Sandi Rousseau Oct-2004 Dec-2004
12 Jody Welborn Jan-2005 Dec-2010
13 Jeanne Teisher Jan-2011 Dec-2016
14 Tim Waud Jan-2017 present