Masters Swimming Program

Masters Swimming Needs You!

The Columbia Gorge Masters was founded in 2002 as an organized swimming program for adults. The purpose of the organization is to promote good health, fitness, and friendships though regular swimming. The group is affiliated with Oregon Masters Swimming (OMS) and United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

We welcome swimmers of all ages from 18 to 100+ regardless of previous organized workout swimming experience. Some members have been involved in youth swimming organizations, and others have learned to swim as adults. Abilities range from novice swimmers just learning some of the competitive strokes to those who have achieved USMS National Top Ten. Interests range from workout swimmers to competitors who race in pool meets, open-water swims, and triathlons.

The Columbia Gorge Masters swim team has coached workouts Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 am and Monday and Wednesday evenings from5:45-6:45pm. The cost is $40 per month, plus pool users fee, and membership to OMS is required. Coaching is free for 70+ swimmers.  OMS membership is $54 for the year (ages 25-69) and $44 (ages 18-24 and 70+), and it includes subscriptions to Aquamaster (an OMS publication with 10 issues per year) and SWIM Magazine (6 issues per year).

We invite you to join us for a free trial week, but pool use fees still apply. Try some fun workouts with friends! If you need more information, please contact either Shelly Rawding at (509) 493-4679 or or Sandi Rousseau at (541) 354-2580 or