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Welcome to the Ozark Masters Swimming LMSC web site.  This web site gives current information on clubs, competitions and activities in the Ozark region.  Use the links at the left of this page to navigate our web site. Thanks for visiting us.

Recent Postings

How far can you swim in one hour? If you are looking for somewhere  to  swim the USMS 1-hour ePostal National Championship, the South City YMCA is offering two dates (January 27 and February 3) in conjunction with their SwimStrong benefit for a minimum donation of $30. See their information  here. Use the USMS split form and enter the USMS event online after your swim. The USMS entry fee is $7. You can do the 1-hour swim in any 25 yard or longer pool January 1st - February 28th provided you have someone to count your laps (record splits) with stopwatch or electronic timing.

Ozark Sponsored Events

March 24, 2018 FRAY Adult Swim Meet, Four Rivers YMCA, Washington, MO, information coming soon after recognition applied for (times will not count for national records since manual timing is used, but times will be submitted for Top Ten consideration and Ozark records).

April 7-8, 2018 Ozark LMSC Championship, Marquette H.S., Chesterfield, MO
Online entry  Paper entry and meet information

June 9, 2018 USMS Sprint Distance Open Water National Championship (1-Mile) and non-championship 5K, Little Grassy Lake, Makanda, IL (near Carbondale), hosted by Saluki Masters Swim Club (registered SLAM workout group). Backup date of June 10 if conditions unsafe on June 9.
Event Website, Online entry Deadline to enter is May 26, 2018

July 14, 2018 Ed and Ruth Shea LCM Challenge Classic, Carbondale, IL

Election of Ozark LMSC Officers -

On October 29, 2017, the Ozark LMSC Board elected the following officers for two year terms commencing November 1, 2017. Congratulations to our new officers and thank you for your service to the Ozark LMSC.

Maryanne Barkley - Chair, Bruce Hopson - Vice-Chair,
John Pohlmann - Secretary, Katrina Pon - Treasurer

Meet our Ozark LMSC Officers on the CONTACT US page.

2017 U.S. Masters Swimming Convention reports from our Ozark Delegates

Maryanne Barkley's report                                      
Bruce Hopson's report
Diann Bauer's report
Lori Payne's report

2017 USMS Leadership Summit

Lori Payne's report

Barkley Dot Donnelly

Congratulations to Maryanne Barkley, recipient of the 2017 Dorothy Donnelly  U.S. Masters Swimming Service Award.

Results from Ozark Sponsored Events

November 4, 2017 Ozark LMSC Short Course Meters Championship, Edwardsville, IL. Results - Congratulations to our Ozark LMSC record-setters,  Laurie Smith (2), Jeffrey Enge (5), Paul Yemm (1), Seth Johnson (1), Steven Hancock (2), Stephen Smith (1), Douglas Miller (1) and our three 280+ relays that set records in the Men's 400 Medley and Mixed 400 and 800 Free relays.

July 15, 2017 - Ed and Ruth Shea Challenge Classic LCM meet, Carbondale, IL  Click for Results, Challenge Event Results, Records Set.

June 18, 2017 - Swim the Sun - Open Water event at Sunnen Lake, Potosi, MO. Results now available HERE,

Results from previous Ozark events - see the Competition section.

Nearby Events

Minutes of the April 1, 2017 Ozark LMSC General Membership meeting

2017 Ozark LMSC Financial statement

2018 Ozark LMSC Budget

National and International Meets
May 10-13, 2018 - USMS Spring Nationals, Indianapolis, IN

July 28-August 5, 2018 - UANA Pan American Championship, Orlando, FL
May25-28, 2019 USMS Spring Nationals, Mesa, AZ
August 7-11, 2019 USMS Summer Nationals, Mission Viejo, CA


IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR USMS MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018 beginning November 1, 2017.  Your membership for 2017 expires December 31, 2017 no matter when you initially registered.  Your 2018 Membership will expire December 31, 2018.  IT'S EASY TO JOIN or RENEW your USMS membership ONLINE and you can print out a copy of your membership card immediately and later whenever you need one.  You can even save a copy of your card on your computer for later use.  Save your local Ozark LMSC money by printing your own card and DO NOT check the box that says "Also send me a card in the mail".

If you are eligible for discount, (senior 75 or older or full-time student 25 or younger), DO NOT register online.  Instead use the 2018 paper registration form (do not use the 2017 form).  Click on Membership for more information about discounts and to download a paper registration form.

For more information about joining or renewing your membership in United States Masters Swimming, including the breakdown of cost, clubs to join, etc., click on the Membership link on the left side of this page.

Thanks for visiting the Ozark LMSC web site.

If you have any comments or questions about this web page, please contact: John Pohlmann

Last updated: Feb 25, 2018