Robert Scott “Bob” McKinnon, a Montana Master’s Swimming record holder, former top-ten ranked Master’s Nationals swimmer, former championship high school and club coach, and six-decade swim instructor, died of esophageal cancer on July 7th. McKinnon, who grew up in Oakland and swam for his father Gus, a UC Berkely assistant swim coach and YMCA club coach, was a high school YMCA All-American who brought California-style competitive swimming to Montana when he was awarded a full-ride scholarship to the University of…
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Congratulations to the swimmers who competed in the April Flowers Meet on April 9, 2022 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho! There were 28 new MT State Records with 22 by BSMT swimmers and 6 by one member not attached to a club. It is encouraging to see opportunities like this for swimmers to reconnect and challenge their fitness. Meet results and records can be found below. Meet Results Updated Short Course Meters records for Montana
Registration is now open for USMS 2020. Click here to get it done!
Mark your calendars! The 2020 Montana Masters State Championship Swim Meet will be hosted by the Bozeman Masters Swim Club at the Bozeman Swim Center on February 29 and March 1. This is a short course (yards) meet. You do not have to live in Montana to enter this meet. It has not been sanctioned yet, but it will be open to all USMS members once it is.
Several members of the Big Sky Montana Masters and one member of the Missoula Masters traveled to Coeur D’Alene, ID this weekend to compete in the Kroc Masters February Flurry. Wendy McNamara lowered three of her Montana records in the 60-64 age group at the meet and a new name in our record books, Louise Albershardt, broke four Montana records in the 55-59 age group.
Register here and to find all the information you need for the meet weekend, including order of events, the Saturday night social, the LMSC annual meeting and more.
Adult Learn-ToSwim Program (ALTS) Swimming Saves Lives According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37 percent of American adults can’t swim the length of a pool, which puts them at risk of being one of the 10 people who drown every day in the United States. USMS’s resources and expertise uniquely positions us to address the problem of adult drowning. In 2013, our Swimming Saves Lives Foundation launched the inaugural April Is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month campaign to bring…
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