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About Ozark LMSC – Ozark Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) 


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Saint Louis Area Masters Swimming Inc (SLAM), a non-profit organization, is a United States Masters Swimming registered Club in the Ozark LMSC and includes swimmers of all ages, experience and ability.  Some SLAM swimmers are competitive, but many are not and belong to SLAM for the camaraderie and challenge of a structured practice.
Contact Saint Louis Area Masters at: slam@swimlam.org


2024 Ozark LMSC Service Award winner Patrick Sullivan. Congratulations SLAM President! 

2024 Ozark LMSC Short Course Yards Championship

2024 Ozark LMSC General Membership Meeting

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
7pm – 8pm

South City Family YMCA, St Louis MO

FREE Open Water Swim Clinic

3150 Sublette Ave, St Louis, MO 63139


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Shea Natatorium, Carbondale Illinois

Ed and Ruth Shea Challenge Classic

Sprint No-Brainer and Iron Glutton Challenges



Connect with SLAM


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Lafayette High School
17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011


Monday, Tuedsay, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 am – 6:30 am

Contact: Laurel Stallings,




Marquette High School
2351 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017


Friday & Saturday: 5:00 am – 6:30 am
Sunday: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Contact: Laurel Stallings, stallingslaurel@prcommunityed.org

Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Rd, Manchester, MO 63011

Indoor: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Outdoor: TBA Summer 2024


Contact: Laurel Stallings, stallingslaurel@prcommunityed.org

South City Family YMCA (SLAM-STORM)3150 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Cory Griffin, cory.griffin@gwrymca.org

O’Fallon Family YMCA – (SLAM-OTTRZ)284 N Seven Hills Rd, O’Fallon, IL 62269


Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 am – 6:30 am

Contact: Kasey Massie: kasey.massie@gwrymca.org

Edwardsville YMCA (SLAM-YOE)
1200 ESIC Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025


Tuesday and Thursday: 6:40 pm – 7:45 pm


Contact: Gunnar Kohlbrecher, gkohlbrecher@edwymca.com



Saint Peters Rec-Plex
5200 Mexico Rd, Saint Peters, MO 63376


Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 am – 6:30 am CLOSED SUMMER 2024


Contact: Kristen Gross, kngswim@gmail.com

O’Fallon Missouri YMCA
3451 Pheasant Meadow, O’Fallon, MO 63368


Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 am – 6:30 am


Contact: Anne Schneider, anne.schneider@gwrymca.org




Mid County YMCA
1900 Urban Dr, Brentwood MO 63144


Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:30 am


Contact: Taylor Looney, taylor.looney@gwrymca.org

Wildwood YMCA
2641 Highway 109, Wildwood MO 63040


Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm


Contact: Jen Humphrey, jen.humphrey@gwrymca.org

Saluki Masters Swim Club (SLAM-SALUK) SIU Student Rec Center, Shea Natatorium, 300 E Grand Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901

Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 7:30 am Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:oo pm Occasionally 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Contact: Clay Kolar, claysplash49@gmail.com




April, 2024

Registration is open until April 4th (HURRY!) for our local meet, the 2024 Ozark LMSC Short Course Yards Championships, being held this weekend, April 6-7 at McKendree Metro Rec-Plex, 205 RecPlex Dr, O’Fallon, IL 62269. The link for registering is https://swimslam.org/2024-scy-entry-form/

If you can bring someone to volunteer as a lane timer, that would be a great help, too.

At the end of competition on Saturday, April 6th, SLAM swimmers are invited to eat and hangout together at Peel Pizza at 104 S. Cherry St, O’Fallon, IL 62269. https://www.peelpizza.com/ofallon 
If you know you’re going, just hit reply to this email so I can tell Peel how many people to expect.

If any workout group has events coming up, please reply to this email and SLAM will help promote it.

Second, please check out our continually updated website, https://swimslam.org. 

Next, we have a SLAM Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1203100876702527

a SLAM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=st%20louis%20area%20masters 

and an Instagram page:


We now have SLAM magnets and stickers for sale for $3 per magnet and $2 per sticker. They will be for sale at the SCY meet, or reply to this email if you are interested.

We should have caps with the new logo on them to give out at the meet this weekend. If you are going to the USMS 2024 Spring Nationals, let me know and I will try to get your last name placed on a couple caps for that meet. I hope to order those by the end of the first week of May.

We should also have the newly designed SLAM t-shirts ($20) and hoodies ($40) for sale at the meet this weekend. The preferred way to pay for merchandise at the meet will be through our Venmo, @SLAM_SWIM. If you can’t attend the meet but are interested, we plan to sell items on the SLAM website or you can reply to this email  (slam@swimslam.org).

Speaking of Spring Nationals—Registration is open until May 28 for the USMS 2024 Spring SCY Nationals taking place June 20-24 in the iconic IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, which is the nicest pool I’ve ever swam in! Anyone can swim 3 events without a National Qualifying Time (NQT). I already registered, curently there are 10 SLAM swimmers signed up, and hope you will too! I went to last year’s Spring Nationals in Irvine, CA and it was the most exciting swim meet I’ve ever participated in. It’s so inspiring to watch someone in their 90s still competing. It’s also thrilling to compete alongside former Olympians who you grew up watching and cheering for. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that’s close by, I’m staying at Candlewood Suites (https://www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/indianapolis/indwp/hoteldetail). I stayed there for a meet late last year and it was perfect for a multi-night stay. I will be there for the whole meet, by the way.

If you are looking for other upcoming swim meets, the Lakeside Masters Spring SCY Mini Meet will be held April 14 th in Louisville, KY.  Sunday, May 5th is MOVY Masters’ “Swimmo de Mayo” (Cinco de Mayo) Pentathlon (SCY) in Gladstone, MO.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the meet this weekend, and don’t forget about eating at Peel after the competition on Saturday!  

Thank you,

Patrick Sullivan