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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 SALUKI Closed Invite #1 – May 4 –  Results 

Congratulations! New Ozark LCM Records set:
Ben Rutledge, SLAM, Men 18-24: 200m Freestyle; 50m Backstroke
Andrew Pardieck, SLAM, Men 55-59: 50m & 200m Backstroke
Clay Kolar, SLAM, Men 75-79: 100m Breaststroke; 400m IM

2024 SALUKI Closed Invite #2  6/1 [Results]



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


Saturday, June 1 Starts 9:00 am

Shea Natatorium, Carbondale Illinois

Saluki Closed Invite #2 Dual Sanctioned LCM Swim Meet

Hosted by Saluki Swim Club, Dual-sanctioned by USA Swimming/Ozark Swimming and the Ozark LMSC for USMS Inc
Mail In Paper Entry Must be Received by May 20


Saturday, July 13, 2024   Starts 10:00 am

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




May, 2024

It was great seeing everyone at the meet at McKendree last month! Results are on the swimslam.org website.

Please join me in thanking long-time SLAM Treasurer Daniel Sullivan for his dedication and integral service to SLAM’s finances over many, many years; Dan has decided to resign, we all send him our gratitude and wish him the very best.  Anyone interested in volunteering as club Treasurer, please let me know in a reply to this email. 

Spring Nationals—Registration is open until May 28th for Spring Nationals! Here is the link to register:


Spring Nationals will be held June 20-24 in Indianapolis, in the iconic IUPUI Natatorium, which is the nicest pool I’ve ever swam in! Anyone can swim 3 events without a National Qualifying Time (NQT). Myself and 10 other SLAM swimmers are registered 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.

I would love to have a big turn-out for SLAM at Nationals and encourage you to sign up and join in the fun!. The link to the event is https://www.usms.org/events/national-championships/pool-national-championships/2024-pool-national-championships/2024-spring-national-championship

By the way, if you are going to Nationals, on May 14 I will order two caps with the swimmer’s last name placed on them for anyone that has signed up for Nationals and is listed on the athlete roster for SLAM on the USMS website. If you haven’t signed up for Nationals, but are planning on it, please let me know by May 14 for the order.

If any workout group has any events coming up, please message me and SLAM will help promote it.

I invite you to please check out our updated website, https://swimslam.org

Also check out the SLAM Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1203100876702527 , and the

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

and the Instagram page:


Merchandise: Prices do not including shipping in this newsletter, but on the website it will. We now have SLAM magnets and stickers for sale. $3 per magnet, $2 per sticker.


We will soon have the newly designed SLAM t-shirts ($20) and hoodies ($40) for sale on our website!

If you are looking for other upcoming swim meets, Gladstone (KC) is hosting their Swim-O de Mayo (Cinco de Mayo) 3 level pentathlon this Sunday, the 5 th . The link to the event is https://www.usms.org/events/events/swimmo-de-mayo-cinco-de-mayo-pentathlon?ID=10459

There is a long-course meet in Overland Park, KS (KC) on June 9 th . The link to the event is


SAVE THE DATES: Our Saluki workout group in Carbondale, IL is hosting the Ed and Ruth Shea Challenge Classic on Saturday, July 13 th. They are also offering two dual-sanctioned (USA/USMS) LCM mini-meets with limited event offerings on May 4 and June 1st. These events are paper-entry only, so mailing time should be considered. You can get the paper registration forms on the SLAM website (swimslam.org).

Thank you,

Patrick Sullivan, President
St Louis Area Masters Swimming