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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  June 1 –

Congratulations! New Ozark LCM Records set:

Andrew Pardieck, SLAM, Men 55-59: 100m & 800m Freestyle; 100m Backstroke
Clay Kolar, SLAM, Men 75-79: 50m Breaststroke; 50m Butterfly (IM split); 200m IM



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




June, 2024

If you are swimming at Spring Nationals, I am setting up an email thread for updated SLAM news and messaging relating to Nationals.

If any workout group has any events coming up, please message me and SLAM will help promote it.  Also, please check out our updated website: swimslam.org.

Please join me in thanking Kristen Gross, who has graciously volunteered to succeed Dan Sullivan as the new SLAM Treasurer. I asked Kristen to introduce herself:
   “Hi everyone! I am a USMS level 2 certified coach and have been coaching for the Floaters at the Rec-plex for over a decade. I have worked in the research industries of corn, flowers, and as of late, humans! I recently finished my master’s thesis in connection with probiotics as a recovery aid in masters endurance athletes and I’m now working for Outlier. My husband Wyatt and I have three children, one of who is a swimmer. I spend most of her extra time like my fellow SLAM members – in a pool or lake!”

Nearby swimming events:

Our Saluki workout group in Carbondale, IL is hosting the Ed and Ruth Shea Challenge Classic (long-course meters) on Saturday, July 13. It is paper-entry only, the form link is here. They have also hosted 2 mini-meets with limited event offerings on May 4 and June 1.

There is a Long Course Meters meet in Overland Park, KS (KC) on June. The link to the event is here.

The 2024 Central Illinois Open Water Swim is June 8 at Evergreen Lake in Comlara Park in Hudson, IL; the link to the event is here.

Swim Across America-St. Louis is being held August 24 at Innsbrook Resort. The link to the event is here.

Summer Nationals will be held August 21-25 in Mission Viejo, CA and registration is open. The link for the event is here.

Social Media:

SLAM Facebook group:


SLAM Facebook page:


SLAM Instagram page:


Merchandise: The SLAM shopping page is in transition with the new treasurer; items will be available asap. Prices shown in the newsletter do not include shipping, but shipping will be added on the website shopping page.

SLAM magnets $3 each
SLAM stickers $2 each


SLAM t-shirt $20

SLAM hoodie $40

Finally, you might have seen me on the news (Fox 2/KPLR 11) last month. If you’ve seen me at a meet or practice, you’ve probably noticed the scar on my chest and wondered what happened. The link to the story is here.

Thank you,
Patrick Sullivan, President
St Louis Area Masters Swimming