Tim Waud has been involved with the Oregon City Swim Team as a coach and athlete since 1977. His coaching career began as a student athlete at the University of Oregon. Tim was very involved in the University of Oregon Swim Camps from 1987-1990. Working with Dr. Don Van Rossen in 1987, Tim created the U of O Club Sport Swim Team as a coach and athlete. In 1991, Tim was a coach/counselor at the Stanford University Swim Camp working with NCAA Division I National Championship and U. S. Olympic Team Head Coaches. In 1991, Oregon City Swim Team hired Tim as an Age-Group Coach. Tim continued to coach both USA Swimming and the Oregon City High School Swim Team through 1997. Tim has been an ASCA Level I & II Age Group coach since 1991.

Tim began coaching United States Masters Swimming in 1992 at North Clackamas Aquatic Park (Tsunamis’ Masters Swim Team.) He continues coaching The Oregon City Tankers masters swim team today. Through the years, Tim has been heavily involved in USA Swimming and USMS. Tim has been an athlete member of USA Swimming for Oregon City Swim Team, Eastmont Aquanauts, Mt. Hood Aquatics, University of Oregon and Corvallis Aquatic Team. Tim has been a Masters swimmer for North Clackamas Aquatic Park Tsunamis Masters, Portland Parks Masters, Oregon Reign Masters, Corvallis Aquatic Team Masters and Oregon City Tankers. Tim is quite involved in Oregon Masters Swimming having served numerous terms as Vice-Chairperson of OMS. Tim has attended several United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) Conventions throughout the years as a delegate for OMS. Tim was also involved in the committees that brought the 1995 and 2008 USMS Summer National Championships and 1997 Nike World Masters Games to Gresham, Oregon. Tim has competed in and coached at over 16 USMS National Swimming Championships.

Tim’s swimming career has been very colorful. Tim has had Top Three finishes in Oregon Swimming Championships and Western Zone Swimming Championships. OSAA State High School Swimming Champion 100 Breaststroke for La Salle High School. Numerous Top Five times for Oregon Swimming and several Oregon All-Star Teams. Tim currently holds Top Ten USMS times in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle, Individual Medley and Relays. Tim is also a USMS National Champion and USMS Relay All-American. Tim serves as the Northwest Zone Chair for United States Masters Swimming.

Tim truly believes that “Swimming is for Life.” His passion for the sport of swimming carries into every aspect of the sport. It is his hope that swimmers will find their niche in the sport and continue swimming for a lifetime. “Swimming has been very good to me, it has made me the person I am today. The sport of swimming breeds intelligence, self-confidence, pride and a very strong work ethic which will continue for a lifetime.” Tim hopes he can share his experience and knowledge to develop swimmers of every age and ability.

Tim was awarded the 2017 Speedo U. S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year. He also served as the Head Coach for the 2014 FINA Masters World Swimming Championship held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada coaching over 1,200 U. S. Masters swimmers. Tim will be the Head Coach for the 2021 UANA Pan-American Masters Swimming Championship being held in Medellin, Columbia.