Walking out to begin a night swim at Elk Lake
An 80+ plus Catalina Relay August 19-20, 2015 by Dave Radcliff On August 19-20, 6 men and one alternate became the oldest Relay to ever successfully swim across the 22 miles of the Catalina Channel, between the Island of Catalina and the Palos Verde Peninsula in California.  Dave Radcliff, an […]

The Old Men and the Sea

STAT at the OMS Gil
Young Meet
There are 31 workout groups in club OREG, so from all those there should be something happening.  If any team has a Facebook page, let me know so I can ‘like’ it and see your social ‘stuff’.  Since only OCT and STAT are in my Facebook right now, they are […]

Team Life

After a successful summer season most OMS swimmers are asking, “Now what?”  That’s easy.  For 2016: ePostals, State Meet, and the Long Course National Championships at Mt. Hood in August.  So how are you going to prepare for these major events? I have one suggestion.  Swim hard and fast in […]

Swim Bits – October 2015

Swimmers were sooo fast at the NW Zone/Gil Young Memorial LCM Meet August 21st-23rd, that there was a thick smoke over the area on Saturday and Sunday!  Actually, many people said the smoke was from the large fires in central/eastern Oregon that blew over with the east wind.  Others thought […]

Swimmers Were Smoking at Gil Young Meet

Do you need a nap? Do you find yourself feeling drowsy?  Maybe you aren’t getting enough quality sleep at night or have too much going, and can’t turn off your day at the end of it.  You may need a nap.  Just like younger children, adults too can benefit from […]

Fit to Swim – October 2015

While membership is good in USMS and OMS I really feel it is time to make a push to bring more into our awesome secret of health.  Let’s look at some things we as coaches and swimmers can do to get more swimmers onto clubs and workout groups. Bring a […]

Bring a Friend

By Bob Bruce We enjoyed a mix of three sanctioned and three unsanctioned (let’s call them “affiliated”) venues this year. We had a fine season. Let’s recognize our season achievements and highlights: We hosted 15 swims at 6 venues this year, still maintaining strong variety in courses, distances, and events. […]

Long Distance Swimming – October 2015

Records - NW Zone LCM Championship Meet
NW Zone LCM Championship Meet / Gil Young Memorial Meet Mount Hood CC outdoor pool — 8/21-23/2015 USMS Sanction # 375 – S008 New records established: 12 Oregon, 13 Northwest Zone, 1 National, 1 FINA World Link to PDF: Records NW Zone LCM Championship Meet

New Records – August 2015