Kevin Cleary with his 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal
There’s nothing quite like the last few weeks leading into your end-season focus meet: many months of hard training and dedication, possibly trying out some new training strategies. Perhaps you’ve been out of competition for a while and are eager to get  your feet wet again. Maybe you’ve been preparing […]

Prepping for Championship Season

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
The long dreary months of January and February are now behind us, and it is time to spice up your training routine either to get ready for the competition season or just to add some more fun to those long boring sets during the winter. 1. Practice all the different […]

Fitness Center – How to Spice Up Your Training Routine

Name: Madelyn (Maddy) Veith Age: 27 Occupation:  Founder of Marove Agency, part-time Masters Swim Coach at Multnomah Athletic Club Team: Multnomah Athletic Club I grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, aka Chocolatetown USA. I joined the swim team when I was 6 years old (mostly because my older brother did it and […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Maddy Veith

Bob Bruce
The following is the Oregon participation summary for the 2023 USMS 1-Hour Virtual National Championship: • 42 Oregon swimmers (22 women & 20 men) swam and entered, our lowest number in years. • 7 Oregon clubs/local teams were represented. • Club results were not available when I filed this report. […]

Long Distance Swimming – March 2023 – One Hour ePostal ...

Photo submitted by Tim Nelson Last week many of us were caught off guard by an unusually large snowstorm which dumped heavy snow on much of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Wednesday afternoon and overnight into Thursday morning. Oregon Masters swimmer Tim Nelson sent me the following note:  On Thursday, 2/23, […]

Off the Block – Coos Bay Snowstorm Swimming

Just a reminder that the Oregon Association Championship meet will be held in Bend, OR on May 19-21, hosted by the Central Oregon Masters Aquatics (COMA) at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center in Bend. Registration will open soon, and you can check the webpage for the registration link […]

2023 Oregon Association Champs

Tim Waud
It’s that time again!  The 2023 Oregon City Spring Ahead Short Course Meters swim competition will be held March 11- 12 at the Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool. The two-day event will be hosted by the Oregon City Tankers Masters Swim Team. Since 2011, 32 National and 28 World Records have been established […]

Chair’s Corner – February 2023

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
As we are heading into February, this is the time of year to hang tough and keep those resolutions and your fitness program alive. Here are a few thoughts: 1.  Your health is your only asset which matters. If you are not healthy, you will not be able to enjoy all […]

Your Health is Your Biggest Asset

by Mike Kelber, Salem Kroc Masters Aqua Master Contributor Dave Radcliff came to Ontario, California in 1963 as a history teacher at Chaffey High School.  His Olympic credentials more than qualified him to coach the swim team and start a new water polo team.  Prior to Coach Radcliff, the swim team coaching […]

Off The Block: Plaque Dedicated to David Radcliff