Todd Lantry & Connie Shuman
Photos by Karen Andrus-Hughes The Southern Oregon swims at Applegate Lake were held July 16 & 17, in Ruch, Oregon, with Andy Gramley the meet director.  The weather was beautiful; what more could a person ask.  It was a weekend filled with great swimming and with great fellowship! Swims were […]

Applegate Lake Swims in Pictures



Fit to swim
As I type, USMS LCM Nationals is only 37 days away, and counting.  Any National event is a great chance to see lots of fast swims from swimmers of all ages, make new friends and reconnect with people you haven’t seen lately, as well as an opportunity to learn from […]

Fit to Swim: National Meet Success


Tim Waud 4
The Oregon Club will have six coaches for this year’s Summer National Championship being held August 17-21, 2016, at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center. The Coaching Staff was announced July 26, 2016. The Head Coach is the contact person for the Head Relay Coach, Relay Coaches, and Oregon Club athletes throughout […]

Coaches at Summer Nationals


Horta Faial: The orange boat is my Coast Guard escort into the river mouth. Note the breakers on the rocks where I entered. 1
by Joe Oakes, Oregon LMSC, Unattached You have surely heard the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis, or Semper fi.  But do you know the similar sounding motto of the US Coast Guard?  It is Semper Paratus, meaning ‘always ready.’  And they are.  There are times, though, when maybe the coastal guardians […]

Semper Paratus



University of Oregon Ring 1963
In the fall of 1961 I walked on to the UO Swim Team coached by Don Van Rossen.  I was lucky.  No one else on the team wanted to swim the 200 butterfly.  After two years of trips to Hawaii, water shows, and beating Washington for the first time since […]

Swim Bits: Bring Swimming Back to UO


Kim Peyton, Karen Andrus and Kelly Peyton
in honor of Karen’s best friend and Olympian—Kim Peyton A swimming documentary was just released this past June called “The Last Gold,” about an American women’s relay team that raced just over 40 years ago in Montreal, Canada, at the XXI Olympiad.  The story focuses on what we now know was […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Oregon’s Golden Girl


Hood River Adult Learn to Swim
Photos Courtesy of Lasting Light Photography Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District (HRVPRD) and Columbia Gorge Masters (CGM) received a $3,000 grant from U.S. Masters Swimming ‘Swimming Saves Lives’ foundation to fund an Adult Learn to Swim program during the month of April, 2016.  The governor of Oregon declared […]

USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons in Hood River, Oregon