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by Dave Radcliff Hi Oregon Swimmers, Nancy and I are just back from a wonderful Open Water swimming experience in Michigan.  Early this year I was checking out Open Water swims for the summer.  I saw one listed that was called “Swim to the Moon”.  That title caught my attention, […]

Swim to the Moon


Jim Montgomery
Oregon Reign Masters were fortunate enough to have Olympian Jim Montgomery (Dallas, TX) join us for a lunch workout.  Jim Montgomery won three gold medals and one bronze at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.  At the time Jim was the first man ever to break the 50-second barrier in the […]

Jim Montgomery Visits Oregon Reign Masters


by Jim Teisher meetdirector@barracudas.org Tualatin Hills Barracudas What is the Two Mile Relay? Last year the Tualatin Hills Barracudas ran the first USMS-sanctioned ePostal Two Mile Relay.  A relay team is made up of 2, 3, or 4 swimmers, each swimming 100 yds in rotation until they reach 3600 yards. […]

ePostal Two Mile Relay



OREG Club will charge a $6 membership fee this year as a part of your USMS registration fee when you renew for 2019. OREG Club is the club the majority of us in the Oregon Masters Swimming (OMS) Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) swim under, when competing in regional or […]

New Fee Schedule for Club OREG


Sue Calnek-Morris set 4 Oregon and 4 Zone records at the Gil Young meet.
Oregon Reigned Supreme at the 2018 Gil Young Memorial Meet that doubled as the Northwest Zone and Oregon Long Course championships.  Home team Oregon Reign took the Championship title with 429 points followed by Southern Oregon Masters who scored 238, and the Oregon City Tankers with 170 points. Two world […]

2018 Gil Young Summer Madness


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
There is a big misconception that the fit and healthy people are found in the fastest lane at the pool, or are gym rats; that they are all lean and tall and only eat vegetables and seeds; that they enjoy the perfect stress-free life.  Let me correct you, those are […]

Where is Waldo? Or where are the fit persons ...



Michael Dix and family 8
Name:  Michael Dix AGE:  46 Occupation:  Veterinarian Local Team:  SOMA For as long as I can remember, I have considered myself a swimmer.  Even when I rarely touched a pool or lake for almost 20 years, I still considered myself a swimmer.  I started competitively swimming when I was 5 […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Michael Dix


SOMA people at Eel Lake
Thirty Master swimmers lined up at Eel Lake last Saturday for the second and final race of the day when a voice called out, “The yellow turn buoy is loose!”  The buoy had marked a significant turning point around a morass of water weed just under the surface which no […]

2018 Eel Lake Weekend Recap


30 swimmers turned out for this year’s Eel Lake swims.  Eel Lake is a freshwater lake by the coast between Reedsport and Coos Bay, part of William Tugman State Park.  We had fine weather this year, and the water was warmer than normal, so that wetsuits weren’t necessary for a […]

2018 Eel Lake Swim Recap