Abby Blank
Abby Blank Age: 31 Occupation: Library Assistant at Vancouver Community Library LMSC: Oregon Reign Masters Swimming was a family affair. My older brother started it. Then came my sister, me, and shortly thereafter my little brother. My parents swamtoo. I started swimming competitively at age six on the Coeur d’Alene […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Abby Blank


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The secret’s out.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are good for you, especially before a game or workout.  The NBA has declared it so. Cf. http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/presents18931717/the-nba-secret-addiction/. Every morning I have two WASA light rye crackers covered with peanut butter and jelly with my tea, even when I go to workout […]

Swim Bits – April 2017






Meet hero Willard Lamb and son Doug sit with Dave and Nancy Radcliff
For the fifth consecutive year, the Oregon City Swim Team and Oregon City Tankers Masters team hosted their dual-sanctioned USMS/USA Swimming meet on March 4th and 5th.  The Oregon City Spring Ahead Meet is the one meet held annually in Oregon that plays hosts to both age group swimmers and […]

Masters World Records Galore at the Oregon City Meet!



At the following websites are flyers for the upcoming educational offerings which USMS will be bringing to Portland, OR, on Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2017.  OMS offers scholarships; contact timpwaud@gmail.com for more information. USMS Stroke development clinic –  https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1758&cid=73955 USMS Clinic course for coaches –  https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1758&cid=73954 USMS […]

USMS Educational Offerings Coming Up In Portland


Tim Waud
Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers The month of April is very exciting for our membership.  Central Oregon Masters Aquatics will be hosting our Annual Short Course Yard Association Championship April 7-9, 2017.  This is a time when we come together to celebrate all of the hard work in and out of […]

Chair’s Corner: March 2017


Off the Block
You can regain your health and take control of your life.  All the beneficial things that you associate with health – looking good, optimal weight, positive energy, vitality and a deep sense of well-being – can be yours.  What’s more, you can accomplish these goals by the simplest method imaginable: […]

Diet, Not Genes, Controls Destiny