Tim Waud
This article was written by Dr. G John Mullen and cited with his permission.  Dr. Mullen was one of several guest speakers at the 2017 U. S. Masters Swimming National Coaches Clinic in San Mateo, California. Dr. G. John Mullen, Physical Therapist and Strength Coach Dryland for the Masters Swimmers.  […]

10 Tips for Eff ective Strength Training Programs for Swimming

We have just finished the Oregon Open Water Season, perhaps the most successful one that we have ever had!  I haven’t had a chance to mull through the results or analyze the statistics, but I couldn’t miss seeing that our participation leapt upwards dramatically.  News and previews… Oregon Season Series […]

Long Distance Swimming – August 2017

Bob Voll
Robert “Bob” Voll, age 60 Retired UPS driver Oregon Reign Masters I started competitive swimming when I was 9, after a bout with rheumatic fever and Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 8.  The doctor recommended swimming as a sports activity to help with my recovery.  I joined the Parkrose Swim […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Robert “Bob” Voll

Over the years I have chased down a few records that others seem to have overlooked.  In 1994, at age 60, I became the first person to swim in the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska.  At times I have done other things that some might think odd, but it […]

An Obscure World Record

Oregon Masters swimmers have been a relative powerhouse in National relay records for more than a decade.  In total, Oregon has less than 2% of registered USMS swimmers, but we currently hold 4.6% of the National relay records!  Congratulate your fast teammates! For this article, I am reviewing the numbers […]

Oregon Masters Swimmers & USMS National Relay Records

Abbey and Jeff Erwin
by Daniel Paulling (adapted) On June 24 at Foster Lake in Sweet Home, OR, a 90 minute drive south of Portland, the 2017 U.S. Masters Swimming 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship was held.  And Abbey Erwin was trying to hang on as the last push came at the end.  […]

Erwins Win National Titles in Cable Championship

Tim Waud
I hope your summer training is going well and you are enjoying this beautiful weather.  Last month, we had a committee work together to come up with a detailed report on how our membership works within the Oregon LMSC.  I would like to share with you some of those details. […]

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