Hailey and Jess
Riverside, CA; April 27-30, 2017 Twenty-two Oregon swimmers made the journey to Riverside, California, to compete in the Spring SCY Nationals, April 27th-30th.  After the long Oregon winter, it was energizing to swim outdoors in the 80-90 degree weather.  Instead of wanting to feel the sun on our skin, we […]

Oregon Swimmers ROCK Riverside


Tim Waud 1
In reviewing attendance numbers from our past Association Championship events, participation has dropped significantly.  We have seen this trend in our monthly pool competitions as well.  Three years ago, we were able to offer pool competitions on a monthly basis but we have seen pool events decline in numbers. When […]

Chair’s Corner July 2017 – Where Have All the Swimmers ...


Adolph Kiefer
The End of an Era Adolph “Sonny Boy” Kiefer 1918 – 2017 Adolph Kiefer, the legendary backstroker who won gold in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, died on Friday, May 5, 2017, at his home in Wadsworth, Ill.  He was 98.  He was America’s oldest living Olympic […]

Off the Block – Adolf Kiefer



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So you are taking a year every year?  Well, everybody does and the process of aging is well known, thoroughly studied by the medical field and is something you cannot deny.  I am sure you all have heard that expression, “It is not fun to get old!!”  Indeed, it is […]

Swimming and the Aging Process


U.S. Masters Swimming Coaches Level 1 & 2 Certification Course-May 13, 2017 in Portland, Oregon  The USMS Coaches Committee and Education Services have developed four levels of Masters coach’s certification.  The courses for Levels 1 and 2 were recently taught in Portland, and several Oregon Masters swimmers participated in this […]

Coaches Chair – June 2017




Now that we are early in the 2017 LCM season, I thought it would be fun to look at some data/trivia in the Oregon LCM Records for Individual events.  (I’m working on some Oregon Relay data for the next issue of Aqua Master, so be sure to tune in again […]

Oregon Masters Swimming Trivia!


Joy Ward 1
Joy learned to swim in the Clackamas River.  As a youngster she took swimming lessons in the river, and later in her early teen years would swim there on her own.  Her goal was to swim across the river to a spot called “Monkey Rock” – climb up on the […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Joy Ward


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USMS Middle Distance Open Water National Championship (>1 and <=3 Miles) (2.4 miles) Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 3, 2017 USMS Ultramarathon Distance Open Water National Championship (>= 9 Miles) (9.2 miles) Chattanooga, Tennesee, June 4, 2017 Arlene Delmage swam all 3 races: 1-mile, 2.4-mile, and 9.2-mile.  She won her age group […]

Chattanooga Open Water USMS National Championships