Maggie Trujillo Executive Chef Larks Medford
Maggie Trujillo, 35 Southern Oregon Masters (SOMA) Executive Chef, Larks Inn at the Commons in Medford, Oregon As Executive Chef, I am responsible for all food and kitchen staff at the Inn at the Commons.  We have a 125-seat restaurant and lounge featuring a local farm to table menu.  The […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Maggie Trujillo


Ralph Mohr
It’s an old adage: “Don’t Quit.”  Easier said than done! However, an 80-year-old Ironman triathlete, John Holman, follows that notion.  His story can be found here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2018/05/05/80-year-old-man-competing-ironman-dont-quit/583765002/ We have several older swimmers who fit that same notion, led, of course, by Willard Lamb and Dave Radcliff.  They still get on […]

Swim Bits – Don’t Quit



Alofi, Niue
  January, 2018.  Sometimes I think that I am the luckiest guy in the world.  I love to swim and I love to travel.  I indulge both of those passions while cruising the open seas.  This year it is in the South Pacific, on board the mv Amsterdam, with stops […]

Swimming Across Polynesia


Frank Philipps and Uwe Britsch 6x4.5 1
submitted by Elke Asleson Western Oregon University/Adjunct Instructor Division of Health & Exercise Science Physical Education students earned extra credit for helping to time, observe and dialogue with swimmers competing at the Masters Association swim meet in Corvallis, Oregon in April, 2018. Their comments are summarized below…enjoy! I.         Were there […]

Masters Association Meet in Corvallis — Student Observations


Leah Harris and Mike Oxendine before their 10K at the Amazon Pool. 4
Seventeen swimmers bravely showed up for and completed a 5K or 10K ePostal on May 26th in the Amazon Pool in Eugene, Oregon.  This year showed the best turnout yet since 2014, the year we started this opportunity, and we were blessed with a beautiful warm and sunny day for […]

National Records crushed at the 5K & 10K ePostal Swim ...