I have found that Spring is one of the best times to launch into a new fitness routine.  Days are longer, flowers start blooming and in between the rain, the sun tries to peek in.  We all itch to go outside and enjoy nature.  Hopefully, you now have designed your […]

Spring is Here, Time for “Spring Cleaning” Fitness Challenge


Matt Miller
I’m all about optimization… especially in swimming.  It’s great when swimmers get the biggest returns possible on the efforts they put into swimming.  As such, the first two technical articles I’ve written as the Co-Coaches Chair, have focused on two of the most common and fairly easily fixed technical issues […]

Rotate the Body, but Still the Head!


Long Distance Swimming
The coming of spring reminds us that summer is not far away, and with it comes the 2017 Oregon open water season. You can find the schedule, event information, and entry forms for all Oregon events and information about the 2017 Oregon Open Water Series at http://swimoregon.org/calendar/ and http://swimoregon.org/open-water/. Here is […]

Long Distance Swimming – April 2017




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