GPY team at Applegate Lake
The Rogue Valley Masters are alive and well! In fact, so well, they won the small team state 1500m championship. RVM hosted the glorious Applegate Swim Series July 13-14. The open water 2.5k, 5k, 10k, 1500m, and pursuit relays allowed swimmers at many levels to participate. Todd Lantry was the […]

Applegate Lake Swim Series 2019


Tim Waud
Greetings fellow Masters swimmers, I hope your summer is going well and you are spending time with your family and friends. What an exciting Open Water season we have had this year and an even more exciting pool season. Congratulations to those swimmers who competed in the recent 2019 U. […]

Chair’s Corner – September 2019


Off the Block
For all my 47 years, I thought I was extremely healthy!  After all, at that time (1982), I’d been a daily runner for 14 years, had run 3 marathons, and ate what I considered a very healthy diet — lots of chicken, fish, and low-fat dairy. I’d been heavily involved […]

Off the Block: Ruth Heidrich Defeats Cancer and Osteoporosis



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
Health is your most precious gift. Fitness is the best medicine around. Do you have the right attitude about it? Here are a few examples of attitudes that might backfire in your long-term pursuit of fitness. Attitude #1: All or nothing attitude. You avoid all your favorite food. Depriving yourself […]

Attitude is everything with health and fitness


Sara Shepherd
You’ve put in the time, you’ve logged the yardage, your big meet or event is on the horizon…it’s TAPER time! Time to come down in yardage, up the quality efforts a little bit here and there, fine tune the technical aspects of your training and then SMASH your personal best […]

Taper Tips


Bob Bruce
Upcoming Swims –Saturday, September 7: Southern Oregon Swims at Lake of the Woods, between Medford & Klamath Falls. Our season wrap-up. 3000 & 1500-meter swims on a gorgeous lake. Info & entry at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=2441&smid=11819. Entry deadline: Thursday, September 5.  $10 extra for day-of-race entry. –Until September 15: USMS 5 & […]

Long Distance Swimming – September 2019




My adventures in swimming began when I was very young, thanks to my parents and to where I grew up.  To not know how to swim in Southern California so close to the beach and with so many pools would be a shame, my parents thought.  As a result, my […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Janelle Miller


Ralph Mohr
It’s a little known fact that Mark Spitz was considered to be a world class long distance freestyler as well as a butterflier.  In the summer of 1966 the AAU Long Course National Championships were held at Lincoln, NE.  I happened to be free that August, having resigned as coach […]

How I Came to Appreciate Mark Spitz – Part 3: ...