Great Blue Heron by Jen Allender 1
The Eel Lake swims August 14-15, were a weird weekend.  Wednesday night before the meet, I received a phone call from Bob Bruce who was supposed to run the paper half of the meet.  I usually do physical setup and swimmer safety.  He’d had a heart problem while swimming that […]

2021 Eel Lake Swims

Oregon Senior Games Corvallis, Oregon Sunday, August 22, 2021 SCY Age Group Event Name Age LMSC Time Record Set Women 70-74 200 Butterfly Gettling, Janet 73 OREG 3:35.33 Oregon, Zone Men 80-84 100 Backstroke Hiatt, Chris L 81 OREG 1:26.04 Oregon  

Recent Meets & Records – October 2021

By Mary McDougall A delicious, thick, pudding-like dessert that is even better made with fresh strawberries when they are available. Use about 2 cups of fresh sliced strawberries in place of the frozen ones. Serves:             8 Prep Time:       10 min Cook Time:      20 min Ingredients 4  Ripe bananas, cut up […]

Banana-Strawberry Delight

By Mary McDougall Serves:                   6 Prep Time:             20 min Cook Time:            40 min Ingredients 6 Large red potatoes 2-15 Ounce Cans Pinto beans, drained and rinsed 4 Ounce Can Green chilies, diced 1 Cup Fresh salsa 1 Onion, chopped 1 -2 Cloves Garlic 1/4 Cup Fresh cilantro, chopped 1/2 Tsp […]

Tex-Mex Potatoes

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
January and September are usually the two months of the year where the most people are attempting to start a new fitness program and get into shape.  This year is no different but with the spread of COVID still looming, you still need to be ready for sudden changes and […]

Make a plan for a realistic balanced fitness.

Kevin Cleary 1
I would like to dedicate this article to a topic that has been on my mind for a while now: the importance of mastering techniques before learning to perform them fast. When you begin to learn a new skill or technique – be it in the pool or otherwise – […]

Slow is Smooth…Smooth is Fast

Vicky blasting off the block as a teenager
Name: Vicky Buelow Age: 40 Occupation: Public Health Data & Policy Analyst Team: Oregon Reign Masters I grew up on the eastside of Seattle and started swimming around 3 or 4 years old.  My parents say they noticed my love for the water when we made our yearly family vacation […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Vicky Buelow

We all have birthdays and each of us celebrates the day in our own way.  My preference for my birthday celebration is taking a swim, often a memorable swim, in good company.  So a group of comrades, fellow swimmers, joined me on September 6, Labor Day to have fun in […]