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Clackamas River Cove, Oregon City 18 July 2021 Submitted by Arlene Delmage and Britta Daubersmith In mid July, the Oregon City Tankers hosted their second annual swim to support Swim Across America, an organization that raises money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.  The event was codirected by Britta Daubersmith, […]

Swim Across America – “Making Waves to Fight Cancer”


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My journey began just a few months after I turned 24.  I started feeling numbness in both my hands.  Within a few days, I became totally numb in not just both hands, but along the side of my body.  I also experienced severe levels of fatigue and “spasticity.”  I went […]

Jeanmarie: From Multiple Sclerosis to Complete Remission


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 2
Swimming is your favorite sport.  In this article, we will explore a few ways to complement your routine at home or on vacation if you do not have access to a pool, or if you just want to step up to the next level. Mental training: A strong body is […]

How to Complement Your Swimming Fitness Program at Home



Kevin Cleary
Since my sophomore year of high school (1999-2000), competitive swimming has played a central role in my life.  That’s 22 years ago…YIKES!!! While many have been involved in the sport longer than I have, and would doubtless have many more and far deeper insights, I’d like to share some of […]

How the Sport of Swimming Can Improve Everyday Life


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Eel Lake Swims Were Canceled.  Swimmers Came Anyway. I had a misadventure on Wed 11 Aug, having chest pains while crushing the 50-meter sprints during practice, and resulting in a trip to and stay at the hospital.  Without rehashing the details, I’m now home under house arrest, sporting four snappy […]

Oregon Long Distance Swimming – September 2021


2021 USMS SCY Nationals; July 21-25, 2021; Greensboro, NC—SCY Age Group Event Name Age Time Record set Women 55-59 50 Back Valerie Jenkins 58 29.85 Oregon, Zone Men 60-64 500 Free David Hathaway 61 5:33.79 Oregon Men 60-64 1000 Free David Hathaway 61 11:27.71 Oregon Men 60-64 400 I.M. David […]

Records by Oregon Swimmers – September 2021



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Name:                    Arthur Noxon Age:                        77 Occupation:          Acoustical Engineer as pertains to music (semi-retired) Local Team:           OREGON (Unattached in Eugene) It all started one day in the summer of 2016.  I got a call from my brother, Ward, a national record holder back in his high school swimming days.  He […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Arthur Noxon


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I marveled at the breaststrokers, men and women, in the 2020 Olympics.  This stroke has changed more than any other in the last 20 years.  Rebecca Sony started the idea of extreme streamlining after kicking.  This year’s breaststrokers took it to new levels. Actually, there seem to be two breaststrokes […]

Swim Bits – September 2021


The oldest continuously contested swim in the United States is the Boston Light Swim.  It is a beautiful swim that starts eight miles out from Boston at a lighthouse in the Atlantic Ocean.  Cold water, English Channel Rules (no wetsuits, etc.).  And it finishes at the “L-Street Brownies” clubhouse where […]

Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim