Place numbers are national places OR = Oregon Record; NR = National Record * = made the Oregon All-Time Top Twelve Women 18-24 5  Miller, Danielle                   23            CGM       4450 Women 25-29 18 Richter, Elizabeth               29            SOMA    3510 Women 30-34 9  Tosh, Megan                       34            ORM       4525* 26 Blair, […]

Oregon LMSC 2019 ePostal One-Hour Swim Results

Tim Waud
Greetings fellow Masters’ swimmers, The Tualatin Hills Barracudas will be hosting the 2019 OMS Association Championship on May 17-19, at the Tualatin Hills Swim Center. This annual gathering of our membership is a great opportunity to celebrate the sport of swimming and cheer on your fellow competitors. There will be […]

Chair’s Corner – May 2019

High-protein Diets: Trading Your Health for Temporary Weight Loss Once again, medical doctors and the paperback book industry advocating high-protein and fat-laden diets are grabbing the attention of millions of desperate people.  “Lose 20 pounds in 30 days!”  “Eat all the bacon you want and be thin as a breadstick!” […]

The Keto Diet Revisited High-protein Diets Explained

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends aerobic exercises like walking, jogging or swimming for 20 to 60 minutes, three to five times per week.  Sounds straight-forward.  Yes, but it does not take into account the one aspect to which everybody, trying to get back into shape should pay attention: […]

Work your way into a good workout? Get in the ...

Matt Miller 1
No, I’m not talking about your favorite Pandora station, but rather a good mix of training techniques to prepare yourself to swim well.  From long, grinder sets that focus on aerobic capacity to all-out sprint sets that train your body to better deal with its tolerance to lactic acid, mixing […]

A Good Mix is Best

Long Distance Swimming
The Oregon Club had a strong performance in the 2019 USMS One-Hour Postal National Championships, held in January and February in your local pool.  Our overall participation was down slightly from previous years, but there were many fine swims.  Alas, the ever-anticipated Club results were not available at press deadline […]

Long Distance Swimming – May 2019

Tessa Reeves and Sonja Skinner 1
Tessa Reeves Age: 40 Local Team: Oregon City Tankers Growing up in California, swimming is what you do!  We had a pool at our house, and our neighborhood had a swim team.  My mom wasn’t a strong swimmer, and she wanted my sister and me to have confidence in the […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Tessa Reeves

Ralph Mohr
Summer is coming, so get your sunblock out.  Note that I said “sun-block,” not “sun-screen.” What’s the difference?  Sun-blocks have physical barriers between your skin and the ultra-violet rays of the sun.  Sunscreens depend mostly on chemicals to protect your skin from UV, and the chemicals have to permeate your […]

Swim Bits – Sunblock vs. Sunscreen

Bob Bruce
The coming of spring reminds us that summer is not far away, and with it the 2019 Oregon open water season. You can find the schedule, event information, and entry links & forms for all Oregon events and information about the 2019 Oregon Open Water Series at and  […]

The 2019 Oregon Open Water Preview