by David Hathaway Oregon Masters competed in the Nationals held in Greensboro Aquatic Center, also known as the GAC.  The meet took place from July 21 to July 25.  This year’s Oregon team was small compared to prior years’ teams.  Each of the four swimmers who were able to make […]

USMS 2021 SCY Nationals


We are both in our 80s and (are) all about healthy aging with a whole-food plant-based lifestyle!  We want to share our personal stories on how we both overcame life-threatening illnesses and (have gone) on to lead very healthy, happy and long lives! Here is Fran’s story … After returning […]

Bob & Fran: How a Plant-Based Diet Saved Our Lives ...


Presented by Oregon Masters Swimming Interested in trying cold water swimming but don’t know how to start?  We were in the same position last year around this time and were given the wise counsel in a cold-water swimming webinar to “start our own group”. One year and 100+ cold water […]

A Webinar: “How to start a cold-water swimming group”



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 2
I have been swimming since I was about ten years old which, compared to most, is relatively late.  It started by an almost drowning incident at the age of seven in a backyard small private pool.  If it were not for the quick thinking and action of my friend’s mom, […]

What Life Lessons Have I Learned From Swimming?


Kevin Cleary
As things start to (slowly…I hope) return to normal, and more and more folks return to the pool, here are some thoughts as you approach whatever endeavor you choose to indulge in! Spending the first few weeks focusing on technique and gradually building up the intensity will pay off immensely. […]

Coaches Chair – November 2021


Long Distance Swimming
Oregon LMSC 5-km Postal Swim Results 2021 Place numbers are national places OR = Oregon Record; NR = National Record * = Oregon All-Time Top Twelve Time   Women 35-39 1    Higlett, Alexis         38       MACO        1:12:01.17*            881 Women 45-49 3    Criscione, Anicia    48       CAT             1:19:13.56*            813 Women 50-54 5    Morgen, […]

Oregon LMSC 5-km & 10-km Postal Swim Results



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Name:                    Jessica Stacy Age:                        32 Occupation:          Creative Director, Self-Employed Local Team:           MAC – Multnomah Athletic Club My relationship with water — and eventually, swimming in it — has been fluid throughout the years.  It began as a hate more than a love kind of relationship.  I grew up in […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Jessica Stacy


Last Saturday I went for my final August swim at Broughton Beach.  Broughton Beach is on the Columbia River, right behind PDX.  The swimming area is long enough for a few laps back and forth.  It is a place on the Columbia River where I can feel safe from heavy […]

Keeping Our Beaches Clean


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A “Tale” of Starting a Cold Water Swim Group by Suzy Happ It was Oct 6th 2020.  The pandemic was in full swing and the pools were all closed.  Being part of the Merfolk open water swim group had been my summer’s saving grace.  But the water temps were falling […]

Birth of the Ballenas