Arlene Delmage



Colette Crabbe and assistant Rick Howell at the Clark County YMCA.
Oregon Masters Swimming, along with USMS, sponsored two stroke development clinics which were held on consecutive weekends at the beginning of January.  The events took place at the Clark County YMCA in Vancouver and were hosted by Colette Crabbe, an Olympian and the current OMS Fitness Chair.  Stroke development clinics are for […]

Stroke Development Clinics




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Name:                    Jane Nichols Age:                        81 Occupation:          Image Analyst – mainly satellite imagery of vegetation Local Team:           CGM–Columbia Gorge Masters   The one thing that was always constant for me was swimming.  It gave me a place to try to do my best.  It gave me a place to heal […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Jane Nichols


Name:                    Matthew Gilman Age:                        46 Occupation:          Real estate agent in Central Oregon Local Team:           COMA (satellite member, lives in Redmond) There is a new name making its way onto the Oregon top 12 list in the mens 45 – 49 age group and it’s Matthew Gilman.  It’s hard not […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Matthew Gilman




Lizzie is front and center. Her husband Aaron is behind the keyboards. This is one of the bands she sang with named Wolfpack 1
Name:                    Lizzie Cheney Age:                        65 Occupation:          Artist, Writer, Musician, Multifaceted, Creative, and a “sea creature” Local Team:           OCT Oregon City Tanker I’m Lizzie Cheney, a 65-year-old water lover.  I grew up in Berkeley, California.  Growing up there in the 60s and early 70s was an amazing experience.  So many meaningful […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Lizzie Cheney



Michael Collins and his sister, Kristin Galbreaith, at the end of the 2019 Portland Bridge Swim 1
Name:                    Michael Collins Age:                        59 (FINA 60) Occupation:          Software Applications Architect at Oregon Department of Justice Local Team:           Salem Kroc Masters (KAM) I started practicing with the Kroc Masters Swimming group in Salem almost exactly 10 years ago after realizing I’d vastly overestimated my swim speed in entering the […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Michael Collins