Articles about swimmers’ biographies

Toni Hecksel 2
Name:                            Toni Hecksel Age:                                54 Local Team:                   Columbia Gorge Masters Occupation:                  Physical therapist practicing in the home health setting.  Geriatrics is my specialty and that population is dear to my heart.  Every day that I work is a reminder to take care of myself TODAY and surround myself with a […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Toni Hecksel

John Foges
Name:                    John Foges Age:                        76 Occupation:          Retired English Teacher, R.A. Long High School, Longview, WA Local Team:           COMA (remotely via Kalama, WA) I’m John Foges, I just turned 76.  I’m a “remote” COMA swimmer.  I live in Kalama, WA, with my wife Denise, and recent high-school-graduate […]

Swimmer Spotlight – John Foges

Claudia Andrews 1
Name:                    Claudia Andrews Age:                        63 Team:                     Oregon Reign Masters Occupation:          Chief Operating Officer, Bonneville Power Administration (retired) I grew up in Gresham; learned to swim at the Gresham High School Pool when it was new in the 60s; worked at the Barlow High School Pool when it was new […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Claudia Andrews

Ron Nakata and his wife of 55 years, Wanda 4
Name:                    Ron Nakata Age:                       80 Occupation:        Retired Dentist Local Team:         REIGN (Oregon Reign Masters/Mount Hood Aquatics)   I was born in Portland, Oregon, and my early childhood years occurred when the US went to war with Japan in 1941.  I was three years old when my family was […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Ron Nakata