Spotlight


The Pinger family swam a medley relay together at the 2022 Association meet in Mollala - (l to r) Mark, Sebastian & Uli. Mark & Uli also have two daughters, Sidney & Robin.
Name:                    Mark Pinger Age;                        52 Occupation:          General Manager, Arena North America Team:                     Stafford Hills Club That’s my story and I am sticking to it. It all started in a little town in the South of Germany.  Growing up, I remember frequently being asked how long I have been swimming.  I […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Mark Pinger


Lizzie is front and center. Her husband Aaron is behind the keyboards. This is one of the bands she sang with named Wolfpack
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




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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