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Written with love by Brian Ritacco, Gracie Goddard, Kristin Preston, Brian Parrott & Monique Lance The Tualatin Hills Barracudas (THB) celebrated and honored fellow swimmer, 85-year-old, Dave Radcliff on Saturday, September 14th, during the annual team BBQ. Standing before family, friends, and fellow swimmers, Dave shared, “your friendship, your encouragement, […]

Rockin’ Our Rad (David Radcliff)


Ron Nakata and his wife of 55 years, Wanda 3
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




Jayette Pettit, of Vancouver, Wash., emerges from the water Saturday taking first place in the 3,000-meter-swim ahead of Pat Allender of Corvallis.
Zach Silva; The Umpqua Post Aug 17, 2019 A successful open water swimming event in Oregon is: “Water quality, good; water temperature, great; surroundings and people, great.  It’s really about people,” said Oregon Masters Swimming Long Distance chairman Bob Bruce on Saturday morning at Eel Lake.  “It’s a great day […]

Open water swimmers take to Eel Lake