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COMA’s ‘Metric’ Birthday Party According to international swimming rules (for all pool meets measured metrically) and for USMS long distance rules, a swimmer’s age group for the year is determined by his or her age on December 31, the last day of the year.  So, logically, January 1, the first […]

Long Distance Swimming – February 2020




Long Distance Swimming
Review: We had another splendid Oregon open water swimming season this summer! Let’s recognize our season achievements and highlights: We hosted 20 USMS-sanctioned swims at 7 venues this year—with an incredible variety in courses, distances, and events. We hosted one USMS National Championship event: the Portland Bridge Swim was the […]

Long Distance Swimming – November 2019






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