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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


Bob Bruce
Upcoming Swims –Saturday, September 7: Southern Oregon Swims at Lake of the Woods, between Medford & Klamath Falls. Our season wrap-up. 3000 & 1500-meter swims on a gorgeous lake. Info & entry at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=2441&smid=11819. Entry deadline: Thursday, September 5.  $10 extra for day-of-race entry. –Until September 15: USMS 5 & […]

Long Distance Swimming – September 2019