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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








Sara Shepherd
You’ve put in the time, you’ve logged the yardage, your big meet or event is on the horizon…it’s TAPER time! Time to come down in yardage, up the quality efforts a little bit here and there, fine tune the technical aspects of your training and then SMASH your personal best […]

Taper Tips


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