With a heavy heart, we are canceling the 2020 Portland Bridge Swim. Like everyone else we’ve spent the last month watching the news, washing our hands, worrying about our families and communities, and rarely sleeping through the night.  Three weeks ago we were pretty sure we’d cancel this year’s race, […]

Portland Bridge Swim Cancelled



Alice Zabudsky 1
The One Hour Swim for 2020 has ended and the results will be in an upcoming Aqua Master.  Eighty-nine Oregon-registered swimmers swam and entered the event. I did the One Hour Postal swim this year for the first time, and it was not as bad as I thought it would […]

One Hour Swim–Postal



Carl Lewis was voted “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee, and “Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated. After competing in two Olympic Games, Lewis had won six gold medals across four events (100-Meter Dash, 200-Meter Dash, Long Jump and 4×100 Relay).  He’d set two new Olympic […]

Carl Lewis Shattered World Records While Consuming a Vegan Diet


Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
As a lot of advertising and hypes on supplements, medications and specific diets are continuously bombarding us on TV, the internet, magazines and so on, it is becoming very confusing to know what to eat to stay healthy.  Personally, I like to keep it very simple. EAT FOOD. Unless you […]

Fitness and Healthy Eating


Bob Bruce
The highest distinction for a Masters long-distance swimmer is to be named to the USMS Long Distance All-Star Team.  To be considered for this honor, swimmers must participate in at least three of the eleven Long Distance National Championship events, which must include at least one open water and one […]

Long Distance Swimming – April 2020



Claudia Andrews 1
Name:                    Claudia Andrews Age:                        63 Team:                     Oregon Reign Masters Occupation:          Chief Operating Officer, Bonneville Power Administration (retired) I grew up in Gresham; learned to swim at the Gresham High School Pool when it was new in the 60s; worked at the Barlow High School Pool when it was new […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Claudia Andrews


Ralph Mohr
Potpourri Former University of Oregon swimmer, Mike Hastings, died at the end of February.  Hastings held the 200 fly record for the Ducks and swam with Masters swimmers, Ron Nakata, Dave Boyd and Ralph Mohr, among others. Hastings started his coaching career in 1962 as the second coach of the […]

Swim Bits – April 2020


Kermit Yensen
Given to an individual who has made an outstanding, long-term leadership contribution to OMS and to Masters swimming. Kermit has been an Oregon Masters swimmer for many years and was active in the Tualatin Hills Barracudas and more recently Central Oregon Masters.  Kermit has contributed over a period of many […]

Oregon Masters Swimming Connie Wilson Memorial Award 2019 – Kermit ...