Karen Andrus-Hughes, Joy Ward, Janet Gettling and Margaret Toppel. These gals set two World records in relays: Women 280-319—200 LC Meter Free Relay and the Women 280-319—200 LC Meter Medley Relay; with times of 2:23.58 and 2:41.43 respectively. Congratulations to each of you!
OMS Team Rankings 2019 Gil Young Memorial/NW Zone LCM Champs – 8/23/2019 to 8/25/2019 Place Team Points Number of Swimmers 1 Oregon Reign Masters—ORM 449 24 2 Southern Oregon Masters Aquatic—SOMA 324 12 3 Multnomah Athletic Club—MAC 215 10 4 Corvallis Aquatic Team—CAT 177 5 5 Central Oregon Masters Aquatic—COMA […]

Gil Young Meet Photo Gallery & Team Rankings


Back to Front, Left to Right: Oregon Swimmers Ed Ramsey, Bob Bruce, Ralph Mohr, Matt Miller, Jayette Pettit, Suzy Jajewski, and Jeanna Summers at Whiskeytown Lake
Eight stalwart Oregon Masters swimmers went to Whiskeytown Lake, Sept 8, to swim amidst desolation and ashes.  Last year the Whiskeytown races were not held due to the disastrous Carr Fire near Redding. From the starting line at Brandy Creek, swimmers could see fire-swept hills in the distance and charred […]

The Whiskeytown Gang!


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



GPY team at Applegate Lake
The Rogue Valley Masters are alive and well! In fact, so well, they won the small team state 1500m championship. RVM hosted the glorious Applegate Swim Series July 13-14. The open water 2.5k, 5k, 10k, 1500m, and pursuit relays allowed swimmers at many levels to participate. Todd Lantry was the […]

Applegate Lake Swim Series 2019


Tim Waud
Greetings fellow Masters swimmers, I hope your summer is going well and you are spending time with your family and friends. What an exciting Open Water season we have had this year and an even more exciting pool season. Congratulations to those swimmers who competed in the recent 2019 U. […]

Chair’s Corner – September 2019


Off the Block
For all my 47 years, I thought I was extremely healthy!  After all, at that time (1982), I’d been a daily runner for 14 years, had run 3 marathons, and ate what I considered a very healthy diet — lots of chicken, fish, and low-fat dairy. I’d been heavily involved […]

Off the Block: Ruth Heidrich Defeats Cancer and Osteoporosis



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
Health is your most precious gift. Fitness is the best medicine around. Do you have the right attitude about it? Here are a few examples of attitudes that might backfire in your long-term pursuit of fitness. Attitude #1: All or nothing attitude. You avoid all your favorite food. Depriving yourself […]

Attitude is everything with health and fitness


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