Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
After 2 years of almost no competition due to the pandemic, 2023 is again offering a pretty nice racing schedule. Our first big local competition just took place in Oregon City and drew about 100 swimmers from Oregon and Washington. It was fun to reconnect with some swimmers we had […]

Time to gear up for the racing season

Todd Lantry 1
Name: Todd Lantry Age: 47 Occupation:  Application/Website Manager at Tessitura Network, a non-profit software co. Team: RVM Rogue Valley Masters (Ashland) I am a water baby, born and raised in Seattle, and I had my first swim lesson at 6 months old (the classic “blow in his face and push […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Todd Lantry

Jeff Commings
US Masters Swimming in cooperation with Oregon Masters Swimming is sponsoring a Breaststroke Clinic for swimmers of all abilities to get ready for the Association Championships. Swimmers are expected to be knowledgeable and comfortable swimming breaststroke. Jeff Commings, Coach of the Dolphins of the Desert Swimming Academy Co-Founder of Dolphins of […]

Breaststroke Swim Clinic with Jeff Commings

US Masters Swimming in cooperation with Oregon Masters Swimming is sponsoring a Starts and Underwater Streamline Clinic Saturday April 22nd, 2023, 1:15 PM to 4 PM The clinic will start with 45 minutes in a classroom reviewing the key points, followed by one and a half hours in the pool. […]

Do you want to get ready for our Association Championship?

Kevin Cleary with his 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal
There’s nothing quite like the last few weeks leading into your end-season focus meet: many months of hard training and dedication, possibly trying out some new training strategies. Perhaps you’ve been out of competition for a while and are eager to get  your feet wet again. Maybe you’ve been preparing […]

Prepping for Championship Season

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
The long dreary months of January and February are now behind us, and it is time to spice up your training routine either to get ready for the competition season or just to add some more fun to those long boring sets during the winter. 1. Practice all the different […]

Fitness Center – How to Spice Up Your Training Routine

Name: Madelyn (Maddy) Veith Age: 27 Occupation:  Founder of Marove Agency, part-time Masters Swim Coach at Multnomah Athletic Club Team: Multnomah Athletic Club I grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, aka Chocolatetown USA. I joined the swim team when I was 6 years old (mostly because my older brother did it and […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Maddy Veith

Bob Bruce
The following is the Oregon participation summary for the 2023 USMS 1-Hour Virtual National Championship: • 42 Oregon swimmers (22 women & 20 men) swam and entered, our lowest number in years. • 7 Oregon clubs/local teams were represented. • Club results were not available when I filed this report. […]

Long Distance Swimming – March 2023 – One Hour ePostal ...

Photo submitted by Tim Nelson Last week many of us were caught off guard by an unusually large snowstorm which dumped heavy snow on much of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Wednesday afternoon and overnight into Thursday morning. Oregon Masters swimmer Tim Nelson sent me the following note:  On Thursday, 2/23, […]

Off the Block – Coos Bay Snowstorm Swimming