Scot Sullivan and Mike Self
“It felt like a family reunion this weekend at our first Masters swim meet in Oregon in over two years.  It was so great to see the smiles and faces of so many dear friends.” ~Val Jenkins Oregon City hosted their annual Oregon City Spring Ahead swim competition March 12-13, […]

Oregon City Spring Ahead SCM swim meet


Tim Waud
NEXT UP: 2022 Oregon Masters Swimming Association Northwest Zone Short Course Yard Championship The 2022 Oregon Masters Association Northwest Zone SCY Championship will be held April 1-3, 2022, at the Molalla Aquatic Center in Molalla, Oregon. Molalla is located about 30 minutes South of Oregon City and approximately 30 minutes […]

Chair’s Article – April 2022


In 1989 I was 32 years old.  It had been two years since I had quit my 17-year smoking habit, and I had adopted a rigorous physical fitness regimen.  I truly felt on top of the world, and nothing could stop me.  In addition, having developed a greater level of […]

Donna McFarland: Diagnosed with MS; Food Became My Medicine



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
Meet season is finally upon us.  After 2 years of no or very limited meet options, it is very exciting news for the competitive swimmer. As everybody might be a little rusted, it is time to “oil the machine” and go back at it.  Although the fitness swimmer may not […]

It is time to sharpen and oil the machine


Kevin Cleary 1
For this month’s article, and given that Masters swim meets are finally returning to Oregon, I want to talk about the hardest opponent you will ever face. This particular person is much tougher and far more critical of you than any coach that you’ve ever had. They’ll drive you crazier […]

Your Toughest Opponent


Long Distance Swimming
Oregon Participation summary for the 2022 USMS 1-Hour Virtual National Championship: 63 Oregon swimmers (37 women & 24 men) swam and entered. 8 Oregon clubs/local teams were represented. The Oregon Club placed third overall in the national club standings.   Congratulations to… Our FIVE individual National Champions (USMS Long Distance […]

Long Distance Swimming – April 2022