by Dan Jones for the Medford Mail Tribune—used with permission The pool is a special place for Medford swimmers Aaron Ghiglieri and Mark Hageman. The former NCAA Division I athletes set state records at the Oregon Masters Swimming Championships in May, in Beaverton.  The men were two of about 250 […]

Making Waves at Superior Athletic Club

In 2008, the outdoor 50-meter pool at the MHCC Aquatic Center was not up to FINA specifications for major swim meets. The pool was too shallow for diving starts on one end, and did not have a reasonably consistent depth for the entire 50-meter length. In order to bring the […]

Lane Medallions at MHCC Aquatic Center

Whiskeytown is on!  They will run the event Sunday, Sept. 8, as planned, and from the original site, Brandy Creek Beach.  It will be interesting to see how much damage the Carr fire did last year. We need to support our neighbors to the south.  For more information and registration […]

2019 Whiskeytown Lake Swim Notice

Willard "Wink" Lamb 2
I received a call yesterday (July 10) letting me know that Willard “Wink” Lamb will be inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame (MISHOF) this year!!!  This is an immense honor. I have been going back and forth with MISHOF trying to get a waiver of one of […]

Breaking News! – SOMA Swimmer Willard Lamb to be inducted ...

The Perception Problem with Protein Jeff Novick, MS, RDN Protein is one of the most misunderstood nutrients in our diets today. While it receives an incredible amount of attention, there is little justification for this level of attention and concern. Yet protein, specifically animal protein (meat, chicken and/or fish), remains […]

The Perception Problem with Protein

Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast
One of the aspects of swimming which is not often mentioned or emphasized in swim lessons, is how to keep a relaxed breathing.  All good instructors will of course teach you how to breathe by turning your head, without lifting it, to stay as much as possible in alignment.  As […]

Stay cool!, keep breathing!

Matt Miller 1
I have traveled around the country extensively in the last few years and, on almost every trip, I will try to hook up with a local Masters team for a workout.  Of course, I always like to meet new swimmers, as they are the friendliest group of people I’ve encountered!  […]

Go anaerobic from time to time

2019 Large team OW Champions COMA
Applegate Lake Swims Bob Bruce has been busy weekend after weekend planning and helping with open-water swims. These are pictures of the teams who are the OMS Open Water Champions for 2019. Large Team champions — Central Oregon Masters Aquatics (COMA). Small Team Champions — Rogue Valley Masters (RVM).

Long Distance Swimming – August 2019