I remember the first time I was beaten in a race by a woman.  At that moment, the realities of our new world dawned on me.  “Male superiority” was down the tubes, and there it would stay. Over the years, good fortune has allowed me to meet some remarkable female […]

Inspirational Women Marathon Swimmers


At the Convention in September, 2020, Joy Ward and Kermit Yensen were each given the Dorothy (Dot) Donnelly Volunteer Award from USMS. The Dorothy Donnelly Award is presented annually to a volunteer whose service has contributed to the growth, improvement, or success of U.S. Masters Swimming locally, regionally, and/or nationally. […]

USMS Volunteer Service Awards


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there were no meets held in Oregon in 2020, therefore, no one received a Most Splashes Award.  The Outstanding Swimmer Awards are shown below.   Outstanding Swimmer Awards Place Female ≤49 Female ≥50 First Emily Arcuri (37 pts) Mirjana Prather (50 pts) Second Christine Mcclafferty (25 […]

Outstanding Swimmer Awards for the 2020 Season



On September 5, 1942, United States Navy Petty Officer First Class Charles Jackson French, of Omaha Nebraska, swam through the night for 6 – 8 hours pulling a raft of 15 wounded sailors with a rope around his stomach through shark infested waters after the USS Gregory was hit by […]

A Salute to Charles Jackson French a Hero’s Hero


Tom Landis 4
Dear Friends.  Our dear husband, father, brother and friend went over the final pass early Thursday morning, February 25th, at 6:26 AM.  Because you have followed our blog post for six years, you knew the struggle he was going through.  A few days earlier Tom had announced that he was […]

Tom’s Last Post on “Caring Bridge”


Atherosclerosis
Blocked artieries affect the eye, hearing, dizziness; myocardial infarction; renal failure; gangrene; impotence 1) All stretched out, you have 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body. Your diet will affect the health of every inch of every vessel from your scalp to the soles of your feet. Bathe the […]

How to Keep Your Arteries Clean and Reverse Atherosclerosis



Colette Crabbe - 1976 Olympian in the 400IM and 200 breast 1
Spring is here, the days are getting longer, the sun is peeking thru the clouds. This is usually my favorite time of the year. It feels like renewal. A time open to new opportunities. Covid-19 is still here,but the vaccination campaign is under way.The pools and gyms are slowly reopening […]

Spring is the best time to be consistent with a ...


Kevin Cleary 1
This is the second in my series of articles discussing the attributes of a great athlete. If you haven’t read the first part, I would highly recommend that you do so, as the concepts in this article will be very difficult to put into practice without the solid foundation of […]

How To Be a Master Athlete (Gold Medal Not Required) ...


Marcie Adelman standing on a busy street in Taipei 2
Marcie Adelman, 55 Stafford Hills Club Hello, Nǐhǎo,你好, I am writing this from my new home away from home in Taipei, Taiwan.  I arrived in Taiwan on January 18th, with my husband Dave, who will be working here for the next four years.  It has been an interesting experience to […]

Swimmer Spotlight – Marcie Adelman