Categories for Swimming

Introducing the $25,000 Aqua Zone Portland Mile

Organizers of the annual Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon and Musselman Triathlon (Geneva, NY) announce the addition of a major open water swim race in downtown Portland slated for August 22, 2009. Four generous partners make this event possible: Aqua Zone, Pacific Power, Oregon Sports Action, and a gift from Bill and Julie Young. The Aqua Zone Portland Mile offers a $25,000 purse to competitors. A world-class field of professionals is…

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Mt. Hood tries to bring Olympic Swimming Trials to Gresham

The U.S. Olympic swim trials are going on 1,700 miles away this week, but a local committee is working on a proposal to bring the 2012 Trials closer to home. The 20-person committee is entering the initial phases of finding local funding and sponsorships needed to host the country’s biggest swim meet. The idea started when Mt. Hood Community College rebuilt its outdoor pool last summer, making it into a…

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