About Columbia Gorge Masters
teammatesThe Columbia Gorge Masters was founded in 2002 in Hood River, Oregon, as an organized swimming program for adults. The purpose of our organization is to promote good health, fitness, and friendships through regular swimming. We are affiliated with Oregon Masters Swimming (OMS) and United States Masters swimming (USMS).

We welcome swimmers of all ages from 18 to 100+ regardless of previous organized workout swimming experiences. Some members have been involved in youth swimming organizations and others have learned to swim as adults. Our abilities range from novice swimmers who are just learning the more difficult competitive strokes to those who have achieved USMS National Top Ten.

Our interests range from workout swimmers to competitors who race in pool meets, open water swims and triathlons.

What's New

Stroke video analysis is now available- Contact Shelly Rawding for more info.


Congratulations to our two FINA World Champs competitors Ann Goodman and Nikki Weeks.