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Recent high-schooler beats dad, other vets in Foster distance swim


July 3, 2017

U.S. Masters Swimming Writer

Abbey Erwin spent much of the U.S. Masters Swimming 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship with several people drafting off her.

Fortunately for her, she managed to hold on during a last-second sprint to earn the overall win with a time of 41 minutes, 41.1 seconds on June 24 at Foster Lake in Sweet Home.

“The last 200 was rough,” said Erwin, who swims for Sawtooth Masters in Boise, Idaho. “I was definitely pushing it.”

Erwin edged out her father, Jeff Erwin, by 1.1 seconds and Oregon Masters swimmer Hardy Lussier, who finished second on the me...

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