Toni (Walker) Hecksel '88, PT '91, Featured by Oregon Masters Swimming
Toni (Walker) Hecksel '88, PT '91 of Hood River, Ore., was featured in the Swimmer Spotlight by Oregon Masters Swimming. She swam for Pacific and went on to be assistant coach for the Forest Grove Dragons, as well as the Forest Grove High School swim teams.
"At the moment, I am super grateful to be living on the mighty Columbia River, which provides ample open water opportunities," she wrote. "Those of you who have trained with me in the pool know that I am up for just about anything, and have swum everything from sprints to distance, freestyle to 400 IM or 200 fly. I have found that my lane mates have the most influence on which events I swim in the pool. I guess I am a sucker for swim peer pressure. As an avid open water competitor, my preference is for 3k or longer, with the 10K being my favorite."