New Records Set at U of I Meet

The following swims qualify for state records from the University of Indianapolis Meet on 10/11/14

Congratulations to Erica Smith and Mary Hollister!

25-29   Erica Smith      INDY
50 Fly           29.32
100 Fly        1:04.44
200 Fly        2:29.48
100 IM         1:07.36

35-39   Mary Hollister   JYMF
100 Breast   1:24.05

Call Out for Irv Merritt Award Nominations

Irv Merritt (born F. Irvin Merritt October 25, 1903 – December 1985) was a highly competitive athlete, well into his 80s. He was a regular participant at Masters swimming competitions and also a competitive distance runner. He was a joy to visit with and always had an interest in the people with whom he competed. At the time of his death, Irv´s family established an annual award in his memory to be presented to an Indiana Masters swimmer who exemplified the standards and values embodied in the life of Irv Merritt.

We would like to hear from GRIN members who want to nominate someone they feels embodies the Irv Merritt spirit in GRIN Masters swimming – please forward your nominations to Cheryl Gettelfinger by the end of January 16, 2015!

Munster to host third annual fall frenzy

Munster Masters will host the third annual Fall Frenzy Nov. 1 at Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Ave.

Munster will convert its beautiful 50-meter natatorium into a 25-yard format for the pool, with room for additional warm up/warm down lanes.

Find more information here.

University of Indianapolis to host meet.

The University of Indianapolis will host a short-course meters meet Oct. 11 at the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center Pool, 1400 E. Hanna Drive.

This meet will be one of the only local opportunities to race in short-course meters.

Mailed entries ($15 for up to 5 events) must be received by October 4; deck entry is available for $25. Here is the Meet Letter.


Lake Central to host fall meet

Lake Central Masters will host a short-course yards swim meet Oct. 18 at the high school pool in St. John, up in Lake County. 

Here is the  Meet Letter and here is the Online Entry.

GRIN swimmers set records at Miami (Ohio), Crawfordsville, Munster meets

The following swimmers set records  at three long-course meters meets the weekend of June 20-22.
Miami of Ohio:
55-59 Bruce Young CSC 200 Free 2:14.07 Dave Tanner, 2:17.32 – 2006
200 IM 2:34.84 Dick Smith, 2:49.35 – 2000
65-69 Richard Smith EAM 1500 23:43.61 Bernard Loft, 33:40.83 – 1983
75-79 Dave Costill INDY 50 Breast 43.45 Russell Judd, 53.78 – 2009
100 Breast 1:39.77 Russell Judd, 2:04.03 -2009
200 Breast 3:50.30 Doug Strong, 5:59.55 – 2002


18-24 Cristina Elliot THT 100 Back 1:14.44
55-59 Bruce Young CSC 100 Free 59.86
200 Back 2:35.88


New 30-Day USMS Waiver

Effective immediately, this needs to be enforced by all clubs and workout groups.  USMS offers a 30-day tryout (guest membership) for prospective members who would like to participate in a couple of workouts before joining a Masters program. Our insurance coverage for this 30-day tryout has changed and we are introducing a new process and form for these prospective members who may visit your program.

All 30-day tryout participants are now COVERED by the USMS participant accident insurance during their tryout period. (In the past the tryout participants themselves were not covered.) Because they are now covered, USMS must collect and retain the 30-day tryout participants’ biographical information and signed liability waivers.

We have posted a new form that is to be used for all 30-day tryout participants in your program. The form must be completed and signed by the participant on their first day of attendance. The coach should make a copy of that signed form for the club to retain, then mail the original signed form to the USMS national office (address is on the form).

The form is two pages long; both pages must be filled out and signed.

• Tryout memberships are limited to one per lifetime.
• Tryout memberships are limited to 30 consecutive days in length.
• Tryout memberships are for workouts or clinics only.
• Tryout memberships cannot be used to participate in swim meets or open water race events.
• A Tryout membership provides secondary personal accident coverage to the participant while participating in the USMS activity.

Instructions may be found in the USMS Guide to Operations, registration section:

The 30-day tryout form is posted here:


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