Congratulations go out to all of the Indiana Masters swimmers who earned a place on the USMS Top Ten list for 2015’s Short Course Yards season. The 32 individuals who earned this honor for their individual events represent Carmel Swim Club Masters, Greater Indiana, Indy Aquatic Masters, iSwim Masters Swimming, IU Masters Swim Club, Jordan Y MultiFit, Lawrence Masters Swimming, Munster Masters Aquatics, Noblesville Adult Swim Team, Southeastern Area Masters Swimming, Southwest Indiana Masters, and the Terre Haute Torpedoes Masters Team. In addition to these outstanding individual efforts, 15 relays also made the Top Ten. Check out the 2015 Top Ten SCY Swimmers in Indiana and congratulations to you all!
Indiana swimmers swam to amazing results at the 2015 USMS Summer National Championships. Taking place from August 6 – 9, 2015, Indiana swimmers joined the 955 competitors from across the country to compete in this annual summer showdown. With 189 teams from across the country represented, the Indiana teams included Concord Masters, Indy Aquatic Masters, iSwim Masters Swimming, the IU Masters Swim Club, and the Noblesville Adult Swim Team. These swimmers combined to bring home a whopping 11 1st place individual finishes, 92 Top 10 individual finishes, 3 1st place relays, and 11 Top 10 relays. Check out the full 2015 USMS Summer National results and congratulations to all who competed!
The USMS 15K Open Water National Championship took place on Saturday, June 20 at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Indiana. The 15K course consisted of three counterclockwise 5K loops in this residential reservoir. There was also a non-championship 5K event available and a relay option. Congratulations to the top three overall finishers in the 15K: Adam Dawkins, Cheryl Reinke, and John Humenik. The 5K was won by Mike Dolence and the winning relay team consisted of Mike Dolence, Brian Cummings, and Dean Hawks. Check out the full race results and congratulations to all who competed.
Taking place at Tuhey Pool (500 W North Street, Muncie 47303), this LCM meet is a great opportunity to test your racing mettle against the younger set. Taking place over 3 days (Friday, 6/12 – Sunday, 6/14), the meet offers a multitude of events to choose from. Due to the short notice, DECK ENTRY IS AVAILABLE this weekend for Masters swimmers. Masters will compete in the Open events. Will you be there?
Congratulations to Indy Aquatic Masters’ Marty Mennen for being named the USMS All-Star for 2014. Pool All-Stars are those who have achieved the most first place finishes in their age group during the year in Top Ten competition. Congratulations Marty!
Congratulations are also in order to all of the GRIN swimmers who have been earned Top Ten finishes for both USMS and FINA. With new Indiana State records set during 2015 in each pool format (SCY, SCM, and LCM), we knew our state had fast swimmers. Check out all of the USMS Top Ten finishers within GRIN. The list is long and extensive. Congratulations to all!
On June 20th, the USMS 15K Open Water National Championships will be held in Noblesville. Sponsored by the NASTI’s, this event is also a fundraiser for the Forest Park Aquatic Center.
Some of the best local and national open water swimmers will participate in this event. Because of the distance, each swimmer will need a kayaker as support. The kayakers will help guide them, and carry the water and nutrition they will need to complete the 9.3 mile course. We are in great need of kayaks & paddlers for this event. The course is 3 laps – each lap is 3.1 miles. Paddlers can kayak one, two, or all three laps.
If interested, please contact Julia Shildmyer-Heighway at email@example.com.
At the GRIN State Meet, our annual award winners were revealed. The Irv Merritt Award is given to the Masters swimmer who best exemplifies the standards and values of Irv Merritt. This year’s Irv Merritt winners are Chris Sikich from the Noblesville Adult Swim Team and Matt Lee from Munster Masters. This year’s Strong Swimmer award winner is Patti Davies from Lawrence Masters Swimming. The Strong Swimmer Award is given each year to the swimmer who scores the most points in the long distance and difficult events that Doug Strong enjoyed. Congratulations to our 2015 award winners!