Great Results at the USMS 15K Open Water National Championship

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.

New Meet This Weekend – The Muncie Mayor’s Meet

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?

Meet Information
Meet Entry Form

GRIN Proudly Recognizes Our 2014 Top Ten Swimmers and USMS All Star!

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!

Volunteers Needed for the USMS 15K National Championships

logo_2015 USMS 15K OW Championship_0On 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

Award Winners Recognized at the 2015 GRIN State Meet

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!


GRIN Swimmers Excel at USMS Nationals!

Congratulations to the 9 Indiana swimmers who competed at the 2015 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships. Contested at the Northside Aquatic Complex in San Antonio, Texas, over 1,800 swimmers descended on San Antonio from April 23 – 26, 2015, to compete in this SCY championship event. Competitors ranged in age from 18 to 98 and included beginning swimmers to Olympians – and everyone in between.

With storms threatening each day, the atmosphere was indeed electric. In the pool, 52 new USMS individual records and 8 relay records were set over the 4 days of competition. Nine swimmers represented Indiana at the National Championships. Competing for Indy Aquatic Masters were Meg Carlson, Nadine Day, Jeremy Forst, Cheryl Gettelfinger, Linda Marvin, Stephen Rouch, and Shelby Stultz. Joe Dauginas represented the Valpo Masters, while Patty Winck, from Newburgh, swam for Unified Club Indiana – 16. The weekend included 7 individual National Championships between Meg Carlson (50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast) and Nadine Day (1650 Free, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, and 400 IM) and numerous Top 20 finishes. In fact, 38 of the 44 individual races by Indiana swimmers and all 4 relays resulted in Top 20 age group finishes. Check out the full results. Congratulations to all who competed and welcome home. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!

Open Water Swim Clinic

Attention Triathletes and Open Water Swimmers!

Once again, Dick Sidner, a professional swim coach, will lead a cadre of experienced open water coaches for a Forest Park Aquatic Center Fundraiser. It is an open water swim clinic that is geared for novices and experienced open water swimmers alike. There will be four stations that involve: entries and exits, stroke analysis, going around bouys, sighting and more. Mark you calendar for Sunday, June 7, 2015.

If you want to take your open water swim skills to the next level, this clinic is for you. Part of the training is in pools for personalized instruction and part of the training is at Morse Reservoir for application of the skills learned and taught in the pool. Hope to see you there. For more information, please call Herman at 765.631.7502, email at or better yet visit the website:

Swim Clinic website

Registration page



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