The GRIN State Meet is Set!

The GRIN Board is thrilled to announce that the 2016 GRIN State Championship Meet will be held from May 7 – 8, 2016, at the Vigo County School Corporation Aquatic Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Meet Hosts
This year’s State Meet will be hosted by the Terre Haute Torpedoes Masters. First formed in December 2007, the THT Masters are thrilled to host this year’s GRIN State Championships in their new state-of-the-art facility. The brand new pool is energizing their program and they are excited to share their pool with the entire Masters community. Their motto? “Train hard today; be a champion tomorrow!” Are you up for the challenge? Read about the Terre Haute Torpedoes Masters, contact Head Coach Randy Jensen or Coach Stephanie Hopkins for program information, and make plans now to attend the State Meet in May!

Meet Facility
The Vigo County School Corporation (VCSC) Aquatic Center is located at 2230 Prairieton Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802. The VCSC Aquatic Center is a brand new state-of-the-art facility featuring a 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool with 2 moveable bulheads to allow for separate competition and warm-up / warm-down pools. Their Colorado Timing System features a full-color LED matrix scoreboard capable of showing full meet data and approved advertising. The facility also includes spacious locker rooms, offices, a large classroom, and a concession stand – all designed to handle the needs of a large event.

Additional details, including the order of events, registration information, and hotels, will be coming shortly. Please stay tuned, but be sure to get this great annual competition on your calendars now. We hope to see you all in Terre Haute!

Board Meeting Reminder

GRIN LogoJust a reminder that the GRIN Board will meet tonight (12/02) at 7:00p at the Zionsville High School Aquatic Center (1000 Mulberry Street, Zionsville, IN 46077).   The Board will be voting to accept or reject the proposed GRIN By-Laws. The proposed By-Laws are posted online for review.

If attending in person, please enter in the back of the building through Door #27 and proceed to the athletic classroom. If you will be participating via conference call, the call-in information is below.

If you have questions or need to submit your GRIN Club Representative Form, please contact Karen Gernert.

Club Representative Request

GRIN LogoPursuant to our current By-Laws, any program that had 4 or more members as of October 31, 2015, is entitled to select one Club Representative to represent their Club’s interests at the Board meetings of Greater Indiana Masters Swimming (GRIN). The Club Representative can be any coach or swimmer that is a USMS member in good standing as of 11/01/2015 and is affiliated with the Indiana LMSC.

The Club Representative will be GRIN’s main contact and will serve as the liaison between GRIN and their respective clubs. The Club Representative will also be responsible for voting to accept or reject the new By-Laws at the next Board meeting on 12/02/2015. Please note that the club can submit a new Club Representative at any time by sending updated contact information to the GRIN Secretary.

Prior to the upcoming December 2 Board meeting, each Club needs to select one Club Representative, complete the GRIN Club Representative Form, and email the form to the GRIN Secretary. If you have any questions, please let Karen know.

Munster 100 Challenge!

Do you have what it takes? Think you are a good swimmer (or have the endurance…)? Prove it!

The Munster Swim Club is hosting an event on January 9th, participants will swim 100×100, 100×75 or 100×50 on their own intervals.  All swimmers are welcome, and all 16 lanes of the pool will be used, so there’s plenty of room.  Stay after and join everyone at a specially reserved restaurant, bring your families!

For more info, click here.

Open Water Swim Clinic on Saturday, 11/14

Zvl Aquatic Center LogoOn Saturday, November 14, at the Zionsville Aquatic Center, Jim Barber, Ralph Dixon, and Lisa Brown will lead an Open Water Swim Clinic.  Jim Barber is an accomplished open water swimmer having completed the Triple Crown of swimming (the English Channel, Catalina Channel, Manhattan Island Swim), as well as many open water events. Jim is also a Level 2 USMS Coach. He will be joined by open water swimmers Ralph Dixon, Level 2 USMS Coach, and Lisa Brown, Level 3 USMS coach. The clinic will include video analysis, drills, and open water instruction geared to the adult open water swimmer. The clinic is just $30. Master the open water next summer… register for the clinic today!

 

Bidding Open for the 2016 GRIN State Championship Meet

Greater Indiana Masters Swimming is soliciting bids for the 2016 GRIN State Championship Meet. Even if your program does not have the desire or facility to host the Championship meet, we encourage you to reach out to local age group and high school swim programs, colleges, and YMCA’s to let them know about this opportunity. Interested parties should download the Introductory Letter and Bid Form  for pertinent details. All bids (and any supporting documentation) must be submitted to the GRIN Chair by December 1. The winning bid will be selected on or about December 15. Please contact Lisa Brown with any questions.

Congratulations to our 2015 Top Ten SCY Swimmers!

USMS_Logo_tm_200x144_0Congratulations 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!

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