Ball State masters group to host swim clinic

Cardinal Swimming Indiana will host a stroke clinic from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 7 at Ball State University’s Lewellen Pool.

The price is $25 for those affiliated with the university and $30 for non-affiliated.

To register, click the link below:


Sign up for Ball State swim meet!

Early bird Ball State entries must be postmarked by Jan. 17. Same day registrations will be accepted.

Cardinal Swimming Indiana is hosting the sixth annual New Year’s Resolution Swim Meet on Jan. 31. It’s always a fun event, and a great way to gauge your preparedness for the state meet.

Find the entry form here

Like daughter, like father?

By Byron Haflich

Five summers years ago, I was informed by my wife that our family was to contribute about 12 volunteer hours to help time at an out door swim meet in Noblesville.  My first question was, “Why?” and she answered that our then 10-year-old daughter, Holly, was swimming in the meet.  My second question was, “When did she start swimming in meets?”

Fast forward to today.  I enjoy the endless picking up and dropping off of kids at swim practice, now three with Holly, Kyle and Brooke plus their friends.  I enjoy the endless hours of officiating swim meets.  I enjoy the endless laps, (maybe not so endless, but could be more) of swimming, competing and socializing with the Noblesville Adult Swim Team (NASTI’s) at the indoor Noblesville High School pool, the outdoor Forest Park Aquatic Center, open water swimming at Morse Reservoir and anywhere else where two or more NASTI’s gather.

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Indiana swimmers cross the sound

by Kevin Sherman

Kevin Sherman

Last August five swimmers from the Indianapolis area (Victoria Rian, Jan Johnson, Tina Oaks, Jim Barber and Kevin Sherman) participated in the 22nd annual Swim Across The Sound 25K held in Bridgeport, CT. The annual swim sponsored by St. Vincent’s Foundation rose over $350,000 dollars. Proceeds of the event help the under privileged with the financial burden associated with a cancer diagnosis.

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Butternuts are at it again

We’ve added more to the growing list of Butternuts!  If you’d like to see what everyone has done so far just click here to go to the Butternuts homepage.  Here’s an older submission and a note from the new Butternut: Continue reading

Women take down men in Battle of the Sexes

Trouble apparently has been brewing at YMCA Indy SwimFit.

The team’s women won the first annual “Battle of the Sexes” dual meet at the IU Natatorium.

After the first three events only 23 points separated the sexes. It appeared the women, who were very confident at the outset would not prevail. However, the Women’s Team turned a showdown into a beat down. Megan Sobecki, Women’s Team captain, organization, and team depth led to the Men’s Team’s demise. Continue reading

10,000 meters in the summer sun

Cancel those summer plans and hit the lake.

The Noblesville Adult Swim Team will host the USMS 10K National Championship on July 17, 2010 at beautiful Morse Reservoir in Noblesville. Come and swim two laps around the idle zone off South Harbour beach. Look for more information soon.

Welklin will be missed

by Dan Welklin

Bob Welklin

My dad, Bob Welklin, 84, passed away this fall after several months battling pancreatic cancer. He was a respected member of the NASTI swim team and received Grin’s Life Member Emeritus award in 2006. He loved the NASTI team and looked forward to the Indiana USMS state meet each year from which he returned most times with a cache of gold hardware. His friends and family in Fort Wayne, Indiana were very familiar with our annual event as his stories of competing and socializing were told and retold with righteous pride.

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Valpo Masters debut new meet in northwest Indiana

Valpo Masters swimmers, pictured from left to right; Liane Schroeder, Mike Pontrelli, Andrew Geibel, PJ Ciotola (coach), Liz Fances, Dalila Center, Rachel Rivera, Stacia Yoon, Rick Owens, Elaine McCracken, Vickie Postma

A good time (no pun intended) was had by all who attended the first annual Valparaiso Masters Invitational on Dec. 5.  It was a great opportunity for all who attended to get an idea of how their training is progressing and how much more work is needed before the short course state championships.  Continue reading