Indy SwimFit Offers Virtual Tri

YMCA Indy SwimFit will host a virtual triathlon in March and is excited to offer enthusiasts of all ages and abilities the opportunity to TRI at your own convenience. Complete a 20 minute swim, 20 minute bike, and 20 minute run on separate occasions or consecutively at the location of your choice. Try any segment as many times as you like during March to achieve your BEST TRI DISTANCE!

Register to participate. Event fee is $12. Enter your best swim, bike, and run distances during registration if have completed your best tri already, or you may return after registration/payment at any time during March to enter your distances. Your distance for each segment must be entered at one time, and must be entered by March 31st, 12 midnight EST. The swim must be in completed lengths of the pool only. The bike and run segments can be completed on stationary equipment or on the road.

Take the challenge and TRI YOUR BEST! Prize drawings and age group awards! Good Luck!

Go to www.indyswimfit.com for the entry and more information.
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The State Meet: Sign up for both days, swim all the relays

The State Meet is just more than a month away.

The meet returns to Fishers High School March 27-28, just north of Indianapolis.

Swimmers can enter up to four events each day, plus two relays, and can enter online or use the printable entry form.

NASTI needs help with 10K

The United States Masters Swimming (USMS) 10K Open Water National Championship will be held right here in Morse Reservoir in Noblesville on July 17.

The 2010K, as we are calling it, will surely be the largest and best 10K National Championship ever! The success of the event will be due not only to the great venue and convenient geographic location, but also to the abundance of open water swimmers locally, regionally and nationally who will participate in the race. Proceeds will benefit the Forest Park Aquatic Center (The Friends of Central Pool, Inc.), an Indiana Not-For Profit corporation.

We are currently seeking sponsorships for the event. Sponsors can expect high visibility before, during and after the event with prominent exposure on our website, race flyers, event T-shirts and banners. Sponsor names and company logos also will be displayed at the race site and their advertising or other promotional materials will be placed in participant goody bags. Sponsors may participate by making relatively modest donations of money, goods or services for the conduct of the event.

If you would like to become a sponsor, or know of a local business that would like to support and gain exposure during this National Championship, please let me know as soon as possible.

The 2010K website is up; swimmers are beginning to hit the site hard as the entry forms and online registration will go live soon.

Check http://www.grinswim.org/USMS2010K/

Thanks for your interest and help.

Dick Sidner, Event Director
USMS 2010 10K Open Water National Championship
Hosted by the Noblesville Adult Swim Team (NASTi)
DSidner@gmail.com

IU dominates home meet

IU Masters won its home meet Feb. 13, knocking out YMCA Indy SwimFit 808 to 520.

The Terre Haute Torpedoes, Noblesville Adult Swim Team  and St. Louis Area Masters also scored in triple digits.

The meet saw some amazing races, including IU swimmer Kosuke Kojima’s 51.61 win in the 100-yard IM over Indy SwimFit Ben Christoffel’s 52.95.

Christoffel also hit a 21.16 in the 50 free, one of three swimmers to break 22 seconds. The 34-year old beat 23-year-old Masataka Ishimatsu’s 21.24 and 24-year-old Kyle Ruth’s 21.47. Both swim for IU Masters.

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IU swim meet set for Feb. 13

The IU Masters Swim  Club will host its annual meet Feb. 13 at the Councilman/Billingsley  Aquatic Center in Bloomington. The entry deadline for the early bird fee is Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Same day entries will be allowed.

This is always a fun meet and a great way to test the water before the state meet.

Click here for the entry http://www.grinswim.org/IUMastersEntry2010.pdf

Ball State prevails at home meet

By Eileen Davis

The Ball State Llewellyn Aquatic center hosts a 25 yard pool “in the round” with spectator seating on three sides and ample deck space for swimmers.  With a separate diving well used for warm up and warm downs between events, it was a great meet facility for the Masters who attended.

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