Splash and dash

Here are some upcoming events:
-Newburgh, Ind., Sea Creatures (Castle H.S.), June 4 (pool events), June 5 (5K in pool around buoys)
-25K solo swim and 5K Relays national championship at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Ind., June 18
-Firecracker long course meters meet at IUPUI, July 2
-University of Indianapolis short course meters meet, Oct. 8
-Fall Classic short course meters meet at IUPUI, Oct 29-30.

Records fall at GRIN state meet

The following qualify for state records from GRIN State Meet (N. Central),3/26-3/27/11   
35-39 Trish Tyner CSC 50 Breast 34.06 Lou Ann Dixon, 34.47 in ’06  
40-44 Michelle Harter ISF 200 Free 2:01.77 Michelle, 2:02.52 in ’10  
45-49 Gerri Fernandez ISF 50 Free 26.50 Roberta Norwood, 27.05 in ’05  
      100 Free 58.85 Sharon Wise, 59.60 in ’92  
      200 Free 2:09.59 Sharon Wise, 2:13.12 in ’93  
      50 Fly 28.36 Maryann Stevens, 29.18 in ’00  
      100 IM 1:08.62 Sharon Wise, 1:10.13 in ’92  
  Susie Shuck ISF 500 Free 5:46.55 Yutta Schickore, 5:46.71 in ’10  
      100 Back 1:09.10 Ann Schneiders, 1:09.95 in ’07  
      200 IM 2:24.94 Maryann Stevens, 2:29.28 in ’00  
      400 IM 5:06.41 MaryAnn Stevens, 5:21.85 in 2002
80-84 Louise Crandall GRIN 200 Free 5:37.54 No previous record    
35-39 Ben Christoffel ISF 100 Free 48.07 Todd Mercer, 48.16 in ’04  
      100 IM 55.20 Bill Vickery, 56.21 in 1989  
65-69 Richard Smith GRIN 500 Free 6:10.51 Marty Mennen, 6:18.45 in 2003  
75-79 David Costill ISF 100 Breast 1:19.21 Russell Judd, 1:39.89 in 2008  
      100 IM 1:09.69 Fran McAree, 1:33.60 in 2006  
      200 IM 2:39.07 Fran McAree, 3:40.40 in 2007

GRIN State Meet

The 2011 GRIN State Championships were held over the weekend and here are the preliminary results.

The slate of officers was approved by the membership present and voting affirmatively.  Randy gave his usual, succinct financial report.  Ivan Chalfie received the Emeritus award, while Jeff Halbert and Susie Shuck shared the Strong Swimmer award.  And we really surprised Steve Jones with the Irv Merritt Award.  A very special thanks to Cheryl for providing all of the logistical support, and to Mel for a great meet!

Finally, I appreciate the network of GRIN volunteers that keep the organization going.  Thanks so much!

Dick Smith

Steve Jones - Irv Merritt award

Ivan Chalfie - Emeritus

Halbert and Shuck - Strong Swimmer Award

State Meet Information!

Some information about the upcoming state meet – you may review the four session rosters and one psych sheet at the links below.  The sessions have to be split due to the use of two pools for the first event on each day.  Those entered in the 500, 1000, 1650 and 400 IM need to please sign in so we can seed your event.  We also plan to use both pools for the 500 on Sunday.  During the use of both pools, there will be no pool available unless there is room between the bulkheads and it is okay to use that space.  However, other than that time, there will always be one pool to warm-up/cool-down.  Also, there is a short break after the first event and during the GRIN state meeting.  We will be presenting awards during that meeting but we will try to be brief.

The timeline should be fairly accurate but does not include relays.  You might want to add another hour each day for that as well as breaks.  Lastly, the 1650 should be done at 9:28 and the 1000 at 9:01. We will not hold up the meet if we get ahead of schedule but that will give you an idea.

Saturday Session 1
Saturday Session 2

Sunday Session 3
Sunday Session 4

Psych Sheet



Sign up for the State Meet, its FREE for GRIN members!

The State Meet is free this year for members of Greater Indiana Masters Swimming (GRIN). It’s March 26-27 at North Central High School, 1801 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis.

The new Olympic sized pool is on the northside of Indianapolis in Washington Township. The cost is $30 for USMS swimmers who are not members of GRIN.

You can swim four events per day, plus relays. There is only one change from last year’s lineup at Fishers. The 400-yard medley relay on Saturday has been changed to a 200-yard medley relay, due to time constraints.

Just go here and fill out the entry form online. Online entries close March 23.

Ball State, IU kick off winter season

Ben Christoffel

Indiana University Masters won its own meet on Feb. 12 in Bloomington, followed by YMCA Indy SwimFit and NASTI.

 In the race of the day, SwimFit star Ben Christoffel, 35, came from behind  in the last five yards to edge out Dan Schrider, 25, UNAT, in the 100 breaststroke. Ben swam a 59.60 and Dan went 59.88.

In an outstanding swim, Masataka Ishumatsu, 24, UNAT, hit 46.18 in the 100 yard  freestyle.

NASTI Tom Kline swims the butterfly at Ball State.

At January’s Ball State meet in Muncie, NASTI took first place, Cardinal swimming second and Earlham third.