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.