Award Winners Recognized at the 2012 GRIN State Meet

Several awards were presented to GRIN masters swimmers during the annual meeting at the GRIN state meet.

Tim Reiman, Charles Fouts and Russell Judd were all awarded Emeritus status, while Kris Houchens and Dick Smith were presented with the Irv Merritt award for outstanding service to Indiana Masters swimming, and Susie Shuck was presented with the Strong Swimmer award.

Charles Fouts, Emeritus

Kris Houchens and Dick Smith, Irv Merritt award winners.

Susie Shuck - 2012 Strong Swimmer

Russell Judd, Emeritus

Tim Reiman, Emeritus


New Records Set at the 2012 GRIN State Meet!!

The 2012 GRIN State Meet was a success, with 218 swimmers participating.  Thanks to Mel Goldstein, the timers, referees, starters and other volunteers who helped make it such an enjoyable event for everyone there.

Lots of new records are being added to the books; here is the preliminary list so far:


45-49 Victoria Rian INDY 200 Free 2:06.31
1000 Free 11:23.91
1650 Free 19:21.03
Susie Shuck INDY 100 IM 1:08.45
50-54 Lisa Zedonis INDY 1000 Free 12:48.02
1650 Free 21:27.06
Roberta Norwood INDY 50 Fly 29.67
70-74 Susan Meyers INDY 200 Free 2:58.09
1000 Free 16:55.02
1650 Free 28:11.48
100 Back 1:36.10
100 Fly 1:36.91
60-64 Jim Thompson INDY 100 Back 1:07.50
Tom Perrin INDY 50 Back 28.99
65-69 Doug Miller INDY 500 Free 6:02.03
200 Breast 2:50.93
200 Fly 2:33.56


25+Mixed 400 Free Relay
Luke Dickson, 27 INDY 3:37.21
Rachel Ripley, 27
Megan Sobecki, 26
Ryan Harper, 33

Congrats to all new recordholders, and everyone else who participated!  There are lots of pictures posted on the GRIN Facebook site.

USMS / ASCA Masters Coach Certification

GRIN will be hosting  USMS / ASCA Masters Coach Certification training on June 2, 2012 for those who may be interested.  The event will be held in Noblesville, Indiana, and GRIN will cover the fees for any qualified registered GRIN member who would like to get their level 1 & 2 coaches certification.

Click here for more info and to register online!

GLOWS Series

The 2012 USMS Great Lakes Open Water Swim Series has been announced – click here to see the schedule of events planned for this season!