Doug Church garners national award

Doug Church

Longtime GRIN swimmer Doug Church was named the  2012 Ransom Arthur award winner this weekend. The award was announced Friday, April 27 at the USMS Short Course National Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

Doug was named the winner for his volunteer work in both USMS and the Indianapolis area. Doug, of course, founded the world-famous NASTI swim team, helped initiate the building of the Fishers YMCA and helped save the beautiful Olympic-sized Forest Park Aquatic Center in Noblesville.

Doug also has been a GRIN board member and serves as the attorney for the USMS board of directors. He chairs the Swimming Saves Lives foundation, an emerging USMS initiative to teach adults to swim.

According to USMS, “This award is given in honor of Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D., who, by his sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication to improving the health of adults through swimming, established the Masters Swimming program in the United States. The award is given annually to the USMS registered person who has done the most to further the objectives of Masters swimming.”

Indy Aquatic Masters coach Mel Goldstein nominated Doug for the honor. Mel won the award in 1997. With the help of Doug’s NASTI teammates and Mel’s teammates, the GRIN board presented the nomination to USMS. He will be honored at the annual convention in September, also in Greensboro.

Here is a link to Doug’s page on USMS http://www.usms.org/people/02AJ3

Congratulations Doug Church!

2011 GRIN All Americans Announced

The following listing is for the 2011 All Americans from GRIN – congratulations to all!
SHORT COURSE YARDS – POOL :

Age group Name Team Event Time
35-39 Ben Christoffel INDY 100 Free 47.28
Adam Dawkins SWIN 500 Free 4:49.56
9:55:68
60-64 Peter DeWitt DLMA 100 Free 53.53
70-74 David Costill INDY 200 Back 2:39.31
Richard Kitchell ISF 100 Fly 1:10.47
200 Fly 2:44.79
75-79 David Costill INDY 50 Free 27.92
200 Back 2:40.08
50 Breast 36.64
100 Breast 1:19.21
200 Breast 2:59.83
50 Fly 30.84
100 Fly 1:12.71
100 IM 1:09.69
200 IM 2:39.07
RELAY
35+ Juliet Port (35) ISF 400 Free 3:58.35
Women Kris Houchens(43)
Victoria Rian (44)
Michelle Harter (41)
LONG COURSE METERS
Age group Name Team Event Time
45-49 Jutta Schickore DOC 200 Fly 2:41.65
65-69 Douglas Miller INDY 400 IM 6:19.94
70-74
Marty Mennen INDY 100 Back 1:26.55
200 Back 3:07.08
SHORT COURSE METERS
Age group Name Team Event Time
18-24 Alexandra Young CSC 200 Fly 2:19.83
35-39 Ben Christoffel INDY 100 Free 53.36
Adam Dawkins SWIN 200 Free 1:59.73
75-79 David Costill INDY 50 Breast 41.39
100 Breast 1:31.15
50 Fly 36.41
100 IM 1:21.42
RELAY
72-99 Alexandra Young, 22 CSC 200 Free 1:54.17
Mixed Chelsey Joyce, 23
Brian Dean, 23
Chris Etherington, 24
Chelsey Joyce, 23 CSC 200 Medley 2:04.29
Brian Dean, 23
Alexandra Young, 22
Chris Etherington, 24

LONG DISTANCE:

Age group Name Team Event Time
30-34 LaurieJo Hall DOC >9 MI OW 7:05.53
40-44 Victoria Rian INDY >9 MI OW 6:20.36
5K Postal 1:08:23.60
10K Postal 2:21:25.16
Also swam on a pool relay All American, Women, 35+, 400 Free
45-49 Victoria Rian 6000 Y Postal 1:14:15.19
10K Postal 2:26:43.00
18-24 Andrew Mueller DOC >6 MI OW 2:18:28.50
1 HR Postal 5755
Chris Weisheit SWIN >9 MI OW 6:02.33
35-39 Adam Dawkins SWIN >9 MI OW 5:42.04
45-49 Thomas Huggins ISF >9 MI OW 6:27.13
55-59 Robert Wright DOC 5K Postal 1:09:11.90
Relays
Note:  Single Sex Relays have 3; Mixed have 2 women and 2 men
Women Katherine Graham (28) INDY >9 MI OW 4:22.54
25+ Carolyn Hall (33)
Tina Oakes (49)
Men Ken Catellier (51) INDY >9 MI OW 4:11.52
35+ Richard Seaver (39)
Kip Zurcher (37)
Mixed Joe Christofferson (34) CSC >9 MI OW 5:23.03
18+ Emily Day (24)
Elliott Parker (36)
Trish Tyner (37)
25+ Luke Dickson (26) INDY >9 MI OW 5:01.03
John Hubbard (31)
Rachel Ripley (26)
Megan Sobecki (26)
35+ Thomas Kline (47) NAST >9 MI OW 5:17.55
Syd Latina (36)
Jeffrey Maydak (37)
Debbie Pfledderer (41)
55+ Greg Baker (58) NAST >9 MI OW 6:12.46
Beth Foland (55)
Byron Haflich (57)
Robin Walker (55)