Expect fewer records at summer Olympics

Swimmers will set fewer records at the Olympics this year, according to a study by the Indiana University Councilman Center.

In 2008, records fell faster than ever before as swimmers utilized speed suits. But now, the suits are banned.

Here’s what you can expect to see: 0720PredictionsPoster2012 portrait-2

GRIN makes a splash at USMS Nationals in Omaha

GRIN swimmers Susan Meyers (INDY), Jutta Schickore (DOC) and Peter Finn (DOC) had extraordinary swims at the USMS Long Course Nationals July 5-8 in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition, Indy Aquatics Masters swimmer Bill Koss officiated the meet.

The following list includes swims that placed 1st-3rd or set a state record (*):

45-49 Jutta Schickore DOC 200 Fly 2:46.21 1st
50-54 Lisa Zedonis INDY 400 Free 5:34.21 *
1500 Free 21:53.85 *
55-59 Cheryl Gettelfinger INDY 50 Breast 43.81 *
100 Breast 1:38.10 *
200 Breast 3:29.78 *2nd
70-74 Susan Meyers INDY 50 Fly 47.11 *3rd
100 Fly 1:49.16 *1st
200 Fly 4:18.98 *1st
200 IM 3:45.66 *1st
400 IM 8:12.79 *1st
35-39 George Bookwalter DOC 1500 Free 18:30.50 *2nd
55-59 Peter Finn DOC 50 Breast 34.26 1st
60-64 Craig Bauer INDY 100 Free 1:06.47 *
100 Breast 1:28.65 *
200 Breast 3:19.45 *
Jim Thompson INDY 100 Back 1:19.20 *
200 Back 2:50.41 *3rd
65-69 Doug Miller INDY 400 Free 5:24.62 *
200 Breast 3:19.86 *
100 Fly 1:21.99 *
200 Fly 3:12.37 *2nd
Other 3rd Place Finishers:
35-39 Jeff Maydak NAST 800 Free
55-59 Robert Wright DOC 1500 Free
30-34 Patti Davies INDY 800 Free
65-69 Doug Miller INDY 400 IM
70-74 Mel Goldstein INDY 800 Free
RELAYS 240+ Mixed Free INDY 2:18.56 *
Jim Thompson, 61
Doug Miller, 66
Susan Meyers, 70
Lisa Zedonis, 51

Munster Masters sets the pace for rookie clubs in Indiana

The newly created Munster Masters swim team has been featured in a story in The Times of Northwest Indiana.

Matt Lee coaches the team, which has about 50 registered USMS swimmers. The team has travelled all the way from northwest Indiana to the GRIN state meet and to the 5K national championship in Morse Reservoir.

Read more about the program here