Interested in masters swimming?

Interested in joining masters swimming? Welcome aboard. Our philosphy is “swimming is for life.”

Greater Indiana Masters Swimming — GRIN — is an 18 and over organization with affiliate clubs throughout Indiana. If you want to try it out before joining, you can print out a USMS 30 Day Waiver and take it to your closest club.

Registration for the 2013 season is now open. To register online, go to the Club Assistant; the first club link listed will take you to your online registration, and the second club link will show you registered club members.

You can browse our active clubs at

Every swimmer at a practice for any GRIN team needs to either be registered or have a waiver for insurance purposes.

If you have questions, please contact the GRIN Registrar at or Chris Sikich, at

GRIN is an affiliate of United States Masters Swimming. Find out more about masters swimming at


Bill Roach named to senior level USMS safety position

BillRoachBill Roach, a long-time GRIN and NASTI swimmer, has been named to a senior level open water safety position within United States Masters Swimming.

Roach will be the organization’s first Open Water Compliance Coordinator, and he will  be charged with reviewing all USMS open water event safety plans before sanctions are issued. Bill already serves as GRIN’s safety director.

“Congratulations, Bill, for being selected for this position and thank you for your continued support and services to USMS and to GRIN!” said GRIN Chair Jim Barber. ” In the short time you have been associated with USMS and (GRIN), you have already brought a tremendous amount of value to Masters swimming with your insight to safety and we look forward to you taking your efforts to a national level so all can benefit.”

Roach has been the Safety Director for four USMS Open Water National Championships – two 25K, one 10K and one 5K at Morse Lake in Noblesville, IN.

He has been a certified Safety Director and Safety Director Trainer for almost 20 years with the US Water Ski Association. He has served as the Chief Safety Director for over 60 water ski tournaments, including the World Police and Fire Games and the Disabled Water Ski Nationals.

Billl recently retired as a High School PE teacher, aquatics director, department head, Red Cross lifeguard trainer and swim coach.

He has been a long-time member of the Indiana Water Ski Association, serving as president for three years.

He also is a member of the USMS Open Water Committee, the Open Water Safety Sub Committee and Chair of the Open Water Officials Sub Committee.

Indiana Aquatics Masters wins IU meet, Purdue meet on tap

We had a very succbyronessful day Feb. 16 in Bloomington at the Doc Counsilman Classic Invitational – despite competing head to head with IU-Purdue basketball.

We had 118 swimmers from 18 teams, which tops attendance for this meet in recent years.

Indy Aquatic Masters won the IU Masters swim meet with 1,836 points. Jordan Y Multi-Fit was second with 901 points, home-team DOC was third with 878 points and NASTI was fourth with 782 points.

In the women’s division, Indy Aquatic Masters was first, Jordan Y second, DOC third and NASTI fourth.

In the men’s division, Indy Aquatic Masters was first, DOC second, NASTI third and Jordan Y fourth.

You can find the final results here. If you notice a mistake, please contact Cheryl Gettelfinger at

The Purdue meet is next on deck. It has a very similar lineup, with the notable addition of a 1650. Let’s keep the momentum going. You can find the online registration here.