Irv Merritt and Strong Swimmer Awards Given at State Meet

Awards were presented to two outstanding swimmers at this year’s state meet.

Lisa Brown, 2013 Irv Merrit Award winner

Lisa Brown, 2013 Irv Merrit Award winner

The Irv Merritt Award is given to the swimmer who best embodies the spirit, standards and values of Irv Merritt, and has contributed greatly to GRIN Masters swimming.  This year’s recipient is Lisa Brown from Zionsville Aquatic Masters.

Susie Shuck - 2012 Strong Swimmer

Susie Shuck – 2013 Strong Swimmer

The Strong Swimmer Award is presented to the individual who has participated and scored best in the more difficult events at meets throughout the year.  This year’s winner is Susie Shuck.

Congratulations to both of you – these honors are well-deserved!

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GRIN State Meet Results

The GRIN State Meet results are in….

Check out Swimphone.com for all the detailed info you would ever want or need to know.   You can see how many points you or any other swimmer scored, what everyone and anyone placed in every event, and team point tallies.

For those of you who want to see splits, here are the final results in pdf format. along with the final team tallies.

It was a record turn out, due to the new clubs that have joined this year, as well as a competition within a competition by a couple of teams (who shall remain anonymous) to get as many swimmers registered as possible.  Congrats to everyone who participated, because that’s the most important thing!

GRIN State Meet Heat Sheets

Here are the heat sheets for the 1650 and 1000 Free at the State meet – make SURE you check in by 7:30 each morning (noon for the 500 Free and 400 IM) or check in via Swimphone.
Saturday Sessions
Sunday Sessions

State Meet Timelines and Psych sheets

Here are the timelines for this weekend’s GRIN State Championships.  We have a record turnout – good luck to all participants!

Session 1 – Saturday/1650 Free
Session 2 – Saturday/Remainder of events
Session 3 – Sunday/1000 Free
Session 4 – Sunday/Remainder of events

Psych sheets are posted at Swimphone.com

Kendallville spring fling a success

Kendallville Masters 2013We had 47 swimmers present for the 27th Annual Spring Fever Masters Meet at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville, IN. March 9, 2013

Its a great meet for the whole family. We had father and son Stephen Holland from Indianapolis and Matthew Holland from Kokomo, Husband and wife Marc and Jill Quinn with their daughter as a #1fan, Caitlyn, and 2 sisters(and I’m sorry I didn’t get their names) and father Eric Ellingson and his daughter Claire Ellingson. We had some National cuts established and one state record broken by Lou Ann Dixon from LaPorte IN., (unnattached – so some team better snatch her up!!). Anyway Lou Ann broke the 45-49 women’s 100 Breaststroke State Record with a time of 1:18.67!

We were honored to have GRIN officers Cheryl, Susan, Chris, Randy and Dave. Glad they were there so we can have the opportunity to publicly thank them for all the work they do all year. Donald Kroeger from Monroe Mi. swam like an animal as usual swimming in 13 events. He’s back from shoulder surgery from a year ago and you’d never know it. Jeff Osterman was a little over 2 seconds off the 200 fly state record, but I’m sure he’ll get that at State or Nationals.

The surprise relay was six teams of 5 swimmers each carrying a dozon eggs 50 yrds., some needing help from team mates to keep them together and there was great strategizing and good teamwork!

We enjoyed the dinner and video after the meet which continues to be a great time to critique our own strokes while refueling. The Cole Y team would like to thank everyone who swam and everyone who helped put on the meet and work that day. Hope to see all of you next year!

Cindy Miller
Cole Y Masters Swimming Coach

Concord Masters to host meet April 13

7387_1047832219_1706    We have a new masters meet scheduled this year. Concord Masters will host an invitation in their 10-lane, 25-yard pool on April 13. It will be a great end-of-the-season meet or a chance for a nationals tune up.

Warm ups start at 10 a.m. and the meet starts at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 per person through April 9. Deck entries are $30.

The meet is at the Concord Aquatic Center, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart. Find the registration at https://grinswim.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/concord2013.pdf.

Photos from the iSwim Purdue Meet

Photographer Andy Jessop has begun to post some great photos he took at the iSwim meet at Purdue today – check them out here!  More will be added soon, so check back!