GRIN swimmers set records at Miami (Ohio), Crawfordsville, Munster meets

The following swimmers set records  at three long-course meters meets the weekend of June 20-22.
Miami of Ohio:
55-59 Bruce Young CSC 200 Free 2:14.07 Dave Tanner, 2:17.32 – 2006
200 IM 2:34.84 Dick Smith, 2:49.35 – 2000
65-69 Richard Smith EAM 1500 23:43.61 Bernard Loft, 33:40.83 – 1983
75-79 Dave Costill INDY 50 Breast 43.45 Russell Judd, 53.78 – 2009
100 Breast 1:39.77 Russell Judd, 2:04.03 -2009
200 Breast 3:50.30 Doug Strong, 5:59.55 – 2002


18-24 Cristina Elliot THT 100 Back 1:14.44
55-59 Bruce Young CSC 100 Free 59.86
200 Back 2:35.88



New 30-Day USMS Waiver

Effective immediately, this needs to be enforced by all clubs and workout groups.  USMS offers a 30-day tryout (guest membership) for prospective members who would like to participate in a couple of workouts before joining a Masters program. Our insurance coverage for this 30-day tryout has changed and we are introducing a new process and form for these prospective members who may visit your program.

All 30-day tryout participants are now COVERED by the USMS participant accident insurance during their tryout period. (In the past the tryout participants themselves were not covered.) Because they are now covered, USMS must collect and retain the 30-day tryout participants’ biographical information and signed liability waivers.

We have posted a new form that is to be used for all 30-day tryout participants in your program. The form must be completed and signed by the participant on their first day of attendance. The coach should make a copy of that signed form for the club to retain, then mail the original signed form to the USMS national office (address is on the form).

The form is two pages long; both pages must be filled out and signed.

• Tryout memberships are limited to one per lifetime.
• Tryout memberships are limited to 30 consecutive days in length.
• Tryout memberships are for workouts or clinics only.
• Tryout memberships cannot be used to participate in swim meets or open water race events.
• A Tryout membership provides secondary personal accident coverage to the participant while participating in the USMS activity.

Instructions may be found in the USMS Guide to Operations, registration section:

The 30-day tryout form is posted here:

Chris Clarke Celebration Ride

In memorial, there will be a Chris Clarke Celebration Ride held on July 4th, 76 miles starting from Hamilton Southeastern HS @ 8 AM

This message from Court Maple:

“Please see the link below and also my FB post.  Departing From HSE HS @ 8AM.  A no drop ride with moments of effort.  Since Chris became a US citizen & loved the July 4th it is only appropriate to celebrate Chris on July 4th.  We will be riding past places where Chris swam, the HSE Nat, Mama Bears (where we usually meet), Fishers Nat., Carmel, Nat. and then swing by his house to show the family our support.  Then heading back via 146 St. to Olio Rd.  Weather looks to be awesome too.  If you have TT machine bring it.  See you there!”