GRIN E-Newsletters

GRIN Newsletter – August 2021
Happy August Indiana swimmers! With summer winding to a close, we are so fortunate to be in a sport that lasts all year! See below for Jerrilynn’s message and some meal suggestions from Ron. Remember to keep logging your miles on the Fitness Log to join the 100 mile club!

GRIN Newsletter – July 2021
Hello and happy July! Hope you all are getting some nice swims in this summer – outdoor or otherwise! Read below for upcoming events, state meet cancellation, 300 mile club going strong, and the GRIN Annual Meeting information.

GRIN Newsletter – June 2021
Happy Father’s Day to our GRIN dads! GRINs annual meeting is coming up along with the State Meet, and our virtual summer event has already kicked off! Happy Summer to all you swimmers!

GRIN Newsletter – May 2021
Exciting news! State meet is officially on the calendar! Check out Jerrilynn’s message to hear all the exciting things coming up!

GRIN Newsletter – April 2021
Happy Spring, Indiana Masters! Read the latest from Jerrilynn and Ron, see some upcoming racing options, and check out the number of people who joined the 100 mile club this month!

GRIN Newsletter – March 2021
The bidding for the state meet is being reopened, there’s an upcoming board meeting in May, Ron is giving us one cheat day a month, and our 100 mile club is growing!

GRIN Newsletter – February 2021
Reminder to submit State bids, join our upcoming meeting, and a special shout out to our first two 100 miler club members of 2021!

GRIN Newsletter – January 2021
As we close the door on January, and head into February, here are a few things you should know! Play attention to news regarding the State Meet and upcoming ALTS opportunities!

GRIN Newsletter – December 2020
Merry Christmas Indiana swimmers! We wish you safe and happy holidays and hopes for a new year with more opportunities to swim and spend time with your Masters community. Please see below for this month’s news from Jerrilyn and Ron as well as information on the next GRIN meeting.

GRIN Newsletter – November 2020
A very happy Thanksgiving to all of our GRIN swim friends and your families! In this newsletter hear from our Chair, hear some insight about our Fitness Chair, find information about today’s GRIN meeting, and notice who joined the 100-Mile Club this month.

GRIN Newsletter – October 2020
Happy October! Here’s the latest from your local LMSC – The USMS board has approved phase one of a return to sanctioned in-person events starting in November, so in person meets are finally coming into sight! Covid relief grant applications are due November 1st – if your club is struggling, please encourage your club administrator to submit the application to meyer.molly123@gmail.com this week! The application can be found on the GRIN website. We also have a GRIN board meeting coming up shortly – details listed below!

GRIN Newsletter – September 2020
There is a lot going on in the GRIN world this month! A few key pieces of information to highlight:
– It is now required to be a member of USMS in order to be a member of GRIN. This includes taking part in any GRIN event, including meets.
– The deadline to submit Covid-19 Relief applications is November 1. You can find the application on the GRIN site and can email those to the GRIN Secretary at meyer.molly123@gmail.com.
– The board has decided to defer the bid for the state meet to a later date when there is more clarity about what next year will look like for hosting meets in person.

GRIN Newsletter – August 2020
Time to catch up on what’s been going on in the GRIN world! Relief grants, the USMS Convention, swim drills, and our growing list of 100(+) Mile Club members are the focus of this month’s newsletter.

GRIN Newsletter – July 2020
Included are messages from our Chair and Fitness Chair, our growing list of new 100 mile club members, the next GRIN meeting information, and an update on teams returning to pools.

GRIN Newsletter – June 2020
Pools are starting to reopen! Hear what our Chair and Fitness Chair have to say about getting back in the water, notice information about the next GRIN meeting, and read who joined the 100-Mile Club this month.

GRIN Newsletter – May 2020
Hear from our new Chair, read the latest from our Fitness Chair, find information about the next GRIN meeting, and notice who joined the 100-Mile Club this month.

GRIN Newsletter – April 2020
Read the latest from our outgoing and incoming Chairs, welcome your new Executive Board, hear from our Fitness Chair, say congratulations to our 2020 GRIN Award winners, see which GRIN swimmers were recognized as 2019 Top Ten swimmers, and check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club. (Sent 4-06-2020)

GRIN Newsletter – March 2020
Read the latest from our Chair, put the GRIN election meeting on your calendar, hear from our Fitness Chair, plan to attend the 2020 GRIN State Meet, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 3-02-2020)

GRIN Newsletter – February 2020
Read the latest from our Chair, put the GRIN election meeting on your calendar and learn about your Executive Board candidates, hear from our Fitness Chair, plan to attend the 2020 GRIN State Meet, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 2-14-2020)

GRIN Newsletter – January 2020
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, get your Board nominations in, nominate a deserving lane mate for the Irv Merritt Award, plan to attend the 2020 GRIN State Meet, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 1-09-2020)

GRIN Newsletter – December 2019
Hear from our GRIN Chair, learn how to stay on track over the holidays from our Fitness Chair, familiarize yourself with the GRIN Board nomination process, congratulate our newest 100+ Club members, and check out the upcoming events. (Sent 12-04-2019)

GRIN Newsletter – November 2019
Hear from our GRIN and Fitness Chairs, congratulate our newest 100+ Club members, and check out the upcoming events. (Sent 11-04-2019)

GRIN Newsletter – October 2019
Hear from our GRIN Chair, read about nutrition from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100+ (and higher) Club members, and put these upcoming events on your calendar. (Sent 10/01/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – September 2019
Hear from our GRIN and Fitness Chairs, congratulate our 100+ (and higher) Club members, and put these upcoming events on your calendar. (Sent 9/05/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – August 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in this upcoming training. (Sent 8/08/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – July 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 7/02/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – June 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 6/10/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – May 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, congratulate our State Meet winners, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 5/07/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – April 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, renew your USMS membership for 2019 NOW, hear from our Fitness Chair, don’t forget to enter the GRIN Winter Postal Challenge, register for the 2019 GRIN Short Course State Championship, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 3/29/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – March 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, renew your USMS membership for 2019 NOW, welcome our newest GRIN club, hear from our Fitness Chair, get ready for the GRIN Winter Postal Challenge, register for the 2019 GRIN Short Course State Championship, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 3/05/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – February 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, renew your USMS membership for 2019 NOW, join the upcoming USMS Peer-to-Peer conference call, welcome our newest GRIN club, hear from our Fitness Chair, get ready for the GRIN Winter Postal Challenge, nominate one of your peers for the Irv Merritt Award, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and participate in these upcoming events. (Sent 1/23/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – January 2019
Read the latest from our Chair, renew your USMS membership for 2019 NOW, join the upcoming USMS Peer-to-Peer conference calls, hear from our Fitness Chair, nominate one of your peers for the Irv Merritt Award, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming area events on your calendar. (Sent 1/07/2019)

GRIN Newsletter – December 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, renew your USMS membership for 2019, join the upcoming USMS Peer-to-Peer conference calls, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming events on your calendar. (Sent 12/05/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – November 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, renew your USMS membership for 2019, join the upcoming USMS Peer-to-Peer conference calls, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming area clinics and events on your calendar. (Sent 11/08/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – October 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, add the club and individual USMS renewal dates to your calendar, join the GRIN Board on our upcoming conference call, congratulate Lisa Brown, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming area clinics and events on your calendar.  (Sent 10/05/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – September 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair on open water safety, check out the newest members in the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming clinics and meets on your calendar. (Sent 9/06/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – August 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the newest members in the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming clinics and meets on your calendar. (Sent 8/13/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – July 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the newest members in the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming clinics and meets on your calendar. (Sent 7/13/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – June 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming area clinics and meets on your calendar. (Sent 6/06/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – May 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, put the next Board meeting on your calendar, volunteer at the USMS Spring National Championship, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming area clinics and meets on your calendar. (Sent 5/05/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – April 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, join the Board as a Club Rep, put the next Board meeting on your calendar, congratulate the 2018 State Champions, volunteer at the USMS Spring National Championship, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the 100-Mile (and higher) Club, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 4/09/2018)

GRIN Election Results and State Meet Reminder – March 2018
Check out the election results, enter the GRIN State Meet by tomorrow night (3/17), turn your relays in by Wednesday (3/21), and sign up to volunteer at the USMS Spring National Championships in May. (Sent 3/16/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – March 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, put the election meeting on your calendar, register for the 2018 GRIN State Championship in March, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the the 100-Mile (and higher) Club for results, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 3/05/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – February 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, put the election meeting on your calendar and check out your Executive Board candidates, read about the new GRIN mandates for 2018, register for the 2018 GRIN State Championship in March, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the new 2018 USMS Fitness Challenge Series, join the 100-Mile (and higher) Club for 2018, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar.  (Sent 2/13/2018)

Important News to Know – February 2, 2018
Each year there are new policies that come out and standards to be met. Those new National policies and standards lead to new policies and standards on the State level. Read on for information regarding USMS insurance requirements, mandated USMS membership, the use of Club Assistant, and the use of lifeguards. (Sent 2/08/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – January 2018
Read the latest from our Chair, plan to attend the GRIN Board Meeting on January 28, register with USMS for 2018, send in your Irv Merritt Award nominations, hear from our Fitness Chair, check out the new 2018 USMS Fitness Challenge Series, join the 100-Mile (and higher) Club for 2018, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 1/08/2018)

GRIN Newsletter – December 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, make sure to register with USMS for 2018, hear from our Fitness Chair and check out the new 2018 USMS Fitness Challenge Series, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and higher) Club members, see a few USMS rule interpretations, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 12/04/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – November 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, make sure to register with USMS for 2018, check out the 2018 GRIN State Meet site, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and higher) Club members, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 11/06/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – October 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, get your clubs registered with USMS for 2018, put the next GRIN Board Meeting on your calendar, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and higher) Club members, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar.  (Sent 10/05/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – September 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, get your 2018 GRIN State Meet bids in, step up to the block for our GRIN Board election information, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and higher) Club members, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 9/06/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – August 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, see the bidding packet for the 2018 GRIN State Meet, check out the GRIN Board election information, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and higher) Club members, get your FINA Junior World Championship tickets at a discounted rate, and put these upcoming area meets on your calendar. (Sent 8/08/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – July 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, learn about the upcoming GRIN Board election, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile Club members, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 7/05/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – June 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, learn the latest GRIN Board News – including election information and the next GRIN Board Meeting, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and 200-Mile AND 300-Mile) Club members, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 6/01/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – May 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, congratulate the Munster Masters, add the next GRIN Board Meeting to your calendar, register your club for the Try Masters Swimming Week contest, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile (and 200-Mile) Club members, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 5/04/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – April 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, register for the 2017 GRIN State Meet NOW, put the GRIN Annual Board Meetings on your calendar, hear from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our newest 100-Mile Club members, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 4/03/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – March 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, register for the 2017 GRIN State Meet, put the GRIN Board Meetings on your calendar, remember Kevin Sherman, learn about Swimmer’s Shoulder from our Fitness Chair, congratulate our first 2 100-Mile Club members, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 3/08/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – February 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, register NOW with USMS, hear from our Fitness Chair, and check out upcoming area meets, including the 2nd Annual GRIN Winter Postal Challenge, the USMS One Hour Swim, and the 2017 GRIN Short Course State Championships. (Sent 2/03/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – January 2017
Read the latest from our Chair, submit nominations for the Irv Merritt Award, register NOW with USMS, and check out upcoming area meets, including the 2nd Annual GRIN Winter Postal Challenge, the USMS One Hour Swim, and the 2017 GRIN Short Course State Championships. It’s going to be a great year! (Sent 1/05/2017)

GRIN Newsletter – December 2016
Hear from our Chair, put the 2017 GRIN State Championship Meet on your calendar, register with USMS for 2017, set your fitness goals, learn about the new 100-Mile Club, and check out upcoming opportunities in our state. (Sent 12/02/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – November 2016
Hear from our Chair, put the 2017 GRIN State Championship Meet on your calendar, register with USMS for 2017, start a dryland program, complete our membership survey, and check out upcoming opportunities in our area.  (Sent 11/01/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – October 2016
Hear from our Chair, learn the USMS membership renewal dates for 2017, welcome our new Fitness Chair, congratulate Dick Sidner, and check out the upcoming opportunities in our area. (Sent 10/06/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – September 2016
Hear from our Chair, bid for the 2017 GRIN State Meet, see how your State-mates did at USMS Summer Nationals, submit your “Swim a Tri” entries, and check out the upcoming opportunities in our area. (Sent 09/06/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – August 2016
Hear from our Chair, get involved with the GRIN Board, it’s not too late to “Swim a Tri”, bring a friend to the pool on August 15th, and check out the upcoming opportunities in our area.  (Sent 08/12/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – July 2016
Hear from our Chair, get involved with the GRIN Board, try to “Swim a Tri”, get registered for USMS Summer Nationals, and check out the other upcoming opportunities to compete in our area. (Sent 07/11/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – June 2016
Hear from our Chair, read the latest Board news, check out the proposed GRIN Policy Handbook, try to “Swim a Tri”, and check out the other upcoming opportunities to compete in our area. (Sent 6/07/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – May 2016
Read the latest from our Chair, hear the latest Board news, check out the 2016 GRIN State results, recognize our 2016 Award Winners, and check out the upcoming opportunities for both certifications and competitions in our area. (Sent 5/13/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – April 2016
Read the latest from our Chair, see Governor Pence’s Proclamation, register for the GRIN Short Course State Championships, recognize our LMSC’s outstanding swimmers, and check out all of the upcoming opportunities in our area. (Sent 4/01/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – March 2016
Read the latest from our Chair, welcome the newly elected Executive Board members, get involved with GRIN, get ready for Adult Learn to Swim month, and check out upcoming area events. (Sent 3/11/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – February 2016
Read the latest from our Chair, learn about the Executive Board nominees, get the Election Meeting on your calendar, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 2/08/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – January 2016
Read a message from our Chair, learn about the new election process, become a Club Representative, submit nominations for the Irv Merritt Award, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 1/21/2016)

GRIN Newsletter – December 2015
Read the latest Board news, learn about the new election process, submit nominations for the Irv Merritt Award, check out the Viper Aquatics Masters Program, and check out upcoming area meets. (Sent 12/11/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – November 2015
Read the latest Board news, meet Lawrence Masters Swimming, learn who is the Most Amazing Volunteer, nominate your Most Talented teammate, and check out upcoming meets. (Sent 11/10/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – October 2015
Read the latest Board news, get updates from the USMS National Convention, learn who is the Hardest Worker, nominate your Most Amazing Volunteer, and check out upcoming meets. (Sent 10/10/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – September 2015
Hear from our President, nominate a team member, meet the Lake Central Masters Association, and check out upcoming meets. (Sent 9/10/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – August 2015
Check out the  2015 USMS Summer National Championship results, join the Bylaws Committee, nominate a “Most Welcoming” team member, congratulations to our “Most Encouraging” members, meet the Agon Masters, and see the upcoming competitions. (Sent 8/14/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – July 2015
Check out the USMS 15K results, get involved with the By-Laws Committee, nominate a team member, meet the Portage Porpoise Masters, and check out all the opportunities to volunteer and race this summer. (Sent 7/13/2015)

Introducing Your New Executive Board
Short biographies of the new Executive Board members and invitation to participate on the new By-Laws committee. (Sent 6/11/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – June 2015
Congratulations to Marty Mennen on his All-Star status, as well as new record setters and Top Ten finishers, as well as a listing of upcoming events. (Sent 6/14/2015)

GRIN Newsletter – May 2015
GRIN Board News (thanking our outgoing Board members and welcoming new members), congratulations to State competitors and award winners, and a list of upcoming events. (Sent 5/18/2015)

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