2011 GRIN All Americans Announced

The following listing is for the 2011 All Americans from GRIN – congratulations to all!

Age group Name Team Event Time
35-39 Ben Christoffel INDY 100 Free 47.28
Adam Dawkins SWIN 500 Free 4:49.56
60-64 Peter DeWitt DLMA 100 Free 53.53
70-74 David Costill INDY 200 Back 2:39.31
Richard Kitchell ISF 100 Fly 1:10.47
200 Fly 2:44.79
75-79 David Costill INDY 50 Free 27.92
200 Back 2:40.08
50 Breast 36.64
100 Breast 1:19.21
200 Breast 2:59.83
50 Fly 30.84
100 Fly 1:12.71
100 IM 1:09.69
200 IM 2:39.07
35+ Juliet Port (35) ISF 400 Free 3:58.35
Women Kris Houchens(43)
Victoria Rian (44)
Michelle Harter (41)
Age group Name Team Event Time
45-49 Jutta Schickore DOC 200 Fly 2:41.65
65-69 Douglas Miller INDY 400 IM 6:19.94
Marty Mennen INDY 100 Back 1:26.55
200 Back 3:07.08
Age group Name Team Event Time
18-24 Alexandra Young CSC 200 Fly 2:19.83
35-39 Ben Christoffel INDY 100 Free 53.36
Adam Dawkins SWIN 200 Free 1:59.73
75-79 David Costill INDY 50 Breast 41.39
100 Breast 1:31.15
50 Fly 36.41
100 IM 1:21.42
72-99 Alexandra Young, 22 CSC 200 Free 1:54.17
Mixed Chelsey Joyce, 23
Brian Dean, 23
Chris Etherington, 24
Chelsey Joyce, 23 CSC 200 Medley 2:04.29
Brian Dean, 23
Alexandra Young, 22
Chris Etherington, 24


Age group Name Team Event Time
30-34 LaurieJo Hall DOC >9 MI OW 7:05.53
40-44 Victoria Rian INDY >9 MI OW 6:20.36
5K Postal 1:08:23.60
10K Postal 2:21:25.16
Also swam on a pool relay All American, Women, 35+, 400 Free
45-49 Victoria Rian 6000 Y Postal 1:14:15.19
10K Postal 2:26:43.00
18-24 Andrew Mueller DOC >6 MI OW 2:18:28.50
1 HR Postal 5755
Chris Weisheit SWIN >9 MI OW 6:02.33
35-39 Adam Dawkins SWIN >9 MI OW 5:42.04
45-49 Thomas Huggins ISF >9 MI OW 6:27.13
55-59 Robert Wright DOC 5K Postal 1:09:11.90
Note:  Single Sex Relays have 3; Mixed have 2 women and 2 men
Women Katherine Graham (28) INDY >9 MI OW 4:22.54
25+ Carolyn Hall (33)
Tina Oakes (49)
Men Ken Catellier (51) INDY >9 MI OW 4:11.52
35+ Richard Seaver (39)
Kip Zurcher (37)
Mixed Joe Christofferson (34) CSC >9 MI OW 5:23.03
18+ Emily Day (24)
Elliott Parker (36)
Trish Tyner (37)
25+ Luke Dickson (26) INDY >9 MI OW 5:01.03
John Hubbard (31)
Rachel Ripley (26)
Megan Sobecki (26)
35+ Thomas Kline (47) NAST >9 MI OW 5:17.55
Syd Latina (36)
Jeffrey Maydak (37)
Debbie Pfledderer (41)
55+ Greg Baker (58) NAST >9 MI OW 6:12.46
Beth Foland (55)
Byron Haflich (57)
Robin Walker (55)

Butternuts are in the News!

Check out this story on the USMS site – thanks Laura Jones!

NASTI Announces the 2011 Noblesville Brewfest

Forest Park Aquatic Center and the NASTI Masters (Noblesville Adult Swim Team Inc.) have announced the 2011 Noblesville Brewfest as a fundraiser for the Forest Park Pool.

The event will  once again be held at the Moose Lodge, 950 Field Drive in Noblesville, IN, on September 24 from 3:00-7:00 PM.  Last year’s inaugural event drew a great crowd of thirsty beer fans, and the lineup for this year is better than ever! There will be lots of fun, prizes, a live band, a silent auction, and of course dozens of beers to sample for free. All participants will recieve a commemorative sampling glass, while supplies last.

Advance sale tickets are available now for $20.00 each and can be purchased at the Forest Park Pool office, or at one of the Vintage Spirits stores in Noblesville.  Tickets the day of the event will be $25.00 each.  All proceeds will go to The Forest Park Aquatic  Center.  You can also visit the website, check us out on Facebook or download a flyer for the event.

GRIN State Meet

The 2011 GRIN State Championships were held over the weekend and here are the preliminary results.

The slate of officers was approved by the membership present and voting affirmatively.  Randy gave his usual, succinct financial report.  Ivan Chalfie received the Emeritus award, while Jeff Halbert and Susie Shuck shared the Strong Swimmer award.  And we really surprised Steve Jones with the Irv Merritt Award.  A very special thanks to Cheryl for providing all of the logistical support, and to Mel for a great meet!

Finally, I appreciate the network of GRIN volunteers that keep the organization going.  Thanks so much!

Dick Smith

Steve Jones - Irv Merritt award

Ivan Chalfie - Emeritus

Halbert and Shuck - Strong Swimmer Award

2009 GRIN All Americans

Quite a few Indy SwimFit and DOC members made the All American list for 2009 – see the list here.

Congrats to all of you!

Fireman fights cancer with water, not fire

Mike receives a massage from fellow swimmer and professional massage therapist Susan Herner during one of his breaks.

Fireman Mike Young is used to fighting fires with water, but this year, on his 42nd birthday, this fireman fought cancer with water.  He waged his battle by swimming a long distance swim fundraiser and named it the Aquathon.

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Like daughter, like father?

By Byron Haflich

Five summers years ago, I was informed by my wife that our family was to contribute about 12 volunteer hours to help time at an out door swim meet in Noblesville.  My first question was, “Why?” and she answered that our then 10-year-old daughter, Holly, was swimming in the meet.  My second question was, “When did she start swimming in meets?”

Fast forward to today.  I enjoy the endless picking up and dropping off of kids at swim practice, now three with Holly, Kyle and Brooke plus their friends.  I enjoy the endless hours of officiating swim meets.  I enjoy the endless laps, (maybe not so endless, but could be more) of swimming, competing and socializing with the Noblesville Adult Swim Team (NASTI’s) at the indoor Noblesville High School pool, the outdoor Forest Park Aquatic Center, open water swimming at Morse Reservoir and anywhere else where two or more NASTI’s gather.

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Indiana swimmers cross the sound

by Kevin Sherman

Kevin Sherman

Last August five swimmers from the Indianapolis area (Victoria Rian, Jan Johnson, Tina Oaks, Jim Barber and Kevin Sherman) participated in the 22nd annual Swim Across The Sound 25K held in Bridgeport, CT. The annual swim sponsored by St. Vincent’s Foundation rose over $350,000 dollars. Proceeds of the event help the under privileged with the financial burden associated with a cancer diagnosis.

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Butternuts are at it again

We’ve added more to the growing list of Butternuts!  If you’d like to see what everyone has done so far just click here to go to the Butternuts homepage.  Here’s an older submission and a note from the new Butternut: Continue reading

Welklin will be missed

by Dan Welklin

Bob Welklin

My dad, Bob Welklin, 84, passed away this fall after several months battling pancreatic cancer. He was a respected member of the NASTI swim team and received Grin’s Life Member Emeritus award in 2006. He loved the NASTI team and looked forward to the Indiana USMS state meet each year from which he returned most times with a cache of gold hardware. His friends and family in Fort Wayne, Indiana were very familiar with our annual event as his stories of competing and socializing were told and retold with righteous pride.

If you make me a promise, I will tell you a short story about our last state meet he attended in April of 2009. Continue reading