GRIN Board Meeting in February

Heads up about our next GRIN Meeting in February!

Topic: GRIN Board Meeting

Time: Feb 21, 2023 08:00 PM Indiana (East)

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Call Out for Irv Merritt Award Nominations!

Irv Merritt (born F. Irvin Merritt October 25, 1903 – December 1985) was a highly competitive athlete, well into his 80s. He was a regular participant at Masters swimming competitions and also a competitive distance runner. He was a joy to visit with and always had an interest in the people with whom he competed. At the time of his death, Irv´s family established an annual award in his memory to be presented to an Indiana Masters swimmer who exemplified the standards and values embodied in the life of Irv Merritt.

We would like to hear from GRIN members who want to nominate someone they feels embodies the Irv Merritt spirit in GRIN Masters swimming – please forward your nominations to Jerrilynn Bayless, GRIN Chair, or GRIN Secretary, Molly Meyer. with their name by the end of February 2023!

Submit the following information for your nominee:

Nominee Name::   ___________________________________________

Nominee Club:    ____________________________________________           

Nominator:   ________________________________________________

Please submit two paragraphs about the nominee.  The first paragraph should give a background as to when the nominee started swimming, their interests and possibly why they started swimming. The second paragraph should be about why you nominated that person.  For example, because they started a club or a swim meet, open water, etc., their participation in club and GRIN activities, their time and energy coaching and/or teaching and/or supervising ALTS.  Or any other way that the nominee adds to GRIN masters swimming through volunteering with swimming in any capacity.

USA Swimming and USMS Add Webinar Series on Grants for Adult Learn to Swim Programs

With separate requirements for youth and adult learn-to-swim grant applications, USA Swimming will host a series of webinars to walk applicants through the process of applying for a grant

Visit to register for these events.

Recordings of these webinars will be made available online. Youth Application Webinar: Thursday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. MT (1:30 p.m. ET) Adult Application Webinar: Thursday, October 20, 1:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. ET)

Thank you for all you do make ALTS and our grant program world class !!  

2023 State Meet Bid Packet

Here is the 2023 State Meet Bid Packet for your consideration.

Bids open every year on September 1 and must be received by October 1, at 8:00 p.m. EDT with the winning bid announced by November 1.   The bid will reopen for the month of November (deadline December 1), in the event there are no bids or there is no qualifying bid. A final decision in that case will be made before the end of the calendar year.  The Northern 1/3rd of the state will have preference for the 2023 bid year.

Questions? Contact Jerilynn Bayless, GRIN Chairman.

2023 Bid Packet

State Meet Final Results

The final results have now been released, but because of timing inconsistencies the results cannot be sanctioned.

Final Results

Final Team Scores

State Meet Preliminary Results

Preliminary results are now listed – please keep in mind these are not the official results and still need to be reviewed.

State Meet Info!!

Here are the up-to-date documents regarding the state meets timelines and psych sheet:

Day 1 – Distance events timeline

Day 1 – Other events timeline

Day 2 – Distance events timeline

Day 2 – Other events timeline

Full meet psych sheet

2022 GRIN State Meet Registration is Now Open

Registration for this year’s State meet is now open. The venue is Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers on April 9-10. There is a limit of 5 individual events per day, and registration is FREE. We’ll see you all there!

Register now

Next GRIN Board Meeting

The GRIN Board is inviting you all to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Mon, March 28, 2022, 8:00 PM America/New_York(GMT-5:00)

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to start or join.

Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 827 0349 1232 and password: grinswim

GRIN Seeks New Board Members

As 2022 is an election year for the USMS LMSC GRIN Officers, GRIN is currently seeking people to express their interest in being on the GRIN board. Board members serve a 2-year term. Members must be available to attend Board meetings held electronically (Zoom) or locally in Indianapolis 3 – 4 times a year and attend the USMS National Convention held each September. Positions up for election are:

  • Chair
  • Co-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

If you are interested, please contact Jerrilynn Bayless, current GRIN Chair, at or call Jerrilynn at 812-870-1503. Elections will be held at the upcoming State Meet in April. FINAL DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FEBRUARY 28, 2022.