GRIN Election Results

The GRIN Election Meeting was held on Monday, March 16. Your newly elected Executive Board members are Jerrilyn Bayless, Chair; Stephen Rouch, Vice Chair; Molly Meyer, Secretary; and Sue Pollard, Treasurer. Learn more about your new Board members. The new Board members will officially assume their duties at the Annual Meeting (held via conference call) on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 12:00pm (EST).

We would like to encourage all GRIN programs to make sure they have selected a Club Representative to represent their Club’s interests at the Board meetings of Greater Indiana Masters Swimming (GRIN). Pursuant to our current By-Laws, any program that has 4 or more members is entitled to select one Club Representative to represent their Club’s interests at the Board meetings of Greater Indiana Masters Swimming (GRIN) and vote in the Election Meeting. The Club Representative can be any coach or swimmer that is a USMS member in good standing and is affiliated with GRIN. Please fill out the Club Representative Forms indicating either new or changed Reps and email to the GRIN Secretary.

Cancelling the 2020 GRIN State Championship

I’m sure you are all aware of the evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Indiana University is actively monitoring this situation and making decisions to best protect the health and safety of the IU community in consultation and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and state and local health officials. As such, leadership from both GRIN and the IU Natatorium have decided that it is the best interest of public health and safety to cancel the 2020 GRIN State Championship. Everyone who has signed up for the meet will automatically receive a full refund through Club Assistant. There is no need to take action. We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you all next year!

Registration is Now Open for the 2020 GRIN State Championship!

Registration is open for the 2020 GRIN State Championship Meet will be held from April 4-5 at the IU Natatorium on the Campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. The IU Natatorium is located at 901 West New York Street on the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis (46202). One of the premier aquatic facilities in the nation, the IU Natatorium has been a fixture in the community since 1982 and has hosted hundreds of state, regional, national, and international events. This year’s State Meet promises great competition in a very fast pool.

Meet Registration
This year’s meet will feature a full slate of events, great competition, the GRIN Annual Meeting, election results, and a great social! Registration for this annual Championship Meet is open, so choose your events and we will see you at the 2020 GRIN State Meet in Indianapolis!

The 2020 GRIN State Meet is Set!

Congratulations to the IU Natatorium on being named meet host for the 2020 GRIN State Meet! Taking place on April 4-5, 2020, at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis, this year’s State Meet promises great competition in a very fast pool.

The IU Natatorium is located at 901 West New York Street on the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis. One of the premier aquatic facilities in the nation, the IU Natatorium has been a fixture in the community since 1982 and has hosted hundreds of state, regional, national, and international events. The IU Natatorium is a  state-of-the-art facility featuring a 8-lane, 50-meter competition pool with 2 moveable bulkheads to allow for separate competition and warm-up / warm-down pools. The facility also includes spacious locker rooms, offices, a large classroom, and a concession stand – all proven capable of handling the needs of a large event.

Additional details, including the order of events, registration information, and hotels, will be coming shortly. Please stay tuned, but be sure to get this great annual competition on your calendars now. We hope to see you all in Indianapolis!

Bidding Now Open for the 2020 GRIN State Meet

GRIN LogoGreater Indiana Masters Swimming (GRIN) is soliciting bids for the 2020 GRIN State Championship Meet. Even if your program does not have the desire or facility to host the Championship meet, we encourage you to reach out to local age group and high school swim programs, colleges, and YMCA’s to let them know about this opportunity. Interested parties should download the 2020 GRIN State Meet Bid Packet for pertinent details and the application form. All bids (and any supporting documentation) must be submitted to the GRIN Chair, Lisa Brown, by November 1. The winning bid will be selected on or about November 15.

The 2019 GRIN State Meet was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to working with next year’s host. Please contact either Lisa Brown or Karen Gernert with any question

What a Meet!

Congratulations go out to the Noblesville Adult Swim Team for winning the 2019 GRIN State Meet (large team division) and to Zionsville Aquatic Masters on their small team division victory. This year’s State Meet featured brand new swimmers, old friendsip renewals, and a TON of fast swimming and competitive races. Check out the full results, THANK YOU to our wonderful hosts in Terre Haute, and congratulations to everyone who competed.NAST - 2019 GRIN Large Division Championship

The 2019 GRIN State Meet is Set!

Congratulations to the Terre Haute Torpedoes on being named meet host for the 2019 GRIN State Meet! Taking place on April 6-7, 2019, at the Vigo County School Corporation Aquatic Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, this year’s State Meet promises great competition in a fast pool.

The Vigo County School Corporation (VCSC) Aquatic Center is located at 2230 Prairieton Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802. The VCSC Aquatic Center is a  state-of-the-art facility featuring a 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool with 2 moveable bulkheads to allow for separate competition and warm-up / warm-down pools. Their Colorado Timing System features a full-color LED matrix scoreboard capable of showing full meet data and approved advertising. The facility also includes spacious locker rooms, offices, a large classroom, and a concession stand – all designed to handle the needs of a large event.

Additional details, including the order of events, registration information, and hotels, will be coming shortly. Please stay tuned, but be sure to get this great annual competition on your calendars now. We hope to see you all in Terre Haute!

Lisa Brown Honored with the 2018 Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

Members of U.S. Masters Swimming don’t confine their participation to the pool. There are many volunteer opportunities for their talent, expertise, and generosity. USMS recognizes the commitment of those who give back with the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award, named to honor one of USMS’s outstanding volunteers. The award recognizes those whose contributions stand out in service to local, regional, and national programs. Up to 15 people are selected each year and nominations come from Local Masters Swimming Committees, clubs, and individuals.

At the U.S. Masters Swimming Annual Convention, GRIN Chair Lisa Brown was honored as a 2018 Dorothy Donnelly Service Award recipient. As founder and coach of the Indianapolis-area Masters team, Zionsville Aquatic Masters, Lisa’s group has grown from infancy to a bonafide competitive team in just a few short years. Her program has grown from just a few member to now almost 100 swimmers. Her coaching and teaching extends to Adult Learn-to-Swim programs, stroke clinics, and high performance camp education.

As a normal course of her volunteer life, Lisa became very active within her Indiana LMSC as Board Chair. She has also served the LMSC in the role of Sanctions Chair. Lisa’s continued focus on regional reorganization and subcommittee mentoring for USMS has helped both the GRIN community and the larger USMS community thrive.

In her free time, Lisa loves to compete in the “short” open water races (like the 10k and 25k races) around the country! Her professional background and leadership has helped her train and develop not only her swimmers in the Zionsville area, but swimmers and leaders throughout the state. Congratulations, Lisa, on your Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. Your success leads us all to a higher level. Thank you for your service!

USMS Membership Renewals for 2019

Club Registration is Now Open
Club registration for 2019 opened on October 1. Clubs can register for 2019 online at the USMS website. Please note that all clubs must be registered with USMS before November 1. Otherwise, your members will not be able to select your club when they renew their individual registrations. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Gernert, GRIN Registrar.

Individual Registration for 2019 Opens on November 1
Individual registration is coming soon! Online individual registration for 2019 will open on November 1. Membership cards can be printed immediately upon registration and the cards should be brought to every practice.  Again, if you have any questions or need help printing your card, please contact Karen Gernert.

Upcoming Board Meeting

There will be a GRIN Board Meeting via conference call on Tuesday, October 23, from 8:00 – 9:00p (Eastern). All GRIN members are invited to call in. The main topics of discussion will be a review of bids for the 2019 GRIN State Meet, a recap of the USMS Convention, and any new business.

Conference Call Details:

Members calling in for the meeting should use the following:
  • Toll Number: (701) 801-1220
  • Meeting ID: 947-708-061

Please be sure any Club Representative changes are submitted to the GRIN Secretary by 12:00 Noon on October 21. Let your voice be heard!